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KU freshman QB sweating heat, but not games

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas starting quarterback Kerry Meier, a redshirt freshman, was dripping with sweat Tuesday at the Jayhawks’ preseason football media day.

Evridge third Kansas State quarterback to transfer out of program

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Less than a week into fall practice under new Kansas State head coach Ron Prince, former starting quarterback Allan Evridge has decided to transfer.

Injuries have left Chiefs short on signal callers

RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Jonathan Quinn might start demanding the Kansas City Chiefs bring him in for all of training camp.

Show-Me shutdown begins

The thousands of athletes who invaded Columbia for the Show-Me State Games have gone home for another year.

Reds inch closer with romp over Cards

CINCINNATI — Outfielder Ryan Freel had three hits and made a down-and-dirty catch on the warning track that inspired a capacity crowd and helped the Cincinnati Reds roll to a 10-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Luke Hudson wins fifth straight

KANSAS CITY — Luke Hudson won his fifth straight decision and Emil Brown had three RBIs as the Kansas City Royals overcame David Ortiz’s major league-leading 41st homer to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-4 Tuesday night.

Trying to fill in at linebacker

ST. LOUIS — Will Witherspoon is the latest to go into the Bermuda Triangle that is the middle linebacker position for the St. Louis Rams.

Off-and-on relationship

ST. LOUIS — From one start to the next, Jason Marquis keeps the St. Louis Cardinals guessing.

Longhorns once again favorites in Big 12

The outlook for the Big 12 Conference this season has zigged and zagged like a Vince Young broken-field run ever since the Texas quarterback sprinted into the end zone to win the national championship.

Frerotte fitting in fine with St. Louis’ new offense

ST. LOUIS — After practice Monday, Gus Frerotte wore a T-shirt around Rams Park that read: “Life is good.”

Meet & Greet

Rank and file, players clambered up on to the clanky aluminum bleachers on Faurot Field. While autograph hounds and fans were held at bay outside Memorial Stadium, the MU football team was taking team pictures before the 3:30 p.m. start to the fourth-annual Fan Day on Sunday afternoon.

Experience key in paintball tournament

Nick Brockman’s daddy is a ninja.

Novice finishes Missouri River race

Despite its dangers and hardships, Katie Pfefferkorn described competing in the Missouri River 340 as her summer vacation.

Golfing partners no strangers

In the par-3 golf competition in the Show-Me State Games, the redheaded team of mother Gail Bailey and daughter Gynnah Hawkins scramble for a low score.

Globetrotters scout games

Harlem Globetrotters basketball coach, Henry Clark dropped his cell phone under the bleachers at the Mizzou Student Recreation Complex on Friday.

Rowing on the River

Katie Pfefferkorn rowed up to Cooper’s Landing in Columbia on Friday afternoon, smiling under her aviator sunglasses. Her gray life jacket, shaded in orange with lighter orange-patterned flowers depicted her mood perfectly. She stepped out of her white kayak wearing a green cotton skirt, and the blue bikini strings covered in red flowers poked out of her white T-shirt. Pfefferkorn was smiling and bubbly, like she’s on a joy ride down the Missouri River, or as she said, “an advanced float trip.”

Precision part of sporting clays

At 9 years old, Neal Cronin became a hunter. Five years later, he is shooting sporting clays at the Show-Me State Games for the first time.

Rivalry keys lacrosse contest

In Saturday’s intense afternoon sun, the Hickman Kewpies and the Rock Bridge Bruins’ lacrosse teams begrudgingly donned shoulder pads, elbow pads, helmets and jerseys 10 minutes before their last bracket game of the Show-Me State Games.

Hard work and long hours pay for young girl gymnasts

Among a sea of braided hair, glitter and spandex, two young mid-Missouri gymnasts are standouts.

Veteran racquetball player makes successful return to competition

JEFFERSON CITY - Dave Nowack hasn’t been around the racquetball courts much lately, but that doesn’t mean he’s been forgotten.

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