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Victory doesn't get Edwards far

Even with his win Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, didn't dent Jimmie Johnson's lead in the championship standings.

Bruins' trainer busy helping athletes

Greg Nagel, the athletic trainer for Rock Bridge High School, works closely with the Bruins athletes, which means treating dozens of athletes a day.

Tough week for Carl Edwards

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.

Sporting News names Columbia the 60th best sports city

Rock Bridge softball team bonds over dinner, cheering

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.

Hard to keep down MMA organizer

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.

Heart of America Marathon draws diverse field

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.

Bristol win boosts Edwards

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.

Transplants Games shows benefits for recipients

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.

MU doctor’s sister wins water polo silver

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.

Edwards sweeps Michigan races

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.

Edwards wins in Nationwide Series

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

MU's Cantwell comes in second in shot put

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.

'Lady Caver' has discovered 35 new caves in Missouri

The process of finding new caves takes patience and good communication skills, both of which Kristen Alvey has plenty.

Special Olympics tennis offers benefits for players and volunteers

The State Special Olympics Championships this weekend in Columbia gave athletes and volunteers an opportunity to grow and learn.

Victory Village gives Special Olympics athletes opportunities between competitions

Columbia is hosting Special Olympics Missouri’s State Outdoor Championships this weekend.

2 former MU track members competed in Olympics

Derrick Peterson and Natasha Kaiser-Brown faced elite international competition.

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.

Late beginner a first-rate competitor

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.

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