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Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

Antoine Vermette scored at 5:37 of the second overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Saturday night to tie the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Curry, Golden State rout Houston 115-80 to take 3-0 lead

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors made it look easy against Houston, beating the Rockets 115-80 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 23, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Lance McCullers got Ian Kinsler to ground into a triple play in the fifth inning, and the Houston right-hander went on to earn his first career victory Saturday, leading the Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2.

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Gordon, Volquez lead KC over Cards in rain-shortened game

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer, Edinson Volquez pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night in a game called in the sixth inning because of rain.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 23, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Sebastian Giovinco scored on an early highlight-reel goal and Toronto FC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.

Clock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open

There are two distinct sounds when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.

Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident.

Hawks' Kyle Korver out for the playoffs with sprained ankle

Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for the rest of the playoffs because of a severely sprained right ankle.

Reds manager Bryan Price ejected even before game begins

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was ejected Saturday before the game against Cleveland began.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on May 23, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Kevin Na regained sole possession of the lead with a late birdie Saturday at Colonial, taking a one-stroke advantage over Ian Poulter into the final round.

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Oberdiek repeats as state champion

In Class 2 girls long jump

You had to see this one coming — it ended the only way a Cinderella story could.

Five repeat as state champions

On first day of Class 1-2 state track and field championships

There were a lot of familiar faces atop the awards stand Friday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Chamois' Baker takes fifth

In Class 1 track

For the second straight state championship, Autumn Baker spent a portion of the 3,200-meter run in first. Her next goal is to finish it there.

Prep Track: Class 1 and 2 state championship results

Here are the results for statewide competitors in Friday’s action at the Class 1-2 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

Prep Track: Area results from state championship

From Friday's competitions

Here are the results for area competitors in Friday’s action at the Class 1-2 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships.

Prep Track: State qualifiers schedule for Saturday

Here is the list of area finalists today at the Class 1-2 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the Lincoln University campus in Jefferson City.

Sam signs with CFL’s Alouettes

MONTREAL — Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada.

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Sinkhole develops at Top of the Rock in Branson

BRANSON — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.

Missouri softball travels to UCLA

NCAA Super Regional

The Missouri softball team begins a best-of-three super regional against UCLA today in Los Angeles.

Learfield to represent Butler University athletics’ multimedia

Butler University in Indianapolis has named Learfield Sports to represent Bulldog Athletics’ multimedia rights through the 2024-25 collegiate athletic season, according to a Learfield news release.