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Jimenez, Langer, Couples score one for older players

Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples made the Masters one for the ages — the older ages for sure.

Spieth finally looks his age

As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed out his frustration for everyone to hear.

49ers’ linebacker arrested at airport after saying he had a bomb

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened he had a bomb.

Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems

Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.

Sunday's NBA Capsules

Games played April 13, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his league-best fifth triple-double of the season, leading Indiana past Oklahoma City 102-97 Sunday — putting the Pacers one win away from clinching the Eastern Conference's top seed.

Sunday's MLS Capsules

Games played April 13, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: Chris Wondolowski scored on a header in the 51st minute to help the San Jose Earthquakes tie the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Sunday.

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.

Boston announces marathon public safety measures

Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

Police: NY officer fatally shot 86-year-old gunman

Officers responding to the home of an 86-year-old New York City man who called 911 to say he'd shot his daughter fatally shot the man Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun and refused to drop it when they arrived, police said.

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.

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Carpenter, Wainwright help Cardinals top Cubs 10-4

Adam Wainwright's day started as badly as it could but ended up just fine.

Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn't seem to have rattled area drivers, who say they'll stick with their normal routes.

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Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week's shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, has been buried in the Missouri town where he went to high school and met his wife.

Baseball player, 12, dies after hit by line drive

A middle school baseball player from Wilmington has died after being hit by a line drive during practice.

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were killed, but their identities have not been released.

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Cardinals extend contract of GM Mozeliak

The St. Louis Cardinals extended the contract of general manager John Mozeliak for two years through the 2018 season.

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New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran’s controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations.

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'Bubba golf' at the Masters

Leads at halfway point

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of “Bubba golf,” producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket.

Stars blank Blues

DALLAS (AP) — Trevor Daley had a goal and an assist, Kari Lehtonen recorded his fifth shutout of the season, and the Dallas Stars clinched their first playoff berth since 2008 with a 3-0 victory against the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

Friday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 11, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday night.

Colabello, Gibson lead Twins past Royals 10-1

Chris Colabello drove in three runs, Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 Friday night to end a nine-game home losing streak that dated to last season.

Friday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 11, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

Friday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 11, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer that backed Wily Peralta, and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to seven with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

Friday's NHL Capsules

Games played on April 11, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Kristers Gudlevskis made 36 saves to win his NHL debut, Eric Brewer scored two goals, and Tampa Bay beat Columbus.

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Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the “evil” of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the young. It was the first time a pope has taken personal responsibility for the sex crimes of his priests and begged forgiveness.

Austrailian PM confident sounds are from Flight 370

With the Malaysian jetliner mystery now five weeks old, officials have narrowed the search zone for the missing plane and are “very confident” the underwater signals they have heard are from its black box, Australia’s prime minister said Friday.

A look at Ukraine's fast-growing Russian gas bill

The amount Russia says it is owed by Ukraine’s cash-strapped government for natural gas has ballooned as if by magic — from $1.7 billion at the beginning of April to a staggering $35.4 billion, according to a letter sent by President Vladimir Putin this week to 18 European leaders.

Head-on crash kills 3 in eastern Missouri

A head-on collision in eastern Missouri has left three people dead and a driver hospitalized.

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Police link 12 Kansas City-area highway shootings

Police have connected 12 shootings targeting vehicles on Kansas City-area roads and highways since early March.

Search ends for 2 men in Mississippi River

Authorities on Thursday called off the search for two men who fell off a Mississippi River barge that overturned in northeastern Arkansas earlier this week, saying both are presumed to have been killed.

Obama marks 50th year of Civil Rights Act

Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency’s opportunity to shape the “currents of history” and fulfill America’s founding promises of equality.

Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the government did not miss any key details that could have prevented the attack — instead, the report found, information Russia withheld from the U.S. could have made a difference, according to an official who described the report’s findings.

Wacha follows October success with two strong starts

Take it from the Cincinnati Reds: Michael Wacha’s breakout postseason was no fluke.

Biotech drops again, pulling down market

Biotech and Internet stocks tumbled again Thursday, and the broader market followed.

Hall of Fame overwhelms La Russa

Surrounded by statues of the game’s greats, Tony La Russa was simply awestruck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

Missouri business-creation filings rose in March

The Missouri secretary of state’s office says more businesses sought to organize in March than during the same month over the past decade.

Blues drop fourth straight, fall to Wild

Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves in his Wild debut to lead Minnesota past the struggling St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Thursday night.

House passes bill exempting gyms from sales tax

The Missouri House approved legislation Thursday aimed at shielding gyms, fitness centers and others from sales taxes.

Rookies debut in style at Augusta

Jonas Blixt played all kinds of courses in golf’s minor leagues before graduating to the PGA Tour and quickly grabbing two wins.

Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

Congress said no way to Iran’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S.

Mickelson has triple-bogey while posting 76

Back and forth the ball went, passing the cup four times in all, simply refusing to go down.

Old guys get it done in opening round of Masters

In a tournament packed with a bunch of young newcomers, the 50-and-over crowd made a bit of a stand in the first round of the Masters.

Haas leads Masters; defending champ Scott one stroke behind

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

Haith kicks Price off Missouri basketball team

Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith kicked Zach Price off the team Thursday, ending the forward’s career with the Tigers before it began.

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DGB avoids charges

A police investigation of a suspected burglary involving Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been closed without an arrest, primarily because of reluctant witnesses who fear retaliation and harassment for bringing a criminal complaint.

Convicted killer sick, sentencing delayed a year

A man convicted of one killing and suspected in two others may never face a possible death sentence in Missouri, in part because of sentencing delays caused by a prosecutor’s stroke and the killer’s own failing health.