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Runner finishes third marathon of Labor Day weekend with Columbia race

Atsushi Kato of Tokyo ran the Heart of America Marathon on Monday. It was his third marathon of Labor Day weekend, his first marathon in Columbia and the 155th marathon he ran since he started running in 1999.

Atsushi Kato completed the Heart of America marathon in Columbia on Labor Day morning, finishing his 155th race. 

Michael Sam left off Rams' practice squad

NFL opportunities are dwindling for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the league.

Runners finish Columbia marathon despite rain, lightning

Runners took off from the starting line near the Hearnes Center at 7 a.m., an hour behind schedule because of the weather. The 26.2-mile course took runners from downtown to the Missouri River and back.

Relocated Lot J fans have new neighbors at Missouri football tailgate

Danny Grant and Chuck Link tailgated Saturday for the first time in their new spot: Lot I. They'll tell you that some longtime tailgaters grumbled about having to change locations, but Grant and Link see the change of scenery as a chance to make new friends.

Looking ahead: Missouri football prepares for first away game at Toledo

Five things to know leading up to the Tigers' next game.

Chancellor Loftin gets first taste of Missouri football

MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin has "patterns" that he abides by on football game days.

Mizzou women's soccer defeats SMU

The Missouri women's soccer team defeated the SMU Mustangs 3-1 on Sunday night in Dallas.

Rock Bridge cross country teams among top at Memphis invitational

The girls team finished first out of 40 schools, and the boys finished second out of 45 at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic. 

Williams, Djokovic roll into US Open quarters

Serena Williams, the world's top female player, is looking to win her third straight Flushing Meadows crown. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked male, last won it in 2011.

Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at U.S. Open

The eighth-seeded Andy Murray beat No. 9-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 35 minutes on Monday.

Arkansas looks to end 10-game losing streak

In order for Arkansas to win for the first time since Bielema's third game as coach, the Razorbacks must find a way to avoid a second-half collapse like they had against Auburn.

Chiefs sign Alex Smith to extension

Smith, who set playoff passing records for Kansas City last year, will receive $45 million in new guarantees over four years, for a total package of $68 million through the 2018 season.

UPDATE: Royals game suspended in 10th inning

The Indians led 4-2 in the 10th inning when Sunday's game was suspended until Sept. 22.

Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

Yordano Ventura pitched into the seventh inning and three relievers shut the door in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pirates.

Vols defense wants to build on its early momentum

Tennessee forced three turnovers Sunday in a 38-7 rout of Utah State. The performance offered reason to believe Tennessee could have an improved defense, even though all-Southeastern Conference linebacker A.J. Johnson is the only returning starter from last year's front seven.

Kasey Kahne holds off Matt Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne earned his spot in the Chase by charging past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Tony Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

Stewart's return to racing was cut short Sunday night when his familiar No. 14 car slammed the wall twice on the way to a dismal 41st-place finish.

Missouri football recap: What we learned from the South Dakota State opener

The first game of the season revealed a few things about Missouri's special teams and defensive line.

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with St. Louis Rams coach Fisher

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit.

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