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Three new USOC board members will help decide Boston’s fate

A former deputy mayor, a big-time athletic director, an Olympic gold medalist.

IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents.

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

Stop flirting with the FIFA presidency and say for sure you are going.

Post 5 Seniors split

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors continued play in the Festus Invitational on Sunday with an 8-4 win against the host team.

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Martinez paces Cardinals to 4-1 win, sweep of Cubs

Every five or 10 minutes while the game was on hold, Carlos Martinez went to the indoor batting cage to stay loose. The only concession the St. Louis Cardinals made to a lengthy rain delay was perhaps shortening the right-hander's outing by one inning.

Jeff Maggert wins US Senior Open for 2nd senior major title

Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf’s senior circuit.

LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

Novak Djokovic back to tennis, focused on Wimbledon

After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis.

Mets' Matz has record day at plate in debut

Steven Matz’s giddy grandfather popped out of his seat at Citi Field and shouted with unabashed glee. Boy, did he have plenty to cheer about.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Fanendo Adi scored twice in a 3-minute span in the second half to helpo the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on June 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

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Guthrie gets 1,000th strikeout in Royals' 5-3 win over A's

Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday.

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Emma Meesseman scored 20 points and Stefanie Dolson added a career-high 19 along with 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Mystics to an 86-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

Press Box: Days appear numbered for Hearnes Center

News Tribune Sports Commentary

With the announcement last week of the new softball facility at the University of Missouri, the Hearnes Center is taking another step toward being just a memory.

Post 5 picks up two wins at Festus Invitational

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors won a pair of games Saturday in the Festus Invitational.

Down to four at Missouri Amateur

The semifinals are set for the Missouri Amateur.

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Driftwood Outdoors: When fishing with kids, make it all about them

In every family, individuals take on roles. I am the fishing uncle. It’s tough, but someone has to do it.

Blatter: 'Liberating' to leave FIFA, expects 2016 election

Sepp Blatter says his decision to leave FIFA was "liberating" and he expects the election to replace him will be in early 2016.

Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice.