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Fisher ready to face MU wearing red, not purple

Running back Parrish Fisher used to play for the K-State Wildcats and was at Bill Snyder’s last game against MU. Two years later, he is playing against the Tigers, this time with Illinois State.

Jeff City defense too much for Hickman

Hickman's Rodes lifts way into starting lineup

Hickman senior Tyler Rodes didn’t want to watch his senior season of football from the sidelines. He changed that by conditioning in the offseason to gain 35 pounds and make his way into the starting lineup.

 

Wolfert struggles to regain magic from 2006

After a stellar season that earned kicker Jeff Wolfert a spot on the 2007 Lou Groza Award watch list, Missouri’s kicker is struggling to find his 2006 form.

Forst backing up, moving forward for MU soccer team

Last season, Mallory Forst was the starting keeper for the MU soccer team. Though she’s backing up Tasha Dittamore this fall, she’s quietly finding ways to make an on-field impact beyond the goal box.

Officials, cyclists praise Tour of Missouri

Race organizers and cycling officials praised the inaugural Tour of Missouri and are optimistic it will become a part of an annual cycling triple crown, spearheading the sport’s rebirth in the U.S.

Cardinals colossal comeback falls short

The St. Louis Cardinals nearly erased an 11-run deficit to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, but Aaron Rowand’s tumbling catch in the eighth inning preserved a 13-11 victory.

White Sox send Royals back to cellar

Jermaine Dye, Danny Richar, and Josh Fields all homered during an 11-run fifth inning for the Chicago White Sox, who beat the Kansas City Royals on Monday and sent them back into the AL Central basement.

Chiefs looking to slow sloppy start

After lackluster offensive performances at Houston and Chicago, the Kansas City Chiefs hope the advantages of Arrowhead Stadium will help end their early struggles.

Rams face tough road after 0-2 start

Stephen Jackson and Rams coach Scott Linehan were visibly frustrated after their second straight home loss to start the season, and a looming road stretch won’t make things any easier.

Underground sports facility planned near Crystal City

Businessman Tom Kerr plans to convert an eight million square-foot sand mine into Crystal City Underground, a year-round athletic complex housing facilities for extreme, recreational and Olympic sports.

Maclin’s talent, speed quickly turning heads

Sidelined all of last season with a torn ACL, MU redshirt freshmen receiver Jeremy Maclin has been making up for lost time on offense and special teams in the Tigers’ first three games.

KU officials consider media access after airing of Mangino’s sideline rant

Video of Kansas coach Mark Mangino’s expletive-filled tongue-lashing of a player has drawn questions about media access to the sidelines during games.

Hickman volleyball team helps with memorial fund

Hickman volleyball players served pizza and washed dishes at Shakespeare’s to help raise money for the Megan Ankeney Memorial Fund, in memory of a former West junior high volleyball manager who died at 16.

Former Hickman star returns to coach MU tennis team

Blake Edwards, a former No. 1 singles player for the Kewpies, has returned home to pursue his coaching career.

MU defense sees room for improvement

After giving up 24 points and 372 yards of total offense to Western Michigan on Saturday, the Tiger defense will have to improve before conference play begins against Nebraska on Oct. 6.

Chiefs can’t contain Bears’ Hester

Every time he lines up for a return, the Bears' Devin Hester believes a touchdown is just moments away. Sunday against the Chiefs he scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter and set up a field goal in the third with another long return.

Royals’ Buckner earns first major-league win

Not only did Billy Buckner earn his first major league win Sunday, Kansas City’s rookie right-hander helped make the AL Central race a little tighter.

Cardinals fall seven games down

Pitcher Jason Marquis has come back to haunt his former team, allowing just one run to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals.

Hincapie, Discovery Team prevail in Tour of Missouri

George Hincapie took the individual title and his Discovery Channel team claimed the team title Sunday in its final U.S. appearance, playing it safe in the final stage of the six-day Tour of Missouri.

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