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City councilwoman Laura Nauser, left, watches teammate Eddie Murray make a basket during a donkey basketball game. The fundraising event at the Boone County Fairgrounds benefitting the Columbia-based youth literacy and education organization Destiny of H.O.P.E.
Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith didn't begin playing organized football until he was a junior in high school. As a redshirt freshman at Missouri, Smith was tabbed Big 12 defensive newcomer of year. He finished with 11.5 sacks -- an MU single-season record -- and 19 tackles for loss. Missouri's modern-day Deacon Jones, Smith prefers a subtler way to describe the feeling he gets when smashing into a quarterback. "A sack feels like a kiss from a girl you like a lot," Smith said.
Swimmers from Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools visualize their state races prior to practice on Wednesday. Visualizing allows the swimmers to relax and focus on their state performances. The two teams practiced together during the season, but competed separately at the Missouri State Championship Swim Meet held the following weekend at the Rec-Plex Center in St. Peters, Mo
Ninth grader Dylan Ibanez reacts after being scored on during a soccer game between faculty and students at West Junior High School in Columbia, Mo. The students lost.
University of Kansas volleyball players, left, celebrate a point after Missouri's Weiwen Wang (13) was unable to keep the ball in play during the closing minutes of the fifth set of Missouri's 23-30, 30-26, 30-20, 28-30, 7-15 loss at the Hearnes Center.
Bobby Poole of Overland Park, KS, takes a bathroom break during halftime of the World Cup watch party at Arrowhead Stadium Pavillion, Thursday, June 22, 2006, In Kansas City, Mo. Ghana defeated the U.S. 2-1.