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Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame to induct 12th class

The ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 3 on the Columbia campus.

10 things you didn't know about Indiana University

Indiana University students have a motto: "We’ve never lost a tailgate." Tailgating is among the best-known hobbies of the school — outside its academics and hoops, of course.

Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder.

Self-help book has more teams riding 'Energy Bus'

Pity the guy who's labeled an "energy vampire."

No. 14 South Carolina needs focus against Vandy

Steve Spurrier said while the Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) may have picked up a big victory over then-top-10 ranked Georgia, they are not close to being a dominant team that can take wins for granted.

Former Missouri QB James Franklin looks ahead after being cut by Lions

Franklin gave a presentation on his life after football, including his brief time with the Detroit Tigers and his future plans.

Looking ahead: Copelin dismissed as Missouri football prepares for Indiana

Wide receiver Levi Copelin was previously suspended for the entire season because of a failed drug test but has now been dismissed from the team. The Tigers (3-0) will face the Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) on Saturday at Faurot Field.

Tolton softball loses in high-scoring effort

Katherine Kadlec went 3-4 and scored three runs, while Courtney Blount added five RBIs to the Trailblazers' outing. But a six-run seventh inning by Salisbury put the game out of reach.

Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox

Dyson and Terrance Gore used their speed to score as pinch runners in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night.

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

The Colts led most of the night, including 27-20 late in the game. But Luck's late interception led to Foles' tying 6-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin, and after another three-and-out by the Colts, Foles drove the Eagles into position for the winning field goal.

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

One key element is how the changes affect players currently under suspension, including Denver receiver Wes Welker (four games) and Browns receiver Josh Gordon (entire season). Their bans would be reduced, and the union wants to see that happen before Week 3 games are played.

Rams 1-1 minus Sam Bradford, Chris Long

Before Week 2, the St. Louis Rams were down two big names — and they didn't have many to begin with. Turns out, there's plenty of life left.

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday "we are expecting to appeal before the deadline on Tuesday night." That deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Cardinals manager can relate to Stanton incident

Matheny has vivid recollections of staggering away and being determined not to lose consciousness, the first few seconds after his left jaw got in the way of a wayward fastball from the Pirates' Rich Loiselle in 1998 when he was with the Brewers.

Chiefs down seven starters to injuries, suspensions

The loss of Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry means the Chiefs have lost seven starters to injuries and suspensions this season. Those seven players have combined to start 355 games, play in 492 games and appear in nine Pro Bowls over 43-plus seasons in the NFL.

Pistorius free to compete, South Africa Olympic body says

Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete at any time because the South African Olympic committee has no regulations preventing someone with a criminal record from representing the country.

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn't hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn't know when he will.

Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson despite abuse charge

The Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, one day after he sat out a 30-7 home loss to the New England Patriots after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his son.

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will work as "senior advisers." They will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault," he wrote.

Washington optimistic Robert Griffin III will return this season

The Washington football team is optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career.

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