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‘You got this, Gary’: Amy and the U.S. Open champion

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — From her perch in front of a TV in Florida, Amy Bockerstette had no doubt. How could she, after she and Gary Woodland had come this far together. "You got this Gary," she kept repeating as Woodland made his way around Pebble Beach on his way to the U.S. Open title ...

Photo gallery: Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland won the U.S. Open Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif. Read more from the Journal-World: • Former Jayhawk star captures first career major at U.S. Open at Pebble Beach • Gary Woodland’s first major title came with all of Lawrence backing ...

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the ...

Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

After taking the lead with a monster second round at famed Pebble Beach on Friday, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland kept the lead to the end, finishing the job Sunday afternoon by winning the first major title of his career. All Woodland had to do to win was hold off two-time ...

Odorizzi, Twins win again, top Royals with 5-4 rally

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — C.J. Cron drove in the go-ahead run for Minnesota with a sixth-inning double , making Jake Odorizzi the second 10-game winner in the majors this season and capping a 5-4 comeback victory by the Twins over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Jorge Soler sent Odorizzi ...

3-star linebacker Krishawn Brown commits to KU football

On the same day Kansas lost a player from its 2020 class, Les Miles gained another verbal commit. Krishawn Brown, who is the second-rated linebacker in Oklahoma, announced his verbal commitment via his personal Twitter account Saturday night. Brown has six scholarship offers, though the ...

Texas prep WR Keith Miller III flips commitment from KU football

Keith Miller III has flipped his commitment again. Miller, a three-star receiver from The Colony, Texas, announced via his personal Twitter account Saturday afternoon that he was flipping his verbal commitment to the University of Colorado. Miller was previously committed to the Kansas ...

Garver’s homer backs Gibson in Twins’ 2-0 win over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — Mitch Garver’s two-run homer in the eighth inning snapped a scoreless tie, and Kyle Gibson gave up two hits in eight innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Garver’s 11th home run of the season was deep to the berm in ...

Gary Woodland roars to top of U.S. Open leaderboard after 2 rounds

A three-time winner on the PGA Tour but still in search of that elusive first major championship, former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland roared his way to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard on Friday. Woodland, 35, fired a bogey-free 65 during Round 2 at famed Pebble Beach ...

KU soccer program hires new assistant

The Kansas women’s soccer program has added a new face to head coach Mark Francis’ coaching staff. Laura Jackson, a former assistant at Idaho and Florida Atlantic, officially joined the KU program Friday. In addition to her six seasons of experience as a collegiate coach, Jackson earned ...

Head coach Nick Wood brings energy to FSHS girls basketball team

Evy Harrell recorded a block, but head coach Nick Wood stopped the drill anyway during the Free State girls basketball summer team camp. Wood asked the three players on defense, including Harrell, what they did wrong. The players answered immediately, admitting the lack of communication during ...