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Cardinals bring in 16-year-old prospect Mateo

Wagner Mateo, a 16-year-old top prospect from the Dominican Republic, was invited to Busch Stadium on Monday to take batting practice and experience the big leagues firsthand. Mateo received a $3.1 million bonus from the Cardinals earlier this month.

St. Louis Rams sign 7th-round draft pick Ogbonnaya

Chris Ogbonnaya, a seventh-round draft pick, has signed with the St. Louis Rams, the team said Monday. Ogbonnaya attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Top pick Maclin not in Eagles' fold

Former Missouri wide receiver was a no-show on the first day of training camp.

Sanders captures another Columbia Seniors Invitational Championship

Dee Sanders won his third senior championship in four years in record-breaking fashion.

Future team talk can wait for Holliday

Cardinals GM said pushing Holliday at this point doesn't make sense.

Two friends collide at the Boone County Demolition Derby

Eddie Chick and Rob Heuer have been running in derbies together for 20 years.

Mountain biking helps keep family close

The Lowden family competes and bonds in Show-Me State Games

Steelers agree to deal with first-round pick Hood

The defensive lineman from Missouri agrees to five-year contract.

Johnson captures victory after Montoya's late race error

The former Indianapolis 500 winner lost his hold on the race after penalty in pit lane.

Twenty seconds of glory: Tractor pull revs up Boone County Fair

The best trucks and tractors can do a "full pull" of 300 feet. Others die trying. That's when the hard work that the crowd doesn't see comes in.

Friendly rivalry helps track athletes fight old age

Steve Terry, 54, of Lexington, and Jack Uhrig, 55, of Marshall, competed in the Show-Me State Games' track and field competition Saturday night. They have been taking part in the event since 1993, but they have been competing against each other since 1967.

Alberto Contador wins Tour de France, Lance Armstrong comes in 3rd

Spaniard Alberto Contador won his second Tour de France, and Lance Armstrong wound up in third place. Although Contador and Armstrong experienced some tension in Astana team meetings early on, it seemed to fade as the race moved forward.

Governor competes in Show-Me State Games

Gov. Jay Nixon competed in the Show-Me State Games' men's basketball skills competition Saturday at Hearnes Center.

Olympic archery coach competes in Show-Me State Games

In his 35 years of coaching, Larry Skinner has trained several award-winning archers, including an Olympic medalist.

Derby driver was fan first

Columbia's Jessy Gonzalez saw his first demolition derby in 2000. He liked what he saw, and since 2004 he has competed in five to six derbies per year around Missouri.

Age no deterrent for Show-Me State Games veterans

Experienced competitors and friends, Lyle Pfaff, 77, and Howard Dewell, 86, sqare off in a free-throw shooting contest at the Show-Me State Games Saturday.

Carl Edwards gets come-from-behind victory

Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.

Truckers flex automotive muscle at Boone County Fair

The Boone County Fair hosted a night of side-by-side mud racing Friday night.

Rangers bring swine flu to Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals are taking extra hygeine precautions after several of the players from the visiting Texas Rangers have come down with the flu.

Fighter moves from street to ring

Luis Duran turned his life around by getting serious about kickboxing.

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