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Helias softball defeats Lady Jays 8-4 in comeback fashion

Better late than never, the saying goes, and on Wednesday the Helias softball team was certainly good late.

Helias tennis goes 2-0-1 at Rock Bridge Bruin Invitational

The Helias Lady Crusaders finished 2-0-1 in the Rock Bridge Bruin Invitational on Wednesday.

Lady Jays tennis tops Hickman

The Jefferson City Lady Jays picked up their ninth win of the season Wednesday, defeating Hickman 6-3 in a tennis dual at Washington Park.

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Helias, Jays golf compete in Helias Invitational

The Helias Lady Crusaders were second and the Jefferson City Jays were seventh Wednesday in the Helias Invitational played at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

Architects reveal designs for proposed Rams stadium

The architects for a proposed new stadium for the St. Louis Rams said they want it to serve as a public meeting place when football isn’t being played.

This Week in the SEC for Sept. 3-5, 2015

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Sept. 3-5, 2015.

SEC’s title hopes rest on influx of new starting QBs

The Southeastern Conference has gone two whole years without winning a national title.

Vanderbilt opens trying to slow down WKU’s Brandon Doughty

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason likes a challenge, and he sure has one for his debut as the Commodores’ defensive coordinator.

Highest ranking, early opener push No. 2 TCU past 2014 snub

Trevone Boykin and his buddies at TCU have grown tired of hearing about last season, when the Horned Frogs shared the Big 12 title but were left out of the first College Football Playoff.

Gamecocks QB Mitch faces old friends in first start vs. UNC

Connor Mitch will probably be a little too busy tonight to do much reminiscing.

ACC faces variables in creating a TV channel to rival SEC, Big Ten

The Atlantic Coast Conference is still figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own.

Harbaugh makes return in Michigan-Utah opener

After eight months of living in the spotlight as college football’s latest rock star, Jim Harbaugh is ready to move past the hype and get gritty on the football field.

ETSU takes on Kennesaw State in matchup of new programs

Kennesaw State kicks off its inaugural season tonight by facing East Tennessee State, which will be playing its first game since reviving a program it had shut down for financial reasons in 2003.

Players on the bubble trying to qualify for Presidents Cup team

Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus.

Sony defends ‘Concussion’ film about NFL head trauma

Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that leaked thousands of emails, Sony Pictures Entertainment again finds itself trying to justify its own inner dealings, this time over the upcoming Will Smith film about head trauma and the NFL, “Concussion.”

Serena Williams moves forward in Grand Slam bid

The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday.

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Zimmerman homers twice, doubles as Nationals beat Cardinals

Ryan Zimmerman homered twice, then doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Washington Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak at St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday night.

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Ventura dazzles, Royals offense rolls in 12-1 rout of Tigers

Yordano Ventura struck out 11 over seven sharp innings, the Royals hit four home runs and Kansas City rolled to a 12-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Sept. 2, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Wednesday.

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Cardinals ace Wacha rests, Lyons starts instead vs. Nats

The timing was right for the St. Louis Cardinals to give both of their young star pitchers a break.