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Ogletree rips grand slam as Jefferson City routs Battle

Brenden Ogletree hit a grand slam in the top of the first and the Jefferson City Jays went on to claim a 12-0 victory against Battle in five innings Tuesday afternoon.

Monson strikes out 18 as Lions handle Hornets

Throughout the early part of his career at Calvary Lutheran, Beau Monson has made a habit of coming out of the bullpen.

Tuesday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.

Tuesday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays.

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Royals down Astros 4-2

Rookie Yordano Ventura threw seven solid innings for first major league win to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

Tuesday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 15, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the New York Knicks, playing without the injured Carmelo Anthony, beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-98 on Tuesday night to win the season series between city rivals.

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Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1

Shelby Miller struck out seven and allowed three hits over six innings, and Mark Ellis had two RBIs in his return from the disabled list to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Tuesday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Columbia sweeps doubleheader

Columbia College picked up its second doubleheader sweep in two days with a pair of wins at Benedictine University-Springfield on Saturday.

Schkade snags freshman award

Kelli Schkade earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced Monday, after a standout week at the plate for the 16th-ranked Missouri softball team.

SEC honors Anderson

Missouri senior Eric Anderson was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Eugene golf finishes second

The Eugene Eagles shot a 336 to earn a second-place finish at the Tolton Catholic Invitational on Monday.

Lincoln sweeps awards for MIAA track

Lincoln swept the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Track Athlete of the Week awards, the league announced Monday.

Swimming great Michael Phelps ends retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Lady Crusaders keep scoreboard operator occupied in win

The Helias Lady Crusaders tallied a goal in the first minute, then tallied another in the final minute.

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Lynn, Cardinals end Brewers’ nine-game win streak

The Milwaukee Brewers’ nine-game winning streak was snapped Monday night when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.

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As playoffs begin, Blues need Miller to step up

Exactly as advertised, Ryan Miller came to the St. Louis Blues and the goals-against number went down.

Moseley excited about taking over as coach of Lincoln men’s basketball

When John Moseley visited the Lincoln University campus for the first time last week, he couldn’t help but feel excited.

Blackhawks get key contributors back as they begin title defense

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had time to heal. Now, they’re ready to launch a title defense.

10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

Connecticut trades Charles to New York

Tina Charles didn’t want to play in Connecticut anymore, so the Sun got what they could for the 2012 league MVP.