Missouri's 'Junkyard Dog' DeMarre Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

Carroll has become the emotional core of the Hawks, who surged to the top of the Eastern Conference this season and hold a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against Brooklyn.

After brawl, Royals beat White Sox 3-2 in 13 innings

Players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field and punches were thrown during a fight that lasted a couple of minutes.


Martinez pitches Cardinals past Brewers 3-0

Martinez (2-0) gave up four hits and walked two in the longest of his 11 career starts. The right-hander has a 2.04 ERA in eight road games against the Brewers, with 19 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings.

Royals-White Sox suspended by rain after 8 innings

Managers Robin Ventura of the White Sox and Ned Yost of the Royals huddled with the umpires after the eighth inning, and then crew chief Tim Welke waved the players off the field.

Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

The latest was at the end of the seventh inning Thursday, when Yordano Ventura snagged a grounder by Adam Eaton. They appeared to have words before Ventura threw to first, and that's when tensions boiled over.

Falcons could consider Shane Ray with 8th pick in NFL draft

The Falcons, who need pass-rush help, could consider Ray with their No. 8 overall pick in next week's NFL draft.

Chiefs' Dorsey mulling over options ahead of NFL draft

Even after trading a fifth-round pick to New Orleans to acquire former Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, the Chiefs have 10 selections in next week's draft. That includes a second-round pick for the first time under Dorsey, and four compensatory picks handed out by the league.

St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

Task force leaders David Peacock and Robert Blitz spoke Friday for the first time since then, though they declined to discuss specifics of the 40-minute presentation or the league's response to the effort to either keep the Rams or attract another team if owner Stan Kroenke moves the franchise to Los Angeles.

Speedy Spalding leads Columbia College softball

Columbia College's Carly Spalding has won the American Midwest Conference player of the week award three times this season. She's managed to make a name for herself with her speed and offensive talent.

Missouri softball shuts out Missouri State for eighth-straight win

Freshman Paige Lowary pitched her second solid game in as many days. Lowary threw five innings in Wednesday's 10-2 win over Iowa and seven complete innings against Missouri State.

Parents, family support Stephens in doubleheader loss to conclude season

Jeff Curry recalled teaching his daughter, Gerica Curry, how to play softball in his backyard. Fourteen years later, she is a freshman for Stephens College. Despite the losing season, Curry has shown up to every home game to watch his daughter play ball.

Markes leads Tolton baseball in victory over South Callaway

Tolton baseball defeated South Callaway 7-1 Thursday night. Ryan Markes threw a complete game for the Trailblazers, while Tyler Harrison and Tate Cooper helped with solid offensive performances.

Hickman baseball falls to Francis Howell

The Kewpies' Anthony Hansen gave up two earned runs in four innings but didn't receive much offensive support.

Rock Bridge star Matt Echelmeier signs with Missouri men's golf

Echelmeier becomes the second member of the 2015 Tiger recruiting class, joining Preston Fleenor.

Bulls hold off Bucks in double overtime

Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Capitals crush Islanders to take 3-2 series lead

Dominating despite zero points from Alex Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom, the Capitals beat the Islanders 5-1 Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference series, with goals coming from less-heralded players such as Karl Alzner, Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera.

Wacha pitches Cardinals past Nationals

Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win.

Mets match franchise record with 11th straight win

Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon.

MLB Commissioner: Rose allowed to be part of All-Star Game

Rose, baseball's career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.

James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts for 3-0 series lead

Cleveland can complete the sweep of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Boston. No NBA team has won a series after trailing 3-0.