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Seahawks still waiting for Lynch’s retirement papers

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team has not received retirement paperwork for running back Marshawn Lynch.

In the NFL Draft, it's trends you should follow

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier.

Chiefs gamble on trio of players with character questions

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Chiefs have put as much faith in their off-the-field detective work as their between-the-lines scouting the past few years, and the result has been draft gems such as Marcus Peters. They hope similar research — and gambling — pays off this year.

Prep Baseball: Helias adds game to schedule

After losing a doubleheader to rain Saturday, Helias has added one game to its schedule for this week.

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Nationals finish series sweep with 6-1 win against Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Two pitches turned what looked to be another gem by Carlos Martinez into his first subpar performance of the season. Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa homered on consecutive pitches by Martinez in the seventh inning to help the Washington Nationals complete a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday.

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Royals snap losing streak with win against Mariners

SEATTLE — Ian Kennedy felt like he only had one pitch working for him Sunday against the Seattle Mariners. He was still able to take a shutout into the sixth inning, and get a big boost from his bullpen when he finally ran into trouble.

Sporting K.C. ties Galaxy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Giovani dos Santos scored to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie Sporting Kansas City 1-1 and extend its unbeaten streak to six games Sunday night.

Another win for Rosberg in Formula One

SOCHI, Russia — Nico Rosberg cruised to victory Sunday in the Russian Grand Prix as his title rival and teammate Lewis Hamilton dodged crashes and battled through the pack for second.

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Crazy crash-fest at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Two cars went airborne, 35 were involved in an accident of some kind, and Danica Patrick had the wind knocked out of her in a vicious crash into the wall. Just another demolition derby at Talladega Superspeedway.

Raptors eliminate Pacers

TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series to advance to face Miami in the conference semifinals.

Heat oust Hornets

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade took a moment before tipoff Sunday to reflect on all his Miami Heat endured this season.

Warriors whip Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. — From the opening tip, Klay Thompson shot lights-out and even heaved one in from way out in Stephen Curry territory. Draymond Green began yapping from the start while doing his thing to make plays every which way, calling on his teammates to bring an edge on defense.

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Backes gives Blues a birthday present in OT to tie series

DALLAS — David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday, with another overtime goal to go home even.

Lincoln women win event at Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Lincoln women captured the title in the 4x400-meter relay to highlight the performances for the Blue Tigers at the Drake Relays that concluded Saturday.

MU baseball posts win vs. Tennessee

COLUMBIA — The Missouri Tigers scored all of their runs in the middle innings Sunday to post an 8-3 win against the Tennessee Volunteers in SEC baseball action.

MU softball rolls past Mississippi St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Missouri Tigers softball team ran its winning streak to eight games Sunday by finishing a three-game sweep of Mississippi State in SEC action.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.

Sunday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: St. Louis captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and the Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to even the second-round series.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Diego Valeri scored on a free kick in the 74th minute to give the Portland Timbers a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday.

Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on May 1, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Klay Thompson scored 37 points as fellow "Splash Brother" Stephen Curry watched injured, and the Golden State Warriors again dominated without their MVP to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 118-106 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.