Professional sports

Santana, Indians end Royals’ win streak
July 28, 2014
The Kansas City Royals have six games remaining with Cleveland. Maybe they will figure out how to get out Carlos Santana before they meet again in late August.
Ben McLemore delights with dunks at inaugural Summer Slam event
July 27, 2014
Former Kansas University guard Ben McLemore wanted to bring a taste of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend to his second home. So, late in his first Sir McLemore Summer Slam event Saturday at Lawrence’s Community Building, McLemore set about recreating his routine from February’s Slam Dunk Contest. The All-Star tribute put the finishing touches on a day that connected McLemore’s friends, family and fans in a place he holds near and dear to his heart. By Matt Tait
Ref overshadows Sporting Kansas City’s 10-men victory
July 27, 2014
U.S. World Cup player Michael Bradley took dead aim at Major League Soccer and its referees Saturday night after Toronto FC’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.
Butler, Royals overcome Indians for 5th win in row
July 27, 2014
Billy Butler and the surging Kansas City Royals wrecked things for the Cleveland Indians for the second straight night. Butler homered for the second consecutive game and the Royals overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Indians 7-5 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
Butler comes through in a pinch for Royals
July 26, 2014
Struggling Billy Butler was needed late Friday night, and he delivered a pinch two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to send the Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 for their fourth straight win.
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.