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Former KU golfer Chris Thompson finishes 3rd in Ellie Mae Classic

Touring Web.com pro Chris Thompson, who had multiple near misses over the years in Q school in his quest to make the PGA Tour, finished third in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Sunday by shooting a 64. Thompson’s third consecutive top-four finish vaults him to 19th on the Web.com ...

Woods and Woodland: Not on top, but still contending

St. Louis — Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods, playing partners Sunday, were hunting the same dangling carrot during strong weeks at Bellerive Country Club in the 100th PGA Championship. They both were seeking to slay outside doubts about their ability to achieve firsts. Woodland sought his ...

After 2 shoulder surgeries, Kansas OL Hakeem Adeniji poised for big step

Dating back to the first grade, Hakeem Adeniji has never missed a game. A junior offensive tackle at the University of Kansas, Adeniji has overcome every minor injury throughout his football career. Since arriving in Lawrence in 2016, he has started all 24 games with the Jayhawks, and never ...

Emilianov places 8th at European Championships

Kansas track and field freshman Alexandra Emilianov finished eighth in the discus at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany on Saturday. Emilianov, who was competing for her home country of Moldova, registered a throw of 58.10 meters (190-7 ft.) on her third attempt to mark ...

Tom Keegan: Wild Woodland week to end with a round with Tiger

St. Louis — As if this week hasn’t been wild enough already for Gary Woodland. He’s been the target of Mizzou hecklers ad nauseam during the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, was the sole leader after the first and second rounds, and carded a triple-bogey on the 10th hole ...

Notebook: Mike Lee notices key difference in KU defense this preseason

Currently going through his third preseason with the University of Kansas football program, safety Mike Lee feels better about the state of the team this August. Looking back at camp practices that ushered in his freshman and sophomore seasons and comparing them to those of the past week-plus, ...

Woodland takes one-stroke lead into 1:38 tee time

St. Louis — Gary Woodland’s PGA Championship record of 130 strokes for two rounds held up as the lead heading into the third round after several players completed their second rounds Saturday morning. Woodland, who is 10-under, holds a one-stroke lead over Kevin Kisner and a two-stroke ...

Emilianov advances to final at European Championships

Kansas track and field freshman Alexandra Emilianov qualified for the final in the discus competition at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. Emilianov, who will be a sophomore next season, recorded a toss of 58.83 meters (193-0 ft.) on her third and final ...

Evan Fairs determined to become complete receiver in 2018

University of Kansas junior receiver Evan Fairs still remembers the first time he beat his older sister in a race. The sibling showdown was formed by Fairs’ parents when he was 8 years old in Fulshear, Texas. They challenged both Evan and his sister, Erin, to run to the stop sign, which was ...

Kansas to face Marquette in NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn

It’ll be Kansas versus Marquette on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with the winner playing the winner of the Louisville-Tennessee the Friday after. A Kansas official confirmed the pairings of this year’s NIT Season Tip-Off event at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the ...

Texans top Chiefs, 17-10, in preseason opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes finished 5 of 7 for 33 yards on two drives in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 17-10 loss to the Houston Texans in the preseason opener for both teams on Thursday night. Houston’s Deshaun Watson, who’s coming back from a torn ACL, was used sparingly. He threw ...

K-State signs Bill Snyder to new 5-year contract

So much for Kansas State coach Bill Snyder retiring anytime soon. Just days after saying he felt energized heading into this season, the school announced Thursday it had signed Snyder to a new five-year contract that includes a pay bump to $3.45 million this season and could keep the ...

Notebook: New KU football administrator to help remove ‘roadblocks’

As Kansas football head coach David Beaty and his staff led players through their first few days of preseason camp, they learned a man with a long history of working with successful Power Five programs will soon join them. KU athletic director Jeff Long announced Monday the hiring of Mike ...