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Helias, Jefferson City play at Laker Invitational

The Helias Crusaders finished 13th and the Jefferson City Jays took 18th on Wednesday at the Camdenton Laker Invitational at Old Kinderhook.

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Hennessy hurls Jays past Hawklets for Invitational crown

Jefferson City coach Brian Ash thinks there are better outings to come from Travis Hennessy.

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Moustakas homers as Royals get past Astros

Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning Wednesday night to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win against the Houston Astros.

IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers

Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay. Will Power tried to apologize in person to Simon Pagenaud.

Wallace showing improvement in Truck Series

Darrell Wallace Jr. was the first black driver to win a NASCAR race since the 1960s when he took the checkered flag in a Truck Series race at Martinsville last year.

Chiefs WR Bowe pleads guilty to lesser charges

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has pleaded guilty to amended charges of defective equipment and littering in connection with his November arrest for possessing marijuana.

Kansas State gives Weber 1-year contract extension

Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber has received a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 school year after leading the Wildcats to 47 wins in his first two seasons, the most victories by any coach in his first two years in school history.

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Wednesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played April 16, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's NBA Capsules

Games played April 16, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's MLB Capsules

Games played April 16, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-night-doubleheader Monday.

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Peralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid

Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke realizes one victory doesn't necessarily end the St. Louis Cardinals' recent dominance over the Brewers.

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Vance leads Lady Jays to soccer win

It was the kind of game that might spark a player.

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Helias overcomes tired legs

In girls soccer win against Hannibal

The spirit was willing. The legs, understandably, were a little weak.

Blues getting closer to full strength

Oshie, Morrow return to practice

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are getting closer to the lineup that set a franchise record for victories and challenged for first place overall, instead of the patchwork roster that lost six in a row to finish the regular season.

Panthers beat the odds

In NHL draft lottery

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June.

Tarkanian on the mend after heart attack

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.

Columbia sweeps Stephens

Columbia College swept an American Midwest Conference doubleheader from crosstown rival Stephens College on Tuesday afternoon.

Lincoln finishes 7th

Austin Wheeler and Brian Lillevold tied for 25th overall, leading Lincoln to a seventh-place finish at the Embassy Suites Invitational on Tuesday.

Lincoln adds game

The Lincoln Blue Tigers have added one more non-conference opponent to their schedule, filling their open date on Nov. 1 with a road game at Central Washington.

Ferrier wins award

William Woods sophomore Kaylee Ferrier (Helias High School) earned her second straight American Midwest Conference Field Athlete of the Week award, the league announced Tuesday.