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    Cardinals outfielder Taveras killed in car accident

    Cardinals outfielder Taveras killed in car accident

    Posted 7:43 PM 10/26/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals have confirmed outfielder Oscar Taveras has been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.

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    Chiefs take down Rams in Governor's Cup battle

    Chiefs take down Rams in Governor's Cup battle

    Posted 3:30 PM 10/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs trounced the St. Louis Rams 34-7 on Sunday.

    Cairo Santos added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3), including a career-best 53-yarder. Alex (More)

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    Royals squander early lead in Game 4 loss

    Royals squander early lead in Game 4 loss

    Posted 11:37 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The plan this postseason has been pretty straightforward for the Kansas City Royals: Take an early lead and then hand the game over to a terrific trio of hard-throwing relievers.

    A four-run third inning provided the lead Saturday night. But starter Jason Vargas got (More)

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    Sasser and Mauk lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14

    Sasser and Mauk lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14

    Posted 6:46 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Bud Sasser scored two touchdowns and Russell Hansbrough added another to lead Missouri past Vanderbilt 24-14 Saturday and end a two-game home losing streak.

    After scoring twice apiece on special teams and defense last week at Florida, the Tigers (6-2, 3-1 Southeastern (More)

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    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: news, stats and scores

    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: news, stats and scores

    Posted 2:06 PM 10/25/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer and Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri hosts Vanderbilt in a SEC East matchup. It is Missouri's annual homecoming game. The Tigers and Commodores have split games against each other in Missouri's first two years in the SEC. Vanderbilt won the first matchup in Columbia. In his last three games, Maty Mauk has (More)

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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)

  • Baseball

    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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