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Pujols to catch ceremonial first pitch from Obama

The eight-time All Star will be joined by Cardinals Hall of Famers Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and Lou Brock, among others.

Camaraderie of sport seen at disc golf tournament

The Columbia Disc Golf Club hosted the 25th annual Mid American Open on Saturday and Sunday. Many people there spoke of the closeness of the disc golf community.

Synchronized swimming team reunites for Show-Me State Games

Several people plan to compete as the Mo-Maids once more for the Show-Me State Games synchronized swimming competition July 26 at Hickman High School.

Pierce finish 14th in 200-meter breaststroke at U.S. national swim meet

Pierce advanced to the finals earlier in the day by finishing 16th in preliminaries with a personal best time.

Missouri Athletic Center swim club enjoys meet competition

The Missouri Athletic Center's youth swim club, called "The Sharks," concluded its summer meet schedule with the Youth Swimming Championships in Fulton on Saturday.

Single-game Missouri football tickets go on sale

Some single-game Missouri football tickets went on sale July 15.

Swim recruits draw attention

Recession has varied effects on baseball collectibles market

Dan Imler sells rare and vintage baseball memorabila for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mike French sells baseball cards for a few dollars a pack. Both are feeling the effects of a down economy in different ways.

Columbia swimmer competing in U.S. national championships

Leah Pierce, a former Rock Bridge standout and a member of the Columbia Swim Club, swam a personal best 1:10.87 Thursday morning in the preliminaries of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. national championships.

Columbia Trojans give second chance to central Missouri football players

The Columbia Trojans are a new football team giving a second chance to Central Missouri football players. But for some, the Trojans provide a second chance beyond the football field.

COMMENT: Cheerleading's thrills make risks worth taking

Coaches don’t waste time babying cheerleaders, even though an estimated 16,000 cheerleaders are injured every year in accidents involving dramatic stunts and tumbles. It’s called competitive cheerleading for a reason — the stakes are high and there are always other talented cheerleaders waiting to take your spot on the team.

Cheerleading a low-cost Title IX fix

Not everyone is cheering the rise of competitive cheer — especially those in the fight to expand women's collegiate sports. They say cheerleading is a support activity, like a marching band, and claim calling it a sport just gives universities an excuse to eliminate more recognized women's teams.

Ashland lawyer set for his third of the Seven Summits

Bill Powell, a 59-year-old Ashland lawyer, has been climbing mountains for 20 years and has reached the top of two of the Seven Summits, a group of mountains that are the highest point in each continent. He plans to attempt his third in August.

Stewart wins at Daytona after last-lap wreck

Tony Stewart sent Kyle Busch into a spectacular last-lap crash that triggered a pile-up, and went on to claim a tarnished victory in Saturday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished fourth.

MU basketball camps see increased numbers

Unlike other camps in the area, MU basketball camps have seen an increase in the number of participants because of many factors, most notably the success of the team last season.

Softball keeps over-70 pair active

Stan Kline, 70, and Norris Kruse, 73, are the oldest members of the Columbia Parks and Recreation softball league.

St. Louis billboard seeks warning labels for hot dogs

A new billboard is going up along 1-70 in St. Louis, in time for the All-Star Game later this month in Busch Stadium. The billboard suggests a link between processed meats and colorectal cancer.

Another milestone for Columbia running group

The 5:30 Running Group celebrated another year of existence Tuesday by eclipsing its largest attendance for an early morning run starting at the MKT Trail.

Athletics run in the Hinton family

As part of the Columbia Colts sixth grade football team, K.C. Hinton draws athletic inspiration from his family.

Umpires for Daniel Boone Little League feel summer's heat

Ryan Schmidt, a 15-year-old umpire for the Daniel Boone Little League, is learning how to endure the heat he faces in the course of his job.

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