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PedNet Pinch Hitters ride bikes to promote active forms of transportation

Players on the PedNet Pinch Hitters co-ed softball team always ride their bikes to games. They hope it shows that using active forms of transportation, instead of driving cars, isn’t difficult to do.

Ben Askren makes Olympics

Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren made a quick transition from NCAA champion to Olympian when he won the U.S. 163-pound freestyle trials Sunday night.

Edwards keeps fans in mind

The Columbia native said he is concerned about the hardships NASCAR fans are facing these days.

2 Tigers earn All-America honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Sophomore Nick Adcock and freshman Lars Rise finished strong and gained All-America honors in the decathlon on day 2 of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Heart of American Marathon training run to be held Saturday

Columbia runners in training for the Heart of America Marathon will practice covering a 17-mile loop in the course.

Several MU athletes advance at NCAA track meet

Douglass’ Boone signs to play Moberly basketball

Douglass senior Landon Boone signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball for Moberly Community College.

Spring rains washing out softball season

Crews worked all day Tuesday to get fields at Rainbow Softball Complex ready for evening games, but they couldn’t accomplish the task. With this year’s excessively wet weather, recreational softball teams have seen a lot of rainouts.

Calming horse racing controversy

It’s been a thoroughbred racing season of extreme ups and downs, but racing experts say the downs haven’t been all that out of the ordinary.

Dedication pays off in wheelchair basketball

John Gilbert has undergone long hours of intense training to play wheelchair basketball. His dedication made him an alternate for Team USA in the Paralympics this September.

Belmont brings out Columbia’s horse racing enthusiasts

A group of about 25 people gathered at a sports bar in a Holiday Inn to watch the Belmont Stakes.

Streak runner takes off

Darrin Young of Columbia reaches a streak of more than 700 consecutive days of running and is still going, encouraging others along the way.

Missouri's Crow picked by Nationals

Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow was selected ninth overall by the Washington Nationals in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. It was the highest draft pick in Missouri history and only the second time a Missouri player was selected in the first round.

Bootcamp, a workout program for women only, coming to MU Student Recreation Complex

The program is designed for women at all fitness levels. It will involve activities such as circuit training, yoga and sand workouts.

Hard to weigh Missouri pitcher’s potential

Major League scouts say they expect Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson to get better as he grows bigger. The only question is how much size he adds.

Conservation Department offers free fishing weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering anglers across the state the chance to fish without a permit next weekend.

MU grad student to represent home country in Olympics

Nickie Peters, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, will compete in the Beijing Olympics after being sidelined in the 2004 Olympics because of a hamstring injury.

Popular or not, Kyle Busch wins Dover race

Kyle Busch dominated the second half of the 400-mile NASCAR race Sunday at Dover International Speedway and charged to his Sprint Cup series-best fourth win of the season.

MU baseball team ends season with loss to Ole Miss

Mississippi’s Logan Power hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning off Missouri’s Kyle Gibson to lift the Rebels to a 9-6 victory over the Missouri baseball team Sunday in Coral Gables, Fla., eliminating the Tigers from NCAA regional competition and ending their season.

Rock Bridge runner holds five state titles

Rock Bridge senior Lauren Borduin captured her fourth and fifth state track titles last month in the 800- and 1600-meter runs. She is set to run for Georgetown next season.

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