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Players who leave NFL find it hard to return

"When you get out, it's so hard to get back in," said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second chance in Kansas City.

Vanderbilt Commodores set big goal with new coach

Vanderbilt linebacker Kyle Woestmann says the football team watched the Commodores clinch the College World Series in June and are inspired to make their mark in the Southeastern Conference.

Pacers believe Paul George will make full recovery

On Tuesday, 11 days after Paul George's gruesome injury in a U.S. national team scrimmage, Larry Bird and Frank Vogel said doctors believe the two-time All-Star can be his old self after a long recovery.

Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver

The Chiefs have basically put out "HELP WANTED" signs for pass catchers going back four head coaches. And the call has been answered by a forgettable cast of characters: Terrance Copper, Devard Darling, Will Franklin, Chris Chambers and Steve Breaston, among many others.

NCAA seeks clarification in O'Bannon ruling

The NCAA wants clarification on two points in a California judge's ruling in the landmark Ed O'Bannon case.

Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

Jamaal Charles may be known for his slick moves and world-class speed, but he also relishes a chance to lay the lumber on an unsuspecting defensive back or hard-charging linebacker.

Eight-year-old boy wonder wins shot put national championship

New to track, an 8-year-old from Columbia has shown he's a quick learner.

Stanton powers Marlins past Cardinals in 6-5 win

Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and made a spectacular diving catch in right field to help the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5 on Monday night.

For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit

Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

A J Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

Columbia College men's basketball players garner academic honors

Cougars basketball players Gerardo Isla, Zach Rockers and Tanner Sutton have been named to the 2013-14 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). 

Columbia College women's volleyball named all-academic team

The Cougars finished 2013-14 with a GPA of 3.35 to become one of 33 NAIA teams honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

Things to know about the NCAA antitrust ruling

A federal judge ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the door for them to get a fraction of the billions of dollars generated by collegiate athletics.

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

Chiefs beat Bengals 41-39 in preseason opener

Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for scores, De'Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another touchdown and Kansas City held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 in their preseason opener Thursday night.

Cardinals use Wong, Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

Adam Wainwright earned his 14th win and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to victory Thursday.

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league's history with one last run at a championship with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Guthrie pitches Kansas City past Arizona

Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City's first complete game this season, and the Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night

Ledecky beats Franklin in 200 free at U.S. Nationals

Olympic champion Tyler Clary came from behind to win the 200 backstroke in 1:54.73 — third-fastest in the world.

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