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Posted Jun 2, 2015 at 5:14 AM

Watching someone smash coconuts with his elbow led one day to Dave Miller setting a world record.The Grain Valley man, an expert clay target shooter, was watching a Guinness Book of World Records show with his girlfriend Kelly and her two sons, Will, 9, and Sydney, 10, on television.“There’s this guy and he’s smashing coconuts with his elbow, smashing them open,” Miller said. “... It was crazy. Will, 9 years old, looks at me and goes,...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:24 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – With one mighty throw in the shot put, Carlos Davis slipped past his twin brother Khalil to win the event and cement a 36-point state performance by the two most dominating throwers not only in the state but also the...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:21 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – When Alicia Starr walked to jumping pit to compete in the Missouri State High School Track and Field Championships triple jump late Saturday afternoon, she had no idea that her performance would determine whether or not...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:20 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Moments after the Class 5 Missouri State Track and Field Championships ended at Lincoln University, 12-year-old Chase and 9-year-old Carlind ran down to the track and gave their brother a smothering hug that lasted for...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:19 AM

The 24th-annual Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri High School Football All-Star Game is set for June 18 at Blue Springs South High School’s Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. for the contest sponsored by the...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:18 AM

Oak Grove Post 379 rallied back from a 7-0 deficit in game two Sunday to sweep its season-opening American Legion baseball doubleheader at Sedalia Post 642. Oak Grove won 4-3 and 10-9.The host Travelers held a 7-0 lead after two innings in...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:17 AM

TUESDAY, JUNE 2AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL6 p.m. — Blue Springs Post 499 Fike at Warrensburg Post 131 (2 games) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL6 p.m. — Lee’s Summit...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:17 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — Missouri coach Ehren Earleywine feared the worst when pitcher Tori Finucane was struck by a line drive during a Super Regional game a week ago against UCLA.Finucane fell to the ground and clutched her face with both...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:16 AM

By The Associated PressThe blockbuster quarterfinal at the French Open – Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic – is on.Nadal dispatched Overland Park, Kan., native Jack Sock – not without difficulty – and...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 12:16 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their second round draft selection, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham.The Titans announced the deal Monday but did not release terms of the...

Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 4:40 PM

The 2015 NBA Finals are set and you should be excited.

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