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Jays, Helias JV teams compete in golf match

The Helias Crusaders finished third, while the Jefferson City Jays earned a fourth-place finish in a quadrangular match with Rock Bridge and Hickman on Thursday.

Eugene tops Fatima

The Eugene Eagles downed Fatima in a dual golf match Thursday at Redfield Golf Club, winning 148-177.

Lady Jays blank Battle

The Jefferson City Lady Jays posted their fifth straight shutout Thursday night, blanking Battle 7-0.

Rosberg expects to fight with teammate Hamilton in Chinese Grand Prix

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.

Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

Dan Dierdorf back in booth for Michigan football

Dan Dierdorf is coming back to the booth and will be the radio analyst for University of Michigan football games this fall.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

Schmid fires ace

Wayne Schmid of Jefferson City made a hole-in-one Thursday at the Eagle Knoll Golf Club.

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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Thursday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.

Thursday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 17, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

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Shields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1

James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.

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Wainwright's 2-hitter leads Cards past Nats 8-0

Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.

Tournament in search of catfish on Missouri River

Mid-Missouri hosts King Kat Tournament Trail

A professional catfish tournament will be casting into the Missouri River on Saturday.

Oshie ruled out for Blues playoff opener

The St. Louis Blues have ruled out forward T.J. Oshie for their playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, but Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return after missing 15 games with a broken thumb.

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Source: Haith front-runner for Tulsa job

Reports broke Thursday afternoon current head coach Frank Haith was interested in the vacancy at University of Tulsa. At around 3 p.m., Haith was photographed at Columbia Memorial Airport leaving on a charter jet slated to go to Tulsa, Okla. The Tulsa job opened after the season when Danny Manning left to go to Wake Forest.

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Hitchcock: Blues chances hinge on Miller

Just as last spring, the St. Louis Blues have the higher seed but the unenviable task of facing the defending Stanley Cup champion in the first round of the playoffs.

South Callaway sweeps titles

In conference track and field

MOKANE — The South Callaway Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs swept team honors Tuesday at the Show-Me Conference Track and Field Championships.

Helias frosh sweep

The Helias Crusaders swept a freshman doubleheader Wednesday from the Rolla Bulldogs.

Jays at Invitational

The Jefferson City Jays played Wednesday at the Springfield Invitational.