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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.
The basketball bug is fulfilled at least three times a week for MU junior Daniel Thode, who coaches a Columbia Youth Basketball Association boy’s team. His eighth and ninth-grade team, the Flying Squirrels, practices twice a week and has a game each Saturday.
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.
Before taking in a game, get a primer on how the game is played and the rules that players must follow.
It's like baseball, but not quite. The games can last for days. There is a position called the "bowler." While not widely known or popular, the sport has found a devoted following.
Ethan Froese crossed the finish line in Sunday’s Froze Toes cycling race with a simple fist pump, nearly a minute ahead of his closest competitor.
Froese’s victory is representative of a Columbia family synonymous with cycling in mid-Missouri.
Most riders will complete the 31-mile loop that begins at Two Mile Prairie School off Highway Z in Columbia. Pro racers will tackle the loop twice for a 62-mile race.
Race car driver Carl Edwards, a Columbia native, was honored Monday by Missouri senators for his NASCAR championship.
The Missouri Grand Prix swim meet concluded its last finals session Monday, but all signs point to the meet being put on again next year.
Adam Ritter and Caitlin Leverenz are encouraged about their chances of making the Olympics after their performances thus far at the Missouri Grand Prix.
If the last day of the Missouri Grand Prix swimming meet goes anything like the first two, the record books might have to be completely rewritten. Sunday’s finals session saw meet records fall in nine of 10 events and pool records fall in eight of 10.
Katie Hoff broke a long-standing record in the 400-free, and Kirsty Coventry broke the world record in the 200-back in the Missouri Grand Prix’s first finals session.
In honor of the Missouri Gran Priz, the Missourian offers assorted facts and tidbits about the sport.
Mary Descenza, a swimmer on the U.S. National Team, is less focused on making money and more on having fun.
Hansen will swim in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle and the 200-backstroke today. He competes in the preliminaries of the 200-breaststroke Saturday and the 100-breaststroke Sunday. The Grand Prix marks the first long-course meet — the same format as the Olympic trials and the Olympics — that Hansen has competed in since the U.S. National Championships in August.
Ben Askren was selected to be on the USA wrestling World Cup team that is competing at the 2008 World Cup for freestyle wrestling this weekend in Russia.
The group starts its runs at 5:30 a.m. on Saturdays when the sky is still dark and most people are asleep. Brett Barton, creator of the group, said the early start time prevents interruptions in members’ daily lives.