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Pickleball competition kicks off Missouri State Senior Games

This year's Missouri State Senior Games will feature a range of team and individual sports over four days, starting on Thursday. A preliminary count of 120 participants are expected to compete in pickleball, one of the largest in the competition.

Show Me Games provides opportunity to rekindle competitive fire

George Smith is like many older adults looking for ways to be more active. But his competitiveness, which was once a strength, might be the one thing holding him back.

NCAA President Mark Emmert continues defense of college athletics in court

NCAA President Mark Emmert said any effort to pay players would destroy an amateurism framework that has been in place for more than a century.

Judge rejects Shelly Sterling bid for injunction

Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the matter may involve "high emotions and some litigation posturing" and urged both parties to tone down their communications.

Olympian Van Dyken-Rouen leaves for Colorado hospital

An accident on an all-terrain vehicle 12 days earlier left the decorated Olympic swimmer paralyzed and headed toward an uncertain future, yet these were not tears of sadness or anguish.

Penn State athletic director David Joyner resigns

David Joyner, the Penn State athletic director who steered the department following the Jerry Sandusky scandal and Joe Paterno's death, will resign Aug. 1.

NCAA begins making its case for amateurism

The NCAA began making its case for keeping the current model for college sports, with the women's athletic director at the University of Texas testifying Tuesday that paying basketball and football players would tear apart the very foundation the school's athletics are based upon.

Chile beats Australia in World Cup; Netherlands, Mexico also win

Alexis Sanchez produced a dynamic performance to lead Chile to a 3-1 win over Australia in the World Cup on Friday. Earlier, the Dutch turned on the style with a barrage of spectacular World Cup goals and a 5-1 victory.

Facebook, Twitter brace for World Cup fever

Social media activity during big sporting events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl has soared in recent years and should continue as user numbers grow. In 2010, when the last World Cup took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook had just 500 million users.

U.S. arrives in congested Sao Paolo for World Cup

The U.S. soccer team arrived in Brazil on Monday — one week before its World Cup opener against Ghana.

O'Bannon takes stand in landmark NCAA lawsuit

Former UCLA basketball standout Ed O'Bannon told a federal court Monday that he was "an athlete masquerading as a student."


California Chrome co-owner apologizes for outburst

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologized Monday for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.

NCAA reaches $20 million settlement of video game claims

The NCAA announced a $20 million settlement Monday with dozens of former college athletes over college-themed basketball and football video games produced by Electronic Arts.

75 years on, Little League still swings big bat

Little League altered the landscape of youth sports when Carl Stotz founded the baseball league 75 years ago.


Kentucky gives basketball coach John Calipari 7-year extension

Kentucky gave coach John Calipari a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension that will pay a base package of $6.5 million next season and $8 million over each of the final three seasons.

Florida beats Alabama 6-3 to win national title

The Gators swept the NCAA softball championship series 2-0 against the Crimson Tide.

Track and field athletes build lifelong relationships through Special Olympics

Athletes competed in walking, running, long jump and softball throw events at the Hickman High School track on Sunday. 

FIFA World Cup investigation to be completed by next week

The ethics investigators are looking into allegations of bribery against World Cup-bidders Russia and Qatar.

Thousands attend Brazil's final training session before World Cup

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari made reference to 20,000 people watching on, but initial estimates by police said between 5,000 and 10,000 supporters were at the stadium.

Doctor: Luis Suarez will play in Uruguay's World Cup opener

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez had keyhole surgery on his left knee just 10 days ago, but his doctor Alberto Pan said the Liverpool forward is already training twice a day with the rest of the team, stretching his muscles and running without pain.