Kansas City Barons win gold medal in Senior Games softball

Senior softball players sacrifice time and money to be able to compete in the Missouri State Senior Games.

Soap box competitors race down Broadway for spot in national competition

At the Mid-Missouri All-American Soap Box Derby on Sunday, racers stuck to a simple strategy: Keep the car straight and stay low.


Former Missouri basketball players Marcus Denmon and Kim English participated in the NBA Draft Combine, two Missouri baseball players were drafted and a former Missouri football players died.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Transit of Venus, Art in the Park and Senior Games

Images from Art in the Park, construction in the Thornbrook subdivision, the Missouri State Senior Games, the Chi Omega house and the transit of Venus were some of the best photos by Missourian staff last week.


Missouri football players teach youth football camp

First-graders through eighth-graders interacted with Missouri football players, participated in new drills and walked away with a few autographs.

Decision to close University of Missouri Press meets with backlash

UM System president Tim Wolfe's announcement that University of Missouri Press will close in 2013 has garnered local and national criticism. Despite the backlash, Wolfe is not reconsidering his decision to phase out the current model of the press.

Former Olympian teaches young athletes at Columbia equestrian clinic

Former Olympian Greg Best has led an equestrian clinic in Columbia for 13 years.

Kipnis' home run lifts Indians past Cardinals 4-1

Tied in the ninth inning, the Indians' Jason Kipnis hit a three-run home run that would end up as the game winner over the Cardinals on Sunday.


McCutchen powers Pirates' sweep of Royals

Pirates outfield Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs as Pittsburgh completed their sweep of the Royals on Sunday. With the loss, Kansas City fell to 24-34 this season.

Missouri economy poor, but unemployment rate better than national average

Missouri ranks 43rd nationally in real GDP, but the unemployment rate ranks in the top 10 in recent improvement among states.

Doctors use Facebook, Twitter, email to connect with patients

A growing number of doctors are using email and social media websites to give medical advice to patients and to monitor widespread health trends.

Joey Logano wins at Pocono Raceway; Edwards finishes 11th

Joey Logano had the top car all weekend, posting the fastest practice time Friday and then taking the pole Saturday.

Undoing Obama health law could have messy ripple effects

Whether the Supreme Court upholds Obama's health care law or not, some people and companies will have to bear the burden of things such as increased taxes or spending cuts.

Job growth in swing states doesn't guarantee Obama re-election

Although the national unemployment rate is high, President Barack Obama still has hope for re-election. Seven of the 10 states that will decide the election have employment levels that beat the U.S. average.