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Cardinals bash past Diamondbacks 11-4

Adam Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis' fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

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Trout, Escobar, Simmons homer for Angels in 4-2 win

Mike Trout hit a tying two-run homer, Yunel Escobar put the Angels ahead with a solo shot in the sixth inning and Andrelton Simmons also went deep to power Los Angeles to a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Goff, Wentz not on edge on eve of NFL Draft

Jared Goff lobbed a few balls to a couple of lucky kids and practiced his coverage skills. Carson Wentz grinned as he sent a line of boys and girls through a footwork drill.

Wednesday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: CJ McCollum scored 27 points, Damian Lillard added 16 of his 22 in the fourth quarter when Portland pulled away, and the Trail Blazers capitalized on the absence of injured Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 their first-round series.

Wednesday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2016

Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

Wednesday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 27, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Portland's own goal in the 89th minute gave the New England Revolution a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.

With draft looming, the Rams seem sure about No. 1 pick

LOS ANGELES — Rams general manager Les Snead and coach Jeff Fisher are about to make the biggest choice of their careers, and they figure they can’t go wrong.

NFL Draft caspules for all 32 teams

A look at last seasons, needs and possible selections for NFL teams:

LePage, Lochhead combine for early goal as Lady Jays beat Lady Tigers

The chemistry is strong on the field between Jefferson City teammates Tayler LePage and Mackenzie Lochhead.

Men’s Golf: Franks takes 24th

Missouri State freshman Kory Franks finished 24th Tuesday at the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf Championship.

Judo: Jefferson City Club results

Several members of the Jefferson City Judo Club earned honors in the Freestyle Tournament on April 16.

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Giavotella's 3-run HR helps Weaver, Angels beat Royals 9-4

Jered Weaver can be a bit sensitive on the subject of his diminished velocity. Over the past couple years, he's made a habit of changing the subject to anything but his pitching once the radar gun comes up.

Wizards to introduce Brooks as new head coach

WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards have announced the hiring of Scott Brooks as their new head coach, replacing Randy Wittman. Brooks reached a five-year agreement with the team last week. He will be introduced at a news conference today.

Thibodeau to hold down two jobs with Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS — Tom Thibodeau came to Minnesota for the impressive young core of talent assembled.

Women’s Golf: Knaebel takes 24th

Columbia College golfer Mikayla Knaebel (Blair Oaks High School) shot an 86 on Tuesday and finished tied for 24th at the American Midwest Conference Championship. Her two-day total was 181, good for 37 over par.

Tuesday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 26, 2016

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and the Toronto Raptors held on for a 102-99 victory over the Indiana Pacers and a 3-2 lead in their first-round series Tuesday night when Solomon Hill's 3-pointer was ruled after the buzzer.

Kerr overcomes obstacles to win Coach of the Year

As Steve Kerr tried to cope with the headaches, nausea, pain and other concerning symptoms, there were times he wondered whether he would even come back to coach the Golden State Warriors this season, whether he even should return to the bench if not 100 percent healthy.

Manziel indicted in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

An attorney for former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel calls the indictment against him “incredible” and said Tuesday the way it’s been handled so far suggests there are problems with the case.

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Not another one-and-done for Blues

After the final horn and before the ceremonial handshakes, some St. Louis Blues players did a little ice dancing.

Lindenwood pounds Lincoln in baseball, 21-0

The Lincoln baseball team committed five errors and was outhit 19-2 in a 21-0 loss shortened to seven innings Tuesday against Lindenwood.