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Death puts sports into perspective

I’ve been thinking about Jim McKay a lot during the last week. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about the late broadcaster’s tour de force moment in a career full of great work. That is, his terrific on-air performance during the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Up with the times

Duck stamp price increase vital to wetland habitat

A lot has changed since 1991. The price of a Federal Duck Stamp has not. For the last 23 years, duck stamps have cost $15. Members of the United States Senate are trying to change that. They hope to increase the price to $25.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 12, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Blake Griffin scored 27 points, DeAndre Jordan added 21, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 117-101 on Saturday to earn their franchise record-tying 56th victory of the regular season.

Tuscumbia wins pair

Tuscumbia swept two games from Jamestown and Northwest: Hughesville on Saturday.

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Blair Oaks boys, Helias girls win titles at Blair Oaks Invitational

The Blair Oaks Falcons and the Helias Lady Crusaders took the top honors at the Blair Oaks Invitational on Saturday.

Blair Oaks finishes 2-2 in Invitational

The Blair Oaks Falcons didn’t get the end result they wanted in the Capital City Invitational. But they’re still happy where they sit 12 games into the season, despite a 7-6 loss to Hickman in the third-place game Saturday afternoon at Vivion Field.

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Grunden helps Jays past Blair Oaks

Adam Grunden connected with an RBI double to give the Jays a one-run lead and Jefferson City held on to claim a 4-3 victory against Blair Oaks in final round of pool play in the Capital City Invitational on Saturday at Vivion Field.

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Fatima scores in double digits in pair of wins

Will Robertson’s three-run home run lifted the Fatima Comets to an 11-0 win in five innings against the Lutheran: St. Charles Cougars in the fifth-place game of the Capital City Invitational at Vivion Field.

Helias sweeps baseball doubleheader

The Helias Crusaders swept a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, beating Potosi and Greenville.

Prep Baseball: Tipton gets past Linn

The Linn Wildcats dropped a decision to the Tipton Cardinals in the round-robin portion of the Iberia Tournament.

Lady Crusaders split soccer matches

The Helias Lady Crusaders took seventh place in the Heart of America Invitational on Saturday after splitting a pair of games.

Marble helps Missouri softball top Auburn

Alora Marble (Blair Oaks High School) pitched the final 3 2/3 innings as No. 16 Missouri claimed a 8-7 victory against No. 20 Auburn to clinch a Southeastern Conference series win on Saturday.

Lincoln softball falls to Missouri Western

Sam Kircher and Kelsey Hight each hit home runs, but Missouri Western swept a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader against Lincoln on Saturday.

Chamois’ Nolte wins three events at MSD Relays

Clay Nolte of Chamois captured three individual events on the boys side while the Russellville claimed girls team honors Thursday at the Missouri School for the Deaf Relays.

Boys Track: Jays at Hillcrest Invitational

The Jefferson City Jays competed at the Hillcrest Invitational on Friday.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played April 12, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Davy Arnaud scored on a diving header in the fourth minute in D.C. United's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.

Saturday's National League Capsules

Games played April 12, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Matt Adams homered, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Saturday's American League Capsules

Games played April 12, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Brian McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.

Saturday's NHL Capsules

Games played April 12, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: The Boston Bruins clinched the NHL's best record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs with a 4-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Spieth, Watson tied for lead at the Masters

Even without golf's biggest star, this suddenly is shaping up as a Masters for the ages.