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Five Rams give back to Ferguson

‘Hands Up’ players donate to residents at holiday event

JENNINGS — The St. Louis Rams players who did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer Friday.

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Rams’ Mason wants to forget about first fumble

ST. LOUIS — Tre Mason averaged just 2.5 yards per carry last week. A critical lost fumble hurt the most for the St. Louis Rams rookie running back, and he is looking for a bounceback game against the New York Giants.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 22 points and Mike Miller, making his first start of the season, added 21 on seven 3-pointers to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Brooklyn Nets 95-91 on Friday night.

Friday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and No. 2 UConn returned from a 13-day break to rout No. 25 DePaul 98-64 on Friday night.

Friday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Dec. 19, 2014

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Corey Walden scored 18 points to help Eastern Kentucky rout No. 18 Miami 72-44 on Friday night.

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Hickman holds off Jefferson City

O.G. Anunoby gave the Jefferson City Jays a much-needed spark down the stretch.

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Blair Oaks girls roll to win against St. Elizabeth

The Blair Oaks girls basketball team had a 10-day break in its schedule before Thursday’s game against St. Elizabeth, and the Lady Falcons were eager to return to the court.

South Callaway boys get past Harrisburg

South Callaway put three players in double figures while notching an 80-70 win against Harrisburg on Thursday night.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 55, Belle 44

Levi Anderson scored 20 points Thursday as the Russellville Indians defeated the Belle Tigers 55-44.

Boys Basketball: New Franklin 56, Tuscumbia 52

Zane Humphreys put up 21 points, but Tuscumbia fell short against New Franklin, 56-52, at the W-K Shootout on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Eugene 70, Hallsville 53

The Eugene Eagles used a big third quarter to rally for a win against the Hallsville Indians on Tuesday night.

Girls Basketball: Fatima 75, Eldon 67

The Fatima Comets defeated Eldon on Thursday, 75-67, thanks to strong performances by Morgan Brandt, Sammey Bunch and Kate Massman.

Ichabods top Lincoln women

The Lincoln women shot just 25 percent from the field and dropped a 61-46 decision against Washburn.

Lincoln men fall to Washburn

The Lincoln men’s basketball team played Washburn to a virtual standstill in the second half Thursday night, but by that point the game was well out of reach.

Borghardt, White honored by NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Thursday that Central Methodist quarterback/wide receiver Kaleb Borghardt and linebacker Conner White are among 319 football student-athletes that have been named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Westminster Blue Jays lose

The Westminster Blue Jays dropped to 2-7 on the season with a 70-52 loss to Simpson College on Wednesday night.

Five Rams going to Ferguson

Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up. He wants to be hands on this holiday season.

Columbia College men fall at home

The Columbia College Cougars saw their NAIA record of 58 straight home wins at Southwell Complex come to a close Thursday with an 82-80 loss to Benedictine College.

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LA Kings erase 3-goal deficit, move past Blues 6-4

Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings gave up their eighth consecutive goal to St. Louis over the last two games, the defending Stanley Cup champions finally gathered themselves and answered back.