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Dozier, Singer lead Royals over Twins 4-2 for 3-game sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single in his first at-bat since testing positive for COVID-19, prized prospect Brady Singer earned his first major league win and the Kansas City Royals swept the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Sunday. The Royals won their fourth in a row overall. ...

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or ...

MLS to resume regular season following Florida tournament

Buoyed by the MLS is Back tournament and confident of its coronavirus protocols, Major League Soccer will resume its regular season with teams playing in their home cities. The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Wednesday. Dallas ...

Soler’s 2 homers help power Royals to 9-6 win over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of these days, Royals manager Mike Matheny hopes to see Jorge Soler smile when he trots around the bases. It didn't happen after either of Soler's two homers Saturday night. Maybe if he didn't just miss on another one that was caught at the warning track. The ...

Strange preseason underway for KU soccer, volleyball programs

On the first day of preseason practices Friday, University of Kansas volleyball coach Ray Bechard made it clear to the Jayhawks that they have options. “If you don’t feel safe, let us know,” Bechard told them. “This isn’t something that you have to do.” Such is the new reality of ...

McBroom’s homer lifts Royals past Twins, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ryan McBroom hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning, the Kansas City pitching staff held the powerful Twins to just a pair of solo homers, and the Royals beat Minnesota 3-2 on Friday night. Nick Heath and Nicky Lopez also drove in runs for the Royals, who have won two ...

In-state OT Christien Hawks commits to KU football

The Kansas football program’s next recruiting class now has a second in-state prospect on board. Christien Hawks, an offensive tackle from Norton, made his decision known Friday morning via Twitter. “I am absolutely pumped to announce that I am committing to the University of Kansas,” ...

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night. Soler and Salvador Pérez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major ...

Gary Woodland shoots 3-under in opening round of PGA Championship

Avoiding bogeys all round Thursday at the PGA Championship in San Francisco, former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland opened golf’s first major of 2020 with a 3-under 67 at TPC Harding Park. The defending U.S. Open champion, Woodland began his first round with a birdie on the 10th ...

Darvish pitches Cubs past Royals, 6-1, for 6th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs (10-2), who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat. Kris Bryant ...

3-star Alabama prep CB Kameron Grays commits to KU football

A three-star cornerback who picked up scholarship offers from Florida State, Auburn, Tennessee and Missouri earlier in his recruitment has decided to take a different route by committing to Kansas. “I’m excited to say I’ve committed to the University of Kansas,” Kameron Grays, of Eight ...

Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

The announcements came within 40 minutes of each other Wednesday morning, one bleak, the other providing a glimmer of hope for a college football season that is looking iffy at best right now. First, Connecticut canceled what was supposed to be its first season as a major college football ...

Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row

CHICAGO — Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kimbrel took over to begin the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, but ...

Jayhawks still don’t know ‘when we’ll be able to play’

The reshaping of the Kansas football program’s 2020 schedule isn’t complete yet. Although the Big 12 determined Monday night its teams will play 10 regular-season games in the months ahead, the final version of the revised calendar is still in the works. The changes that are inevitable ...

Surging Cubs beat sinking Royals, 2-0

CHICAGO — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL ...

Big 12 football teams to play 10-game season

Following the lead of college football’s other Power Five conferences, the Big 12 will implement a trimmed down schedule for the upcoming season. The Big 12’s Board of Directors approved a plan Monday evening for the league’s teams to play a 10-game season, the conference ...