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Gary Pinkel, Tigers look to avoid scene of typical upsets at Toledo

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel knows the feeling of claiming an upset victory as Toledo's former coach. On Saturday, now as the opposing team'scoach, he'll hope to avoid being on the receiving end of one.

UPDATE: Michael Sam to meet with Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, reports say

ESPN and NFL Network reported former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is headed to the Dallas Cowboys, but a team spokeswoman said they "don't know anything about that."

Hickman softball and baseball feel right at home on new turf field

After several years of playing their home games at Antimi Sports Complex, the Hickman High School softball team will now play home games at Hickman on new artificial turf, while sharing the field with the Hickman baseball team.

Missouri football keeps No. 24 ranking in AP poll

The Tigers were previously ranked No. 24 in the preseason Associated Press poll. Other Southeastern Conference teams are ranked higher than Missouri. 

Gale Monfils, full of fire, advances to U.S. Open semifinals

Gael Monfils took a step closer Tuesday to his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open during a surprisingly matter-of-fact 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 victory in the fourth round over No. 7-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, a man considered one of the sport's up-and-comers.

No. 21 South Carolina looks to regroup after lopsided loss

The Gamecocks gave up 680 yards of offense, the most ever, and turned first-time Texas A&M quarterback starter Kenny Hill into that program's next star as he passed for 511 yards and three touchdowns. Now, they're hoping to rebound against East Carolina.

U.S. rolls New Zealand, remains undefeated at Basketball World Cup

Anthony Davis had 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried added 15 and 11 boards and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Tuesday.

James Harden scored 13 points for the Americans, who will play two more games in Bilbao before moving on to Barcelonafor the round of 16.

NFL comes down hard on Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy.

Runner finishes third marathon of Labor Day weekend with Columbia race

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.

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