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Faksa has goal and assist, Stars beat Blues 2-1 in Game 1

Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Lakers hire Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach

The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement with Golden State assistant Luke Walton to become their head coach.

Friday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 29, 2016

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas shared the Zurich Classic lead at 11 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.

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14-foot Royals mannequin surfaces after theft from billboard

A 14-foot mannequin of a Royals player that was stolen from a billboard is safe at home in Kansas City.

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Chiefs take Miss State DT Chris Jones in second round of draft

The Kansas City Chiefs chose versatile defensive tackle Chris Jones from Mississippi State with the sixth pick in the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night.

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LBs Jack, Smith go early in 2nd round of NFL draft

The wait is over for injured linebackers Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith. Considering how long it could have been, they will take it.

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Gerstner goes distance as Helias blanks Eldon

Kale Gestner was hoping to make it back. Gerstner, a senior at Helias, tore an ACL in Week 9 of the football season last fall. After surgery, he missed the entire basketball season and the start of the baseball season while rehabbing the injury.

Prep Baseball: Linn 4, Russellville 2

The Linn Wildcats handed Russellville a 4-2 loss Thursday.

Prep Baseball: Jamestown 7, Calvary Lutheran 5

The Jamestown Eagles beat Calvary Lutheran 7-5 on Thursday.

Blair Oaks golf hosts Quad

The Blair Oaks Falcons finished second Thursday in its Quad at the Oak Hills Golf Center.

Girls Soccer: Waukee 4, Helias 1

The Helias girls soccer team fell 4-1 to Waukee (Iowa) on Thursday in the Tournament of Champions in Burlington, Iowa.

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Hitchcock’s Blues to face Ruff’s Stars in playoff series

FRISCO, Texas — The irony is not lost on Lindy Ruff as his Dallas Stars prepare for their second-round playoff series against Ken Hitchcock and the St. Louis Blues.

Boys Tennis: Helias 8, Rolla 1

The Helias tennis team defeated Rolla 8-1 on Thursday.

Jays shut out Hickman in tennis

The Jefferson City tennis team defeated district foe Hickman 9-0 on Thursday at Washington Park.

College Softball: Four Lincoln players honored by MIAA

Four Lincoln Blue Tigers were honorable mention selections on the All-MIAA softball team released Thursday.

College Track: Oberdiek wins event

KIRKSVILLE — Hannah Oberdiek of Truman State captured the women’s long jump title Thursday in the school’s first home meet since 2008 at Stokes Stadium.

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De La Rosa strikes out 10, Diamondbacks beat Cardinals 3-0

Rubby De La Rosa struck out a career-high 10 and pitched two-hit ball through seven innings, Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 on Thursday night.

Chiefs trade first-round pick to San Francisco

The Kansas City Chiefs traded the 28th overall pick to San Francisco on Thursday night and received the 49ers' second-round pick along with choices in the fourth and sixth rounds in this year's NFL draft.

Thursday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 28, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jake Arrieta's bid for a second straight no-hitter ended after five pitches and the Cubs ace went on to win his 16th straight decision, leading Chicago over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Thursday.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on April 28, 2016

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic.