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Jays open district play with victory against Lebanon

On Tuesday night

CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays closed the first half with a 15-0 run Tuesday night and defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 68-37 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.

Tuscumbia splits with Glasgow

In Class 1 sectionals

STURGEON — Tuscumbia and Glasgow split a boys-girls Class 1 sectional doubleheader Tuesday night.

Tough night for Lincoln women

Lose to Missouri Western in MIAA Tournament

ST. JOSEPH — The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped an 80-56 decision Tuesday night to the Missouri Western Griffons in the opening round of the MIAA Postseason Tournament.

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Few questions about Royals roster this spring

After winning American League title

SURPRISE, Ariz. — For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.

Lincoln tracksters qualify for Division II indoors

Later this month

The Lincoln women will compete in six events in the upcoming NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships.

NASCAR falls flat in follow-up to Daytona 500

Poor weekend at Atlanta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin’s motorhome.

South Carolina women look to win SEC Tourney

To fill hole on resume

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — For all that South Carolina has achieved under coach Dawn Staley, there’s a glaring absence on the school’s resume.

Time to repair damage to PGA Tour

That should be the next job for Ryder Cup task force

DORAL, Fla. — Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour.

Harrington to honor his sponsor’s exemptions

Busy schedule ahead after win

DORAL, Fla. — Padraig Harrington’s game slipped so badly last year he failed to keep full status on the PGA Tour for the first time. He wrote letters to tournaments asking for a sponsor’s exemption and received one from every tournament but the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

Pacquiao big hit in Vegas sports books vs. Mayweather

In early wagering

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

Rugby star signs with 49ers

From Australia

SAN FRANCISCO — Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne is getting his shot to play in the NFL.

Eagles swap McCoy for Bills’ Alonso

In trade Tuesday

BUFFALO, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan’s “ground and pound” running attack for the Buffalo Bills next season.

Fans rally to keep Chargers in San Diego

At rally Monday night

SAN DIEGO — From famed Super Bowl gatecrasher Dion Rich to an unofficial mascot called Boltman, Chargers fans turned out Monday night to support their team, which is threatening to move to a Los Angeles suburb if it doesn’t get a new stadium in San Diego.

No. 1 Kentucky remains unbeaten

Rallies past Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — No. 1 Kentucky overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half to keep its perfect season intact, beating Georgia 72-64 on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA's career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Cory Schneider made 33 saves, and the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils beat NHL-leading Nashville 3-1 on Tuesday night, sending the Predators to their season-worst fourth straight loss.

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Shamburger leads Missouri past Auburn on Senior Night

Keith Shamburger scored 21 points, tying his season high, and drained a 10-footer with 10.9 seconds remaining on senior night to lift Missouri over Auburn 63-61 on Tuesday.

Tuesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on March 3, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dez Wells scored six straight points after Rutgers tied the game late in the second half and No. 10 Maryland won its sixth straight game, a much-harder than expected 60-50 victory over the Scarlet Knights on Tuesday night.

Georgia looks to derail Kentucky’s quest for history

With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable.

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Missouri to face Auburn on Senior Night

Keith Shamburger and Keanau Post likely won’t be remembered as top players in Missouri basketball history.