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ESPN Outside the Lines episode revisits Derrick Washington case

Derrick Washington, a former Missouri football player, was removed from the team in 2010 after allegations of sexual assault.

In-state basketball recruit Kevin Puryear commits to Missouri

Kevin Puryear, who plays for Blue Springs South High School, averaged 19.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a junior. He is a 6-foot-7, 215-pound small forward and a 2015 prospect.

Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start

Failing to make any magic happen in his first two NFL preseason games and unable to close the gap enough to beat out Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel will begin the season as Cleveland's No. 2 quarterback, matching his uniform number. It's not a major surprise given he's had to learn a complex offense and he entered training camp behind Hoyer.

Kansas City cornerbacks adjust to new contact rules

Total penalties are up nearly 44 percent from the first two preseason games last year, according to figures released by the NFL. More specifically, there have been 55 illegal contact penalties compared to eight last year, and 107 holds compared to 20 during the 2013 preseason.

Three Missouri football players make All-SEC coaches list

No Tigers made the first team, but junior center Evan Boehm and senior defensive end Markus Golden earned second-team All-SEC honors. Kicker Andrew Baggett was a third-team All-SEC selection.

Auburn wide receivers will be one of SEC's best units

The No. 6 Tigers should at least have a more dangerous receiving corps this season with top junior college prospect D'haquille Williams joining speedy deep threat Sammie Coates and Ricardo Louis. Expectations are certainly higher going into the opener with Arkansas on Aug. 30.

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

With lawsuits and concern regarding concussions hanging over every level of football, the race to develop safer helmets and other equipment has never been more intense.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from U.S. team

The three-time World Cup veteran asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to not consider him for the roster until September 2015. The 35-year-old Howard will continue to play for Everton in the English Premier League.

Serena Williams faces American up-and-comer in 1st round of U.S. Open

Serena Williams, 32, has won 17 Grand Slam titles. At age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament.

ESPN report says MU mishandled assault cases

The report focuses on incidents involving Derrick Washington. ESPN reported that Washington was involved in "one alleged rape, one alleged physical assault, one sexual assault and one domestic assault," according to ESPN

Missouri football scrimmage No. 3: What to watch

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin accepted coach Gary Pinkel's Ice Bucket Challenge Wednesday after the team's practice. Loftin was doused with a bucket of ice water by captains Bud Sasser and Mitch Morse.

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.

Missouri volleyball team ready for SEC Network exposure

The Missouri volleyball team is coming off one of its best seasons in school history, and the recent launch of the SEC Network will only amplify the team's presence on television.

 

Missouri football's Jimmie Hunt battles injury

With Jimmie Hunt's senior season set to begin, the top-of-the-depth-chart wide receiver is once again battling an injury.

St. Louis Rams welcome Ferguson high schools to training facility

The St. Louis Rams invited all three schools from the Ferguson-Florissant School District to use their indoor practice facility for the remainder of the week. Missouri's high school season begins Friday.

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.

Grand slam props up Rockies against Royals

Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam, Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings and the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

Lance Lynn bests Johnny Cueto as Cardinals roll Reds 7-3

"It didn't hurt my feelings one bit beating him," right-hander Lance Lynn said after working seven scoreless innings against 15-game winner Johnny Cueto in St. Louis' 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. "You see all the leader boards and you see his name up at the top. I outpitched him tonight, so yeah."

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.

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