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Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis.

Penske, Ganassi and Chevy dominate at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power ended the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 up front — exactly where he doesn’t want to be for most of Sunday’s race.

Huertas out of Indianapolis 500 by ear problem

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday’s 99th running of the race.

Na leads wet Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

James leads Cavs to win vs. Hawks

Take 2-0 series lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

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Morales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' victory over Cards

Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 22, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.

Friday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 22, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Jason Johnson scored 4 minutes into stoppage time to give the Chicago Fire a 2-2 tie with the Columbus Crew on Friday night.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on May 22, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.

Helias girls fall in district soccer title game

CAMDENTON — It was one of those prototypical “They won everywhere but on the scoreboard” games.

Jamestown beats St. E for district baseball title

Jamestown’s goal of winning the district tournament is now complete, but Eagles’ coach Jordan Hoecker isn’t ready to celebrate his team’s successful season just yet.

Fatima baseball blanks Dixon for title

WESTPHALIA — A big first inning helped the Fatima Comets capture a 5-0 win against the Dixon Bulldogs in Thursday night’s championship game of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Area teams at districts

Here are results for area high school baseball teams competing in district tournaments.

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Prep Track: State qualifiers schedule

Class 1 and 2 events Friday and Saturday

Here is the list of area qualifiers for the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1-2 Track and Field Championships set for Friday and Saturday at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

Kenseth wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600.

Hawks’ Carroll avoids serious injury

ATLANTA (AP) — An MRI on DeMarre Carroll’s left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in tonight’s Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll’s agent said Thursday.

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Royals reliever Madson shining in return to big leagues

KANSAS CITY — One or 2 percent. That was it.

Alabama ousts Missouri from SEC Tournament

In baseball

HOOVER, Ala. — Will Haynie’s leadoff homer in the bottom of the seventh inning helped Alabama beat Missouri 4-3 Thursday in a Southeastern Conference tournament elimination game.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 21, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and once again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, too, as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0 on Thursday.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on May 21, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the rain-delayed Colonial.