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Press Box: Haith’s departure as mysterious as his arrival

News Tribune sports commentary

SPORTS COMMENTARY: When Frank Haith came to Columbia three years ago from Miami as the new head men’s basketball coach, it was met with a resounding “Who?” The moment he stepped on that plane Thursday afternoon at Columbia Regional Airport headed for Tulsa, it was met with a resounding “What?”

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Redemption for Haney, Falcons

Win 6-5 against Comets

WARDSVILLE — There wasn’t a person at the Falcon Athletic Complex that wanted a hit more than Hayden Haney.

Thursday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Tomas Hertl and Raffi Torres both scored in their first game together as teammates and San Jose jumped on top of Jonathan Quick and rival Los Angeles with a victory in its playoff opener.

Calvary competes at Belle Invitational

The Calvary Lions and Lady Lions competed at the Belle Invitational on Thursday.

Jays JV, freshman baseball

Split with Hickman

The Jefferson City Jays earned a split with Hickman on Thursday at Vivion Field.

Jays JV wins

The Jefferson City JV team posted a 7-2 win against the Sedalia Smith-Cotton varsity Thursday at Washington Park.

Puig's scary story

Now in U.S. court

MIAMI — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents.

Jays, Helias JV teams compete in golf match

The Helias Crusaders finished third, while the Jefferson City Jays earned a fourth-place finish in a quadrangular match with Rock Bridge and Hickman on Thursday.

Eugene tops Fatima

The Eugene Eagles downed Fatima in a dual golf match Thursday at Redfield Golf Club, winning 148-177.

Lady Jays blank Battle

The Jefferson City Lady Jays posted their fifth straight shutout Thursday night, blanking Battle 7-0.

Rosberg expects to fight with teammate Hamilton in Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.

Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

Dan Dierdorf back in booth for Michigan football

Dan Dierdorf is coming back to the booth and will be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Schmid fires ace

Wayne Schmid of Jefferson City made a hole-in-one Thursday at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Thursday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.

Thursday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

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Wainwright's 2-hitter leads Cards past Nats 8-0

Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.