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Columbia Tribune - Woodley wins UFC title with quick knockout

Former Missouri wrestler Tyron Woodley won the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title on Saturday night in Atlanta when when he knocked out Robbie Lawler with 2:12 left in the first round at UFC 201.

Woodley dropped Lawler with a devastating right hand — after an effective fake — and scored several strikes while Lawler was on the mat and against the cage, leading referee Dan Miragliotta to call the bout.

You're up next, Ben Askren and Michael Chandler.

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Columbia Tribune - For Cox family, all aboard to Rio Olympics

The Olympics will only be the third time Cathy has traveled to see J’den wrestle. While J’den has traveled around the country with the Missouri wrestling program, his mother and father have mostly stayed behind. There were two exceptions: when J’Den competed at the Mid-American Conference Championships two years ago in Kent, Ohio, and when he won a national championship in March in New York.

"We’re blue-collar people," Cathy said of her family. Cathy works at Columbia Public Schools, while Mike works at Sam’s Club.

Just... don't wander too far away from the hotel, guys. Please.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Speaking of Tiger Olympians... - Schreuders Becomes Mizzou Swimming and Diving's third 2016 Olympian

Mizzou swimmer Mikel Schreuders (Oranjestad, Aruba) punched his ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics, as announced by the Federation International De Natation (FINA). A rising sophomore for the Tigers, Schreuders is one of two swimmers who will represent Aruba at the Olympics. He joins former Mizzou swimmers Dominique Bouchard (2010-13) and Mack Darragh(2012-15), both of Canada, as 2016 Olympians, the first three in the history of the program.

Schreuders will swim the 200m free in Rio. He originally earned his Olympic qualifying standard at the XXXIII Invitational International Delfines de Naco in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in November but was not assured of his spot on the team until July.

We might as well start calling Rio "Columbia South" - or perhaps, "Stabby Columbia."

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Columbia Tribune - Tigers hoping Italian trip will teach them about each other

"What we’re trying to do now is get the new guys caught up with the old guys with what we want to do offensively and defensively," Anderson said. "It won’t be very solid yet, because we’re kind of putting stuff in as we go. We’ve spent a lot of time on defense — man defense.

"In the next couple weeks, I think we’re going to spend a lot of time on offense. We need to establish some things on offense."

Nothing like a summer camp to kick the bonding into high gear.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Speaking of Tigers leaving Columbia...

Post-Dispatch - Corey Tate leaves Mizzou basketball for SLU

The move takes Tate from the site of his college playing days to his hometown, where he becomes the final piece of SLU coach Travis Ford's staff.

"Travis has been a really good friend of mine for years and we have a great relationship," said Tate, who begins on Monday. "St. Louis is home for me. Like they always say, a person can go back home. It's good to be able to see familiar faces and be in a place where you grew up and know."

It's always nice to see Columbia, Missouri have such an impact on a person's life.