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Kewpie dusts off nerves, competition

She’s a cool-headed senior now, but Hickman softball player Jennifer Bieberly remembers four years ago when she wasn’t nearly as poised.

Scouting big part of Bruins’ first win

Homework is a part of every student’s life. Those who juggle both academics and athletics face an even bigger struggle balancing their work in the classroom with their sports.

Familiar faces welcome MU cross-country runner

For Tim Cornell, it will be just like old times.

Bruins’ pitcher wins quietly

Rock Bridge freshman Amy Bildner doesn’t say much.

Rebelling against run

At Monday’s media day, running back Tony Temple admitted he had heard of Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis. After that, there wasn’t much.

Kewpies hope cuts help team rebound

After a somewhat down practice Wednesday, Hickman goalie Brent Tegerdine found a way to lighten the mood for his teammates. Tegerdine swapped his goalie gloves for a hair clipper as the team gathered at a shelter near one end of the soccer field and cheered as sophomore Matt Brumit’s black hair fall to the pavement.

After upset win, Bobcats vulnerable

OMAHA, Neb. — Come Saturday, giant-killer Montana State becomes the giant.

Vidro’s clutch hit off Isringhausen erases Cardinals’ late comeback

WASHINGTON — Jose Vidro picked a good time to start getting clutch hits.

Cheerleader’s hand gesture hooks fans

AUSTIN, Texas — In 1955, Texas cheerleader Harley Clark struck it big with a simple hand gesture.

Extra points

The Missouri soccer team continues to climb the national rankings, rising as high as No. 11 in the Soccer America poll.

Drug test revamp on Goodell’s to-do list

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The NFL and its union are discussing strengthening their drug program to keep pace with the increase in the number of performance-enhancing substances and the efficiency of masking agents.

Bringing the noise

ST. LOUIS — Corey Chavous made a fast enough impression on his new St. Louis Rams teammates that they named him a team captain on Wednesday.

Chiefs have new look

KANSAS CITY — Their 23 new players represent only a fraction of the big changes coming this season to the Kansas City Chiefs.

K.C. tackle suspended for 6 games

KANSAS CITY — Kansas City Chiefs tackle John Welbourn, who unexpectedly retired in June, was suspended for six weeks Wednesday for violating the league’s drug policy.

MU’s Harrington is force on, off field

Dedrick Harrington is a player other teams can’t seem to ignore. Talk to opposing coaches about who they’re concerned about or what worries them, and his name almost always pops up. If you try to find him in the sideline celebrations or at vociferous post-game parties, however, you’re bound to miss him.

Cougars have first home victory

In his first home game as a Cougar, Lloyd Jacobs did not disappoint.

Bruins win tight game over rivals

After a mediocre 1-2 start to the season, there was cause for much celebration before and after the Rock Bridge boys’ soccer home opener against Jefferson City on Tuesday night.

Rams’ new kickoff returner healed after impalement

ST. LOUIS — Having survived impalement, exhibiting courage as a kickoff returner will be no problem at all for the St. Louis Rams’ newest player.

Pujols, Suppan dispense Nats

WASHINGTON — A first-inning mistake to Albert Pujols usually isn’t enough to decide a game. On Tuesday night, it was all the offense Jeff Suppan needed.

Royals redeemed by romp

KANSAS CITY — One night later, Kansas City took another big lead against the New York Yankees. This time the Royals held on.

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