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Jays, Lady Jays look to peak in Class 5 track championships

This weekend’s state track meet will be Melvin Myers’ first as the Jefferson City head coach, but the expectations haven’t changed for a program that has won nine state championships.

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Timing works for Helias’ Shea in Class 4 track championships

The timing is right. Now it comes down to the times.

Blair Oaks girls rebound with multiple qualifiers for Class 3 championships

WARDSVILLE — After what can only be described as an aberration, the Blair Oaks girls track and field team is back in familiar territory.

Prep Track: Class 3-5 state qualifiers schedule

Here are the area athletes who have qualified for the Class 3-5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships, which will be held today and Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City.

Grichuk could cut into Jay’s playing time for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — Jon Jay was the St. Louis Cardinals center fielder and primary leadoff man when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury.

Missouri gets permanent men's basketball SEC rivals

The Southeastern Conference has announced a men’s basketball scheduling model that will start with the 2015-16 season.

New Bloomfield 'excited to be a part of that final four'

Wildcats advance to Class 2 state baseball semifinals

The postseason ride will continue for the New Bloomfield Wildcats. Next stop: about 80 miles east for the Class 2 state semifinals.

Thompson’s father says son will return for Finals

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused “concussion-like symptoms.”

Blatter won’t resign from FIFA

ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton's first home game back in Texas on Thursday night.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Games played on May 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.

Fatima baseball reaches third straight Final Four

Fatima is headed back to the Final Four.

New Bloomfield baseball advances to Final Four

Having more than redeemed themselves after an 0-6 start to the season, the New Bloomfield Wildcats will now get the chance to add to their rich baseball legacy.

South Callaway falls to Lutheran: St. Charles

In quarterfinals

In a playoff clash marked by momentous innings, Lutheran: St. Charles struck with the one that mattered most.

Tuscumbia’s Gunter among five signees for Lincoln basketball

Tempary Gunter of Tuscumbia is one of five players who have signed letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Lincoln University.

Williams, Yoakum and Collier named to D2 Select Team

Lincoln women’s basketball players Kelsey Williams and Hunter Yoakum have been chosen to the USA Sports Events D2 Select team, which will play in a series of games this summer in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

SEC to allow satellite camps if NCAA keeps them

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference will either change the rules regarding recruiting camps or join in the chase.

SEC to ‘substantially’ increase fines for rushing fields

The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

Wild series between Lightning, Rangers headed to Game 7

NEW YORK — Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

ATLANTA — The season didn’t end like they wanted. Not even close.