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Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Aug. 31, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Russell Henley made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch Sunday on his way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship going into a Labor Day finish loaded with possibilities.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on Aug. 31, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Sunday.

Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning

The race for the AL Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday doesn't get too technical about what he tries to do at the plate for the Cardinals. Holliday hit his third home run in two games and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single, rallying St. Louis past the Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Sunday.

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation. They're just too well-stocked at defensive end, Sam's position. Sam showed up for his face-to-face exit meeting with coach Jeff Fisher Sunday, a few hours after clearing waivers.

FC Kansas City wins NWSL title over Seattle, 2-1

Vlatko Andonovski is glad the last 10 minutes of the National Women's Soccer League title game is over. The stress was almost too much for the FC Kansas City coach.

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in US Open quarters

Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life.

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

Police in Northern California say San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

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Hentges breaks Helias receptions mark held by his uncle

Hale Hentges broke the Helias career record for receptions with a catch on the first drive of the game Saturday night as the Crusaders went on to a 52-14 victory against the Hannibal Pirates at Adkins Stadium.

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Lady Crusaders post impressive wins against Republic, Kickapoo

It’s still a little early in the school year for a major exam in the classroom, but it’s a different story on the volleyball court. Helias had two big tests Saturday afternoon, and the Lady Crusaders passed them with flying colors.

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Helias soccer splits in tourney

The Helias Crusaders wrapped up play in the Quincy Tournament by splitting a pair of games Saturday.

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Tigers display their familiar inconsistency

An exciting start to the regular season quickly became a familiar display of the inconsistency shown all preseason by the Missouri football team.

Press Box: Plenty to talk about

Sports world providing topics of conversation regularly during last week

SPORTS COMMENTARY: It seems like you can’t go more than a few hours lately without some news coming down the pike that gets sports fans talking. So without further ado, let’s do some talking about them.

Softball: Helias goes 2-3

The Helias Lady Crusaders went 2-3 over the weekend at the Battle Tournament.

Prep Cross Country: Lady Bulldogs take first

Dariyn Finney, Caitlyn Chapman and Amanda McDonald swept the top three spots to help lead the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs to a first-place finish Saturday at the Callaway County Meet in Fulton.

Prep Cross Country: Calvary Lutheran opens season

The Calvary Lutheran Lions opened their season at the Metro-East Lutheran Debut Invitational on Saturday.

College Volleyball: MU’s streak snapped

Missouri’s 35 consecutive game regular-season winning streak came to an end and the Tigers suffered their first non-conference regular season loss since 2012 on Saturday.

College Volleyball: Cougars earn sweep

The Columbia College Cougars picked up two wins against Bethel University and Robert Morris University Saturday in the Hampton Inn Classic.

College Volleyball: WWU Owls split

The William Woods University Owls dropped the opener of the Bellevue University Tournament against Clarke College in four sets on Friday, but came out on fire in Game 2 as the Owls defeated Bellevue University 26-24, 26-24, 25-23.

College Volleyball: Blue Jays go 0-4

The Westminster Blue Jays opened up their season with four losses at the Elmhurst Invitational.