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Columbia bow hunters learn ground rules for pursuing urban deer

Deer hunters in Columbia are using the city's bow hunting program to hunt deer on select city properties.

Offensive tackle Eric Fisher refuses to use injury as excuse

Around Kansas City, Eric Fisher has become a popular scapegoat for the struggles of the offense, part of the burden that comes with being the No. 1 overall draft pick. But there are reasons to believe that he will eventually turn the corner, even if it takes a magnifying glass to see them.

Seattle looks to continue reign in loaded NFC West

Whether it was San Francisco and Seattle, the league's best rivalry, meeting in the NFC championship game, or the Seahawks posting the most lopsided Super Bowl victory in two decades by routing Denver, the profile of the NFC West is drastically different from a few years ago.

Broncos again class of AFC West

As good as any division a year ago, the AFC West is about to get tested.

SEC members take steps to improve fan experience

The changes resulted from recommendations made by a working group approved by SEC athletic directors in June 2012 to review attendance trends.

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

Brian Hoyer was named the Browns' starting quarterback over Johnny Manziel.

Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko dies

Police believe Jason Bitsko died from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m.

Hickman's Jimmy Whitt commits to Arkansas: from decision to announcement

Hickman basketball star Jimmy Whitt said his decision came down to Arkansas and Missouri, but ultimately his heart was in Arkansas.

Tarnue Tyler leads charge for Rock Bridge soccer

In Tarnue Tyler's world, soccer is kind of a big deal. When it comes to soccer in Columbia, Tyler is a big deal, too.

Carl Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announces the addition of Columbia native Carl Edwards.

Ruise sheds weight, looks forward to Missouri football season

Darvin Ruise, a senior linebacker and regular contributor the past four seasons for the Tigers, has learned in his career about giving himself to the program. His latest lesson was in losing weight.

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

Flashy college football stadiums offer a better game-day experience while also generating more revenue than their predecessors.

FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th

Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1-10) then plunked Jay to force in Bourjos with the winning run.

Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies

Matzek (2-9) came into Tuesday with a 9.60 ERA in August but was having his best outing since blanking Pittsburgh over seven innings on July 26 when he ran into trouble with two outs in the seventh. Matzek got the first two outs before allowing a pinch-hit single to Josh Willingham and walking Nori Aoki.

Greg Robinson has double duty on Rams offensive line

Robinson projects as a main tackle eventually, but being versatile is always a plus. He admits it's been difficult mentally at times.

Notre Dame rallying around loss of players

Quarterback Everett Golson said the adversity of abruptly losing four teammates while Notre Dame investigates whether they were involved in academic dishonesty is bringing the Fighting Irish together.

With Chiefs' Charles out, Davis, Gray get chances

Jamaal Charles was held out of practice Tuesday after the Pro Bowl running back hurt his foot in a freak accident while moving out of the dorms at Missouri Western last week.

Smith in charge of revamped Arkansas defense

Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas' new-look defense early during preseason camp.

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Cleveland first-year coach Mike Pettine still hasn't chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that's not his fault. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him — or anyone, really — that they deserve the job.

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