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Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Fanendo Adi scored twice in a 3-minute span in the second half to helpo the Portland Timbers beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the New York Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on June 28, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

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Guthrie gets 1,000th strikeout in Royals' 5-3 win over A's

Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday.

Sunday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on June 28, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Emma Meesseman scored 20 points and Stefanie Dolson added a career-high 19 along with 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Mystics to an 86-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday.

Press Box: Days appear numbered for Hearnes Center

News Tribune Sports Commentary

With the announcement last week of the new softball facility at the University of Missouri, the Hearnes Center is taking another step toward being just a memory.

Post 5 picks up two wins at Festus Invitational

The Jefferson City American Legion Post 5 Seniors won a pair of games Saturday in the Festus Invitational.

Down to four at Missouri Amateur

The semifinals are set for the Missouri Amateur.

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Driftwood Outdoors: When fishing with kids, make it all about them

In every family, individuals take on roles. I am the fishing uncle. It’s tough, but someone has to do it.

Blatter: 'Liberating' to leave FIFA, expects 2016 election

Sepp Blatter says his decision to leave FIFA was "liberating" and he expects the election to replace him will be in early 2016.

Serena Williams halfway to true Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice.

England eliminates host Canada in World Cup Q-final, 2-1

Lucy Bronze had never played in front of anything she could compare to that flag-waving, drum-banging, deafening Canadian crowd. Jodie Taylor had to laugh as she looked around BC Place to see a few overwhelmed English fans in that rambunctious sea of red.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on June 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Octavio Rivero scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps snapped the New England Revolution's 17-game home unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.

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Cardinals beat Cubs 8-1 to become first team to 50 wins

Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-1 on Saturday night to become the first major league team with 50 wins.

Saturday's WNBA Capsules

Games played on June 27, 2015

WNBA ROUNDUP: Brittney Griner had 14 points and 11 rebounds in her season debut after serving a suspension for domestic violence, but it wasn't enough as the Phoenix Mercury lost to the Minnesota Lynx 71-56 on Saturday night behind Maya Moore's 21 points.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on June 27, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Yovani Gallardo extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 23 innings by pitching three-hit ball into the ninth Saturday, and the Texas Rangers snapped a season-worst six-game skid with a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on June 27, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole Saturday for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet in the Travelers Championship.

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Young bounces back in Royals' 3-2 win over A's

Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday.

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Tony Stewart struggling to end worst slump of career

Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series.

Allmendinger wins pole for road course race at Sonoma

AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday's race at winding Sonoma Raceway.