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Askren showing lots of confidence

After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.

Ben Askren makes Olympics

Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren made a quick transition from NCAA champion to Olympian when he won the U.S. 163-pound freestyle trials Sunday night.

Edwards keeps fans in mind

The Columbia native said he is concerned about the hardships NASCAR fans are facing these days.

Calming horse racing controversy

It’s been a thoroughbred racing season of extreme ups and downs, but racing experts say the downs haven’t been all that out of the ordinary.

Missouri's Crow picked by Nationals

Missouri pitcher Aaron Crow was selected ninth overall by the Washington Nationals in Thursday’s Major League Baseball draft. It was the highest draft pick in Missouri history and only the second time a Missouri player was selected in the first round.

Popular or not, Kyle Busch wins Dover race

Kyle Busch dominated the second half of the 400-mile NASCAR race Sunday at Dover International Speedway and charged to his Sprint Cup series-best fourth win of the season.

Missouri thrower looks to represent Barbados at Olympics

After sprinting didn't work out for Shernelle Nichols, she took up throws and has been successful ever since.

Lyons withdraws from NBA draft

The MU forward will remain with the Tigers for another year. There is no word yet on whether fellow player DeMarre Carroll will also remove his name from consideration.

Swim site conflict opens debate over sport's video rights

When USA Swimming banned the swimming Web site Floswimming’s press credential, it opened debate over its new partnership with a media company.

Hickman baseball coach will take job in North Kansas City

When this season ends Hickman baseball coach Dave Wilson will leave to take a job at Staley High School in North Kansas City. Meanwhile, the MU baseball team's home finale will be televised.

Competition draws skaters to Columbia

A skateboarding competition hosted by MSA was held on MU campus on Friday. The competition brought skaters from around the region to compete for prizes and a spot at a competition in Cincinnati.

Tigers prepared for the draft

Eight players from last year’s Missouri football team have a chance to be taken in this weekend’s NFL Draft.

Carroll and Lyons declare for NBA draft

MU forwards DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons have entered their names in the 2008 NBA Draft, but will not hire agents.

Former Tiger player playing well in minor leagues

Former Missouri baseball pitcher Max Scherzer dominated late Thursday night in Sacramento for the AAA Tucson Sidewinders.

Eighteen from Columbia in Monday’s Boston Marathon

After two years of preparation Brett Barton is set to run in his first Boston Marathon on Monday. Seventeen other runners from Columbia wiil join him in this year's race.

Scherzer impressive in debut

Edwards wins third Sprint Cup race

Columbia native Carl Edwards raced to his series-best third win of the season Sunday, holding off Jimmie Johnson on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at Texas Motor Speedway.

Former Tiger Kleiza making solid contributions in the NBA

Every game day, Kleiza gets to slip the baby blue Nuggets jersey over his head. He gets to swish 3-pointers that bring 18,000 fans to their feet. This season, Kleiza is finally silencing the doubters that he has had at every point on his journey.

Few complaints about 2008 NCAA men's tournament bracket

The inexact science of putting together the NCAA tournament bracket turned out to be pretty exact this time around.

Breakdown sends Busch past Edwards for victory

When his car started spewing smoke, Carl Edwards relinquished the lead then left the race allowing Kyle Busch to surge to victory, the first for a Toyota in 40 Cup starts.

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