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    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

    It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has (More)

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    Community gathers for homecoming campus decorations

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/24/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Community members and those coming from out of the area gathered in the University's "Greek Town" Friday to take part in the campus decorations for this year's 103rd homecoming.

    "I'm really excited to see everyone's hard work showcased," Freshman Christy Purst said. "I know the (More)

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    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs began Friday night.

    Blair Oaks beat Boonville 37-7 in the KOMU 8 Sports game of the week. The Falcons will play Fulton next week.

    Several teams advanced with shutouts, including Jefferson City scoring 39 against Hickman and Moberly (More)

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    Hickman holds ribbon cutting for new athletic complex

    Posted 6:22 PM 10/24/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to present its new athletic complex to the public on Friday. The facility is equipped with a wrestling area, an indoor batting cage, and a tennis court. Additionally, the complex will be used to house visiting teams and to teach (More)

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    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: Homecoming preview and predictions

    Posted 3:41 PM 10/24/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou plays its Homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. CT

    Note: To (More)

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    Economy benefits from SEC, homecoming

    Posted 3:00 PM 10/24/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU homecoming brings a lot more to Columbia than alumni and families.

    Homecoming is a source of revenue for the city, and in combination with other sporting activities, it has increased over the past few years.

    A study done by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (More)

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    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

    No splash shot.

    "We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)

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    Greek community showcases house decorations

    Posted 8:01 AM 10/24/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Greek Town will be decked out Friday night for House Decs. The sororities and fraternities decorate their houses and the crowds are able to walk around and enjoy the sights.

    The University of Missouri is credited for creating Homecoming. This year marks the 103rd Homecoming, as (More)

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    Local Scores: Thursday, Oct. 13

    Local Scores: Thursday, Oct. 13

    Posted 9:47 PM 10/23/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI- Here are some local scores from Thursday, Oct. 23. 

    Women's College Soccer

    Freed-Hardeman defeats Stephens College 6-1

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    California player wears pink socks for deceased mother

    Posted 5:17 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MONITEAU - When the calendar pages flip to October, the colors you normally think of are red, brown, and orange.

    But Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought a new color to that palette: pink.

    "Everyone has somebody in the family that's been touched by cancer in some way," (More)

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    Royals fans show how patience, loyalty can pay off

    Posted 4:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-nine years of patience paid off for Kansas City Royals fans. The Royals not only made it to the World Series, but the team has also showed it can compete with the San Francisco Giants.

    Patience especially paid off for one of Mid-Missouri's biggest Royals' fan Don (More)

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    Opening Drive, previewing high school football: district playoffs

    Posted 2:48 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, find out why the color pink means a little bit more to one California football player and how one Tolton man won the drawing of a lifetime.

    Then, our hosts take a look at where every team in the mid-Missouri area is playing for the district playoffs.

    Finally, we preview the best playoff matchups this week. 

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    Local high school teammates bonded by more than football

    Posted 2:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - Many teams base their success on the number of wins and losses at the end of the season.

    The Missouri Military Academy Colonels are not one of those teams.

    On paper, this small college preparatory school in Mexico, MO is failing on the football field. Over a stretch of (More)

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