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Southern Boone girls stop Hallsville

The Southern Boone Lady Eagles recovered from a sluggish start Wednesday to beat Hallsville 48-30.

Boys Basketball: South Callaway 83, MMA 54

The South Callaway Bulldogs rolled to an 83-54 win Tuesday against Missouri Military Academy.

Wall has to work for recognition among top point guards

Fresh off scoring 51 points against the Washington Wizards, reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry praised John Wall, who dropped a quiet 41 against the Warriors.

Hack-a-Someone tactic growing issue around NBA

San Antonio’s first play of the 2008-09 season was designed and executed perfectly. Spurs’ center Tim Duncan didn’t bother jumping for the opening tap, conceding it to Phoenix’s Shaquille O’Neal. Five seconds later, Michael Finley wrapped his arms around O’Neal for an intentional foul.

USC AD Pat Haden suffers episode of light-headedness

Outgoing Southern California athletic director Pat Haden became faint on campus Wednesday and went to visit his doctor.

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Adding six teams in 1967 showed NHL was for real

The NHL’s “great expansion” of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the “Broad Street Bullies” and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports.

Spieth enjoys time at Pebble Beach

Jordan Spieth rarely sees a shot as impossible, sometimes when he doesn’t even have a club in his hand.

Roy Williams expected back at next practice

North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team’s next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday’s win at Boston College.

Selection Sunday just five weeks away

Five weeks until Selection Sunday. Twenty-five more days in college basketball’s regular season. The season is winding down, and that means constant bubble talk and discussions about seeding.

Court tosses caddie lawsuit against PGA Tour

Caddies lost their class-action lawsuit against the PGA Tour when a federal judge in California ruled they signed a contract with the tour that requires them to wear bibs as part of their uniform and cannot claim that corporate sponsorship on the bibs makes them human billboards.

Ryder Cup team meeting in two weeks

The U.S. Ryder Cup team traditionally starts to take shape at the Memorial when the top players are invited to one of the cottages at Muirfield Village to be fitted for uniforms. Davis Love III wants to get an earlier start in his second stint as captain.

Thunder assistant coach’s wife dies after car accident

The wife of Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams died Wednesday evening at a hospital from injuries suffered in a car crash, police said.

LeBron, Kobe share floor in Cleveland

With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own.

Wednesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 10, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, leading the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

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Vanderbilt routs Missouri 86-71 for 2nd win in 3 games

Wade Baldwin IV scored 17 points in leading five starters in double figures, and the Vanderbilt Commodores routed Missouri 86-71 Wednesday night for their second win in three games.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Feb. 10, 2016

NBA ROUNDUP: Will Barton scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and Denver held off depleted Detroit, which was without three starters.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 10, 2016

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Retin Obasohan scored 16 points and Alabama held off a big rally from No. 15 Texas A&M for a 63-62 victory Wednesday night, the Aggies' third straight loss.

Wednesday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 10, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Nina Davis scored 19 points, Niya Johnson had 14 assists and No. 4 Baylor stretched its Big 12 winning streak to 11 games with an 81-75 victory over TCU on Wednesday night.

Schwartz set to return from broken ankle for Blues

Starving for offense, the St. Louis Blues are about to get one of their top skill players back.

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Games wind down for Rosburg as Missouri plays Vanderbilt

When the Missouri men’s basketball team self-imposed sanctions Jan. 13, Ryan Rosburg took the biggest blow. As the team’s lone senior, the one-year postseason ban would affect him the most.