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Red Sox beat Rays 3-1 in Game 4 to reach ALCS

Shane Victorino's infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Sporting Kansas City, Dynamo finish in scoreless draw

The draw extends Houston's unbeaten streak to five games. Kansas City (15-10-7, 52 points) remains four points ahead of the Dynamo in second place in the Eastern Conference.

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Steen's late goal lifts Blues over Blackhawks

Alexander Steen got just enough on a slap shot in the closing seconds to get the puck past Corey Crawford and give the St. Louis Blues a win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks. Steen's drive with 21.1 seconds left trickled through Crawford and lifted the Blues to a 3-2 victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Wednesday night.

Jupiter-bound craft runs into problem after flyby

"We believe we are on track as planned to Jupiter," said project manager Rick Nybakken of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $1.1 billion mission.

Rams' Austin not frustrated by lack of production

Tavon Austin had four returns for just 15 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The elusive rookie from West Virginia had 72 yards of punt-return yardage wiped out by his teammates' illegal blocks.

Chiefs suffocating defense key to unbeaten start

The Kansas City Chiefs' defense have the best mark in the NFL when it comes to third-down percentage. They're also best in the NFL in takeaways with 15 already this season.

Missouri appeals court upholds ruling in Guatemala case

A state appellate court rules that a Missouri couple can adopt a boy after the boy's biological mother's parental rights were terminated.

 

Missouri woman acquitted at 2nd trial over 2003 slaying

The Green County judge said he questioned the testimony of a witness and could not conclude the cause of death "beyond a reasonable doubt."

Chiefs rookie tight end Kelce has arthroscopic surgery

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a surgical procedure on his knee to repair cartilage. Kansas City is thin at this position with Anthony Fasano also being injured.

 

Freshmen playing critical roles on SEC defenses

Thirteen of the 20 Southeastern Conference players selected in the first two rounds of this year's NFL draft were defensive standouts. Now, nearly all the main contenders for the SEC title have at least one defensive starter just out of high school.

Missouri lawmakers block rule allowing E15 gasoline

Missouri's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules blocked a motion to have E15 gasoline or fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol.

 

Petro America founder Isreal Owen Hawkins sentenced to 30 years

Isreal Owen Hawkins was given a 30-year prison sentence after his May conviction of fraudulent charges regarding his company Petro America Corp.

 

Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers

The shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry.

Doe Run donates to Missouri House Republicans after override

The donation came about three weeks after the Republican-led House voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill limiting punitive damage awards against Doe Run related to old lead mining sites.

U.S. Supreme Court won't review Missouri drug search case

School district attorney Ransom Ellis III said the high court's refusal to hear the case means there is "no other legal option."

Missouri flood victims eligible for low-interest loans

Homeowners can get loans of up to $200,000 for their real estate, and owners and renters can get loans of up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property.

Missouri football can relate to banged-up Georgia

In 2012, Georgia came to Columbia and thrashed Missouri in its first Southeastern Conference game. Now, the Tigers are feeling some empathy for the Bulldogs.

World Religion classes in Columbia high schools broaden student horizons

World religions classes in Columbia high schools provide classroom conversations with an opportunity to help students be in tune with the world—and themselves.

Q&A: MU grad Marina Shifrin, whose resignation video went viral, ponders her next move

Marina Shifrin quit her job in a YouTube video that went viral. Now the MU graduate speaks about her experience.

BATTLE RISING: Battle High School marching band begins season on a high note

Battle High School's marching band has placed second at both of its competitions so far, which director Robert Thalhuber said he thinks is an accomplishment considering the band's size and newness. The band practices every weekday from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

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