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Anaheim one win away

OTTAWA — Andy McDonald bailed out Chris Pronger and set up Southern California for a playoff party like never before. The Anaheim Ducks are within a win of their first Stanley Cup championship.

Influential leader dies at 74

For Bill France Jr., it was never about fame or fortune. Everything he did — helping build Daytona International Speedway, moving the annual awards banquet to New York City and negotiating the first billion-dollar TV contract — he did with NASCAR’s best interests at heart.

SOMO swimmer showing confidence

Over the weekend, Columbia’s Matthew Montgomery celebrated his 20th birthday with two of his closest friends, but that’s not the only reason he’s smiling.

Truex Jr. lifts DEI with win at Dover

After another weekend of nonstop Earnhardt speculation, Truex gave the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team a much-needed victory Monday in the 400-mile race at Dover International Speedway.

Royals stumble, lose on road

J.P. Howell was one of Tampa Bay’s final cuts at the end of spring training. Now, he’s determined to make the most of his latest chance in the major leagues.

Pronger can’t Duck discipline for forearm

The Anaheim Ducks will have to play without Chris Pronger again.

Power’s back on

Albert Pujols hit two home runs on Sunday and nearly had two more, an encouraging sign for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Surprising Cavs, Gibson heading to Alamo City

Of all the fearsome players the Eastern Conference has sent West to do battle with the game’s most established stars, who would have figured on ’Bron-Bron and Boobie?

Tigers get boost from Crew

The Missouri baseball team uses a number of utility personnel. They don’t have a batting average, or any RBIs, and they must pay for their own uniforms. Instead of using eye black, they wear mascara.

DOUBLE PLAY

Chris Dominguez’s hit should have been the highlight of Sunday night’s NCAA regional game between Louisville and Missouri. Dominguez’s home run was the winner in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over the Tigers, ruining Missouri’s hopes for an undefeated regional title.

Pressure eases for Ottawa

Upon further review, the Ottawa Senators are right back in the Stanley Cup finals.

Cavaliers to meet

Crown them one and all, the kid called King and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Edwards builds Busch lead

Carl Edwards’ hard push to the finish line was slowed only by the caution flag.

Accomplished Athlete

Pushing his goggles snug to his face, Matt Hood looks down the lane before the 400-meter freestyle. Hood, a 28-year-old Special Olympics Athlete with Down syndrome, has had to overcome a lot to be a competitive swimmer.

Tailgaters display colors before victory

A single Missouri flag flew high in the air on Friday afternoon. Its pole led down to a red truck parked in a lot down the hill from Taylor Stadium. Usually, this is a prime location for fans gearing up for Saturday morning tailgating before Missouri football games.

Priday gives Tigers reason to cheer

In Saturday’s opening game of the Columbia regional’s second day, Miami’s Blake Tekotte hit a home run to lead off the game. His hit sparked the Hurricanes, who ended up eliminating fourth-seeded Kent State from the tournament with a 8-7 win.

Dena Muskopf has flourished with Special Olympics

During a sports summer camp in 2005, Dena Muskopf said two unspeakable words. “I can’t.”

Kip Wells gets his major league-leading tenth loss

The Houston Astros broke out of their hitting slump on Saturday and extended Kip Wells’ misery in the process.

Royals rebounding on road trip

All the Kansas City Royals needed to end a long losing skid was a road trip. It helps that it led off with Tampa Bay.

Home crowd sparks Tigers

A record-crowd of 3,481 at Taylor Stadium gave the Missouri baseball team the momentum it needed for a 10-2 win over Kent State on Friday night in its NCAA regional opener.

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