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Nationals 1B Zimmerman leaves early after dive vs. Cardinals

Washington first baseman Ryan Zimmerman made an early exit after jarring himself diving for a grounder, and the Nationals said he was OK after a 1-1 tie with the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

Lackey, Harvey both pitch well, Cardinals beat Mets

Starters John Lackey and Matt Harvey both pitched well Friday as the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Friday.

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Crusaders fail to capitalize in 3-2 loss to Pirates

Missed opportunities

The Helias Crusaders pushed across a run in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday to take a 2-1 lead against the Boonville Pirates. But they also left two runners in scoring position in the inning. Then left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth. And the Pirates took advantage.

Blair Oaks tops quad

ELDON — Blair Oaks continued its strong start to the season with its second straight win, defeating Helias, Eldon and Iberia in the Eldon Quad.

Lady Jays take second in soccer tournament

LEE’S SUMMIT — The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished in a tie at 1 with the Lee’s Summit Tigers in the final game of the Lee’s Summit Tournament on Thursday.

Jays win golf dual

The Jefferson City Jays opened the golf season Thursday with a 164-209 victory in a dual against Waynesville.

Not just another ACC game when Louisville meets North Carolina State

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At first glance, it seems like just another Atlantic Coast Conference game — North Carolina State vs. Louisville.

UCLA, Gonzaga prepare for rematch

HOUSTON — UCLA lost just once at home this season and it was Gonzaga that dished out that defeat.

Izzo, Kruger cross paths again

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn’t sure where his career would have led had he accepted the Atlanta Hawks’ offer some 15 years ago.

It’s Coach K vs. Coach K when Duke meets Utah

In regional semifinal

HOUSTON — Coach K vs. Coach K.

Man charged after allegedly punching ex-Cardinal Ford

Prosecutors say a white St. Louis-area man was driven by racism when he allegedly punched former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford.

Labor leaders, developers resolve dispute surrounding Kroenke’s proposed stadium

Labor leaders said they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.

Florida's Frazier to NBA

A person with familiar with the decision said Florida guard Michael Frazier II is leaving school early and entering the NBA draft.

Postseason streak comes to close for Missouri women

Fall to Michigan in WNIT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Three road games was one too many for the Missouri women’s basketball team.

Missouri cuts ties with Fuller

Speculation became official Thursday when the Missouri basketball program announced associate head coach Tim Fuller will no longer coach at the school.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 26, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Anze Kopitar scored with 4:23 left, defenseman Alec Martinez had two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings won their third straight on their road trip by beating the slumping New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.

Thursday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on March 26, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.

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Hernandez throws 6 sharp innings in Mariners' loss to Royals

Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.

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Rain helps Cards' Wainwright clean up tough outing vs Miami

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up four runs, including a solo homer by Giancarlo Stanton, in 3 2-3 innings Thursday before a rain delay ended his outing in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.

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