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Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules

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.

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Lawson claims crown at Little Olympics

Lawson Elementary captured overall team honors Saturday at the 66th Annual Little Olympics held at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City.

Helias beats Nixa, Parkway South

In baseball

The Helias Crusaders went 2-0 on Saturday, posting victories against Parkway South and Nixa.

Blair Oaks downs S. Callaway, Iberia

In baseball

The Blair Oaks Falcons won two games Saturday, blanking South Callaway 4-0 and topping Iberia 5-1.

Jamestown edges host Russellville for tournament crown

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.

Lady Jays finish fifth at soccer 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.

Jays beat Glendale, fall to Webb City

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.

Linn wins two baseball games

The Linn Wildcats allowed just two runs Saturday in victories against Cuba and North County.

Rams lean heavily on offense with 7 of 9 picks in draft

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.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Bass are biting at Lake of the Ozarks

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.

Press Box: NFL likely won’t put up with indescretions

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.

Yankees say they don't plan to pay home run bonus to A-Rod

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.

Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs, 111-109 in Game 7

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.

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Mayweather defeats Pacquiao in decision

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 uses big block on last lap to win Xfinity race

Joey Logano picked up his third Xfinity Series win of the season by throwing a big block on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jeff Gordon leads Hendrick in pole-winning run at Talladega

In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track.

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Price throws 5-hitter as Tigers top Royals 2-1

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.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

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.

Saints take Missouri running back Murphy in 7th round

The New Orleans Saints have selected Missouri running back Marcus Murphy in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

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.