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Chiefs lose Charles, then lose to Bears in 18-17 meltdown

KANSAS CITY — The season appears to be over for Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles. Might be for the Kansas City Chiefs, too.

NFL Capsules: Bengals remain undefeated

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton led the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-24 overtime victory Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, keeping Cincinnati undefeated with the second-biggest comeback in its history.

Hamilton wins Russian GP

SOCHI, Russia — Lewis Hamilton took a huge step toward retaining his Formula One title Sunday by winning the Russian Grand Prix as his main rival Nico Rosberg failed to finish.

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Arrieta, Cubs ready for Cardinals with NLDS tied

CHICAGO — Wearing a sleeveless T-shirt with “WE ARE GOOD” in big block lettering across the front, Jake Arrieta looked at ease while he made himself a sandwich and mingled with the rest of his teammates Sunday morning.

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Royals face elimination after falling to Astros

HOUSTON — The Kansas City Royals were the darlings of last year’s postseason, making an unlikely run to the World Series. This year, another young, exciting team is on the brink of sending them home.

Prep Volleyball: Helias claims tourney crown

FESTUS — The Helias varsity volleyball team went 4-0-1 to capture the championship of the 32nd Annual Biehle Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Festus High School.

Helias tennis falls in quarterfinals

The Helias Lady Crusaders saw their tennis season come to a close after going 1-1 in playoff action Saturday.

Girls Golf: Two Lady Jays to play in Class 2 tournament

The Jefferson City Lady Jays will have a pair of individuals competing for honors in the Class 2 state golf tournament starting today.

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Girls Golf: Helias looks to improve on fourth-place finish at state

Don’t be surprised if the top teams at the Class 1 girls state golf tournament look a lot like last year. The Helias Lady Crusaders were among that group in 2014, taking fourth. They are looking to climb the ladder this year as the tournament starts today at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin.

Unlikely stars lead to another U.S. win at Presidents Cup

INCHEON, South Korea — The final hour when both teams thought they had it won. The clutch putt that turned a rookie into the hero. The stubbed chip that made the local star cover his face with both hands as if he wanted to hide.

Prep Volleyball: Helias frosh wins crown

WAYNESVILLE — The Helias freshman team improved to 30-0 on the season after going undefeated and winning the Waynesville Ninth Grade Tournament on Saturday.

Staggs hurls Blair Oaks to softball tournament crown

Blair Oaks pitcher Payton Staggs picked up where she left off Thursday, hit a rough patch in the fourth inning, but bounced back for 14 total strikeouts in clinching a 6-1 victory Saturday for the Class 2 District 9 title at the Falcon Athletic Complex.

Heroics by Harris lead Helias to district softball win

Julie Harris’ inside-the-park home run accounted for the lone run Saturday afternoon as the Helias Lady Crusaders defeated the Bolivar Lady Liberators 1-0 for the Class 3 District 10 softball championship.

Lineup adjustment helps Jays in soccer win against Oakville

After a sluggish first half Saturday afternoon, it was time for a shakeup of the lineup for the Jefferson City Jays.

Eagles score early in overtime to defeat Crusaders

With the end of the regular season fast approaching, thoughts are starting to turn to the soccer postseason. So it seems only fitting the Southern Boone Eagles and Helias Crusaders put together a game Saturday that had a definite playoff feel to it.

Press Box: Cardinals-Cubs rivalry heads to a different level

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As I sit down to write this on a Friday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are preparing to play one another in a playoff game for the first time in Major League Baseball history.

Lady Jays finish tennis season in quarterfinal

The Jefferson City Lady Jays beat Joplin in the sectionals before falling to Kickapoo in the quarterfinals of the team state tournament Saturday.

Helias falls in girls tennis quarterfinal

The Helias Lady Crusaders wrapped up their team season Saturday by going 1-1 in the state tennis playoffs.

Blair Oaks takes volleyball title

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons went 6-0 on Saturday to capture the title at the Versailles Tournament.

Thomas Jefferson fourth at volleyball invitational

Jefferson City's Thomas Jefferson eighth-grade volleyball team took fourth in Saturday’s Capital City Invitational at Fleming Fieldhouse.