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Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning Monday night to win for the first time since April 16, helping New York beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 for its fifth straight win.

Chicago Little Leaguers return to city

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars were welcomed home Monday in Chicago following their loss in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.

UPDATE: Murray grits through cramps to win first day at U.S. Open

Andy Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid.

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

After 39 years in the NBA without a single missed assignment and a record 2,635 consecutive games, Bavetta has made his last call.

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series, even as they fell in the championship, 8-4, to South Korea.

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Katie Ledecky had just wiped almost six seconds off her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle to win her fifth gold medal of the Pan Pacific championships, rounding off a phenomenal season of competition.

Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness

More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson.

Columbia College volleyball wins two matches, now 4-0

The Columbia College volleyball team won both of its matches Saturday, improving to 4-0 on the season after two wins Friday, as well.

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

U.S. team officials selected the 12 players who will travel to Spain for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

Chicago advances to championship game in Little League World Series

The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advanced to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game.

Auburn wide receivers will be one of SEC's best units

The No. 6 Tigers should at least have a more dangerous receiving corps this season with top junior college prospect D'haquille Williams joining speedy deep threat Sammie Coates and Ricardo Louis. Expectations are certainly higher going into the opener with Arkansas on Aug. 30.

Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

With lawsuits and concern regarding concussions hanging over every level of football, the race to develop safer helmets and other equipment has never been more intense.

Columbia bow hunters learn ground rules for pursuing urban deer

Deer hunters in Columbia are using the city's bow hunting program to hunt deer on select city properties.

Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko dies

Police believe Jason Bitsko died from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m.

Carl Edwards joins Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announces the addition of Columbia native Carl Edwards.

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

Flashy college football stadiums offer a better game-day experience while also generating more revenue than their predecessors.

FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

Notre Dame rallying around loss of players

Quarterback Everett Golson said the adversity of abruptly losing four teammates while Notre Dame investigates whether they were involved in academic dishonesty is bringing the Fighting Irish together.

Smith in charge of revamped Arkansas defense

Bret Bielema liked what he saw from Arkansas' new-look defense early during preseason camp.

Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

Erik Kratz homered twice after replacing an ailing Salvador Perez, and Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.

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