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MU's James Cook receives NFL grant to research meniscus diagnostic technique

The NFL gave a $120,000 grant to James Cook, a veterinarian and director of the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory at MU. The grant takes affect in January and allows Cook to research methods of diagnosing meniscal tears in NFL players.

Columbia NFL fans dedicated despite down years for Chiefs and Rams

St. Louis Rams fan Jacob Glazer and Kansas City Chiefs fan Theresa Musket won't be selling their season tickets anytime soon.

Johnson takes fourth straight NASCAR points title

In doing so, Johnson joined Richard Petty (7), Dale Earnhardt (7) and teammate Jeff Gordon (4) as the only drivers to win more than three titles.

Lewis family shows affinity for football

Leo Lewis II played football in the Canadian Football League for 12 seasons and lives in Columbia. His son Leo Lewis III starred for Hickman and MU before playing 11 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings.

Johnson dominates Phoenix race to get closer to fourth consecutive championship

A 25th place finish or better next weekend would secure the Sprint Cup championship for Johnson.

Kurt Busch wins at Texas

Points leader Jimmie Johnson wrecks on third lap, finishes 38th.

After crashes, McMurray takes the flag at Talladega

NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway.

Yuck: Rams beat Lions in battle of bad teams

The win helps St. Louis snap its 17-game losing streak.

Hamlin wins at Martinsville, exacts revenge

Jimmie Johnson had won five of the previous six races on the track.

From Little League to bigs, bayou batman connects

LSU trainer makes bats for some of baseball's biggest sluggers, including Albert Pujols.

Maclin gathers first NFL touchdowns

Former Missouri football standout Jeremy Maclin scored his first two NFL touchdowns Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Johnson takes over lead in NASCAR Chase

Jimmie Johnson took over the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead from Mark Martin with a victory Sunday in Fontana, Calif. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished sixth to move into eighth in the standings.

Stewart wins at Kansas to improve title chances

The two-time champion made a gutsy call to stay in the title hunt.

Johnson dominant in Chase race at Dover

Jimmie Johnson won the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at Dover International Speedway to accelerate his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup title.

Kansas officials sort out fights among athletes

No one's exactly sure what happened or how it escalated to the point of punches being thrown between members of the football and basketball teams at Kanas last week.

Martin grabs victory in Chase opener

The 50-year old driver wins his fifth race of the year, but his first race at the New Hampshire track.

Missouri's Crow, Royals reach contract agreement

Former Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow and the Kansas City Royals agreed to a three-year major league contract on Thursday.

Zabriskie's lonely ride wins Tour of Missouri

David Zabriskie wins Tour of Missouri after holding on to 30-second lead from the beginning of the seventh and final stage in Kansas City. Gustav Larsson and Marco Pinotti placed second and third, respectively.

Hamlin wins at home but Busch falls short of Chase

The 10-race Chase for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Championship begins next weekend in New Hampshire.

Kahne captures victory, leaps five spots in Sprint Cup standings

Carl Edwards finished 37th. The 12-driver playoff field will be finalized Saturday night.

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