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New Bloomfield baseball advances to Final Four

Having more than redeemed themselves after an 0-6 start to the season, the New Bloomfield Wildcats will now get the chance to add to their rich baseball legacy.

South Callaway falls to Lutheran: St. Charles

In quarterfinals

In a playoff clash marked by momentous innings, Lutheran: St. Charles struck with the one that mattered most.

Tuscumbia’s Gunter among five signees for Lincoln basketball

Tempary Gunter of Tuscumbia is one of five players who have signed letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Lincoln University.

Williams, Yoakum and Collier named to D2 Select Team

Lincoln women’s basketball players Kelsey Williams and Hunter Yoakum have been chosen to the USA Sports Events D2 Select team, which will play in a series of games this summer in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

SEC to allow satellite camps if NCAA keeps them

DESTIN, Fla. — The Southeastern Conference will either change the rules regarding recruiting camps or join in the chase.

SEC to ‘substantially’ increase fines for rushing fields

The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

Wild series between Lightning, Rangers headed to Game 7

NEW YORK — Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected.

Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

ATLANTA — The season didn’t end like they wanted. Not even close.

Big 12 schools could face big penalties

Big 12 Conference schools could now face fines, and even the loss of future home games, for failing to keep fans from storming courts or rushing fields after games.

Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club’s vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Byers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93

Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.

Wednesday's MLS Capsules

Games played on May 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy's home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

Blackhawks beat Ducks to force Game 7

CHICAGO — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals.

Warriors end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Win series against Rockets

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets.

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Cardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks

Jason Heyward atoned for a critical error with a game-tying homer leading off the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pachecho's throwing error, completing a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.

US accuses FIFA of $150M in bribes, dozen schemes

In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.

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Diamondbacks' Gosewisch leaves game after jamming left knee

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch jammed his left knee on a groundout and left the game in the sixth inning against the Cardinals.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Felix Hernandez pitched a four-hitter to become the major's first eight-game winner, Nelson Cruz hit his AL-best 18th homer to snap a scoreless tie in the ninth inning and the Mariners completed a three-game sweep by beating the Rays.

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Cardinals place Adams on DL, recall C Ed Easley

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will be out indefinitely with a strained right quadriceps, an injury that could require surgery.

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Yanks finish sweep, Royals lose 4-2 for 4th straight defeat

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig's American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.