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Missouri football's Boehm, Golden named to more preseason watch lists

Markus Golden and Evan Boehm were named to the Rimington Award and Outland Trophy watch lists respectively.

Hickman football coach Arnel Monroe returns to practice

Hickman High School football coach Arnel Monroe held practice Wednesday night, according to Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

MISSOURIAN MINUTE: Show-Me Senior Games Pickleball

When pickleball took over Cosmopolitan Park on a Saturday morning last month as part of the 2014 Missouri State Senior Games, we went and captured some of the action. Check it out in our latest Missourian Minute.

Missouri's game at Arkansas State could be moved to St. Louis

Missouri last played in the Edward Jones Dome in 2010, the final year of a four-year neutral site deal with rival Illinois.

Former minor league players sue MLB over low salaries

Aaron Senne and former minor-league players in each of the 30 big-league organizations are suing Major League Baseball, alleging violations of federal wage and overtime laws in a case some legal observers suggest has significant merit.

All-Star catcher Molina out 8 to 12 weeks

The team estimated Molina could be sidelined eight to 12 weeks. He's hoping to make it back in seven or eight weeks.

Once again, World Cup gloom for Netherlands

Reflecting their gloom, the Dutch squad began its preparations for Saturday's third-place match against host Brazil under dreary gray skies in Sao Paulo on Thursday, a day after a painful penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the semifinals ensured another missed opportunity.

Brazil's misery worsens with Argentina in final

After beating the Netherlands in a shootout Wednesday, Brazil's football archrival is now tantalizingly close to winning the World Cup for the first time since Diego Maradona lifted the trophy in 1986.

Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

Donald Sterling has vowed never to sell the team and he's trying to block his wife's single-handed deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Attorneys for Shelly Sterling have accused his side of stalling tactics.

Chicago approves Cubs' plans to renovate Wrigley Field

A city commission unanimously approved the Chicago Cubs' massive renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs.

Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run

The country's World Cup semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a penalty shootout unleashed a collective catharsis on Buenos Aires' streets Wednesday night the likes of which Argentines have rarely seen in recent times.

Germany's Howedes comfortable facing Messi

Hoewedes has been used as left back by Germany coach Joachim Loew during the tournament and the Schalke defender is likely to be the one assigned to stopping Argentina star Lionel Messi's runs on the right wing.

Phelps a bit miffed that he's not going faster

Phelps will get a final tuneup before the two biggest events of the year when he competes in a special meet at the University of Georgia, going against Ryan Lochte and several of the world's top swimmers.

World Cup semis each seen by more than 12M in US

ESPN said Germany's 7-1 rout over host Brazil on Tuesday averaged 6,643,000 viewers and Argentina's penalty-kicks win over the Netherlands the following day averaged 6,823,000.

Missouri, Purdue agree to football series

MU and Purdue University have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2018.

FROM READERS: A Columbia soccer fan shares his pride in the sport

It was an astounding moment to see more than 300 people standing in a bar, reverently quiet as the National Anthem played at the opening of the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Belgium.

Perez hits 3-run HR in 9th, Royals beat Rays 5-4

Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays.

Lynn wins 10th, Cardinals top Pirates 5-2

Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time, 5-2 on Wednesday night.

AP Sources: Riley, LeBron meet, no decision yet

LeBron James is reportedly still mulling his options as a free agent, after meeting with the Miami Heat brass Wednesday.

Germany-Brazil game sets Twitter record

Germany's semifinal win over Brazil was the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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