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Laurinaitis gets time with Rams's 1st-team defense

Coaches showing confidence in the rookie middle linebacker.

Maclin and Eagles agree on 5-year contract

The former Missouri wide receiver has not been at the Eagles training camp since last Sunday while the negotiations were ongoing.

Rain washes out Pocono race

The race has been rescheduled for Monday morning.

Chiefs adjust to life after Gonzalez

Kansas City knows its offense will look different than it did with the tight end in the picture.

Cards' spending fuels spark

St. Louis went on an out-of-character splurge around the trade deadline.

Rams training camp opens with new coach Spagnuolo

St. Louis' starting quarterback Marc Bulger is enjoying the new atmosphere.

Chiefs' players expected to show up for camp in shape

Kansas City coach will open camp with three 300-yard shuttles.

Rams sign 3 more draft picks, but not Jason Smith

No. 2 overall selection Jason Smith remained unsigned by the St. Louis Rams as of Thursday morning.

Longtime Eagles coordinator Jim Johnson dead at 68

Missouri alumni Jim Johnson, whose attacking defenses helped the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games, died on Tuesday in Philadelphia. He was 68.

Big 12 football title game might stay in Texas

Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe says the league will eventually consider whether to make the new Cowboys Stadium a permanent home for its football championship game.

USA Wrestling hopes bonuses limit MMA moves

By offering Olympic gold medal winners $250,000, USA Wrestling hopes to entice wrestlers to stay in the sport rather than moving to other forms. Ben Askren of MU, a 2008 Olympian, is one of those eager to take advantage of the bonuses.

Cardinals bring in 16-year-old prospect Mateo

Wagner Mateo, a 16-year-old top prospect from the Dominican Republic, was invited to Busch Stadium on Monday to take batting practice and experience the big leagues firsthand. Mateo received a $3.1 million bonus from the Cardinals earlier this month.

St. Louis Rams sign 7th-round draft pick Ogbonnaya

Chris Ogbonnaya, a seventh-round draft pick, has signed with the St. Louis Rams, the team said Monday. Ogbonnaya attended the University of Texas at Austin.

Top pick Maclin not in Eagles' fold

Former Missouri wide receiver was a no-show on the first day of training camp.

Future team talk can wait for Holliday

Cardinals GM said pushing Holliday at this point doesn't make sense.

Steelers agree to deal with first-round pick Hood

The defensive lineman from Missouri agrees to five-year contract.

Johnson captures victory after Montoya's late race error

The former Indianapolis 500 winner lost his hold on the race after penalty in pit lane.

Carl Edwards gets come-from-behind victory

Edwards started in second-to-last place in Saturday's Nationwide Series race. He took the lead in the 179th lap and held it until the finish.

Rangers bring swine flu to Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals are taking extra hygeine precautions after several of the players from the visiting Texas Rangers have come down with the flu.

Royals seek bright start to season's second half Friday

The Kansas City Royals are expected to return to the field on Friday against Tampa Bay. The team hopes to improve on its 37-51 record.