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Edwards wins in Nationwide Series

Columbia native Carl Edwards earned his third victory this season in the Nationwide Series Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.

Olympics begin tonight

The Olympics are here, and even if you couldn’t score tickets to Beijing, there is still a multitude of events to keep tabs on over the next 17 days. NBC will start its coverage with the opening ceremonies at 6:30 tonight.

Broadcaster Skip Caray, an MU alumnus, dies at 68

Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.

Edwards wins fourth Sprint Cup race

Edwards won his fourth race of the year after usng an "alternative" racing strategy when rain started on lap 127 of the 200-lap race.

Cantwell gets his shot at the Olympics

Former MU shot putter Christian Cantwell says he is prepared for his first Olympics. He is part of an American group that is expected to sweep the medals in the event.

Big 12 football gaining respect

After a surprising season when four of its football teams finished in the top 10 in the final 2007 AP poll, the Big 12 Conference is no longer behind powerhouses like the SEC, Big 10 and Pac-10. The Big 12 is back among the elite, perhaps as strong as it’s been in 12 years as a conference.

Family strikes it big at Games

Five-year-old Spencer Robarge and his family traveled from Springfield to compete in the bowling portion of the Show-Me State Games.

Tree Climbing 101

St. Louis will host the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Climbing Championship on July 26. Men and women from around the world will be competing in a variety of events meant to determine who is the overall, best tree climber.

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.

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