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Johnson continues his dominance at Martinsville

Dubbed "Mr. Martinsville" by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson won for the fifth time in the last six races at the track.

'Other' Busch dominates race in Georgia

Kurt Busch led 234 of 330 laps and won the Kobalt Tools 500 by 0.332 seconds over Jeff Gordon. Carl Edwards finished third.

Seitzer becoming a hit among current Royals players

Former Royal has returned to the team as the batting coach.

Engine problems catch up with Edwards late in race

Edwards' motor fails with two laps to go while he was running fourth.

Kyle Busch comes from back of field to win at hometown track

Busch lives up to pre-race announcement and said victory is "bigger than winning the Daytona 500."

Sprint Cup title Edwards' goal

Columbia native Carl Edwards led NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series in wins last year with nine victories, but he fell 69 points short of the championship. He would like to change that this season.

Cassel traded from Pats to Chiefs

The New England Patriots sent quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday for a second-round draft choice.

Scherzer hopes to jump-start pro career in 2009

The former Missouri pitcher has been slowed in spring training by tendinitis in his right shoulder, but he threw off the mound for the first time Monday for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kenseth makes it 2-for-2 with Auto Club 500 win

The Daytona 500 winner captures the checkered flag in the season's second race.

Brothers reunite at Missouri Grand Prix

MU grad student Moones Mellouli cheered on his brother, Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli, at this year's Missouri Grand Prix. It was one of the few times the brothers are able to get together throughout the year.

Swimmers less intense away from Olympics

Some of the best swimmers at this weekend's Missouri Grand Prix say life changes during the years they aren't preparing for an Olympic competition.

Lavigna's solid finish lifts Tigers

Missouri swimmer Lauren Lavigna finished second in the women's 200-meter backstroke during Day 3 of the 2009 Missouri Grand Prix. Mary Descenza won the race as well as the women's 200-meter butterfly for her fourth and fifth gold medals of the event.

Missouri Grand Prix makes a splash this weekend

The third annual Missouri Grand Prix swimming event runs Friday through Monday at the MU Student Recreational Complex.

Information for the third annual Missouri Grand Prix

Here's everything you need to know about the Missouri Grand Prix swimming event this weekend.

Steelers win Super Bowl

Santonio Holmes made a brilliant 6-yard catch deep in the right corner of the end zone with 35 seconds left Sunday night, lifting the Steelers to a record-setting sixth Super Bowl win, 27-23 over the Arizona Cardinals.

Pujols tops NL MVP list

Despite an elbow injury and lack of playoff season, St. Louis Carindal Albert Pujols won his second NL MVP award on Monday. World Series champion Phillies star Ryan Howard came in second.

SEC charges Mark Cuban with insider trading

In 2004, Cuban owned 6.3 percent of Mamma.com's stock. When Cuban allegedly received confidential information that indicated Momma.com's stock value would decrease, he sold off his 600,000 shares and avoided a $750,000 loss, according to the suit brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Carl Edwards settles for second

The 29-year-old Columbia native made it as interesting as he could, winning both the Nationwide race Saturday and the season-ending Sprint Cup event less than 24 hours later in his long-shot bid to catch Jimmie Johnson. It just wasn’t enough.

Brooklyn Dodgers' famous former pitcher Preacher Roe dies

Preacher Roe, a baseball player who had a 12-year career with the Dodgers, Pittsburgh and St. Louis died Sunday in West Plains. He was a four-time All-Star and a revered member of "The Boys of Summer" in Brooklyn.

Edwards keeps Johnson in his sights

Columbia native Carl Edwards is closing on two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson after winning the past two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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