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Boys Soccer: Calvary 2, Fatima JV 0

The Calvary Lions opened the season with a 2-0 victory Monday against the Fatima JV at the 63 Sports Complex.

Volleyball: Smith-Cotton drops Lady Jays

The Sedalia Smith-Cotton Lady Tigers posted a 19-25, 25-20, 25-22 win against Jefferson City in volleyball action Monday night.

Volleyball: Fatima downs Southern Boone

The Fatima Lady Comets moved to 3-1 on the season by beating Southern Boone 25-17, 25-20 on Monday night.

Briles believes No. 4 Baylor not bothered by investigation

WACO, Texas — Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday his team isn’t distracted by the school president’s call for an independent investigation into the handling of a sexual assault complaint against former transfer Sam Ukwuachu.

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Royals acquire Gomes from Braves

ATLANTA — Now that he’s officially on the move from Atlanta, Jonny Gomes is excited to be joining the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals.

Dixon a deserving winner as IndyCar grieves

With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history.

With a fourth win, Day creates a temporary Big 3

Jordan Spieth was gone, but not forgotten, certainly not by Jason Day.

Williams into second round when opponent stops

NEW YORK — Even before Serena Williams set foot Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women.

Football: Helias frosh down Tolton

The Helias freshman team notched a 28-13 win against Father Tolton on Monday.

Football: Helias JV beats Hannibal

The Helias JV team got a pair of touchdowns from Kaleb Davis in an 18-12 win against Hannibal on Monday.

Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling by judge

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute about deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

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Richardson enters plea of not guilty

ST. CHARLES — Suspended New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson will be back in court Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty Monday to resisting arrest and traffic charges stemming from his arrest in July.

Muhammad, Strayhorn All-Americans in youth track

NORFOLK, Va. — The Capitol Area Track Club had six members qualify for the AAU Junior Olympics earlier this month, with two capturing All-American status.

Calvary soccer ready for another season

The Calvary Lutheran soccer team will open its this season much like it did the last one.

What to watch aside from Serena in New York

There is no question the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid.

Women who beat Serena Williams say belief important

So here’s the question 127 of the 128 women in the U.S. Open’s main draw will ask themselves: How do you beat Serena Williams?

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Eighth-inning call goes against Royals in loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A late comeback bid by the Kansas City Royals was stymied by a strange and disputed double play.

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Three home runs lead Cardinals past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s coming together for Brandon Moss at the plate, and that’s helping the National League’s best team play as well as ever.

Harman records two aces in one round

EDISON, N.J. — Brian Harman made a hole-in-one twice Sunday in The Barclays, the first time that’s happened on the PGA Tour in nine years.

Day wins blowout at The Barclays

EDISON, N.J. — The toughest challenge Jason Day faced Sunday at The Barclays was convincing his peers golf really isn’t this easy.