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Balloon competition comes to Columbia

The weekend’s Columbia Balloon Invitational proves to be more about fun and camaraderie than competition.

Conditions can't slow Bruins' tennis team

Taylor Cowan stingy for Kewpies' softball team

Tigers’ reserve QBs look settled in roles after final scrimmage

There was no significant movement made by the offenses in the Missouri football team’s final preseason scrimmage Thursday. Junior Chase Patton and redshirt freshman Dominic Grooms took most of the snaps in Thursday’s scrimmage with neither player leading the offense to a touchdown.

Tommy Chavis set for bigger role on MU defense

With the graduation of defensive ends Xzavie Jackson and Brian Smith, junior Tommy Chavis will be relied on to plug holes and stop quarterbacks.

Pujols sets record in Cardinals' victory over Marlins

The first baseman homered for a career-best fifth consecutive game and became the first player in major league hsitory to hit 30 or more home runs in each of his first seven seasons.

Unique hot-air balloon opens opportunity to wheelchair users

Hot-air balloon gives the disabled a chance to enjoy a sky-high experience. Gary Waldman brings Serena's Song, his specially equipped hot-air balloon, to Columbia this weekend.

After 4 year hiatus, hot air balloons return to Columbia

World champion balloonist to compete in charity balloon event this weekend in Columbia.

Royals hold on despite baffled bullpen

Kansas City nearly let a four-run, ninth-inning lead evaporate in the afternoon heat Wednesday, but closer Joakim Soria still managed to tally the save.

Johnson extends contract with Chiefs, becomes highest-paid player in team history

Running back Larry Johnson extended his contract with Kansas City for five years after 2007, but isn’t sure if he’ll be fully ready to play in the season opener at Houston.

Setterstrom to start in Rams opener at home

After not playing in the first nine games of his rookie year, Mark Setterstrom will start this season at left guard and play center when needed for St. Louis.

Journalism students to volunteer<br> at Beijing Olympics</br>

The Missouri School of Journalism will take steps today to formalize its agreement to send about 50 students to Beijing to work as interns/volunteers at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

Moye’s move helps MU defense's depth

Freshman Gilbert Moye came to Missouri as a quarterback, but his athleticism is allowing him to move to safety to help the Tigers' defensive depth

Tigers romp in preseason soccer match

Kurt Busch wins rare Tuesday NASCAR race

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch won for the second time in three races, prevailing in a rare Tuesday NASCAR event after two days of rain postponements at Michigan International Speedway.

Chiefs' Larry Johnson in training camp

Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was in uniform today, taking passes from quarterback Brodie Croyle.

Rock Bridge freshmen lead Bruins' softball team to rare win against Fatima Comets

Rock Bridge defeated Fatima of Westphalia for the first time in 10 years in a season-opening 12-2 win.

Tour of Missouri gets high-profile names in Tour de France winner Contador and third-place finisher Leipheimer

Competing in the Discovery Channel team’s final U.S. race, Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer add international attention to the innaugural Tour of Missouri.

MU basketball team adds guard

Zaire Taylor is a transfer from the University of Delaware

Rick Ankiel’s arm, bat leads Cardinals past Cubs

Rick Ankiel’s first-inning outfield assist sparked the Cardinals’ early, and his seventh-inning home run held off the Cubs late.

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