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Jeff Gordon takes a final spin at track that meant so much

Jeff Gordon admired his latest retirement gift — a miniature race car for his two young children — and thanked the folks at Atlanta Motor Speedway for not going with the obvious choice. On Sunday, Gordon will relish one final spin around the track that's meant so much to his brilliant career.

Lincoln women close regular season with loss

Meanwhile, Buie has double-double in LU men's game

The Lincoln women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a loss, but the Blue Tigers still have some basketball left to play this year.

Men’s Basketball: Columbia College wins

The 13th-ranked Columbia College men’s basketball team completed its 2014-15 regular season Saturday with a 71-60 home defeat of Benedictine: Springfield.

Youth Wrestling: Tri-Cap Club results

The Tri-Cap Wrestling Club competed in the Missouri USA Girls State Championship and the Camdenton Laker Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

SE Missouri snap skid, whip Austin Peay 89-65

Jarekious Bradley scored 28 points and Southeast Missouri State snapped a three-game losing skid heading into next week's Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a convincing 89-65 win over Austin Peay Saturday.

Hot-shooting George Mason wins 78-50

Isaiah Jackson scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half as George Mason built an early advantage that it rode to a 78-50 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday night.

Thunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery on cheekbone

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair a fracture to his right cheek Saturday and the NBA's hottest player will miss at least a game.

Heat say Bosh has been released from hospital

Chris Bosh's first step toward recovery is complete. He's home.

White Sox ace Sale breaks bone in foot, out at least 3 weeks

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is out for at least three weeks after breaking a bone in his right foot in what the team described as an accident at home.

Cavaliers' Irving to miss second game with shoulder injury

The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 28, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Michelle Miller had 20 points off the bench and No. 14 Princeton moved within a win of the Ivy League record for best starts ever with a 79-67 win over Brown on Saturday night.

Stolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlanta

The No. 44 race car returned to its NASCAR shop in North Carolina on Saturday after it was recovered along a remote road in suburban Atlanta, apparently abandoned by the thieves who stole it from a hotel parking lot.

Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 28, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points and top-ranked Kentucky rolled past No. 18 Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday to win the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Loyola of Chicago beats Missouri State, 65-51

Christian Thomas tied his season-high with 21 points and added a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Loyola of Chicago past Missouri State 65-51 on Saturday.

Saturday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 28, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Jaromir Jagr made his Florida debut and Scottie Upshall scored the go-ahead goal with 5:58 left in the Panthers' 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Feb. 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Padraig Harrington is a 36-hole leader on the PGA Tour for the first time in nearly five years and he knows he has a long way to go.

Georgia rolls past Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. — Nemanja Djurisic scored 14 points and Georgia strengthened its NCAA Tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win against Missouri on Saturday.

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Helias boys defeat Rock Bridge after slow start

With the offense a little stagnant, the Helias boys basketball team decided to go for a run to clear its head.

Jays fall at Rockhurst

The Jefferson City Jays wrapped up the regular season Friday with a 64-60 loss to the Rockhurst Hawklets.

Tipton wins Class 2 District 8 title

The Tipton Lady Cardinals are moving on to the Class 2 state tournament.