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Sammey Bunch reaches 1,000-point mark

Sammey Bunch of Fatima reached the 1,000-point mark during Thursday’s 72-44 win for the Fatima Comets against the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats.

Girls Basketball: Tuscumbia 65, Eugene 55

A big second half for the Tuscumbia Lady Lions led to a 65-55 win Thursday against the Eugene Lady Eagles.

Girls Basketball: St. Elizabeth 55, Linn 39

An early lead propelled the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets to a 55-39 win Thursday against the Linn Lady Wildcats.

Girls Basketball: Steelville 59, Vienna 34

The Vienna Eagles fell 59-34 to Steelville on Thursday.

Boys Basketball: Linn 59, St. Elizabeth 40

After allowing 16 points in the first quarter of Thursday’s game against St. Elizabeth, the Linn Wildcats stepped up their defense the rest of the way to win 59-40.

NASCAR creates ‘overtime line’ in new finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Looking to end the frustration and confusion that comes when caution flags come out late in its races, NASCAR announced Thursday it is shifting to an unlimited green-white-checkered finish protocol and establishing an “overtime line” to determine the winner.

IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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NASCAR opens 2016 season without two of its biggest stars

Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.

Justin Rose has day to remember in Pebble debut

Justin Rose, a U.S. Open champion and the No. 7 player in the world, shot a 6-under 66 his first time playing Spyglass Hill and spent a gorgeous day listening to the fans call out his name. Except they weren’t calling for him, and he knew it.

Raiders agree to extension to stay in Oakland

Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year lease extension Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season — and possibly beyond.

Wolken helps Blair Oaks top Eldon

Four Blair Oaks Lady Falcons scored 10 or more points Thursday against Eldon, but it might have been a player in single digits whose points mattered most.

Lady Crusaders drops game to Hickman in OT

In a game where points were extremely hard to come by, Hickman’s Taylor Spencer picked a huge time to drop in her only bucket of the game.

Lady Jays break through with win vs. Rock Bridge

The Jefferson City Lady Jays can scratch one off their bucket list.

Missouri women beat Alabama 63-52

The Missouri women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday with a 63-52 defeat of Alabama.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 14 points and Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa 85-78 on Thursday night after blowing a big lead.

Thursday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

NBA ROUNDUP: Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double, and the Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-95 on Thursday night, a day after Thunder assistant and former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams' wife died.

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Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

NHL ROUNDUP: Alexander Wennberg and Cam Atkinson each scored in the shootout and Joonas Korpisalo stopped shots by Corey Perry and Jakob Silfverberg to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 11, 2016

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell scored 22 points, Alaina Coates had her 13th double-double this season with 14 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 South Carolina bounced back from its loss to top-ranked UConn with an 86-71 victory over No. 16 Florida on Thursday night.

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Blues' Elliott has been stingy since replacing injured Allen

Brian Elliott is on a roll. Too bad the St. Louis Blues have little to show for it.