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Girls Basketball: California 68, Versailles 31

The California Lady Pintos rolled to a 68-31 victory Friday against the Versailles Lady Tigers in the semifinals of the Russellville Tournament.

Boys Basketball: Russellville 51, Stover 40

Russellville jumped out to a 19-7 lead after one quarter Friday on its way to a 51-40 victory against Stover.

Boys Basketball: Wellsville 61, Calvary 43

Wellsville and Calvary Lutheran were tied at 12 after one quarter, but Wellsville sped away to a 12-point lead by half en route to a 61-43 defeat of the Lions.

Boys Basketball: California 63, Hallsville 62

Jaden Barr hit a putback basket with three seconds left to give California a 63-62 win against Hallsville on Friday.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on Jan. 30, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games with a 105-99 victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night.

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Shattenkirk's shootout goal lifts Blues past Hurricanes 3-2

Kevin Shattenkirk scored the winner in the tiebreaker for the second straight night, and the Blues beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Jan. 30, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

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Southern Boone girls rally past Blair Oaks

Down by nine points with 31/2 minutes left, the message was simple for the Southern Boone girls basketball team.

Belichick, Carroll different as coaches

Approaching their jobs from opposite angles

PHOENIX — Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he’s C-SPAN — minus the information. Pete Carroll is more like a Lifetime movie. Or, as defensive lineman Michael Bennett puts it, “He has that Benjamin Button effect on everyone.”

Gronkowski and Chancellor make for key matchup

Must-see TV in Super Bowl on Sunday

PHOENIX — On some point Sunday it will happen. At least everyone hopes it happens. The biggest, most athletic tight end in football will be running downfield and be met in a full-speed collision with the hardest-hitting strong safety in the game today.

Lynch talks about why he doesn’t talk to the media

On Thursday

Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics.

Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

Cornerback for Seahawks

PHOENIX — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday’s Super Bowl against New England.

Boys basketball: Helias rallies to beat Republic

The Helias Crusaders woke up in the second half.

Boys basketball: California defeats Green Ridge

The California Pintos improved to 14-1 with a 58-30 win Thursday night against the Green Ridge Tigers.

Boys basketball: Prairie Home 64, Calvary 51

Prairie Home led from start to finish and captured a 64-51 win against the Calvary Lutheran Lions on Thursday night.

Lincoln women win second straight; men fall

The Lincoln Blue Tiger women have a winning streak.

SIU-Edwardsville gets past SEMO

In men's basketball

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Kris Davis scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field to lead SIU-Edwardsville to a 75-61 victory Thursday night against Southeast Missouri.

Youth Basketball: St. Stanislaus beats I.C.

The St. Stanislaus seventh-grade boys topped Immaculate Conception 53-24 on Thursday.

Women’s Basketball: William Woods wins

The William Woods Owls used a big second half to beat Hannibal-LaGrange on Thursday night, winning 75-66.

Men’s Basketball: Cougars win 10th straight

The Columbia College Cougars notched their 10th straight win Thursday night, topping Lyon College 61-48.