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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.

Columbia skydivers are first to jump over Mt. McKinley

The skydive, which included the owner of Flat Branch Pub and Brewing and an operating partner of Sirius Hospitality/HuHot Mongolian Grill, involved jumping from an altitude of 23,000 feet.

Missouri's Lyons to play for Pacers in summer league

Former Missouri men's basketball player Leo Lyons, who was not drafted in Thursday night's NBA Draft, has agreed to play for the Indiana Pacers' summer league team.

Dancers will compete in first ever Show-Me State Games ballroom dance competition

Colette Nolin is competing in the first ballroom dance competition in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.

Report says MU athletics misinterprets NCAA policies

A report in the Columbus Dispatch says MU, like other NCAA schools, misinterprets privacy rules and violates NCAA terms by hiding public records.

St. Louis prepares heat relief for Cardinals fans

Flush in the middle of a hot spell, St. Louis officials are preparing heat relief for crowds at upcoming Cardinals games.  Too late to reschedule the games, members of the city's fire department will be on hand at Busch Stadium to provide help.

Missouri's Carroll selected by Grizzlies in NBA Draft

Former Missouri basketball player Demarre Carroll was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 27th pick of Thursday's NBA Draft. Former Tigers teammate Leo Lyons was not selected.

COMMENT: U.S. soccer gains a fan

The U.S. soccer team, who like I've stated, I didn't overly care about before this, just made a big name for itself.

Runners aim high with Blue Thunder Track Club

Mikayla Logan and Kayla Funkenbusch, both 12, are on similar paths in track and field.

Missouri's Carroll, Lyons set for NBA draft

Before the start of Missouri’s 2008 season, forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons weren't often mentioned as draft prospects, but stellar play in their senior seasons and strong performances in tournaments and workouts since the end of the season has changed that.

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