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Missouri Stealth provides avenue for girls to play college softball

All of the fast pitch softball program's 2013 and 2014 graduates received college scholarships, and some class of 2015 players have already committed to colleges.

 

UPDATE: NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Unlike a proposed settlement in a similar lawsuit against the NFL, this deal stops short of setting aside money to pay players who suffered brain trauma.

Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

Columbia's Carl Edwards will change teams for next NASCAR season.

La Russa part of robust HOF class

Nearly 50,000 people celebrated the newest baseball Hall of Fame class in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday.

Marketing agreement an obstacle in US bid for 2024

The U.S. Olympic Committee will have to pay millions in sponsorships if one of its cities is chosen to host the 2024 Olympics

Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies in camp

The Chiefs are trying to cobble together a better offensive line this season.

Bradford: Yet another make or break season

Sam Bradford is still dealing with the expectations inherent of being a former No. 1 pick.

Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

UPDATE: Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge ruled that the Clippers can now be sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

Thirteen years after Jeff Gordon launched "The Drive for 5," Gordon is on track to collect that elusive fifth title.

Rose returns as US basketball team opens camp

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose looks to be back to his old form during U.S. basketball practice.

Sailors to navigate dirty water in 1st Rio test

Sailors, coaches and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro acknowledge the problem: Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing at the 2016 Olympics, is badly polluted. Some liken it to a sewer.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Commentary on Maty Mauk's steady leadership style

But it's not just Maty Mauk in our top 10 most-read stories. Kasey, a rescued beagle mix, and owner, 17-year-old Allison Frappier, share a bond that's grown after training for dog shows for years.

 

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Nibali beat out his closest rival, Marcel Kittel, of Germany, by more than seven minutes and became the first Italian to win the cycling race since 1998.

National Champion race walker competes with his friend

Dave Couts, a national champion race walker from Whiteside, and his friend Gene Hall compete in the race walking event at 2014 Show-Me State Games.

Mountain biking a "family" event for Pfood Man Racing

Members of the team competed in the mountain biking event Sunday at the Show-Me State Games. The team's unusual name comes from its founder, Ralph Pfremmer.

 

Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Santana tied a team record for homers in a series, finishing off this four-game set with a pair of two-run shots. He has homered in three straight games, and has hit six home runs in six games.

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

EXCERPTThe Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8.

Young martial arts athlete slated for success

Christina Lehmuth is working toward a black belt and has been nominated for sosai, a rare Japanese title, in martial arts.

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