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Derby Dames

The clunk of rubber wheels on the wooden floor and the smell of sweat. Hot red faces under shining, colorful helmets. These are a few of a roller girl’s favorite things.

Pujols dispels feud fury

Albert Pujols wants to make this absolutely clear: He is not feuding with Tony La Russa. Pujols was the only player from the defending World Series champion Cardinals to be picked for the All-Star game. He also was the only non-pitcher that La Russa, the NL manager, did not use in a 5-4 loss Tuesday night.

Midway hosting horse contest

This weekend at Midway Exposition Center, about 111 horses and riders from Missouri and various other states will compete in the 2007 Missouri Dressage Classic.

Event will have top wake pros

Wakeboarding enthusiasts will have a chance to see some of the best at the fourth annual Midwestcoast Summerfest wakeboard competition on Saturday and Sunday at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Grimes charged with assault

Missouri senior basketball player Kalen Grimes was charged with second-degree assault Wednesday morning in connection with an incident early Saturday morning in Florissant, said Don Schneider, assistant to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.

Tour of Missouri an idea officials couldn’t ignore

An avid cyclist, Summers had seen the Tour of California and the Tour de Georgia, the two most notable cycling events in North America. He mentioned the possibility of a race in Missouri to the governor.

No easy trips home for Rolen

Pujols hasn’t homered in 22 games, a career worst slump, but still has 16 for the season. For Rolen, Pujols’ St. Louis Cardinals teammate, this was supposed to be the season when everything returned to normal.

Young gymnast unwilling to let go of her aspirations

Brittany Haines, 18, was born without a thumb on her right hand. That didn’t stop her from stepping onto the mat when she was 2 years old and beginning her gymnastics career. As her daughter grew older, however, Vivien Haines was confronted with a surgery that would give her daughter more use of her right hand.

Sanders to defend Columbia Seniors crown

One week after failing to make the cut in the U.S. Senior Open, Dee Sanders is back on the golf course and facing a new group of competitors at this year’s Columbia Seniors Championship.

Grimes suspended indefinitely

Missouri senior center Kalen Grimes was suspended indefinitely Monday by coach Mike Anderson after an incident early Saturday morning in Florissant.

Columbia’s Murray realizes All-Star dream

Not only did Mason Murray get to compete on the same field the all-stars of Major League Baseball will take tonight, but he got to shag balls hit by his favorite player, Albert Pujols, during the Home Run Derby.

‘Coach Wendell’ leaving impact on players, youth league

As a coach, parent, president of the CYBA and leader in the drive to build a new recreation complex, Wendell Coonce is working to inspire youth throughout Columbia.

Cards hoping for second half surge

After the St. Louis Cardinals took three of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of last week, pitcher Adam Wainwright sensed a revival.

MU's Kalen Grimes suspended

Senior forward Kalen Grimes was suspended indefinitely today by MU head basketball coach Mike Anderson.

Head Coach Mike Anderson suspends Kalen Grimes

About 100 racers face Tall Oak Challenge

The sound of cow bells cheers on the riders as more bikes fly past a clump of trees, on their next run through the 5 1/2-mile course Sunday at the Tall Oak Challenge mountain bike races.

Cardinals get double dose of good news

The irony of being in a career-worst power slump when he was persuaded to participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby was lost on Albert Pujols.

Games showcase Columbia players

Despite the warm temperatures and that most people don’t consider the first part of July to be football season, athletes from throughout the state came to Columbia to participate in this weekend’s Show-Me State football games.

Hickman coach’s son shares father’s love of the game

Representing Columbia in the Show-Me State Games can be an intense experience for almost anyone. But for Mason Wright there is some added pressure. Wright is the son of Hickman coach Jason Wright.

Move to Missouri bittersweet

For Boonville resident Linda Simmons, sending her youngest child to college this fall will be difficult. No amount of preparation or planning can change that. It’s going to be tough and she knows it.

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