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Alabama athlete remembered after dying in storm

John Servati, a swimmer for the University of Alabama, died Monday night as strong storms and a tornado passed through Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Heisman winner Winston accused of taking crab legs

The 20-year-old Florida State quarterback said he forgot to pay for the food. The offense was relatively minor but drew attention both because of his stature and because it was his latest brush with the law.

IOC vice president says Rio preps are "worst" ever

In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday called the delayed preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro "the worst I have experienced."

Kentucky Derby: California Chrome has 77-year-old trainer dreaming

In 1955, Art Sherman was an 18-year-old exercise rider for Swaps, a California-bred chestnut colt who beat Nashua to wear the garland of roses on the first Saturday in May.

Missouri MMA fighter Alex White finds identity in the ring

In the fighting world, Columbia native Alex White is known as "The Spartan." But as a teenager, he didn’t feel like much of a warrior. He lacked an identity and direction — until he became a fighter.

Columbia College's win over Benedictine secures berth in AMC Final Four Tournament

Columbia and Benedictine split their doubleheader on Friday to set up the rubber match of the American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament quarterfinals at Antimi Black Field Saturday afternoon.

Aaron and Andrew Harrison staying at Kentucky

The Harrison Twins had been mentioned as possible NBA first-round draft picks after leading Kentucky's march through the NCAA tournament.

Historic day as Northwestern players decide union

The results of the closely watched vote will not be known for some time. After two rounds of voting on this 19,000-student campus, the ballot boxes were sealed and will remain so for weeks, months, perhaps even years as the university challenges the effort to unionize the team.

Stephens tennis season comes to close with 9-0 loss

With the first-round loss against Graceland University, Stephens finished the year with a 5-10 overall record, coming off a winless season in 2013.

Phelps uses 50-meter freestyle to perfect butterfly

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist used the morning preliminaries at the Arena Grand Prix to fine-tune his butterfly stroke instead of doing freestyle like everyone else. He finished seventh in a time of 24.06 seconds, missing out on the eight-man evening final.

Columbia College softball splits doubleheader on first day of AMC Tournament

Columbia suffered a 6-3 defeat in the first game before bouncing back to win the second game 14-1. The Cougars, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, moved to 27-14 on the year with the split.

UPDATE: Rock Bridge all-stater Ricky Kreklow transferring from Cal

Ricky Kreklow said in a statement through California on Thursday that it "was not an easy decision." He also said transferring "is not related in any way to the change in coaching staff at Cal."

UPDATE: Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

The 28-year-old swimmer was second at the turn and came on down the stretch to win his heat in 52.84 seconds at the Arena Grand Prix, easily advancing to the evening final.

Tennessee coach's job already tougher

Donnie Tyndall just took over Tennessee's program on Tuesday, yet his job already has gotten tougher.

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

There have been no raucous rallies or demonstrations on the 19,000-student campus just north of Chicago, just official notices about the vote posted near the Wildcats' locker room. But there has been plenty of lobbying in the form of private meetings, calls and emails, and everyone from coach Pat Fitzgerald to NCAA President Mark Emmert has called for a "no" vote.

Disc golfer Adam Morrison enters professional level after amateur success

Columbia disc golfer Adam Morrison, 20, is in his first full year playing in professional tournaments. He hopes to continue the success he has achieved in his amateur career. 

Four basketball coaches join Frank Haith's Tulsa staff

Two of the coaches, Dave Leitao and Todor Pandov, were on Haith's staff at Missouri.

Kentucky forward Julius Randle declares for NBA draft

With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, Julius Randle, a 6-foot-9 Dallas native, announced the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentucky's 2013 recruiting class.

Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall

Southern Mississippi coach Donnie Tyndall agreed to a six-year contract worth $1.6 million per year to replace Cuonzo Martin, who went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee before California hired him on April 15.

SEC commissioner Mike Slive addresses athlete compensation concerns

Although Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive doesn't believe college athletes should be considered university employees, he does contend that a common ground can be reached.

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