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Press Box: Weekend not the same without state title games

News Tribune Sports Commentary

It’s a shame Missourians couldn’t watch the state football championships this weekend from their own living rooms.

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Local athletes named to all-state and all-region soccer teams

Helias teammates Braden Remmert and Sam Heckart have been selected to the Class 3 all-state first team by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association.

Chiefs getting healthy as injuries mount for Bills

This is the time of year when just about every team in the NFL, including the Buffalo Bills, is forced to deal with mounting injuries from the constant grind of practice and games.

Bengals try to avoid three-game skid vs. Rams

The four-game lead in the loss column has been trimmed in half. Consecutive losses in prime time have fans wondering about the Bengals all over again. Is this the start of another second-half slide?

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Driftwood Outdoors: Oklahoma hunt produces ribeye of the sky

Sandhill crane hunting doesn’t take place across the entire country. It is popular in the Central Flyway where hundreds of thousands of sandhills migrate from North Dakota down through Texas.

Rosberg earns top qualifying spot for Abu Dhabi GP

Nico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Alonso downplays talk of taking a year off

Fernando Alonso has played down suggestions he could take a sabbatical from Formula One in 2016 due to McLaren’s poor performance this season.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James made a running hook shot with a second left and scored 26 points, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

Fort Osage defeats Chaminade 63-28 for Class 5 title

Skylar Thompson threw for four touchdowns and ran for three others to lead Fort Osage to a 63-28 win over Chaminade in the Class 5 state championship game on Saturday.

Lincoln women knock off Rockhurst

Nave hits last-minute layup

Azaria Nave’s layup with 26 seconds left Saturday afternoon lifted the Lincoln University Blue Tigers to a 50-49 victory against previously undefeated Rockhurst at Jason Gym in Jefferson City.

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Upshall leads Blues past Blue Jackets 3-1

Scottie Upshall was fired up. The journeyman forward scored in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Saturday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Robert Carter had 17 points and eight rebounds to help No. 2 Maryland beat Cleveland State 80-63 on Saturday night.

Saturday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory.

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Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign

Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion on Saturday and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles.

Too many bowls? At least 2 losing teams will play in bowls

OK, maybe there are too many bowls. Losses by Kentucky, Minnesota, Illinois and others on Saturday meant there will not be enough six-win teams with .500 records to fill a record 40 bowls.

Shiffrin uses blazing final run to win World Cup slalom

This is what happens when Mikaela Shiffrin gets really, really mad: She laps the field and breaks records.

Valle Catholic beat Penney 61-36 for the Class 1 title

Connor Basler passed for three scores and ran for two others to lead Valle Catholic to a 61-36 win over Penney in the Class 1 state championship game on Saturday.

John Burroughs beats Odessa 30-6 for Class 3 championship

Jake Bain rushed for 255 yards and three touchdowns to lead John Burroughs to a 30-6 win over Odessa in the Class 3 state championship game on Saturday.

Saturday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead top-ranked UConn to its 40th consecutive victory, 88-46 over Nebraska on Saturday.

Saturday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth and No. 1 Clemson capped an undefeated regular season by holding off rival South Carolina 37-32 on Saturday.