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Rain postpones Royals-White Sox games to Sunday

The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals lost two games because of rain Saturday — the completion of a suspended game and Saturday's regular game.

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were fined and six suspended by Major League Baseball on Saturday for their roles in a brawl days earlier.

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Metzger named Helias boys soccer head coach

Mike Metzger has been a fan of the game of soccer for his entire life. Now the 34-year-old will get the opportunity to pass along that passion, as he is the new head coach of the Helias boys program.

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Lady Jays stick to plan in 2-0 defeat of Broncos

The plan is simple. The execution isn’t.

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Helias soccer drops a pair in Shootout

Giving up two goals in a little more than three minutes of play should have been a sign to the Helias girls soccer team it was in for a long day in the Capital City Shootout.

Jays baseball splits pair despite no-hitter

The Jefferson City Jays split a pair of games Friday to open the River City Festival, with their loss coming in most unusual fashion.

Baseball: New Bloomfield 12, Tuscumbia 0

The Tuscumbia Lions were done in by six errors while dropping a 12-0 decision Thursday to New Bloomfield in five innings.

Jays win, Falcons split in freshman-sophomore baseball

The Jefferson City High School freshman-sophomore team defeated Blair Oaks 7-1 in the Blair Oaks C Team Baseball Tournament on Friday. The Falcons also defeated Southern Boone 6-2.

Track and Field: Vienna Invitational

Calvary Lutheran picked up three wins in the Vienna Black and Gold Invitational on Thursday.

Boys Tennis: Helias boys each go 1-2

The Helias boys tennis team competed in the Smith-Cotton Tournament on Friday and each Crusader player lost two matches and won one.

Lincoln drops doubleheader in softball to Central Missouri

The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped both ends of a Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader Thursday to the Central Missouri Jennies.

Carroll thrives in Atlanta

Former Missouri Tiger now with Hawks

ATLANTA — When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won’t fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn’t get down on himself.

After working OT in playoffs, Curry, Rose can earn rest

NEW YORK — If Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose are tired after working overtime, now is the chance to earn some rest.

Ducking the NFL Draft

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody.

Wall, Pierce, Wizards get past Raptors for 3-0 series lead

WASHINGTON — John Wall drew choruses of “M-V-P!” from the crowd by producing 19 points and 15 assists, 37-year-old Paul Pierce hit two key late 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards closed in on a first-round playoff sweep by beating the Toronto Raptors 106-99 on Friday night.

Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead

DALLAS — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

NCAA puts Oklahoma State on probation for infractions

The NCAA put Oklahoma State’s football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

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Wild beat Blues 4-1, take 3-2 series lead

Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

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Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings

Friday night's game between Kansas City and Chicago has been suspended by rain with the Royals and White Sox tied at 2 heading into the ninth inning.

Friday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: James Harden scored a playoff career-high 42 points, Dwight Howard had his postseason best with 26 rebounds and Houston beat Dallas 130-128 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.