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Panthers Oher doesn’t like ‘The Blind Side’

When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie “The Blind Side,” which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tenn.

Volleyball: Helias earns award

For the 12th year in a row, the Helias volleyball team has been honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for academic excellence.

Jungmeyer honored by LOJGA

Mikala Jungmeyer was honored twice last Thursday by the Lake Ozark Junior Golf Association.

Lady Jays golf practice begins

All girls interested in participating on the Jefferson City Lady Jays golf team need to be at practice today.

Johnson, Gaines competing for starting spot with Rams

The St. Louis Rams’ defense is so deep there are two starters, Trumaine Johnson and E.J. Gaines, competing for one of the cornerback spots.

Bradford goes through full workout with Eagles

Sam Bradford was full-go on the first day of training camp.

Ryan lists Incognito among Bills’ starters

From being labeled an NFL bully to Buffalo Bills starter: guard Richie Incognito took a big step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus that placed his career in jeopardy.

Kenseth stretches his fuel, steals a win at Pocono

Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left.

Rahal wins in Ohio, pulls within 9 points of Montoya in IndyCar standings

Racing in his home state — and only a few laps from tightening the IndyCar standings with a big victory — Graham Rahal still had one more big restart to sweat out.

Park captures Women’s British for career Slam

As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the one about to add another chapter in golf’s record book.

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American Pharoah returns to racing, easily wins Haskell

American Pharoah flashed his speed in the stretch and easily won the $1.75-million Haskell Invitational on Sunday in his first race since sweeping the Triple Crown.

$101-million man Houston gets to work for Chiefs

The massive linebacker with the sweat-drenched biceps insists he never took a day off this offseason, even if he never showed up for one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ workouts.

Cardinals’ Moss gets game-winning hit for new team

Brandon Moss felt as if he got a new baseball life after he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

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Volquez, Royals drop tense series finale to Blue Jays

Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez wasn’t interested in hearing any complaints the Blue Jays had about his inside pitches.

Maclin shows skills at Chiefs camp

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin stepped onto the practice field Saturday for the first time wearing a Chiefs uniform.

Press Box: Brady, Richardson need to realize they’re hurting themselves

News Tribune Sports Commentary

I don’t want you to think I’m calling either the Jets’ Sheldon Richardson or the Patriots’ Tom Brady a lady, but I can’t help thinking of Shakespeare’s famous line from Hamlet when it comes to these two: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

Jets GM supportive, but noncommittal on Richardson's future

Sheldon Richardson has a lot of making up — and growing up — to do with the New York Jets.

Cole County students take part in world archery tourney

Several Cole County competitors took part in the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) World Tournament and NASP 3D Challenge that were held July 22-25 at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Mason confident there'll be no drop-off while Gurley rehabs

Draft day could not have been a pleasant experience for St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason. Imagine how jarring it must have been to see his team take Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick.

First practice gives Chiefs cornerbacks chance to shine

There was already going to be plenty of competition for one of the starting cornerback jobs in Kansas City, even before the Chiefs learned Sean Smith would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season.