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    Missouri's Ray named AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year

    Missouri's Ray named AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year

    Posted 1:54 PM 12/8/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff and The Associated Press

    ATLANTA (AP) - Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has been selected as the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year by the Associated Press, while Alabama receiver Amari Cooper claimed the award as the best offensive player.

    The coach of the year went to Mississippi State's Dan (More)

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    Rams sign punter Hekker to 6-year deal

    Rams sign punter Hekker to 6-year deal

    Posted 8:41 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Rams signed punter John Hekker to a six-year contract extension Friday, keeping him with the team through the 2020 season.

    The 24-year-old Hekker was scheduled to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Terms were not disclosed.

    Signed (More)

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    Williams, Stanton lead Cardinals by Chiefs 17-14

    Williams, Stanton lead Cardinals by Chiefs 17-14

    Posted 6:38 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kerwynn Williams rushed for 100 yards two days after being elevated from the Arizona practice squad and the Cardinals rallied to beat Kansas City 17-14 on Sunday in a matchup of teams that had lost two in a row.

    The NFC West-leading Cardinals (10-3) took the lead (More)

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    Local Scores: Sunday, Dec. 7

    Local Scores: Sunday, Dec. 7

    Posted 6:30 PM 12/7/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI- Here are some local scores from Sunday, Dec. 7:

    High School Boys Basketball:

    Mexico tops Battle, 65-52

     

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    Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Missouri to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day

    Posted 4:00 PM 12/7/2014 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers' football team will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl after finishing the season 10-3. 

    The game will be played in Orlando, Florida on January 1, 2015 at 12 p.m.

    The Tigers finished the season 16th in the (More)

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    Rams top Redskins 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

    Rams top Redskins 24-0 for 2nd straight shutout

    Posted 3:22 PM 12/7/2014 by The Associated Press

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The St. Louis Rams have back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1945, beating the Washington Redskins 24-0 Sunday and giving them their first winning streak of the season.

    Jared Cook caught two touchdown passes, Tavon Austin returned a punt 78 yards for a score (More)

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    No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    No. 16 Missouri falls to No. 1 Alabama in Atlanta

    Posted 7:00 PM 12/6/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ATLANTA - The No. 16 Missouri Tigers fell to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide 42-13 in the SEC championship game. The Tigers were within a possession until Alabama scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to roll to victory. 

    The Crimson Tide opened up the scoring with a (More)

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    Live Blog: Missouri battles Alabama in the SEC championship game

    Live Blog: Missouri battles Alabama in the SEC championship game

    Posted 2:03 PM 12/6/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA- No. 16 Missouri is back in Atlanta after capturing its second consecutive SEC East title. This time, the Tigers will take on the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the conference championship game. Last year, Missouri lost to Auburn 59-42 and is looking to erase the sting of that loss by (More)

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    Joplin and Tuscaloosa rebuilding after 2011 tornadoes

    Posted 10:52 PM 12/5/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Back in May of 2011, a catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. Since then, the city has made progress towards getting back on its feet.

    Less than one month before this incident, a tornado devastated parts of Tuscaloosa. Just like (More)

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    New Atlanta Stadium to replace Georgia Dome in 2017

    Posted 8:27 PM 12/5/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA -INTRO:The Georgia World Congress Center and the Atlanta Falcons are construct a new stadium right next door to the Georgia Dome.

    The New Atlanta Stadium will cost about $1 billion.

    Construction began back in May and officials said they expect it to be ready by 2017. (More)

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    SEC FanFare eases championship rivalries

    Posted 6:10 PM 12/5/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA - Tensions ran high as Mizzou and Alabama prepared for Saturday's game, but SEC FanFire kicked off Friday to bring the teams together.

    "The players just pour in here," The Colonnade Group President Robbie Roberton said. "It's like a sense of family."

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    Mizzou Atlanta Alumni throw SEC championship eve party

    Posted 5:45 PM 12/5/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ATLANTA - Mizzou Atlanta Alumni got together Friday at the Buckhead Saloon in Atlanta for an SEC eve party.

    Atlanta Chapter President Chad Bozarth said this year's crowd increased greatly compared to last year.

    "Throughout the night, we'll probably have about 800 people walk through (More)

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    Alabama sophomore determined to not let cancer stop her

    Posted 2:48 PM 12/5/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Mizzou Xtra Reporter

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - For Corbyn Wile, the University of Alabama isn't just her school, it's a family affair. 

    "I actually have three older sisters, and they all three came here," Wile said, with a smile.

    But there is one thing that sets her apart from her sisters: she is battling a (More)

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