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League touts title purity — except when, you know, there’s a tie
July 30, 2014
The Big 12 Conference’s ability to implement a full round-robin schedule distinguishes it from the other four power conferences, all of which boast more than 10 teams. It is that unique characteristic that led the league to its slogan: one true champion. By Benton Smith
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Royals trade for RHP Hendriks, catcher Kratz
July 29, 2014
The Toronto Blue Jays have traded right-hander Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Danny Valencia.
Firebirds Dabney, Clark place at Junior Olympics
July 29, 2014
Free State High senior Gabbi Dabney took 18th place, and senior Kiara Clark finished 27th in the girls’ 17-18-year-old heptathlon at the AAU Track and Field Junior Olympics at Drake University last weekend.
Ex-Jayhawk Sterling done in Denver
July 29, 2014
Former Kansas University offensive lineman Aslam Sterling is done in Denver. By Matt Tait
Chiefs’ O-line a grab bag
July 29, 2014
After watching three linemen who started last season depart in free agency — all within hours of each other — the Chiefs are trying to cobble together some sort of protection for quarterback Alex Smith that can also manage to open up running lanes for Jamaal Charles during training camp.
KU football players shrug off negativity
July 29, 2014
It takes a special kind of confidence and optimism to represent Kansas University football. By Benton Smith
Column: Laying odds on Kansas’ top rusher
July 29, 2014
Vote for the player you think will lead KU in rushing and see if you can find five buddies to pony up for a friendly competition. By Tom Keegan
Feelin’ the Heat: Mario Chalmers still likes Miami’s makeup
July 29, 2014
Miami Heat veteran combo guard Mario Chalmers knows it won’t be easy to win championships in the post-LeBron James era. By Gary Bedore
KU’s Lucas, Mickelson to play for all-star teams in coming weeks
July 28, 2014
Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas will be playing basketball for all-star teams overseas in coming weeks.
Santana, Indians end Royals’ win streak
July 28, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have six games remaining with Cleveland. Maybe they will figure out how to get out Carlos Santana before they meet again in late August.
Local MMA fighter Bucia falls in K.C.
July 28, 2014
Local mixed martial arts fighter Zak Bucia lost by unanimous decision in his bout against Rudy “Bad News” Bears on Saturday in the main event of Shamrock FC at the Ameristar Casino.
Big Vegas prep Zimmerman to visit for Late Night
July 28, 2014
Stephen Zimmerman, a 7-foot, 240-pound senior center from Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas University for the Oct. 10 Late Night in the Phog. By Gary Bedore
Column: Top 10 reasons to watch this fall
July 27, 2014
This football season represents a litmus test for the toughness of the Kansas University sports fan. By Tom Keegan
Earning her stripes: Female official to work KU opener
July 27, 2014
The 38-year-old Cat Conti had been assigned to the Southeast Missouri State-Kansas game on Sept. 6, making her the first woman to work a football game in the Big 12 Conference.
KU golfer Hanna falls in Match Play semi
July 27, 2014
Kansas University golfer and defending Match Play champion Chase Hanna won his quarterfinal, 2 up, before losing in the semifinal, 1 up, on Saturday at the Kansas Amateur.
KU thrower 6th, Ottawa alum 9th at World Junior Championships
July 27, 2014
Kansas University thrower Mitchell Cooper earned a sixth-place finish in the discus on Saturday at the IAFF World Junior Championships.
Ex-KU guard Naadir Tharpe explains pro decision, desire for Kansas degree
July 27, 2014
Former Kansas University point guard Naadir Tharpe, who left KU this spring with the intent to transfer after three seasons with the Jayhawks, recently decided to forego his final season of college eligibility to turn pro instead. Saturday, he explained that becoming a KU graduate and finishing what he started, academically, played a huge role in his decision. By Matt Tait
Ben McLemore delights with dunks at inaugural Summer Slam event
July 27, 2014
Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore wanted to bring a taste of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend to his second home. So, late in his first Sir McLemore Summer Slam event Saturday at Lawrence’s Community Building, McLemore set about recreating his routine from February’s Slam Dunk Contest. The All-Star tribute put the finishing touches on a day that connected McLemore’s friends, family and fans in a place he holds near and dear to his heart. By Matt Tait
Ex-FSHS linebacker Loneker wins Shrine Bowl MVP
July 27, 2014
Former Free State High linebacker Keith Loneker has earned plenty of accolades over his prep career, but this time he was stunned. Loneker knew he was playing well in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Pittsburg State University, but he was left near speechless when he was named the Most Valuable Player for the East squad at the end of the game. By Bobby Nightengale
Ref overshadows Sporting Kansas City’s 10-men victory
July 27, 2014
U.S. World Cup player Michael Bradley took dead aim at Major League Soccer and its referees Saturday night after Toronto FC’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.
Butler, Royals overcome Indians for 5th win in row
July 27, 2014
Billy Butler and the surging Kansas City Royals wrecked things for the Cleveland Indians for the second straight night. Butler homered for the second consecutive game and the Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

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