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Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest?

Fan hit in back of head by foul ball

The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes Monday night after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.

Desisa wins Boston Marathon

Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.

SEC's Slive feels good after cancer battle

Mike Slive made it clear he’s still the boss of the Southeastern Conference, even with his successor seated next to him.

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Volquez hurls Royals past Twins

Edinson Volquez is quickly proving his breakthrough season of a year ago was no fluke.

Chiefs’ Houston skips report date for offseason program

The Kansas City Chiefs reported for the start of their offseason program Monday.

Rams gather for start of strength, conditioning work

The start of offseason workouts gives St. Louis Rams players their first real opportunity to collectively get over the Sam Bradford trade. And to get to know Nick Foles.

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Wild blank Blues, take 2-1 series lead

Devan Dubnyk made 17 saves and Jason Pominville and Zach Parise scored second-period goals Monday night as the Minnesota Wild earned a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series.

No common grouhnd found on core goals

Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

A panel of Missouri teachers and parents tasked with reviewing the state’s education standards is so divided that members told the State Board of Education on Monday they have split into two groups.

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Boat captain, crew members arrested after sinking

Amid new migrant crises, Italian PM decries ‘death voyages’

Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.

US warship heads too Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt, is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.

Monday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 20, 2015

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Monday night.

Monday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 20, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Monday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 20, 2015

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and Chicago beat Milwaukee 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

Missouri man accused of burning girl with bulb from nightlight

An eastern Missouri man is accused of felony child abuse after police say he burned his girlfriend’s 6-year-old daughter with a nightlight bulb.

Federal grant will be used to improve regional airport

The city of Columbia plans to use a $1.37 million federal grant to improve and extend two runways at the Columbia Regional Airport.

California boy found asleep in stolen car

An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family’s running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home.

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State

Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis

The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.

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Baltimore on edge after arrestee’s fatal spine injury

Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don’t know how it happened.

US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

Running out of time: Limited-time deals can be limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy

Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen’s capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.

Spain: Student armed with crossbow, machete kills teacher

A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday.

Review of Missouri K-12 learning goals further strained

Some groups of parents and teachers tasked by lawmakers with reviewing learning standards for Missouri's K-12 children are so divided that they refuse to work together.

Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position

SAKHIR, Bahrain — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position Sunday to strengthen his overall lead in the Formula One standings with his third win in four races this season and 36th of his career.

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid ‘reforms’

Missouri Republicans said early in the session Medicaid expansion was a non-starter again this year and despite Democratic attempts to address the issue using amendments and protests, they’ve stuck true to their word.

Dixon finally wins at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach.

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Empty chairs honor 168 victims of Oklahoma City bombing

Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane.

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Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya’s coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean’s deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Dropped charges raise questions about tracking device

Prosecutors have dropped more than a dozen charges against three defendants just one day before a city police officer was to face questions about a secret device used to locate suspects in a robbery spree.

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked.

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Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors.

Sperm bank sued after donor details emerge 7 years later

He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

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Firefighters make progress on Southern California wildfire

Cooperative weather and the efforts of hundreds of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.

Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles today

It’s Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love.

Charles discusses range of topics as Chiefs get to work

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to begin their offseason program today, most of the attention right now is on the upcoming NFL draft, even among some of the players.

Wainwright, Cardinals nip Reds 2-1 for 5th straight win

Two on and two out in the eighth inning with the heart of the Cincinnati Reds lineup due in a tie game, Adam Wainwright was at a crossroads.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Teal Bunbury had a goal and an assist after entering the game in the 61st minute and the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 on Sunday.

Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

NBA PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, LeBron James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and the Cavaliers opened a run toward an NBA title with a 113-100 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Cardinals place Grichuk on DL, recall IF Dean Anna

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says outfielder Randal Grichuk, put on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain, will have to change his workout routine to avoid further problems.

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Royals overcome 5 ejections to beat Athletics 4-2

After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day. "We didn't get into a fight, so that's always good," he said.

Sunday's MLB Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Matt Harvey won his third straight start to begin his comeback season and the banged-up New York Mets, despite losing two important players to injuries, held off the Miami Marlins 7-6 Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Jim Furyk won the RBC Heritage on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title in five years, making birdies on both playoff holes to outlast Kevin Kisner.

Sunday's NHL Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2015

NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP:New York captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Ohio woman's search for birth mother leads to co-worker

A 38-year-old woman's quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works.

Intervention by Alaska governor spares lives of bears

The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.

Man who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole

A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.

Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."