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Post 5 Seniors win Zone Tournament

Advance to state

ST. CHARLES — Sunday didn’t start out so well for the Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors, but it ended in fine style.

Youth served with Rams

Only three players age 30 or older on roster

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams players are assigned parking spots outside the training facility based on seniority, and the roster is so heavy on youth, quarterback Sam Bradford is close to the front of the line. At age 26, the first overall pick in 2010 is a grizzled veteran on this team.

Emotional day at Hall of Fame

For five inducted Sunday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats

Ricciardo takes Hungarian G.P.

Fresh tires lead to victory

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso near the end of the race Sunday to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix for his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.

RTA expects to add NASCAR teams

To its organization

INDIANAPOLIS — Race Team Alliance chairman Rob Kauffman said Sunday the rest of NASCAR’s full-time teams should soon be added to the group working on issues facing the sport.

'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy

Wins Brickyard 400 for fifth time

INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.

Edwards on the move

Leaving Roush team after season

INDIANAPOLIS — Carl Edwards’ 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season.

Nothing official from Lakers

Scott says he's the new head coach

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday no deal has been reached.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 27, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on July 27, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Friendly rivals

Lost ring connects Red Sox, Yankees

NEW YORK — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on July 27, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Diego Valeri broke a tie in the 82nd minute and the Portland Timbers held off Montreal 3-2 on Sunday night to extend the Impact's losing streak to five games.

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on July 27, 2014

WNBA ROUNDUP: Ivory Latta scored 21 points and Kara Lawson added 14 as the surging Washington Mystics moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.

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Wainwright, Holliday leads Cards past Cubs, 1-0

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

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Santana hits 2 more HRs, Indians stop Royals

Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals' winning streak at five.

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.

Press Box: Tick, tick tick, tick ...

Local sports about to start

SPORTS COMMENTARY: The first day of practice for fall sports in Missouri is Monday, Aug. 4. In just eight days, it’s time for football, boys soccer, volleyball, girls tennis and golf and cross country to officially begin their preparations for their respective seasons.

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This season, Rams' Quinn seeks to do even better

Robert Quinn set a St. Louis Rams record and led the NFC with 19 sacks last season. The challenge this season is to do even better, without changing a thing.

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Chiefs working on competition at cornerback

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is serious about what he has said about competition at the cornerback position.

Driftwood Outdoors: Chance for first hunt

Organizations offer youth dove hunting opportunities

The Mourning Dove is Missouri’s most popular migratory game bird. Their population, both nationwide and in Missouri, is stable with no evidence of a change in abundance. Dove hunting is an exhilarating experience, and a sound wildlife management practice.