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Chiefs can’t contain Bears’ Hester

Every time he lines up for a return, the Bears' Devin Hester believes a touchdown is just moments away. Sunday against the Chiefs he scored on a 73-yard punt return in the second quarter and set up a field goal in the third with another long return.

Royals’ Buckner earns first major-league win

Not only did Billy Buckner earn his first major league win Sunday, Kansas City’s rookie right-hander helped make the AL Central race a little tighter.

Cardinals fall seven games down

Pitcher Jason Marquis has come back to haunt his former team, allowing just one run to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals.

49ers slip past Rams

Rams return man Dante Hall appeared to have an easy catch on a fourth quarter 49ers punt. But the ball slipped through his hands setting up San Francisco's winning field goal.

Golden Days still out of Nebraska's reach

USC brings Nebraska back to reality with a make-no-mistake-about-it visit to Lincoln

Crowd gathers in downtown Columbia to cheer cyclists

Spectators who filled the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Friday afternoon were eager to catch the speeding cyclists of the Tour of Missouri whiz by.

The crowd was a mix of young and old, families and couples, avid cyclists and curious spectators.

Brazilian wins Columbia stage of Tour of Missouri

Cardinals lose seventh straight

Royals break losing streak

Shoulder injury sidelines Rams’ Pace for season

Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowler, tore his right labrum and rotator cuff in St. Louis’ loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Chiefs could give kicker Justin Medlock the boot

Rookie kicker Justin Medlock missed a 30-yard field goal attempt in Kansas City’s opener against the Houston Texans, and former Green Bay Packer Dave Rayner could replace the fifth-round draft pick.

Cards drop fourth straight in blowout loss to Cubs

The Cardinals dropped three games below .500 after a 12-3 makeup game loss Monday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Mario Williams shines in Texans’ victory over Chiefs

Second-year defensive lineman Mario Williams, the former No. 1 overall pick, returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown in Houston’s victory over the Chiefs.

Rams can’t contain Panthers’ Steve Smith

The Carolina wide reciever hauled in seven catches for 118 yards and one touchdown in a 27-13 Panthers win.

Questions surround Notre Dame after loss to Georgia Tech

Notre Dame begins its season with a 33-3 stumble against Georgia Tech.

 

Columbia resident wins Stockholm Half Marathon

Columbia resident Steve McIntyre, 29, won the Stockholm Half Marathon in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday.

Albers, Astros shut down Cardinals

Matt Albers (4-6) walked four and struck out three, shutting down the Cardinals’ offense for the second time this season.

Ordonez helps Tigers avoid sweep in K.C.

The Tigers’ right fielder continues his torrid hitting to help Detroit attempt to get back in playoff race.

Rams take home Governer’s Cup

The Chiefs and Rams played their final preseason game Thursday night. It was the first time Larry Johnson took the field, since ending his holdout earlier in the month.

Former Missouri receiver Brad Ekwerekwu seeks roster spot with Chiefs

Undrafted free agent and former Missouri wide receiver Brad Ekwerekwu is attempting to make the Kansas City Chiefs’ 53-man roster as final cuts approach.

 

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