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Sporting KC signs Baker alumnus Didic

Former Baker University soccer standout Amer Didic signed a contract with Sporting Kansas City for the remainder of the 2017 campaign that includes options for the next three seasons, Wednesday.

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Free State softball falls to Gardner-Edgerton in regional semifinals

Free State's softball team had no answers for Gardner-Edgerton senior pitcher Abby Cox, and couldn't contain the Trailblazers high-powered offense in a 10-0 run-rule loss on Tuesday in the Class 6A regional semifinals.

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Champions cap second-place finish for KU men's track and field at Big 12 meet

Mitch Cooper (discus), Strymar Livingston (800 meters) and Hussain Al Hizam (pole vault) won their respective events on Sunday at Rock Chalk Park to help the Kansas men's track and field team to a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships. Sharon Lokedi won the 5,000-meter run to cap a fifth-place finish for the KU women'

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Conley wins long jump title to pace KU track on Day Two of Big 12 meet

Kansas senior Sydney Conley won her second Big 12 title in the women's long jump to lead the Jayhawks on Day Two of the Big 12 track and field championships on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park.

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Lawrence High baseball comes up short against SMNW

The opportunities were there for the Lawrence High baseball team to come through with a big inning against Shawnee Mission Northwest, but the Lions could not capitalize on them in a 3-1 loss to the Cougars on Tuesday at LHS.

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City prepares for 40,000 visitors for Junior Olympics; local hotels fully booked

The last week in July will bring more than 40,000 people to Lawrence for the USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships, and local officials are getting the track and the town ready.

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Kansas men 1st, women 2nd at KU Relays; Stigler coasts to 400 hurdles crown

The No. 12-ranked Kansas men's track and field team won the scored invitational of the KU Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. Kansas finished second to Minnesota on the women's side. KU alumnus Michael Stigler continued to return to form by winning the college/open division of the 400-meter hurdles.

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Happy homecoming for former Kansas track and field standouts at KU Relays

University of Kansas alumni Andrea Geubelle, Mason Finley and Michael Stigler returned to their old stomping grounds Friday for KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, and KU freshman Gleb Dudarev jump-started the Jayhawks in their scored invitational against California, Southern Illinois, UMKC (men) and Minnesota (women).

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FSHS boys golf sixth, LHS 14th at Free State Invitational

Free State senior Jack Junge and sophomore Landon Berquist fired rounds of 3-over, 75 to lead the Firebirds to sixth place at the FSHS Invitational on Wednesday at Eagle Bend Golf Course. Junge and Berquist tied for 10th place. Lawrence High senior Cole Brungardt carded a round of 1-over, 73 to take eighth place. Brungardt guided the Lions to 14th place in the team standings.

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Lawrence High girls swim and dive wins home invitational

The Lawrence High girls swim and dive team takes a great deal of pride in performing well in front of its fans, and the Lions did not disappoint them at their home invitational on Tuesday. The Lions won 10 of the 12 events at the Lawrence Invitational — including all three relays — en route to a team score of 445 points.

Keon Stowers

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

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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.

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