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Missouri’s best high school rodeo stars compete in state finals

Cowboys and cowgirls from across the state will compete at the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals this weekend.

Former Olympian discus medalist part of the field at Missouri State Senior Games

A month after turning 21, Dick Cochran was participating in discus throwing in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Now, the 69-year-old retiree has picked the sport back up again.

MU media guides earn awards

Franklin set to sign with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs said Wednesday they have reached agreement on a four-year contract with former Missouri receiver Will Franklin.

Boaters, cyclists wait for Missouri River to drop

The Missouri River has been at flood stage for weeks in Boonville. Boaters, anglers and cyclists are waiting for it to drop this weekend.

Marathon training gives runners confidence boost

Last weekend’s Heart of America Marathon training run allowed runners to experience the course before the big race.

Askren showing lots of confidence

After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.

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.

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