National sports

Simmons gets Seahawks tryout
May 5, 2015
Victor Simmons became the 11th Kansas University player to move on to the professional football ranks as he earned a rookie mini-camp invite with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday afternoon.
Serious student: Cheick Diallo learns from watching the pros
May 5, 2015
Cheick Diallo had his TV tuned into the Bulls-Cavaliers NBA playoff game as he conducted a phone interview with the Journal-World on Monday night from Centereach, New York. By Gary Bedore
Ex-Kansas TE Jordan Shelley-Smith gaining weight, reps on OL
May 5, 2015
A year ago, Kansas University football player Jordan Shelley-Smith was a 248-pound tight end preparing for his third season in the KU program. Today, he’s on the verge of joining the 300-pound club. By Matt Tait
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 4, 2015
May 5, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 4, 2015
KU baseball bombed by Baylor, 14-4
May 4, 2015
Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price said he’s trying to remain as positive as he can this season. But the Jayhawks didn’t give him much to be excited about Sunday after they were shelled in a 14-4 loss to Baylor at Hoglund Ballpark. By Bobby Nightengale
Heeney: KU’s football struggles hurt draft stock
May 3, 2015
When 139 college football players — including 18 linebackers — heard their names called in the 2015 NFL Draft before Ben Heeney did, the first-team All-Big 12 linebacker from Kansas University began to wonder why he was still available in the fifth round Saturday. By Benton Smith
Slip and slide: Kansas softball losing streak hits 5
May 3, 2015
Kansas University’s first regular season at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park concluded Sunday with a 7-0 loss to No. 14 Baylor. By Chris Duderstadt
Kevin Young Halifax favorite
May 3, 2015
Former Kansas University forward Kevin Young emerged as one of the best players in the National Basketball League of Canada this past season. By Gary Bedore
Sporting KC tops Chicago
May 3, 2015
Paulo Nagamura headed in a second-half goal and Sporting Kansas City beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Sunday.
Tigers pound Guthrie, edge Royals, 6-4
May 3, 2015
Royals manager Ned Yost has seen enough of Jeremy Guthrie over the years that he is willing to give his veteran right-hander plenty of time to work things out. Guthrie didn’t make much progress in that endeavor on Sunday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of May 3, 2015
Gary Woodland falls to Rory McIlroy in WGC Match Play Championship
May 3, 2015
Rory McIlroy didn’t need another comeback to win the Match Play Championship. Three times in the last three days, McIlroy had to rally from a late deficit to reach the championship match Sunday at TPC Harding Park. He removed any suspense by winning four straight holes against an errant Gary Woodland and never looked back.
Tigers’ Price shuts down Royals
May 3, 2015
David Price lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning, but still had enough to finish off the Kansas City Royals.
KU rowing upends KSU
May 3, 2015
Kansas University’s rowing team defeated Kansas State, 14-9, Saturday in the Sunflower Showdown at Wyandotte County Lake.
Baker track wins at HAAC
May 3, 2015
Baker University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams swept the Heart of America Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, Saturday.