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Duke tops Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four.

Area athletes compete in CMU open

Several area athletes posted top-eight results in the Central Methodist Open on Saturday.

Lincoln baseball endures tough weekend

Wrapping up a four-game series where it got outscored 79-10, the Lincoln baseball team suffered a pair of blowout losses to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers on Sunday.

Schnieders gets win for Evansville

With Patrick Schnieders leading the way, the Evansville Purple Aces notched a 7-3 win against Indiana State on Saturday.

Michigan State edges Louisville to reach Final Four

Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four.

Sunday's NBA Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night.

Rockers named NAIA All-American

Columbia College’s Zach Rockers was named an All-American when the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its 2014-15 Division I Men’s Basketball Teams recently.

Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, fifth at Martinsville

Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track.

Sunday's Women's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final for its first Final Four berth.

Sunday's NCAA Hockey Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

NCAA HOCKEY TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Ryan Massa made 40 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat Rochester Institute of Technology 4-0 on Sunday night in the NCAA Midwest Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four for the first time.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on March 29, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jimmy Walker won his hometown Texas Open on Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's NHL Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.

Sunday's Men's NCAA Tournament Capsules

Games played on March 29, 2015

MEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Duke is headed to Final Four after a 66-52 victory over Gonzaga in the South Regional on Sunday.

Montero homers as Cubs beat Royals 7-0

Miguel Montero, Matt Szczur and Junior Lake homered, leading Edwin Jackson and the Chicago Cubs to a 7-0 exhibition win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Gee pitches 7 innings as Mets defeat Cardinals 3-2

Dillon Gee allowed singles to four of his first five batters, then settled in to pitch seven innings Sunday in the New York Mets' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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12 area players nab all-state laurels in basketball

A total of 12 area players were honored when the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association announced its all-state teams recently.

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Missouri Basketball Coaches Association names all-state teams

Here are the all-state basketball teams and final state rankings as determined by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.

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Jays tennis handles Lee’s Summit

The Jefferson City Jays improved to 2-0 on the tennis season with an 8-1 win Saturday against Lee’s Summit at Washington Park.

Lady Jays capture title at Early Bird Meet

Meanwhile, Jays finish third at Festus

The Jefferson City Lady Jays took the title and the Jays were third Saturday in the Festus Early Bird Meet.