- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Sunday's Sports Briefs
WILLI SETS PERSONAL BEST, JENKINS WINS IN INDIANA
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Southeast Missouri State University's track program had several strong performances during Saturday's Billy Hayes Invitational at the University of Indiana, in which no team scores were kept.
Jaret Willi won the pole vault with a personal-best 17 feet, 2 3/4 inches that meets the minimum qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships, although Southeast coach Joey Haines said Willi will likely need to vault a few inches higher at next Saturday's season-ending meet at Georgia Tech to qualify.
Southeast's other winner Saturday was Heather Jenkins, who captured the discus (156-11). Jay Heddell was second in the shot put (57-4).
Maruyama recovered from two bogeys in the middle of his round by making a great par save from the thick rough on No. 15, and his birdie on the 18th put him at 12-under 198.
Beckman earned a spot in the final group with a 66, the best score among late starters when the gusts approached 30 mph.
Ernie Els shot a bogey-free 64 to move into a tie for third at 7-under 203, along with past Nelson champion Loren Roberts (68), Lee Janzen (70), Ben Crane (68) and Jim Carter (71).
Nineteen-year-old rookie Natalie Gulbis shot a career-best 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Aerus Electrolux USA Championship at Franklin, Tenn.
Gulbis, playing only her seventh event since joining the LPGA Tour full-time, birdied four of the first seven holes and finished with seven birdies and just one bogey to reach 11 under.
Brandie Burton, the leader after two rounds, shot a 70 to drop into a tie with Pat Hurst (67) at 10-under 206.
Annika Sorenstam (70) held the lead at 11 under for two holes but slipped with two consecutive bogeys. She was two strokes back along with Grace Park (67).
Bruce Lietzke shot an 8-under 64 and took a 2-stroke lead over Larry Nelson in the second round of the TD Waterhouse Championship at Kansas City, Mo.
Barry Lane shot a course-record 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Greg Owen in the Benson and Hedges International at Sutton Coldfield, England.
Todd Bodine, who started third and was in contention most of the way, finished second. Jack Sprague was third, and rookie polesitter Shane Hmiel was fourth, his best finish.
Serena Williams reached her first clay-court final, and Jennifer Capriati fell two victories short of regaining the world's No. 1 ranking by losing to Justine Henin in the German Open at Berlin.
Henin turned the match around after a two-hour rain break, beating Capriati 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in the first semifinal.
Williams reached the final with a 6-3, 6-2 rout of unseeded Anna Smashova.
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-- From staff, wire reports