Unique hot-air balloon opens opportunity to wheelchair users

Hot-air balloon gives the disabled a chance to enjoy a sky-high experience. Gary Waldman brings Serena's Song, his specially equipped hot-air balloon, to Columbia this weekend.

After 4 year hiatus, hot air balloons return to Columbia

World champion balloonist to compete in charity balloon event this weekend in Columbia.

Royals hold on despite baffled bullpen

Kansas City nearly let a four-run, ninth-inning lead evaporate in the afternoon heat Wednesday, but closer Joakim Soria still managed to tally the save.

Johnson extends contract with Chiefs, becomes highest-paid player in team history

Running back Larry Johnson extended his contract with Kansas City for five years after 2007, but isn’t sure if he’ll be fully ready to play in the season opener at Houston.

Setterstrom to start in Rams opener at home

After not playing in the first nine games of his rookie year, Mark Setterstrom will start this season at left guard and play center when needed for St. Louis.

Journalism students to volunteer<br> at Beijing Olympics</br>

The Missouri School of Journalism will take steps today to formalize its agreement to send about 50 students to Beijing to work as interns/volunteers at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Moye’s move helps MU defense's depth

Freshman Gilbert Moye came to Missouri as a quarterback, but his athleticism is allowing him to move to safety to help the Tigers' defensive depth

Tigers romp in preseason soccer match

Kurt Busch wins rare Tuesday NASCAR race

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch won for the second time in three races, prevailing in a rare Tuesday NASCAR event after two days of rain postponements at Michigan International Speedway.

Chiefs' Larry Johnson in training camp

Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was in uniform today, taking passes from quarterback Brodie Croyle.

Rock Bridge freshmen lead Bruins' softball team to rare win against Fatima Comets

Rock Bridge defeated Fatima of Westphalia for the first time in 10 years in a season-opening 12-2 win.

Tour of Missouri gets high-profile names in Tour de France winner Contador and third-place finisher Leipheimer

Competing in the Discovery Channel team’s final U.S. race, Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer add international attention to the innaugural Tour of Missouri.

MU basketball team adds guard

Zaire Taylor is a transfer from the University of Delaware

Rick Ankiel’s arm, bat leads Cardinals past Cubs

Rick Ankiel’s first-inning outfield assist sparked the Cardinals’ early, and his seventh-inning home run held off the Cubs late.

Gathright lone bright spot for Royals in loss

Kansas City outscored Oakland 16-5 in the first two games and had a 22-7 scoring edge, including the team’s 6-2 win at Texas on Thursday, during a three-game winning streak. But the Royals didn’t get on the board Sunday until Emil Brown’s RBI single in the seventh scored Mark Grudzielanek, who doubled leading off the inning.

Rain washes away Cardinals' struggles with Zambrano

Carlos Zambrano wanted to show why the Cubs gave him a whopping five-year, $91.5 million dollar contract. For three innings Sunday night, he did. Then the game against the St. Louis Cardinals was rained out. After retiring all nine batters he faced, Zambrano looked sharp, relieved and relaxed after getting his contract situation resolved after a season of waiting. He was certainly on track to be better than he had in his previous three starts.

Brown brings size to right tackle competition

While Colin Brown hasn’t seen much playing time in his three years on the roster, he now finds himself vying with Dain Wise for the starting right tackle position. The right tackle position is the only position still in question, which is a testament to the skills of both Brown and Wise. Even though the starter hasn’t been named, the prospects of having a tandem of tackles over 6-feet-7 tall have left Chase Daniel excited about his protection in the pocket.

Tigers face questions

Missouri running back Derrick Washington took the handoff from reserve quarterback Dominic Grooms, and suddenly he was back in high school, leading the Raymore-Peculiar Panthers to the 2006 Class 5A State Championship.

Athletes tweak training to avoid heat

On Friday, MU cross country had its first official practice of the season – at 6:30 a.m. Most of the runners were used to waking up that early.

Earnhardt still confident

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is perplexed, frustrated and still feeling confident. NASCAR’s most popular driver knows his No. 8 Chevrolet team is good enough to compete for a Nextel Cup championship, so why is it 14th in the points and in danger of missing the Chase for the championship for the second time in three years?