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Former MU track star wins shot put world championship

Christian Cantwell won his second IAFF World Indoor Championship in the shot put on Friday.

Edwards to appear in new Aflac commercial

Read about and watch the ad, which also features the Aflac duck. The spot will begin airing on March 10.

Penalties take away Edwards' lead in NASCAR Cup series

On Wednesday, NASCAR said Carl Edwards victory Sunday in Las Vegas was tainted and slammed Edwards and his Roush Fenway Racing team with its toughest penalty yet. Edwards was docked 100 points, knocking him out of first place, and stripped of the 10 bonus points he earned for the win.

Carl Edwards wins second straight Sprint Cup race

Carl Edwards raced to his second win in six days, holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on a pair of late restarts Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Prepping for the pro show

Lorenzo Williams and others intend to prove themselves on the Tigers' upcoming Pro Day.

Arrest warrant issued for Cardinals' Scott Spiezio

IRVINE, Calif. — An arrest warrant for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio was issued by local police on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. The warrant filed Tuesday alleged driving under influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery.

Edwards wins NASCAR race in California

Columbia native Carl Edwards won the rain-delayed Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race on Monday, finishing ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. “I hope it’s an indication we’ve caught up with them,” Edwards said after the eighth victory of his career.

Carl Edwards honored at state capitol

Race car driver Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, was honored Monday by Missouri senators for his NASCAR championship.

Grand Prix wraps up, expected to return

The Missouri Grand Prix swim meet concluded its last finals session Monday, but all signs point to the meet being put on again next year.

Open water draws swimmer out of retirement

Micha Burden thought she was done with swimming when she graduated from California-Berkley, but the chance to swim in the Olympics in open-water racing brought her back to the sport.

Olympic hopefuls showing good potential at Missouri Grand Prix

Adam Ritter and Caitlin Leverenz are encouraged about their chances of making the Olympics after their performances thus far at the Missouri Grand Prix.

Record keepers stay busy at Missouri Grand Prix

If the last day of the Missouri Grand Prix swimming meet goes anything like the first two, the record books might have to be completely rewritten. Sunday’s finals session saw meet records fall in nine of 10 events and pool records fall in eight of 10.

Two records fall at Missouri Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Competitive Swimming

In honor of the Missouri Gran Priz, the Missourian offers assorted facts and tidbits about the sport.

Veteran continues strong run at Grand Prix

Mary Descenza, a swimmer on the U.S. National Team, is less focused on making money and more on having fun.

Women's swimmers first to set records at Grand Prix

Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.

From junior high to the national spotlight

Willa Wang, a 13-year-old from Ann Arbor, easily won her heat of the 200-meter butterfly preliminaries at the Missouri Grand Prix Friday.

Swimmers post fast times during the first day of the Missouri Grand Prix

The Missouri Grand Prix kicked off Friday with three pool records.

Two MU swimmers hopeful for a chance for U.S. Olympic trials

Lori Halvorson and Colleen Gordon will participate in the Missouri Grand Prix, which begins on Friday, hoping for a chance to compete for an Olympic spot.

Askren travels to Russia with USA wrestling team

Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.

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