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Southern Boone girls rally past Blair Oaks

Down by nine points with 31/2 minutes left, the message was simple for the Southern Boone girls basketball team.

Belichick, Carroll different as coaches

Approaching their jobs from opposite angles

PHOENIX — Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he’s C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, “He has that Benjamin Button effect on everyone.”

Gronkowski and Chancellor make for key matchup

Must-see TV in Super Bowl on Sunday

PHOENIX — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision with the hardest-hitting strong safety in the game today.

Lynch talks about why he doesn’t talk to the media

On Thursday

Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

Cornerback for Seahawks

PHOENIX — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England.

Boys basketball: Helias rallies to beat Republic

The Helias Crusaders woke up in the second half.

Boys basketball: California defeats Green Ridge

The California Pintos improved to 14-1 with a 58-30 win Thursday night against the Green Ridge Tigers.

Boys basketball: Prairie Home 64, Calvary 51

Prairie Home led from start to finish and captured a 64-51 win against the Calvary Lutheran Lions on Thursday night.

Lincoln women win second straight; men fall

The Lincoln Blue Tiger women have a winning streak.

SIU-Edwardsville gets past SEMO

In men's basketball

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Kris Davis scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field to lead SIU-Edwardsville to a 75-61 victory Thursday night against Southeast Missouri.

Youth Basketball: St. Stanislaus beats I.C.

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade boys topped Immaculate Conception 53-24 on Thursday.

Women’s Basketball: William Woods wins

The William Woods Owls used a big second half to beat Hannibal-LaGrange on Thursday night, winning 75-66.

Men’s Basketball: Cougars win 10th straight

The Columbia College Cougars notched their 10th straight win Thursday night, topping Lyon College 61-48.

Girls Basketball: Russellville, Eugene win at tourney

Russellville and Eugene cruised to victories Thursday in loser’s bracket action at the Russellville Tournament.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds, Jeff Green added 13 points and the Memphis Grizzlies built an early lead en route to a 99-69 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

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Shattenkirk lifts Blues past Predators in shootout

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

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Missouri falls again to Kentucky

Missouri coach Kim Anderson said his team would have to play a perfect game to defeat top-ranked Kentucky, which beat the Tigers 86-37 just 16 days earlier. It wasn’t a 49-point blowout, but it wasn’t perfect either, as the undefeated Wildcats rolled to a 69-53 win Thursday against Missouri at Mizzou Arena.

Thompson leads George Mason past Saint Louis 68-60

Shevon Thompson scored 19 points, hauled in 14 rebounds and led George Mason to a 68-60 win over Saint Louis on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Marc Loving scored 19 points and D'Angelo Russell added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Ohio State to an 80-56 victory over No. 16 Maryland on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Jan. 29, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: A'ja Wilson scored 17 points, Alaina Coates had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 South Carolina routed Alabama for the second time this month in a 85-54 victory Thursday night.