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Chiefs advance to third straight AFC title game at home

The AFC title game is returning to a familiar place in Kansas City. The question all week will be whether Patrick Mahomes will be able to play quarterback for the Chiefs. Backup Chad Henne converted a fourth-and-1 pass to Tyreek Hill to seal the game after Mahomes left with a concussion and ...

After losing Mahomes, Chiefs and Henne hold off Browns 22-17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off the Cleveland Browns 22-17 on ...

KU women’s basketball off the mark in narrow OT loss at TCU

Immediately following his team’s overtime loss at TCU Sunday afternoon, Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider almost couldn’t believe the Jayhawks had a chance to win, considering how many of their field goal attempts were off the mark in Fort Worth, Texas. “I just thought ...

Similarities abound for Browns, Chiefs in first playoff game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs. They are certainly familiar with ...

Chiefs aim for quicker starts as they begin title defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have proven that they can overcome just about any deficit in the postseason. That doesn't mean they want to keep doing it. Of all the points of emphasis this weekend, when the Chiefs play the Cleveland Browns for a spot in their third straight ...

Veritas boys basketball earns 58-54 win over Life Prep

The Veritas boys basketball team got back in the win column with a 58-54 road victory over Life Prep on Saturday. One day after a lopsided loss, the Eagles (7-3) bounced back to grab a 20-8 lead after one quarter. Veritas let Life Prep hang around after that, but mostly matched the opposition ...

FSHS boys roll past Shawnee Mission Northwest for 5th consecutive win

Free State’s boys basketball has become familiar with winning, especially since it returned to action after the extended break. But, in a year that has already featured plenty of victories, Free State head coach Sam Stroh was especially proud of Saturday’s 64-41 win over Shawnee Mission ...

Veritas boys basketball has win streak snapped

The Veritas boys basketball team lost its first game since December, suffering a 89-60 road loss to the Wichita Warriors on Friday. Both teams were all tied up at 22-all after the first quarter, but the Wichita Warriors rolled after that starting with a 30-point effort in the second period. ...

LHS girls drop 37-35 decision to Mill Valley

Lawrence High’s girls basketball team faltered down the stretch in a hard-fought 37-35 loss to Mill Valley Friday night at LHS. The Lions took a 30-27 lead into the final quarter, but were unable to hang on in the end. The Jaguars closed it out by scoring 10 points in the final period, which ...

FSHS girls fall to Olathe Northwest on the road

Free State’s girls basketball team couldn’t overcome Olathe Northwest’s perimeter shooting in a 50-37 loss at Olathe Northwest on Friday. The Ravens knocked down nine shots from outside, which allowed them to go on runs throughout the game. The Firebirds (1-3) hung tough all night, but ...

FSHS boys basketball defeats Olathe Northwest for fourth consecutive win

Make that four wins in a row for the Free State boys basketball team. Thanks to a stingy defensive effort in the second half, Free State secured a 42-33 win over Olathe Northwest Friday night at FSHS. The Firebirds (5-1, No. 9 in Class 6A) have now won four consecutive games, a streak that ...

Highlight-filled 3rd quarter helps Lions put away MVHS

If a slow second quarter left anyone wondering what was going on with the third-ranked Lawrence High boys basketball team, the Lions put all concerns to rest by blazing through the second half in a 57-31 victory at Mill Valley on Friday night. Led by 23 points from junior forward Pearse Long ...

Walk-ons will be among additions to KU football roster in 2021

As Kansas football head coach Les Miles and his staff continue trying to rebuild the program, they hope their next incoming recruiting class will end up including some helpful walk-ons. The Jayhawks on Friday picked up the commitment of offensive lineman Hank Kelly, who was recruited as a ...

Game day breakdown: No. 6 Kansas basketball vs. Iowa State

No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (10-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) vs. Iowa State Cyclones (2-7 overall, 0-5 Big 12) Time: 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 Location: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan. TV: Big 12 Now / ESPN+ | Radio: IMG Jayhawk Radio Network Log on to KUsports.com for our live game blog ...