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Sweep for Lady Crusaders in volleyball

The Helias volleyball teams went 6-0 in matches Saturday with Kickapoo and Republic at Kickapoo.

Press Box: Sports world shows things aren’t always so clear-cut

News Tribune Sports Commentary

The past seven days have been interesting in regard to foresight, with two sports helping illustrate the point.

Helias softball wins Battle Tourney

The Helias Lady Crusaders captured the title in the Battle Tournament with a pair of victories Saturday.

Prep Softball: Blair Oaks JV goes 2-0

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons junior varsity squad defeated Jefferson City and Helias by a combined score of 33-5 on Saturday.

Boys Soccer: Helias at Classic

The Helias Crusaders finished 1-2 in action Friday and Saturday at the Midwest Classic.

College Volleyball: William Woods wins

William Woods opened the season Friday with a three-game win against Bacone.

Calvary runners open season

The Calvary Lutheran Lions and Lady Lions opened the season Saturday at the Metro East Lutheran Invitational.

Driftwood Outdoors: Conservation area sets the bar high

The reasons to visit the St. Louis area are too many to count. Cardinals games, concerts at The Fox, dinners on The Hill and walks through the St. Louis Zoo are a few of my favorites, along with trips to August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area.

Daly collapses on course in Mississippi, taken to hospital

John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America's 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week.

Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

Done in by big plays, California falls to Mexico

Despite being shut out 35-0 and producing fewer yards on offense than the week prior, California head coach Marty Albertson believes his team got better.

Wilson has another strong game for Jays on the ground

The Jefferson City Jays hit the ground running in Friday night’s 49-14 loss to the top-ranked Christian Brothers College Cadets.

Closser’s big plays propel Falcons past Dutchmen

The way C.J. Closser has been with predictions lately, he’d better start buying some lottery tickets.

Helias puts together better second half in loss to Hannibal

Down 35-0 at the half Friday night, the final result was all but decided. The Helias Crusaders didn’t want anything remotely similar to occur in the final two quarters.

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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rookie Luis Severino allowed four hits in six scoreless innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 victory over Matt Wisler and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

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Luck gets first TD pass of preseason, Colts beat Rams 24-14

Andrew Luck threw his first touchdown pass of the preseason, helping the Indianapolis Colts get off to a fast start in a 24-14 preseason victory over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night.

Saturday's NFL Preseason Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

NFL PRESEASON ROUNDUP: Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel made his case to reclaim the starting job by going 7 of 8 for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-19 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

Saturday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Epiphanny Prince had 18 points and four steals and Tina Charles added 15 points and five assists to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 80-66 on Saturday night.