National sports

Milwaukee prep slices Kansas
August 29, 2014
Diamond Stone, a 6-foot-10 senior center from Milwaukee Dominican High, has cut Kansas University and Kentucky from his list of prospective schools. By Gary Bedore
Heeney, Watson ‘odd couple’ for KU
August 29, 2014
There’s a true freshman currently going through his first preseason camp that may be positioning himself to slide into the Ben Heeney role for the next few years. By Matt Tait
Royals tumble in 10
August 29, 2014
Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
Chiefs buried by flags, Pack
August 29, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs’ receiving corps took two more hits, though coach Andy Reid seemed to be a bit more worried by all the flags.
Fantasy football illegal in Kansas
12:06 p.m., August 28, 2014 Updated 05:11 p.m.
People participating in fantasy football leagues in Kansas might be breaking the law, a state official said Thursday. Referring to fantasy football leagues that involve money or prizes, “We consider them to be illegal,” said Judith Taylor, general counsel for the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
Ex-Jayhawk Black signs two-year deal with Rockets
August 28, 2014
Basketball notebook. … Former Kansas University center Tarik Black has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday night.
Royals rally past Twins
August 28, 2014
Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Kansas City to a 6-1 victory over Minnesota.
Jayhawks will get early look at SEMO
August 27, 2014
In a sense, the 2014 Kansas University football season starts tonight. No, the Jayhawks won’t be in uniform, under the lights with the roar of the crowd and smell of tailgating in the air. But their first opponent of the season will be.
Chiefs, Packers ready for preseason finale
August 27, 2014
Don’t expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
Chiefs sign guard McGlynn
August 27, 2014
The Chiefs have signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn to help stabilize their shaky offensive line while waiving reserve offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk.
Yost implores Royals’ fans to show up
August 27, 2014
Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.
Tarik Black signs contract with NBA’s Houston Rockets
August 27, 2014
Tarik Black has signed a two-year partially guaranteed contract with Houston.
Gordon’s walk-off HR lifts Royals to 2-1 win
August 27, 2014
Alcides Escobar led off with a blooper to shallow right for a single, and Alex Gordon swatted the second pitch he saw over the right-field wall to give the AL Central-leading Royals a dramatic 2-1 victory over Minnesota — and help them avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
Kansas corner Kevin Short fired up
August 27, 2014
After being declared ineligible two nights before last year’s season-opener, Kansas University junior cornerback Kevin Short is so excited about the season ahead he can barely stand it. By Matt Tait
’Wolves welcome Wiggins
August 27, 2014
Andrew Wiggins is definitely feeling appreciated following his trade from Cleveland. By Gary Bedore