Games played on May 3, 2015
NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Lawson Elementary captured overall team honors Saturday at the 66th Annual Little Olympics held at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.
The Helias Crusaders went 2-0 on Saturday, posting victories against Parkway South and Nixa.
The Blair Oaks Falcons won two games Saturday, blanking South Callaway 4-0 and topping Iberia 5-1.
After ending its seven-game losing streak Friday night, the Indians blanked the Missouri Military Academy 11-0 Saturday morning to put them in position to win the Russellville Round Robin Tournament.
Helias falls to Waukee
The Jefferson City Lady Jays captured a 6-2 victory against the Liberty Jays in the fifth-place game in the Heartland Lodge bracket of the Tournament of Champions. In the seventh-place game, the Helias Lady Crusaders dropped a 5-0 decision to Waukee.
In baseball action
The Jefferson City Jays baseball team split two games at Webb City on Saturday, winning 6-4 against Glendale and losing 8-2 to Webb City.
The Linn Wildcats allowed just two runs Saturday in victories against Cuba and North County.
For several weeks, Jeff Fisher just kept smiling and saying he was happy with an offensive line that had only two returning starters. After drafting four linemen, the St. Louis Rams coach can be believed.
I was fortunate this past week to fish Lake of the Ozarks with Scott Pauley, and he showed me exactly how good the bass fishing is this time of the year.
News Tribune Sports Commentary
What’s this ever-so-important category that was mentioned numerous times during the draft coverage on the ESPN family of channels? Why, it’s the “youthful indiscretions” entry on the resume.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the team doesn't plan to pay a $6 million bonus to Alex Rodriguez for his 660th home run.
Chris Paul banked in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory against the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 on Saturday night for a wild finish to an entertaining first-round series.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, using his usual skill to remain unbeaten in the most anticipated fight in recent years.
Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity Series win of the season by throwing a big block on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway.
In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track.
David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning before finishing with a five-hitter as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Saturday night.
Games played on May 2, 2015
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Brett Gardner drove in three runs, Nathan Eovaldi pitched well into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Saturday for their 12th win in 15 games.
The New Orleans Saints have selected Missouri running back Marcus Murphy in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft.
Tournaments played on May 2, 2015
GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Lexi Thompson finished a round of 3-under 68 with a birdie after a fortunate ricochet Saturday to share the third-round lead with Inbee Park in the LPGA Tour's North Texas Shootout.