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    Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

    Chiefs OT Stephenson suspended for PEDs violation

    Posted 1:58 PM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

    Stephenson was a fill-in starter last season but was expected to anchor the right (More)

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  • Friday Night Fever

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: North Callaway at Mexico

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: North Callaway at Mexico

    Posted 5:52 AM 8/22/2014 by John Zupon Jr., KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - The smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, and school is in session, which means Friday Night Fever is back. In the first Game of the Week, the Mexico Bulldogs host the North Callaway Thunderbirds to kick off each teams' season.

    KOMU 8 News will be covering most games with a (More)

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    New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

    New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

    Posted 7:59 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched (More)

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    Mexico Bulldogs debut new press box at Friday's football game

    Posted 2:01 PM 8/21/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Sports

    MEXICO, MO - The facilities at Hawthorne Heights are immaculate.  However, there used to be an eyesore right above the football field that had been there since 1992.  

    The old press box at Mexico High School was "full of mold, structurally the integrity of it had be compromised (More)

  • Sports

    Tony Stewart to miss third race after Ward's death

    Tony Stewart to miss third race after Ward's death

    Posted 10:16 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) - Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.

    Stewart's decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton will (More)

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  • Baseball

    Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Lackey gives Neshek a Ruth ball for number switch

    Posted 10:13 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals newcomer John Lackey really wanted to keep his old number, so he gave teammate Pat Neshek quite a reward for switching jerseys.

    After Neshek gave up his No. 41 uniform, Lackey gave him a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth that's worth thousands of (More)

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    McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

    McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2

    Posted 10:10 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    DENVER (AP) - Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.

    The loss trims the Royals' lead to one game over Detroit in the AL Central.

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    Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

    Lynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds

    Posted 9:57 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

    Reds starter Johnny Cueto (15-7) was off-kilter from the get-go and missed a (More)

  • Football

    Three Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    Three Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    Posted 8:42 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community - Ferguson, Missouri.

    North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin (More)

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  • Friday Night Fever

    Centralia football coach limited this season

    Posted 4:38 PM 8/20/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    CENTRALIA - Centralia Football Coach Erle Bennett is limited to coaching 550 hours this season due to a Missouri retirement statute.

    Bennett retired from teaching last spring.

    Steve Yoakum, the executive director of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri said, "The (More)

  • Football

    Charles, Bowe remain out of Chiefs practice

    Charles, Bowe remain out of Chiefs practice

    Posted 3:32 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Add rookie running back De'Anthony Thomas to a lengthy list of Chiefs players who are missing practice as the team prepares for its preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota.

    The electrifying Thomas missed Wednesday's workout with spasms in his hamstring.

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    Heat pushes back start times for high school games

    Heat pushes back start times for high school games

    Posted 11:28 AM 8/20/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - The high school football season officially kicks off this week, but summer temperatures are delaying the start to some games.

    According to KOMU 8's First Alert Weather Center, temperatures are predicted to still be in the 90 degree range with heat idencies in the upper 90's and (More)

  • Baseball

    Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies

    Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies

    Posted 8:55 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    DENVER (AP) - Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.

    James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have now won 21 of 26 after getting to Colorado rookie (More)

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