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Suffering just abdominal strain, Wainwright could be available for Opening Day

Adam Wainwright has been diagnosed with an abdominal strain but the St. Louis ace could be available to pitch the Cardinals’ opener April 5 at Wrigley Field.

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Steen scores winner in SO to lift Blues past Jets

Alexander Steen got the winning goal in the shootout to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Stanley Johnson scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 7 Arizona beat struggling Colorado 82-54 on Thursday night.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Corey Crawford earned his second shutout of the season in the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

Thursday's Top 25 College Women's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tiffany Mitchell scored 16 points and No. 2 South Carolina beat No. 11 Mississippi State 69-50 on Thursday night to clinch a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference regular-season title.

Thursday's Golf Capsules

Games played on Feb. 26, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy's first shot was a 2-iron out of play.

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Jays roll past Lebanon on Senior Night

After a 12-day break between games, the Jefferson City Jays came out of the gates a tad rusty Wednesday, turning it over on their first two possessions.

No. 5 Fatima girls to face No. 3 St. James for district title

In Class 3 District 9 Tournament

The preliminaries are over. It’s time for the main event.

Lady Pintos fall to Hallsville in Class 3 District 8 tourney

The California Lady Pintos dropped a 44-40 decision Wednesday night to Hallsville in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament.

Tipton tops Russellville in Class 2 District 8

And New Bloomfield downs Iberia

The Tipton Lady Cardinals scored 20 points in both the second and third quarters Wednesday night in a 59-26 victory against the Russellville Lady Indians in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 8 Tournament.

Tuscumbia advances against Chamois in Class 1 District 9

Will meet Jamestown in championship

The Tuscumbia Lady Lions used a big second half Wednesday night to defeat the Chamois Lady Pirates 67-45 in the semifinals of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament.

Sappenfield-Nevins, Gastineau named to William Woods Hall of Fame

A pair of area athletes were among the inductees last month into the William Woods University Hall of Fame.

Wainwright not concerned about abdominal exam

Adam Wainwright called his trip to meet with doctors in St. Louis about his lower abdominal pain strictly precautionary.

Sweeney elected to Royals Hall of Fame

Former first baseman Mike Sweeney will become the 26th member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame.

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Tarasenko showing growth in second full season with Blues

Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals.

Freshmen shine in Tigers' streak-busting win

The Missouri men’s basketball team’s opening possession Tuesday night did not go as planned.

Big 12's chief reprimands K-State for court-storming case

Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby is publicly reprimanding Kansas State for failing to prevent Wildcats fans from pouring onto the court after the school's upset victory over rival Kansas.

Tanking coaches suspended

Two Tennessee girls basketball high school coaches have been suspended for trying to get their teams to lose a game in an attempt to avoid the top-ranked squad and improve their chances of advancing in the state tournament.

Free throws edge Missouri State past Bradley in 3OT, 80-77

Christian Kirk had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Missouri State past Bradley 80-77 in triple-overtime Wednesday night.