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Friday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist to beat Pittsburgh 2-1 on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 24, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda pitched impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday night in the Subway Series opener.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 24, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.

Royals promote Finnegan from minors

The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

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Missouri makes Pinkel latest $4 million coach in SEC

Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel's contract through the 2019 season and upped his yearly salary to $4.02 million, making him the 10th Southeastern Conference coach to have a yearly salary of at least $4 million.

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Royals sending a fighting message early in season

The Kansas City Royals played the game in a throwback manner last year, pine tar and dirt and grass stains becoming the complementary colors to starched white and royal blue. But these days, they're starting to tread a fine line between playing the game in an endearingly hard way, and playing it downright dirty.

Eugene edges Jamestown in baseball

EUGENE — With the game tied at 1, Jamestown put two runners on base with no outs in the sixth inning before Eugene’s Travis Rush was able to get the next three batters to end the threat.

Baseball: Iberia 15, St. Elizabeth 4

The Iberia Rangers carved out a 15-4 win against the St. Elizabeth Hornets in baseball action Thursday.

Golf: Falcons win triangular

The Blair Oaks Falcons won a golf triangular with Southern Boone and Father Tolton on Thursday at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

Boys Tennis: Jefferson City 9, Hannibal 0

The Jefferson rolled to a 9-0 win against Hannibal 9-0 in tennis action Wednesday.

Baseball: Jays frosh-soph team falls

The Jefferson City freshman-sophomore team dropped both halves of a doubleheader with Rock Bridge on Thursday at Vivion Field.

Prep Track: Rhine wins four events

KAISER — Several area schools took part in the School of the Osage Invitational held Tuesday.

Blues look for playoff win tonight

Series with Wild tied at 2

ST. LOUIS — Blowouts are rare this time of year in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Mertens on cusp of NFL after long road back

Patrick Mertens’ NFL dream was delayed by, of all things, a mosquito bite.

WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Johnson arrested

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument became physical in the home they recently purchased together.

Rose will be allowed in All-Star Game activities

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

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Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings after brawl

A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

Thursday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and Chicago beat Milwaukee 113-106 in double overtime Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on April 23, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 23, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.