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Missouri high school football for Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015

Here are final scores from Missouri high school football contests on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.

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Moustakas has 3 RBIs, Royals beat Rays 6-3

Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.

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Lynn hurts ankle but beats Giants for 1st time, Cards win

Somehow, Lance Lynn stayed on his feet long enough to finally beat the San Francisco Giants.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 29, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Bae Sang-moon is making the most of his final weeks before he starts mandatory military service in South Korea.

Wisconsin driver Paul Menard wins at Road America

Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Aug. 29, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore scored and Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday to match their franchise season record with 11 victories.

Royals LF Alex Gordon close to return from groin injury

Kansas City manager Ned Yost says left fielder Alex Gordon is "getting close" to rejoining the AL Central-leading Royals after missing almost two months with a strained left groin.

Pennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series

Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans.

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling."

The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US

Usain Bolt's final gold medal at the Bird's Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too.

Goodyear retiring iconic blimps

The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don’t fret. That cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen over sports events will still be there.

Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis.

Calvary cross country opens season

The Calvary Lutheran cross country team begins the season today without its top runner from last year, John Meyer. But even without Meyer, who finished 41st in Class 1 last year, coach Keri Morris is hopeful the Lions can qualify for state for the first time as a program.

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Tomlinson lines game-winning single as Giants beat Cardinals

Rookie Kelby Tomlinson lined a bases-loaded single up the middle with one out in the ninth against previously unbeaten Kevin Siegrist, and the San Francisco Giants topped the Cardinals 5-4 on Friday night to snap St. Louis' five-game winning streak.

Helias football's comeback falls short

HANNIBAL — Except for the final score, it was all but decided at halftime.

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Blair Oaks football advances to 2-0

The Blair Oaks Falcons got two touchdowns apiece from three different players and had a fourth one score one while rolling to a 48-19 win against the Owensville Dutchmen on Friday night.

No. 1 C.B.C. pulls away from Jays

The Jefferson City Jays played toe-to-toe with C.B.C. through a quarter and some change Friday night.

California football gets shut out

California’s offense was shut out for the second consecutive week Friday, falling to Mexico 35-0.

Friday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets' seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night.