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    Comcast to sponsor Carl Edwards in four Sprint Cup races

    Comcast to sponsor Carl Edwards in four Sprint Cup races

    Posted 10:28 AM 3/2/2015 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Comcast announced on Monday it will be the primary sponsor for Columbia's Carl Edwards and the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing car during four races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

    "We're excited about this partnership with Comcast as they continue to grow in the sport (More)

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    MU baseball supports service dog training

    Posted 12:57 AM 3/2/2015 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Members of the Missouri baseball team played ball Wednesday with unconventional teammates.

    The players met up to toss a ball around to three of the newest puppies from local organization Puppies with Purpose. This season each (More)

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    Canucks beat Blues 6-5 in shootout after blowing 3-goal lead

    Canucks beat Blues 6-5 in shootout after blowing 3-goal lead

    Posted 12:08 AM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Nick Bonino, Radim Vrbata and Chris Higgins scored in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks recovered from blowing a three-goal lead for a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night.

    Eddie Lack made 34 saves for Vancouver, while Shawn Matthias (More)

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    Wrestling brings father and daughter closer together

    Wrestling brings father and daughter closer together

    Posted 9:09 PM 3/1/2015 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - It's a loud and rough sport, but at least now, it's a level playing field.

    The Missouri Folk Wrestling Tournament in Missouri was open to female wrestlers up until 12th grade.

    "The numbers in Missouri are phenomenal," Don Schreimann, Women's Director for Missouri USA (More)

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    Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

    Posted 8:31 PM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    HAMPTON, Georgia (AP) - Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday, winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

    Johnson, a six-time Cup champion, started near the back after failing to get in a qualifying run because of inspection issues. (More)

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    Mizzou women defeat Arkansas in regular season finale

    Mizzou women defeat Arkansas in regular season finale

    Posted 4:32 PM 3/1/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - It may have been senior night for Missouri women's basketball players Morgan Eye and Bree Fowler, but it was the sophomores that stole the show for the Tigers as they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 57-41.

    After coming off a big upset in College Station, Texas over the No. 12 (More)

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    Columbia's "hidden gem" sets archery world record

    Posted 4:27 PM 3/1/2015 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Flight Archery isn't a well known sport in mid-Missouri. In fact, it's not well known anywhere, but that has never stopped Columbia resident Candy Sall.

    "The shooting is a bit different, we're not aiming at targets," Sall said. "We do shoot at a 45 degree angle to get maximum (More)

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    Mizzou baseball off to its best start since 1985 with sweep of UIC

    Mizzou baseball off to its best start since 1985 with sweep of UIC

    Posted 3:25 PM 3/1/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MILLINGTON, Tennessee - Mizzou baseball completed the three-game sweep over UIC Sunday with a 10-1 victory at USA Stadium. 

    The team is riding a six game winning streak and the program is now off to its best start since 1985 with a record of 10-1. 

    Junior Peter Fairbanks (More)

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    Paul Stastny scores winner in Blues' 2-1 victory

    Paul Stastny scores winner in Blues' 2-1 victory

    Posted 1:10 AM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - Paul Stastny scored the winning goal with 5:40 left and added an assist as the St. Louis Blues edged the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday night.

    Dmitrij Jaskin also scored for the Blues (40-18-4), who have won two in a row.

    Justin Schultz had the lone goal (More)

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    Mizzou Baseball continues hot start with Doubleheader Sweep

    Mizzou Baseball continues hot start with Doubleheader Sweep

    Posted 8:15 PM 2/28/2015 by Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MILLINGTON, Tennessee - Missouri baseball made it five consecutive wins with a sweep of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the University of Illinois-Chicago.

    The Tigers won game one in dramatic fashion with junior Josh Lester hitting a walk-off home run to give Missouri the 3-2 win. The pitching (More)

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    Local Scores: Saturday, February 28

    Local Scores: Saturday, February 28

    Posted 7:50 PM 2/28/2015 by Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are your local scores from around the area for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015:

    Men's College Basketball

    No. 13 Columbia College: 71

    Benedictine-Springfield: 60 

    Boys High School Basketball

    Tolton: 72 

    South Callaway: 60 

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    Georgia rolls past Missouri 68-44 for third straight win

    Georgia rolls past Missouri 68-44 for third straight win

    Posted 2:11 PM 2/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ATHENS, Georgia - Nemanja Djurisic scored 14 points and Georgia strengthened its NCAA tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri on Saturday.

    Georgia (19-9, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) has won three straight games, including road wins against Alabama and Mississippi, since (More)

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    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 10:26 AM 2/28/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Due to inclement weather predicted for the weekend of Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 1, the following sporting events involving mid-Missouri teams have been either rescheduled or canceled.

    Mizzou baseball: home-opening series against the University of Illinois-Chicago (More)

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