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Missouri football exits spring ahead of the game

Plenty of East teams exit spring unsettled at QB spot

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Missouri has a head start in at least one respect as the Tigers aim for their third consecutive Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title.

UFC champ causes crash, shoves ‘large handuful of cash’ down pants while fleeing

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones ran from a Sunday crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab “a large handful of cash” from the car, witnesses told police.

Lady Falcons track takes second in Tri-County JV championships

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons took second place Monday in the Tri-County Conference Junior Varsity Championships.

Monday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago on Monday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

For third straight year, Blues make early exit in playoffs

For the third straight year, it’s one and done for the St. Louis Blues.

Monday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets snapped the Miami Marlins' five-game winning streak with a 3-1 comeback victory Monday night.

Hamels hurls Phillies past Cards

ST. LOUIS — Cole Hamels won for the first time in seven starts dating to last September, and Ben Revere’s two-run double in the seventh inning was the go-ahead hit for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night.

Missouri softball falls to LSU

The 15th-ranked Missouri softball team fell short of sweeping No. 3 LSU, falling 9-0 in five innings Monday.

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Missouri defensive end Ray cited after traffic stop

Former Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, who was projected to go in the first round of NFL Draft on Thursday, was cited for marijuana possession and a traffic violation Monday morning.

Moustakas, Gordon lead Royals past Indians

Mike Moustakas has done well throughout his career against Corey Kluber. Even so, beating the AL Cy Young Award winner was quite an accomplishment.

Home runs lead Fort Hays State baseball past Lincoln

The Fort Hays State Tigers hit a pair of home runs in each game and swept a baseball doubleheader with the Lincoln Blue Tigers on Monday at Lincoln Field by scores of 11-2 and 9-1.

LU softball plays final game at Lincoln Field

The Lincoln Blue Tigers tried to get a win in the final game at the Lincoln Softball Field, but a late-game rally came up just short Monday.

Jays finish sixth to lead local teams in C.C. Invitational

The Jefferson City Jays finished fourth to lead local teams Monday in the Capital City Invitational.

Inconsistent Helias falls to Visitation Academy

In practice, they see it. It’s just not showing up on game day.

Monday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Cards ace Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

The St. Louis Cardinals said injured ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season because of a torn left Achilles.

Royals’ Volquez drops appeal, starts 5-game ban

CLEVELAND — Kansas City Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl with the Chicago White Sox last week.

Lincoln women's track wins an event at Drake Relays

The Lincoln women’s track and field team won one event and picked up four other top-three results while competing in the prestigious Drake Relays.

Royals’ Cain thinks bad blood with White Sox is over

Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Thursday night.

Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend titles

The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.