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80 teams to compete at Soccerfest

As athletes, coaches and fans from around the globe are preparing to travel to Germany for the World Cup, some Missourians are preparing for a soccer tournament of their own.

MU senior plans Appalachian Trail trek

Eleven years ago today Verona resident Mary Twitty completed the last portion of her three-month hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Taguchi delivers in 11th

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals put some more distance between themselves and their top rival in the NL Central, the Houston Astros.

Braves’ Moore to take charge as Royals’ GM

KANSAS CITY — Had he been willing to wait, Dayton Moore might one day have headed one of the most admired organizations in baseball.

Drug test investigation exonerates Armstrong

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — Lance Armstrong called it a “witch hunt” from the beginning, saying a French newspaper used dubious evidence to accuse him of doping, even charging that lab officials mishandled his samples and broke the rules.

Mizzou soccer schedule released

The team’s docket includes four national Top 25 teams.

For the love of the game

Biggio’s HR sinks Cards

ST. LOUIS — Craig Biggio caught up with Hank Aaron and helped the Houston Astros stay above .500 in the process.

Missouri to play in NCAA regional

Missouri’s baseball season isn’t over yet.

Marco looks marvelous in Indy debut

INDIANAPOLIS — Mario Andretti and son Michael already knew what everyone else saw in the Indy 500: Marco Andretti is one special driver.

Pujols lifts Cardinals with 25th home run

ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols whiffed on his first opportunity to get the St. Louis Cardinals going, striking out on three pitches against Roy Oswalt with two men on to end the fifth inning.

Bonds hits 715

SAN FRANCISCO — No. 715 played out exactly the way Barry Bonds wanted. He hit it at home, in front of the fans who love him.

Kahne ends Johnson’s streak

CONCORD, N.C. — The 42 drivers chasing Jimmie Johnson heard the plea from the fans and saw it on the T-shirts that begged for “Anybody But Jimmie” to win the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne was the only one up for the challenge.

Padres, Cards hitters go the distance

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals did their best to wreck Petco Park’s reputation as a pitcher’s park.

Missouri out of Big 12 tourney

OKLAHOMA CITY - Missouri’s trip through the Big 12 Championship tournament ended Saturday night in Oklahoma City with a 4-3 loss to Kansas in the tournament semifinals.

Extra points

CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards grabbed the lead away from Casey Mears on a restart with six laps to go and pulled away to win the Busch Series race Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Borduin wins the 800

Rock Bridge sophomore Lauren Borduin won the state championship in the girls’ 800-meter run at this weekend’s state championship track and field meet in Jefferson City. Her time of 2:09.98 was .20 seconds away from the state record, set in 1992.

There’s no business like snow business

Lorenzo Williams wipes the sweat from his face and helps a customer select a “Little Nemo” from the “Summer Breezes sno-cone” menu that lists over 40 flavors. He washes his hands, turns on the rumbling ice shaver, and scoops the snow into a Styrofoam cup. He adds a colorful mixture of orange and blue syrup to the treat and tops it off with a bright green straw.

Hickman’s pride shows through loss

The Hickman baseball team’s five graduating seniors took a knee in left field to listen to their coach after their 13-4 loss to Fort Zumwalt South in Class 4 sectionals Thursday at Hickman.

Tough road ends for Kewps

The bleachers at Soccer Park in Jefferson City have been through a lot. Bright red paint chips off the weathered wood with every step, and the boards have become so wobbly that at the slightest movement fans reach for their food containers and chase their water bottles below their seats. But the bleachers still stand along a stretch of the soccer field, supporting screaming fans, win or lose. Despite rough conditions, the stands continue to do their job.

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