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Figure-eight racing provides many bumps, hits at Thursday's Boone County Fair

Thursday at the Boone County Fair, racers started their engines and sped through the mud during the Figure Eight Racing Event.

Figure-eight racing consists of cars completing laps around a race track shaped as a figure eight. The sport is a hobby for some competitors, such as Nathan Dummermuth and his son, Tyler.

Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss, 7-6

Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals its fourth straight loss, 7-6.

Aoki's 14th-inning hit lifts Royals over Indians

Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.

Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

The St. Louis Rams have no restrictions in training camp for quarterback Sam Bradford, coming off a season-ending knee injury in November.

Aldon Smith expects to hear from Roger Goodell soon

Aldon Smith, a former Missouri defensive end, was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. The NFL could dole out punishments for his actions on top of what the criminal justice system decided.

Show-Me State Games prepares for hot, humid weekend

The Show-Me State Games will continue this weekend, and precautions are being taken for the potentially hot and humid conditions.

 

Chiefs welcome back Jamaal Charles

Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance.

Spurrier: Gamecocks 'close' to being title team

Spurrier's getting closer each year and he enters his 10th season — only two shy of his national championship tenure at Florida — with expectations higher than ever after a third consecutive 11-2 season.

Bears aiming high in Year 2 under Trestman

After going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, the Bears are looking for more.

Toronto group inquires into sale of Buffalo Bills

The group, led by rocker Jon Bon Jovi, is represented by Goldman Sachs and is one of at least 10 groups to have submitted a nondisclosure agreement form to Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the Bills sale on behalf of Wilson's estate.

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the NCAA enforcement system overwhelmed and "broken," the NCAA's top cop fired back by defending his staff's work and acknowledging the impossible mission of policing more than 1,200 schools.

The un-Armstrong? Tour 'boss' Nibali wins Stage 18

In a tour de force on Thursday, Nibali blew away the peloton on a Pyrenees ascent too tough to be rated in Stage 18, all but locking up victory when the race ends in Paris in three days.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos cope with change

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is back in good physical form, but he's still dealing with change throughout the roster and trying to acclimate in ways he didn't have to in Indianapolis.

2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were later released on personal recognizance bonds. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to "get their story straight" and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21.

Chiefs sign Josh Mauga to 1-year contract

The 27-year-old linebacker was an all-state selection at Churchill County High School in Fallon, Nev., and originally signed with the New York Jets in 2009 after going undrafted out of Nevada.

Hickman football coach pleads guilty to DWI

Arnel Monroe, 47, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday. As of Wednesday morning, he was still an employee of Columbia Public Schools, a district spokeswoman said.

Royals beat White Sox 2-1 with run in 9th

Mike Moustakas scored the tie-breaking run when he jarred the ball out of the catcher's glove in the ninth inning and the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 Wednesday to take the three-game series.

Tampa Bay beats St. Louis 3-0 behind Cobb

Alex Cobb struck out 10 and drove in a run with his first major league hit, leading the Rays to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

Rafal Majka made winning look easy as he took Stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

Denver Broncos brass was emotional in announcing that owner Pat Bowlen can no longer operate the team.

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