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Cyclists take a simple approach

Four riders. Four gears.

GETTING HER KICKS

The blonde, middle-age woman straps on her chest pad, hand pads, feet pads and helmet. Sarah Friskey, 44, sets up to face off against a guy almost half her age and quite a bit bigger than she is. She reminds him that she is old enough to be his mother, but she is glad he doesn’t take it easy on her.

AL All-Star team proves dominant in past decade

PITTSBURGH — The numbers are so one-sided, it’s startling.

Howard debuts at All-Star Game with Derby victory

PITTSBURGH — The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t been big winners for a long time. Thanks to Ryan Howard and Bobby Abreu, they’re tough to beat in the Home Run Derby.

ITALIA CAMPIONE DEL MONDO

BERLIN — The beautiful game turned vicious, even venomous Sunday.

Federer secures all-important 4th Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England — When Roger Federer stepped onto Centre Court, dressed for success in his creamy white, custom-made blazer, one thought was prominent as he prepared to face Rafael Nadal in the Wimbledon final.

Extra innings works for Cardinals again against Houston

HOUSTON — Aaron Miles doubled in two runs in the 12th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.

Working as a team

The horse’s hair hangs over his eyes. After Alicia Wagner finishes brushing it, she separates his forelock into three separate strands. He doesn’t want to cooperate. He would rather wave his head around and make it difficult for her to tie the simple braid and clean him up for his performance.

Former player giving back

BOONVILE — The seven former Missouri players tower over the group of day-campers as they sign autographs before the campers load into their parents’ cars. They’ve been playing football eight hours today and the coaches are as tired as the campers.

Columbia Tigers peaking at perfect time

In the NFL, three weeks is shorter than the entire preseason. For the Columbia Tigers, however, three weeks was all they had in order to prepare for the Show-Me State Youth Football Tournament.

Roush might reunite Edwards and crew chief

JOLIET, Ill. — Despite an early season shakeup that saw him lose his crew chief to teammate Jamie McMurray, Columbia native Carl Edwards heads into today’s race at Chicagoland Speedway just outside the top 10 in the Nextel Cup standings.

Show-Me Games tackles football

Most people know Dwayne Carey as the Boone County sheriff. But in his office, his football and sports passion takes over with a round table in the corner topped with a Mizzou helmet signed by Brad Smith and Mizzou Tiger statuettes. A golf snow globe sits on the front of his desk.

Cardinals lose another on road

HOUSTON — Mike Lamb hit a home run in the first inning and the Houston Astros went on to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night, their fifth win in six games.

St. Louis awarded 2010 NCAA regional

ST. LOUIS — Another major college sports event is coming to St. Louis.

Redman’s pitching is stellar

KANSAS CITY — Mark Redman had a good comeback for all the disparaging remarks that were made when he was selected for American League All-Star team over the weekend.

Suppan loses control early on

ATLANTA — Chuck James says he isn’t a student of baseball history, so he hadn’t heard of Rick Behenna before Wednesday night.

Small steps, big results

Hallsville resident Lise Nyrop laughs as she holds up a necklace made with red string.

Royals cool down Twins

KANSAS CITY — John Buck and Reggie Sanders each had two hits and two RBIs and Mark Grudzielanek had three hits as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday night.

Cardinals win after three-hour rain delay

ATLANTA — Juan Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and the Cardinals ended a seven-game road skid, beating Atlanta 6-3 Tuesday night in a game delayed almost 3 hours by rain and lightning.

Uncrowded Cosmo offers fun 4th of July activities

A family of three runs around the open grass next to the soccer fields at Cosmo Park. Three-year-old Aaron Scofield is out on his first kite flying adventure, but there’s barely a breeze to lift the large serpent kite off the ground.

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