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Werth's bat, Ross' arm lead Nationals past Cardinals 6-1

Jayson Werth's three-run home run capped a four-run first inning and Joe Ross had another stingy outing for the Washington Nationals in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Cardinals pick Missouri C Evan Boehm in 4th round

The Arizona Cardinals selected Evan Boehm in the fourth round of the NFL draft, and the center from Missouri should push for a starting job right away.

Chiefs begin adding depth with trio of 4th-round draft picks

Eric Murray grew up in Milwaukee and played college football at Minnesota, so one might assume that the physical cornerback would consider the Packers or Vikings his favorite NFL team.

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Raiders trade up to take QB Cook in 4th round of NFL draft

Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. Andrew Billings is coming off a dominant season on Baylor's defensive line.

Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

Helias tennis wins, draws in Bruin Invite

The Helias tennis team finished tied for first Friday at the Bruin Invite in Columbia. The Crusaders beat Park Hill 3-1 and played Rock Bridge to a 2-2 draw.

Boys Tennis: Jays open 2-0

The Jefferson City Jays went 2-0 Friday to start action in the Edwardsville Tiger Duals Tournament.

Prep Baseball: Blair Oaks 5, Versailles 0

The Blair Oaks Falcons defeated Versailles 5-0 behind a complete game from Adam Schell on Friday.

Jays JV baseball tops Blair Oaks

The Jefferson City JV baseball team had 12 hits Friday, beating Blair Oaks 15-1.

Girls Soccer: Lady Jays win Iowa tourney opener

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Jefferson City Lady Jays blanked Ankeny (Iowa) 2-0 to open play in their bracket Friday at the Tournament of Champions.

Girls Soccer: Helias goes 2-0 at Iowa tourney

BURLINGTON, Iowa — The Helias Lady Crusaders wrapped up play in the Tournament of Champions with a pair of shutout victories Friday.

Hurdles for Raiders to leap before moving to Las Vegas

Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged this week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built.

Marlins star Gordon says he unknowingly took PEDs

Banned for 80 games

MIAMI — To the president of the Miami Marlins, whatever star Dee Gordon did to trigger a positive drug test still amounted to one thing. “A betrayal,” team executive David Samson called it.

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Hernandez ties Mariners win record with 1-0 decision over KC

Felix Hernandez tied Jamie Moyer's franchise record for career victories at 145 in the Seattle Mariners' 1-0 victory over Kansas City on Friday night, the Royals' fourth straight loss.

Mississippi to probe Tunsil’s comments about receiving cash

Laremy Tunsil said enough about Mississippi at the NFL draft for the university to launch an investigation into his time at the school. Now, the former Rebel offensive lineman only wants to talk about his new team, the Miami Dolphins. That leaves Mississippi in a difficult positon.

No Missouri players selected yet in NFL draft

No Missouri Tigers were selected in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft, held Thursday and Friday in Chicago.

Former Pats player gets in dig at NFL

Former Patriots running back Kevin Faulk strode to the podium, unbuttoned his jacket to reveal a No. 12 jersey and then name-dropped the three-time Super Bowl MVP whose reputation has been sullied by the scandal known as “Deflategate.”

Chiefs would like K.C. to have NFL Draft in town

Kansas City hopes to land the NFL draft in the near future, joining cities such as Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles in expressing interest in what has become a three-day football festival.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 29, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami's bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night.

Lug nuts and $35,000 fine still the talk around Stewart

TALLADEGA, Ala. — It’s been an action-packed week for Tony Stewart following his return to a race car after a back injury sidelined him the first eight races of the season.