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IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Group questions Peabody Energy's coal mine self-bonding

An environmental group is formally questioning Peabody Energy's ability to fully bond its coal mines in Wyoming and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain region, saying the St. Louis-based company has insufficient funding to qualify for self-bonding.

Justin Rose has day to remember in Pebble debut

Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren’t calling for him, and he knew it.

Raiders agree to extension to stay in Oakland

Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year lease extension Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season — and possibly beyond.

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

As ‘Force Awakens’ winds down, ‘Avatar’ remains supreme

Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records.

Wolken helps Blair Oaks top Eldon

Four Blair Oaks Lady Falcons scored 10 or more points Thursday against Eldon, but it might have been a player in single digits whose points mattered most.

Lady Crusaders drops game to Hickman in OT

In a game where points were extremely hard to come by, Hickman’s Taylor Spencer picked a huge time to drop in her only bucket of the game.

Lady Jays break through with win vs. Rock Bridge

The Jefferson City Lady Jays can scratch one off their bucket list.

Missouri women beat Alabama 63-52

The Missouri women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday with a 63-52 defeat of Alabama.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 14 points and Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa 85-78 on Thursday night after blowing a big lead.

Springfield city worker dies after accident at landfill

A 53-year-old Springfield maintenance worker has died after an accident at the city landfill.

Obama: ‘strange things’ happen when voters are scared

President Barack Obama said Thursday that “strange things” can happen in politics when voters are scared, and the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

NBA ROUNDUP: Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, a day after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams' wife died.

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Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each scored in the shootout and Joonas Korpisalo stopped shots by Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.

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Blues' Elliott has been stingy since replacing injured Allen

Brian Elliott is on a roll. Too bad the St. Louis Blues have little to show for it.

2 children revived after St. Louis apartment fire

St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they had been left alone.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Feb. 11, 2016

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Chez Reavie enjoyed the pure weather almost as much as watching putts go in. He opened with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula to take the lead Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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