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Curry: Bringing daughter was a last-minute call

Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day, that title belonged to his 2-year-old daughter, Riley.

Cavs take Game 1 against Hawks

LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight 3-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

Lightning win in OT

Against Rangers

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal.

In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most

Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out being in the club that practically prints money is a lot more important than being loyal to one of his employees.

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Guthrie throws 6 scoreless innings; Royals top Reds 7-1

Jeremy Guthrie pitched six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 20, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer to help Dallas Keuchel earn his eighth straight win, and the Houston Astros kept rolling with a 6-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

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Cardinals tag Colon, knock Mets out of 1st with 9-0 rout

Matt Adams hit a long three-run homer, Jason Heyward also connected and the St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed their second consecutive offensive outburst, roughing up Bartolo Colon in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

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Wiseman's homer in 10th gives Vandy 7-6 win over Missouri

Rhett Wiseman hit a walk off homer to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning, powering Vanderbilt to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Missouri Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Bruins deny Jays in district championship game

The Jays’ goal was a district championship. For the second straight year, the Bruins got in the way.

Late score sends Kewpies past Lady Jays for district title

A second of hesitation was all it took.

Jamestown scores late to get past Prairie Home

ST. ELIZABETH — As the No. 1 seed, Jamestown went into the Class 1 District 9 Tournament an undoubted favorite to win it.

St. Elizabeth uses wacky play in 7th to dispatch Tuscumbia

ST. ELIZABETH — It wasn’t a walkoff win, it was a run-off one.

Elder captures state title, Franks finishes second for Blair Oaks

The 1-2 punch of the Blair Oaks Falcons finished 1-2 in the state.

Clausen qualifies for state again

David Clausen of Jefferson City High School is going back to the Class 2 state tennis tournament.

Dickneite's no-hitter advances Comets

Alex Dickneite threw a no-hitter Tuesday to lead Fatima to a 10-0 district semifinal win against Eugene in six innings.

Jays finish state golf tourney

SEDALIA — Three Jefferson City Jays wrapped up play Tuesday in the Class 4 state golf championships at Sedalia Country Club.

Prep Baseball: Linn 7, Iberia 0

The Linn Wildcats advanced to the Class 2 District 8 championship Tuesday with a 7-0 defeat of Iberia.

Kansas City signs four players, waives three others following rookie minicamp

The Chiefs have signed four players from their rookie minicamp this past weekend and waived three other players to make room for them on their roster.

Land deal closes for planned NFL stadium near Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders moved a step closer Tuesday to building a new stadium near Los Angeles after a complex land deal was finalized on a site that could become the home of a shared $1.7-billion venue.

NFL going with longer extra-point attempts, will allow defense to score on conversion turnovers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers.