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Lawrence family among winners of Special Olympics awards

A Lawrence family was among the winners of the 2013 Special Olympics Kansas' Making a Difference Awards.

J-W sports wins in four categories

For the second consecutive year, the Journal-World has hit a grand slam in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual national contest.

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Local lifter Tanner honored

Lawrence native Brady Tanner won a handful of awards last week at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) world championships in Reno, Nev.

Visit from Perry Ellis lights up Special Olympics basketball player's life

Barb Parker, single mother of former Douglas County Jayhawks Special Olympics basketball team star Tony Parker, was eating dinner with her favorite player when the doorbell rang Sunday at around 7 p.m. The young man at the door of her home in the Wichita suburb of Bel Aire, wondered if Tony, 27, could come out to shoot hoops. The visitor? Tony's favorite player, KU sophomore Perry Ellis. By Tom Keegan

Feds deny reports of Boston suspect in custody

BOSTON (AP) — A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 140

BOSTON — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three people and injuring more than 130 others in a terrifying scene of shattered glass, billowing smoke, bloodstained pavement and severed limbs, authorities said.

Jayhawk fans could benefit from cheap Sweet 16 and Elite Eight ticket prices

Looking to get to Cowboys Stadium for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight? Check out our price guide. By Shaun Hittle

Bama bashes Notre Dame 42-14 in BCS title game

Alabama romped to its second consecutive BCS championship, and third in four seasons, beating No. 1 Notre Dame 42-14 in a BCS championship game that was no classic after all. By The Associated Press

Oregon runs over K-State 35-17 at Fiesta Bowl

Oregon’s DeAnthony Thomas raced 94 yards for a touchdown on the opening kickoff. The fifth-ranked Ducks barely looked back after that. Triggered by Thomas’ attention-grabbing return, Oregon raced past No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 Thursday night at the Fiesta Bowl in what may have been coach Chip Kelly’s final game with the Ducks.

Regional prep sports roundups: Aug. 31

A look at recent highlights in Baldwin, Basehor, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora and Shawnee. Stay tuned each Friday for roundups.

Keon Stowers

KU defensive lineman Keon Stowers on Oct. 9, 2013.

Trevor Pardula

KU punter Trevor Pardula

LMH supports KU Cancer Center bid

Lawrence Memorial Hospital leaders like the prospect of having a cancer center nearby that could some day earn the National Cancer Institute gold standard. Tax credits, which were touted as a major source to pay for repairs and renovations at ...

Guilty pleas entered in Burger King robbery

Sunny and comfortable weather in the forecast today with a high of 67 degrees. Winds will be out of the NW around 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies overnight and cool, with lows dipping into the mid 40s. Even warmer weather ...

Border War

KU and Missouri faced off on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, for the Border War, at Allen Fieldhouse, and as KU came home the victor fans reflected on what the rivalry meant.

LHS Fall Sports Jamboree

Lawrence High School held their fall sports jamboree Wednesday, August 24, 2011. The Lions football team scrimmaged, the Marching Lions performed and other fall sports teams were introduced to a crowd of fans and family.

Paddlers take to Kaw for river race

Nearly 200 people climbed in their canoes and headed down the Kansas River Friday and Saturday. The race was the first ever Kawnivore 100, a race that starts in Manhattan and ends in Lawrence.

Bull charges LJWorld.com photographer

LJWorld.com photographer Nick Krug discusses the terrifying moment when a bull charged at him during the Sankey Rodeo School. For the record, Nick was securely protected by a metal fence at that time, but that didn't stop him from jumping back in fear. LJWorld.com reporter Shaun Hittle affectionately nicknamed the bull in question "Cuddles."

MMA club

Friends in Eudora have put together a mixed martial arts club in a garage in Eudora, as the meet a few times a week to practice and stay in shape.

Allen Fieldhouse Named Loudest Basketball Arena in the Country

ESPN The Magazine ranked Allen Fieldhouse as the loudest College Basketball arena in America. KU came in ahead of Duke University's Cameron Indoor and Rupp Arena in Kentucky.

Basketball tournament expected to attract about 100 teams to Lawrence this weekend

It is not just Kansas University basketball that can draw a crowd to Lawrence.

Mark’s on the Move: Cricket players share love of game

The bowler bowls the ball to the batter, while the batter tries to protect the wickets. The wicket keeper stands by to catch the ball if it passes the batter and also to help throw out runners. Confused yet? You’re not alone.

Mark's on the Move:Mark's on the Move: Athletic contest to sweep South Park

Mark's on the Move:Mark's on the Move: Athletic contest to sweep South Park

Local athletes play in all-star game

Athletes from around the area took part in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association all star game in Topeka. Three local players and one local coach got in on the action Wednesday.