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Contract complete, Charles opens training camp with Chiefs
July 25, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs welcomed back star running back Jamaal Charles on Thursday for the first day of coach Andy Reid’s second training camp at Missouri Western. Charles, who signed a two-year contract extension Wednesday, entered the practice field Thursday to thunderous cheers from fans in attendance.
Aoki lifts Royals over Indians in 14th inning
July 25, 2014
Nori Aoki singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over Cleveland after Indians starter Corey Kluber carried a perfect game into the seventh inning on Thursday night.
Cavs sign Andrew Wiggins, starting 30-day hold on trades
04:22 p.m., July 24, 2014 Updated 12:46 a.m.
Andrew Wiggins signed his first NBA contract on Thursday. The one-and-done Kansas University product is a Cleveland Cavalier, for now.
Royals slide past Chisox, 2-1
July 24, 2014
It took a hard slide for the Kansas City Royals to end their skid.
Chiefs give RB Charles extension
July 24, 2014
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ben McLemore relishes NBA hardware
July 24, 2014
Hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy, it was not. But second-year guard Ben McLemore and his Sacramento teammates did get a trophy and on-court presentation after winning the 24-team Las Vegas Summer League tournament this week. By Benton Smith
Moustakas’ homers spark Royals, 7-1
July 23, 2014
When the Chicago White Sox scheduled Greek Heritage Night for Tuesday, they probably didn’t consider that Mike Moustakas would be in the visiting dugout.
Column: A-Rod A-OK by local family
July 23, 2014
How would you treat Alex Rodriguez, once considered the greatest baseball player on the planet who has since fallen from grace, if you encountered him in public? A Lawrence family on vacation in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, had the chance to live the answer to that question Tuesday morning. They treated him with kindness and class, and he responded in kind. Column by Tom Keegan
Reports: Wiggins to sign contract, but Cavs still pursuing trade
11:37 a.m., July 22, 2014 Updated 12:12 a.m.
Let the Andrew-Wiggins-for-Kevin-Love debate continue — for at least 30 days. An Associated Press report, citing a source close to the situation, claimed Wiggins, the No. 1 pick out of Kansas University, will sign with Cleveland as soon as Wednesday.
Cowboys sign former KU receiver Dezmon Briscoe
July 22, 2014
The Dallas Cowboys signed former Kansas University receiver Dezmon Briscoe on Monday.
Ex-Jayhawk Thompson fails to qualify at local golf tournament
July 22, 2014
Talented golfers from 30 states played 18 holes Monday at either Alvamar public or Alvamar Country Club. A dozen of them qualified for the Midwest Classic, a Tour event scheduled for Thursday through Sunday at Lionsgate in Overland Park. By Tom Keegan
Column: Love, Wiggins trade logical
July 22, 2014
The public posturing from both sides surrounding a potential Andrew Wiggins-for-Kevin Love swap has spiced up the short NBA offseason. By Tom Keegan
Chisox keep Royals sliding
July 22, 2014
Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
McLemore’s Kings beat Black’s Rockets for NBA summer league title
July 21, 2014
Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Sacramento Kings top the Houston Rockets, 77-68, Monday night in the NBA summer league championship game.
Bulls re-sign Kirk Hinrich to 2-year deal
July 21, 2014
The Chicago Bulls have re-signed guard Kirk Hinrich to a two-year deal. The Bulls announced the move Monday.