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Aldon Smith getting back into rhythm

With 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has the utmost respect for a guy who dislocates his finger and pops it back in on his own. Harbaugh once did so himself during his 15-year NFL career as a quarterback. San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith popped his left middle finger back into place Sunday.

Battle for Atlantis boasts rugged field

North Carolina coach Roy Williams knows a trip to the Bahamas will not in any way resemble a Thanksgiving vacation for his Tar Heels.

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Wiley signs with William Woods

Tory Wiley, a senior member of the undefeated state champion team at Helias High School, recently signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at William Woods.

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Brundage to play at Culver-Stockton

Jefferson City High School’s Darby Brundage recently signed a letter of intent to play softball at Culver-Stockton College.

Lady Jays fall in season opener

The Jefferson City Lady Jays opened their season with a 50-43 loss Tuesday against Sullivan at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Helias tops Blair Oaks in season opener

The Helias Lady Crusaders jumped out to a quick lead against Blair Oaks to start the season, and the Lady Falcons couldn’t claw all the way back, as Helias held on for a 35-19 season-opening win Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield tops Calvary Lutheran in girls basketball

Rebecca Thompson scored 13 points for Calvary Lutheran, and Brooke Rollins had eight, but the Lady Lions fell 56-36 to New Bloomfield in their season opener.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Nov. 25, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Stephen Curry scored 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 on Tuesday night for their sixth consecutive victory.

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Senators rally in 3rd period, beat Blues in SO

Erik Condra and Alex Chiasson scored third-period goals for the Ottawa Senators, who rallied to tie it and then beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Nov. 25, 2014

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night's 92-44 blowout.

Support pouring in for Berry

Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him.

Boilermakers race out to 25-point halftime lead, rip MU

Purdue lost its Maui Invitational opener in the worst possible way: By not playing hard enough in the first half.

Chamois falls to Owensville in opener

The Chamois Lady Pirates fell to Owensville on Monday in the first game of the season, 51-21.

Helias freshmen fall

The Helias freshman boys basketball team opened the season Monday with a 55-26 home loss to Rock Bridge.

Russellville girls basketball falls to Stoutland

The Russellville girls basketball team dropped its season opener Monday against Stoutland, falling 73-38.

Boonville girls basketball tops California

The California Lady Pintos fell to Boonville in its season opener, 76-56 on Monday.

Lewis and Clark drops two

The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade girls basketball team dropped both games to Smithton Middle School on Monday.

Tuscumbia tops Laquey in basketball opener

Tuscumbia blew out Lauqey in its season opener on Monday, 63-19.

St. Elizabeth basketball defeats Jamestown

St. Elizabeth’s four-point edge in the second quarter proved to be the difference Monday night as the Lady Hornets opened the season with a 54-50 victory against the Jamestown Lady Pirates.

Linn basketball drops opener to Eldon

Linn rimmed-out a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, as the Wildcats dropped their season opener to Eldon, 54-52, on Monday.