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Kwamie Lassiter II expects KU receivers to step up, produce

Even though the Kansas football team lost three of its top four receivers from 2018, with the departure of Steven Sims Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Kerr Johnson, junior wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II doesn’t see KU’s receiving corps falling off this year. “I learned a lot from them,” ...

Dozier, Soler each homer twice as Royals beat Tigers 10-2

DETROIT (ap) — Comerica Park’s spacious outfield has frustrated hitters many times over the years. It hasn’t been a big deal for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler this season. Dozier and Jorge Soler each homered twice Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-2 for a ...

Mahomes sharp as Chiefs rout Bengals in preseason opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ap) — Patrick Mahomes picked up where he left off from his record-breaking debut as a starter, marching the Kansas City Chiefs downfield for a first-quarter touchdown in what became a 38-17 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. Mahomes did a bit ...

Montgomery records 12 Ks, Royals beat Tigers 7-0

DETROIT (ap) — Mike Montgomery finally got Kansas City a win, 11 years after being drafted by the Royals. The 30-year-old Montgomery struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 Saturday. “It took a little while to get my first win as a Royal, but ...

Les Miles, Jayhawks again upbeat following preseason scrimmage

With three weeks left before he leads the Kansas football team onto the field for a game for the first time, Les Miles and his assistants spent much of Saturday’s practice in scrimmage mode, trying to gauge how far away the Jayhawks are from being ready for the season. While what Miles ...

Jackson wins in return to Tigers, beats Royals 5-2

DETROIT — Ten years later, Edwin Jackson still loves Detroit and Comerica Park. Friday night, the feeling was mutual. Jackson pitched neatly into the seventh inning in his return to Detroit, overcoming an inside-the-park home run and leading the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City ...

Larger role awaits Dorance Armstrong in year 2 with Dallas Cowboys

The first time Dorance Armstrong suited up for a football game and found himself wearing the iconic Dallas Cowboys’ uniform instead of the crimson and blue of the University of Kansas, emotions hit the defensive end from Houston hard. “Man, I was real nervous,” Armstrong recalled earlier ...

After move to center, Api Mane standing out on KU’s O-line

On an offensive line that Kansas football coach Les Miles professes to be encouraged by during the team’s closed preseason practices, the man at the focal point of it all is catching the head coach’s eye for the right reasons. “Api Mane is probably a little bit ahead of the other group, ...

What Big 12 coaches really think of KU football under Les Miles

Year 1 of the Les Miles era at KU is 22 days away, and it is still quite uncertain how the 2019 campaign will unfold. Miles has a history of winning at both LSU and Oklahoma State. KU, meanwhile, has not won more than three games since 2009. The Jayhawks were picked last in the Big 12 ...

Mercer’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 10-8 win

DETROIT — Jordy Mercer’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Detroit Tigers a 10-8 victory over Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Travis Demeritte led off the ninth with his third walk of the game and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jake Rogers. Mercer then hit a ...

Notebook: LBs standing out to Les Miles at preseason camp

Six practices into preseason camp, Kansas football coach Les Miles has seen a lot of his Jayhawks over the course of the past week. And if you asked him to name a position group or player who stood out, Miles’ answer might surprise you. “The linebacker, Kyron Johnson, with moving inside, ...

Kennedy Farris to join Kansas volleyball

Kansas head volleyball coach Ray Bechard announced the addition of Kennedy Farris to the 2019 roster. Farris, a Lansing High School graduate and Leavenworth, Kansas native, played four years for the Lions and helped Lansing to four unbeaten Kaw Valley League seasons. In her four years in the ...