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Mediacom reaches agreement with SEC Network

For residents in the mid-Missouri area, the network will be included in the family cable package that already contains ESPN, ESPN2 and other networks. Customers can find the network on channel 51 in standard definition and 734 for high definition.

Missouri football players keep town of Ferguson in mind

Aarion Penton and fellow teammates continue practice on the gridiron in Columbia while keeping in touch with family and friends in Ferguson, a north St. Louis suburb that has been the site of multiple protests this week. 

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner

A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner on Thursday in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years.

Jay's 2-run double lifts Cardinals over Padres 4-3

Jay delivered a two-run double on the first pitch and right fielder Shane Robinson threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth to help St. Louis hold off the San Diego Padres 4-3 Thursday night.

Chiefs break camp in St. Joe, move back to Kansas City

This was the final year of a five-year contract to take training camp roughly an hour's drive north of Arrowhead Stadium. Previously, the Chiefs held training camp in Wisconsin, and the trend in the NFL has been to move camp to the team facility on a permanent basis.

Surging Royals rally past A's for 7-3 win

Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the Oakland Athletics 7-3.

Arizona State player gets plenty of support after coming out

Sarafin became the first active openly-gay Division I football player when he talked to Compete, a Tempe-based magazine for gay sports, about his sexual orientation for a story in its August issue.

Florida charges dropped against Rams linebacker Dunbar

Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Green were both charged following a July 20 altercation outside the Dream nightclub. The charges are still pending against Green. Dunbar had claimed he was only defending himself but has not commented on the circumstances.

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana's possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.

Praise for 'small-town boy' hit by Stewart's car

With Ward in an open casket piled with orange flowers, his family's team colors, mourners wept and laughed at favorite stories about the boy who began racing not long after he began walking. The 90-minute service was held at the South Lewis Senior High School to accommodate crowds from this tight racing community in central New York.

Cousins injures right knee in Team USA practice

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins hurt his right knee when he got tangled with Anthony Davis after both big men hit the floor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage toward the end of Thursday's practice.

Cleveland starting Hoyer, not Manziel vs. Washington

Pettine's decision is somewhat surprising since he has stated that the quarterback competition is "open" and Hoyer started the preseason opener last week at Detroit. Pettine has said the two quarterbacks will share the snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense against Washington.

Washington football team appeals trademark decision on team name

The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it "points out the many errors" in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Battle back ponders his future in football

Battle High School running back Nash Sutherlin's dream is to run under the bright lights of an NFL stadium, but he first needs to finish his senior year.

Tigers help Missouri football coach win Twitter bet

Dave Steckel and his wife like to make friendly wagers, such as the one about whether the associate head coach and defensive defense coordinator could reach 1,000 Twitter followers. On the line was who had to take their new puppy, Champ, out in the mornings.

Tolton football continues to build program

In Fr. Tolton Catholic High School's third year playing varsity football, players and coaches alike are looking for success after enduring some growing pains.

Missouri to play Kentucky, Florida on ESPN

ESPN announced its Super Tuesday lineup for the 2015 SEC men’s basketball season on Wednesday. The Tigers will be featured twice.

Missouri to host 'Flick on Faurot' for fans

Missouri will host fans at Memorial Stadium for a screening of "The Blind Side" on Aug. 29 — the night before the Tigers open their football season against South Dakota State.

Mediacom won't broadcast SEC Network Launch

Mediacom says it won't begin carrying SEC Network by Thursday's launch.

Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals beat A's 3-0

Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night.

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