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Monday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 13, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Monday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 13, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins' home opener Monday.

Well-rested Wainwright will get start in Cards’ home opener tonight

At least the first time through the rotation, the St. Louis Cardinals stuck to the plan of giving their pitchers extra rest.

Baseball: Linn 2, New Bloomfield 0

Linn carved out a 2-0 win against New Bloomfield in a battle of Wildcats on Saturday night.

Baseball: Eugene goes 1-1

Eugene split two games Saturday at the Iberia Spring Tournament, defeating Tipton 5-4 and falling 5-4 to Iberia.

Teacher goes from spectator to Masters champion caddie

Michael Greller thought his Masters experience peaked in 2012 when he won Augusta National’s ticket lottery and he leaned over the ropes to get his picture snapped with Phil Mickelson and his caddie.

Mickelseon, Rose finish second at Masters despite shooting 14-under

Phil Mickelson knew he needed a truly special round to catch Jordan Spieth.

Hinchcliffe takes wet win at G.P. of Louisiana

James Hinchcliffe is getting used to partying in New Orleans.

Two big home runs help MU softball team notch win

The Missouri softball team won the rubber match of a home series with Mississippi State on Sunday, defeating the Bulldogs 10-2 in a game shortened to five innings due to the run rule.

Lincoln men, women win titles at William Jewell

The Lincoln men’s and women’s track and field teams won a combined 18 events in sweeping the Darrel Gourley Open on Sunday at William Jewell.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 12, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Alan Gordon scored midway through the first half and the Los Angeles Galaxy held off the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Sunday to snap a two-game scoreless stretch.

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Ventura helps Royals sweep Angels again with 9-2 win

Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

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Jordan Spieth, 21, captures Masters victory for the ages

Jordan Spieth got more than redemption and a green jacket Sunday. He took his place among the best in the game with a Masters victory for the ages.

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Carpenter's 2-run homer in 11th lifts Cards over Reds 7-5

The St. Louis Cardinals want leadoff batter Matt Carpenter to drive the ball. He sure did Sunday. Carpenter hit a two-run homer off Kevin Gregg in the 11th inning, lifting St. Louis over Cincinnati 7-5 in a game that featured the major league debut of Cuban right-hander Raisel Iglesias for the Reds.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 12, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Miguel Cabrera homered twice and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers improved to 6-0 for the first time in 30 years with an 8-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Sunday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 12, 2015

NBA ROUNDUP: Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a playoff spot with a 96-73 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.

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Jays finish fourth in Capital City Invitational

The Jefferson City Jays struggled offensively Saturday against Blue Springs, moving just two runners past second base in the first six innings. Once the surge finally came, it was too little, too late for the Jays.

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Fatima tops Hickman for fifth in Invitational

After having to sit for longer than originally scheduled Saturday, the Fatima Comets came out a little sluggish in the fifth-place baseball game of the Capital City Baseball Invitational.

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Blair Oaks downs Lutheran: St Charles

At Capital City Invitational

Blair Oaks was able to salvage one game in the Capital City Invitational, defeating Lutheran: St. Charles 6-2 at American Legion Post 5 Sports Complex to finish the baseball tournament in seventh place.

Three-run first inning keys 5-2 Helias victory

Against Battle in Columbia

The Helias Crusaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead after just one inning and cruised to a 5-2 win against Battle in baseball action Saturday.