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Girls Basketball: Linn 58, Calvary 40

The Calvary Lutheran Lady Lions scored just two points in the fourth quarter Monday and fell to Linn, 58-40.

Girls Basketball: Tuscumbia 70, St. Elizabeth 50

TaKayla Gunter ripped the nets for 31 points Monday night, leading the Tuscumbia Lady Lions to a 70-50 win against St. Elizabeth.

Girls Basketball: Blair Oaks 56, Osage 51

Seniors Chelsi Emerson and Lauren Viessman led the way for Blair Oaks as the Lady Falcons edged School of the Osage 56-51 on Monday.

Media Day for the Super Bowl: The art of saying little to nothing

This is not a story about Super Bowl Media Day. Thank God. This IS a story about the story of Super Bowl Media Day.

California rips Warsaw to open Russellville tourney

Top-seeded California pounded eighth-seeded Warsaw 82-26 on Monday in the opening round of the Russellville Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Vienna 68, Dixon 66

The Vienna Eagles handled the Dixon Bulldogs in the first half and then held on for a 68-66 win Monday night.

Boys basketball: Blair Oaks frosh roll against Fulton

The Blair Oaks freshman boys basketball team topped Fulton on Monday, 45-29.

Manfred takes over as baseball commissioner

Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.

Source says Yankees may not make $6M payment to A-Rod

The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.

Kyle Busch annoyed by being confused with brother Kurt

Kyle Busch said Monday he has not gotten involved in his older brother’s personal issues and is disappointed he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 NASCAR champion.

NASCAR to leave championship format unchanged

NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which chairman Brian France said Monday is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans.

Kuligowski spurns job offer by Illinois, remains at Missouri

After being tempted to don orange and blue, Craig Kuligowski will remain in black and gold.

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Lady Jays continue hot streak with win against Helias

The Jefferson City Lady Jays are starting to put things together.

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Rams notify St. Louis they’ll go year-to-year on lease

The Rams took the first step toward lame-duck status in St. Louis and a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome.

Hometown boy does good in NHL All-Star game

Johansen gets nod in MVP vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen spent the past few days showing off Columbus to his fellow NHL All-Stars. On Sunday, Johansen did some showing off of his own by winning an online fan vote to be named the game’s MVP.

Not a lot of defense in NHL All-Star game

Team Toews tops Team Foligno

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four.

College Track: Lincoln wins titles

The Lincoln University women’s and men’s indoor track and field teams captured titles Saturday in the Illinois College Snow Bird Open.

Lady Crusaders to host Lady Jays in basketball

The third and final installment of the Jefferson City-Helias winter sports rivalry will be played tonight when the Lady Crusaders host the Lady Jays in a basketball game at Rackers Fieldhouse.

Friendly Pro Bowl

Watt gets two turnovers, dances

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl Sunday.

Patriots’ Browner was with Seahawks last season

Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title.