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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.

Edwards keeps Chase chances alive

Columbia native Carl Edwards is hoping to keep Jimmie Johnson from winning a record-tying third straight NASCAR Cup title. Edwards victory Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway keeps his chances alive with two races left in the season.  

Victory doesn't get Edwards far

Even with his win Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, didn't dent Jimmie Johnson's lead in the championship standings.

Tough week for Carl Edwards

A 12-car wreck at Talladega, a feud with a rival driver and a 33rd place finish Saturday has all dropped Carl Edwards from second to a distant fourth in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Edwards, Harvick get physical

Photographs of the scuffle between Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick show a more physical confrontation than witnesses described, with Edwards at one point grabbing Harvick by the throat.

Winless Rams fire coach Scott Linehan

Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will take over for Linehan, who was 11-25 as the Rams' coach.

Edwards outmaneuvered by Johnson

Carl Edwards daring last lap run to overtake the race leader on Sunday at Kansas Speedway nearly worked.

Biffle's win amps up Chase race with Edwards

Although Greg Biffle has been able to drive his No. 16 Ford into Victory Lane, he still couldn't overtake Carl Edwards for first place in the Chase points standings.

St. Louis boxer arrested on traffic violations, cleared in altercation charge

Middleweight boxer Cory Spinks was cleared of allegations he had an altercation with a woman after surveillance video showed he was shopping at the time.

Bristol win boosts Edwards

Columbia native Carl Edwards used his bumper to nudge aside Kyle Busch's car, causing it to wiggle just enough so Edwards could drive by for his second consecutive victory in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Edwards sweeps Michigan races

With just three races remaining until the start of the 10-race Chase for the Championship, Edwards closed the gap on series leader Busch with his second victory in the past three races. Edwards also completed a rare weekend sweep on the 2-mile Michigan oval, adding the win in the 3M Performance 400 to a victory Saturday in the Nationwide Series event.

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