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Mid-Missouri and National Sports

Muhammad, Strayhorn All-Americans in youth track

NORFOLK, Va. — The Capitol Area Track Club had six members qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics earlier this month, with two capturing All-American status.

Calvary soccer ready for another season

The Calvary Lutheran soccer team will open its this season much like it did the last one.

What to watch aside from Serena in New York

There is no question the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid.

Women who beat Serena Williams say belief important

So here’s the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open’s main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams?

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Eighth-inning call goes against Royals in loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A late comeback bid by the Kansas City Royals was stymied by a strange and disputed double play.

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Three home runs lead Cardinals past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s coming together for Brandon Moss at the plate, and that’s helping the National League’s best team play as well as ever.

Harman records two aces in one round

EDISON, N.J. — Brian Harman made a hole-in-one twice Sunday in The Barclays, the first time that’s happened on the PGA Tour in nine years.

Day wins blowout at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers golf really isn’t this easy.

Dixon snatches IndyCar crown away from Montoya

SONOMA, Calif. — A heartbreaking week. A jaw-dropping final few laps. A tiebreaking finale. A familiar face hoisting the championship trophy.

Chiefs QB Murray plays well in preseason game

KANSAS CITY — The nerves were obvious when the Chiefs’ Aaron Murray rolled to his left late in the first half Friday night, looked downfield and threw a perfect pass — right to a Tennessee defender.

Daly back on golf course

CANTON, Miss. — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he said was a collapsed lung.

Penalties keep piling up for Rams

ST. LOUIS — Penalties remain an issue for the St. Louis Rams as the opener looms. They’re 0-3 in the preseason after hurting themselves yet again.

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Chiefs’ Smith, Maclin developing chemistry

KANSAS CITY — Alex Smith was familiar with Jeremy Maclin long before the wide receiver signed with Kansas City, first catching him on television and then studying him on film with the Eagles.

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Arrieta throws no-hitter for Cubs against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

College Volleyball: William Woods wins pair

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The William Woods Owls wrapped up the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Tournament with a pair of wins Saturday.

Sweep for Lady Crusaders in volleyball

The Helias volleyball teams went 6-0 in matches Saturday with Kickapoo and Republic at Kickapoo.

Press Box: Sports world shows things aren’t always so clear-cut

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The past seven days have been interesting in regard to foresight, with two sports helping illustrate the point.

Helias softball wins Battle Tourney

The Helias Lady Crusaders captured the title in the Battle Tournament with a pair of victories Saturday.

Prep Softball: Blair Oaks JV goes 2-0

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons junior varsity squad defeated Jefferson City and Helias by a combined score of 33-5 on Saturday.

Boys Soccer: Helias at Classic

The Helias Crusaders finished 1-2 in action Friday and Saturday at the Midwest Classic.