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Missouri high school football for Oct. 31, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Oct. 31, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

Kentucky leads the preseason basketball pack

No. 1 in AP poll

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

In with the new with the Cubs

Maddon takes over as manager

CHICAGO — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball’s best managers.

Michigan AD Brandon resigns

Dave Brandon took over Michigan’s athletic department four years ago with so many of the right qualifications: success as a businessman, experience as a university regent — and he’d played football for Bo Schembechler, too.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 31, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Friday night.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Oct. 31, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes Friday for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

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Fatima battles its way back to Final Four in volleyball

With all the adversity the Fatima volleyball team has faced this season, it should come as no surprise to the Lady Comets they’re heading into the Class 2 Final Four with some drama accompanying them.

A look at teams joining Fatima in the Final Four

Class 2 volleyball capsules

Here are capsule looks at the three volleyball teams joining Fatima in the Class 2 Final Four to be held today and Saturday at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau:

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Helias making first trip to volleyball Final Four

After the Helias volleyball program got the monkey off its back and made it to its first Final Four, this season might have come as a surprise to some.

A look at teams joining Helias in the Final Four

Class 3 volleyball capsules

Here are capsule looks at the three volleyball teams joining Helias in the Class 3 Final Four to be held today and Saturday at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau:

Blair Oaks, Fulton feature plenty of speed

In tonight's district game

Don’t be surprised if tonight’s Class 3 District 6 semifinal football game turns into a track meet.

Jays feel sense of urgency in football playoffs

Host Jaguars tonight

Throughout practice this week, Jefferson City head coach Ted LePage and the rest of the Jays’ coaching staff have reminded players today’s game could be their last.

California to square off with resurgent So. Boone

In district football

The California Pintos and Southern Boone Eagles met five weeks ago, with the Pintos capturing a 48-7 victory. But the loss must have done the Eagles some good. They haven’t lost since.

Royals look toward next season after dream run

The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory Thursday night against Louisville.

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Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead

Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 30, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Oct. 30, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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Allen makes 24 saves in Blues' 2-0 win over Ducks

Alexander Steen and Ryan Reaves scored, and Jake Allen stopped 24 shots in his second NHL shutout, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

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