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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.

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.

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