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A 12-car wreck at Talladega, a feud with a rival driver and a 33rd place finish Saturday has all dropped Carl Edwards from second to a distant fourth in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
This type of fun has become a hallmark of a team that strives to be very tightly knit. A foundation of their team chemistry is their time spent going out to eat.
It took a lot for Robert Hulett to recover from a car wreck. His determination also has helped him form a popular MMA fighting league.
From the mother who pushed her 13-month-old daughter across the finish line to two New Yorker's sojurning the Midwest, this year's race had its fair share of interesting tales.
Columbia native Carl Edwards used his bumper to nudge aside Kyle Busch's car, causing it to wiggle just enough so Edwards could drive by for his second consecutive victory in the Sprint Cup Series on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Columbia natives Eric Sherron and James Campbell won medals at the U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh last month. Their kidney transplants have helped them achieve more than that.
The sister of the chief resident of the department of dermatology at MU competed in women’s water polo in the Beijing Games. The team won a silver medal Aug. 21, and the doctor’s sister plans to make a visit to Columbia soon to thank her supporters.
With just three races remaining until the start of the 10-race Chase for the Championship, Edwards closed the gap on series leader Busch with his second victory in the past three races. Edwards also completed a rare weekend sweep on the 2-mile Michigan oval, adding the win in the 3M Performance 400 to a victory Saturday in the Nationwide Series event.
Columbia native Carl Edwards earned his third victory this season in the Nationwide Series Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Years of training were on the line when MU graduate Christian Cantwell stepped into the shot put ring for his final throw in the medal round Friday night in Beijing.
The process of finding new caves takes patience and good communication skills, both of which Kristen Alvey has plenty.
The State Special Olympics Championships this weekend in Columbia gave athletes and volunteers an opportunity to grow and learn.
Columbia is hosting Special Olympics Missouri’s State Outdoor Championships this weekend.
Derrick Peterson and Natasha Kaiser-Brown faced elite international competition.
Caray was a 1961 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and the son of famous sports announcer Harry Caray.
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.
Randall Olson, 60, traveled 6½ hours from Norfolk, Neb., to participate in the State Games of Mid-America. He competed in 10 events this weekend and placed first in most of them.
The same two teams have vied for the gold medal every summer lacrosse has been held at the Show-Me State Games.
Amanda Lee of Lincoln, Neb., traveled to Columbia to compete in the State Games of Mid-America.