High School Basketball

GIRLS

Meadville                            44

Hale                                       30

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Grain Valley                        58

Grandview                          62

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Miami                                   38

Chilhowee                          22

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Windsor                               57

Smithton                             25

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Northwestern                     48

Linn Co.                                  66

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Lincoln                                    31

La Monte                               41

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BOYS

Meadville                            66

Hale                                       28

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Kirksville                              44

Marshall                               56

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Pilot Grove                         94

Concordia                            84

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Miami (Amoret)                               41

Chilhowee                          32

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Lathrop                                                43

Gallatin                                 50

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Sweet Springs                   50

Malta Bend                         16

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Eldon                                     83

Boonville                             77

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Smithton                             79

Windsor                               76

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Northwestern                   53

Linn Co.                                                39

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NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a year, the Kansas City Chiefs went from a franchise in disarray to having the best record in the AFC and a shot at winning their division with two regular-season games left. The Chiefs punched their ticket to the playoffs with a 56-31 victory at Oakland on Sunday. Kansas City (11-3) also moved into a tie with Denver atop the AFC West, though the Broncos hold the tiebreaker by virtue of a season sweep. But if the Broncos stumble in one of their two remaining games — at lowly Houston and Oakland — and the Chiefs beat Indianapolis and San Diego, it would be Kansas City that’s home for the playoffs.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zac Stacy has a good chance at reaching 1,000 yards rushing after a big game against the New Orleans Saints. Stacy had 133 yards with career highs of 28 carries and a 40-yard touchdown run. He is tied for ninth in the NFC with 854 yards, along with a 4.2-yard average and six TDs.

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MLB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals have finalized a $30.25 million, four-year contract with veteran Omar Infante to become their primary second baseman. Infante, who turns 32 on Dec. 26, should stabilize second base after the Royals churned through six players last season. None of them did enough to earn the job. Infante hit .318 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs in 118 games for Detroit last season.

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NHL

OTTAWA (AP) — Cody Ceci scored his first NHL goal in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 yesterday. Chris Stewart had both goals for the Blues and both came late in the second period and both were set up by Derek Roy.