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Missouri grad heads to Arena Football League playoffs

Craig Heimburger, a offensive lineman for the Cleveland Gladiators, has extended his professional football career by playing for the team.

Tour of Missouri to add new stage when race returns in September

The race, which drew about 370,000 spectators last year, will not go through Columbia.

Former Olympian discus medalist part of the field at Missouri State Senior Games

A month after turning 21, Dick Cochran was participating in discus throwing in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. Now, the 69-year-old retiree has picked the sport back up again.

Franklin set to sign with Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs said Wednesday they have reached agreement on a four-year contract with former Missouri receiver Will Franklin.

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

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