Jerod Haase during his KU playing days.
Jeffrey Mekus, 11U KVSA Force goalie, saves a goal against Omaha Qdoba on Sunday in the semi-finals of the Governor's Cup tournament.
11U Force Tanner Williams saves a pass during their game versus the Omaha Qdoba on Sunday.
11U Force Matthew Todd gets out in front of defenders to gain control of the ball during a Governor's Cup tournament game.
11U Force Louis Joslyn kicks the ball away from two Knights defenders Oct. 8 during the qualifying round of the Governor's Cup tournament.
The 11U Kaw Valley Force celebrate at third place finish at the Governor's cup held in Topeka over the Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 weekend.
14U Club Jana Mekus holds off a defender Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Jana Mekus, 14U Club Orange team, battles for a pass Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Stephanie Glaser, of East Northport, N.Y., connects an iPod to an iZ, by Zizzle, and watches it react to the music during Toy Wishes Magazine Holiday Preview Thursday in New York. Toy retailers are prepared for a difficult season, and are planning big discounts and other promotions.
Brody Wagner, 6 months, enjoys a day at Clinton Lake. Brody is the son of Eric and Rebecca Wagner, Baldwin. He is the grandson of Steve and Lori Myrick, Lawrence, Don Wagner, Lawrence, and David and Carolyn Alexander, Manhattan.
First lady Laura Bush, left, listens to Reynard Zweifel, right, as he talks about the importance of reading to his daughter, Amaya, center, during a group discussion at J.S. Chick Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo. The first lady met with fathers, their children and representatives from the National Center for Fathering as they discussed the roles that fathers have in their children's lives.
A house is shown Tuesday in Alstead, N.H., where it was deposited after being torn from its foundation and carried downstream by heavy rains this weekend.
A Pakistani earthquake survivor, center rear, is kissed on the cheek by a loved one after he was dug out of the rubble Tuesday by rescuers in Balakot, Pakistan.
A Kurdish worker from Irbil loads his truck Tuesday with posters, mostly in Kurdish language, in favor of the new Iraqi constitution, to be distributed in different districts and governorates inhabited by Kurds in Irbil.
Matthew Conboy, 6, of Elmwood Park, N.J., plays with a Shout Elmo by Mattel. Toy retailers are prepared for a difficult season, and are planning big discounts and other promotions.
A U.S. Army officer helps local residents of a hard-hit area unload about ten thousand pounds of emergency supplies Tuesday from a Chinook helicopter, in the remote Guatemalan village of Conception, about 155 miles outside Guatemala City.
Steve Allen, third from left, and some of the original cast members of the popular 1950's television show, "Steve Allen Show," gathered in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this Oct. 4, 1990, file photo to honor Allen and to celebrate the re-broadcast of 100 episodes of his show on HA! TV Comedy Channel. They are, from left: Tom Poston, Don Knotts, Allen, Louis Nye, Pat Harrington Jr., and Bill Dana. Nye died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer, his son said.
Actor Mehcad Brooks, a cast member in the ABC television series "Desperate Housewives," likes being Wisteria Lane's latest hunk.
Los Angeles' Paul Byrd delivers against Chicago. Byrd allowed two runs in six innings, and the Angels defeated the White Sox, 3-2, Tuesday night in Chicago.
Houston pitcher Roger Clemens walks out of the dugout Tuesday at Busch Stadium as the Astros prepare for a workout. The Astros and Cardinals will play Game 1 of the NL championship series tonight in St. Louis.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger holds an ice pack to his knee after he was injured against San Diego. Roethlisberger's injury wasn't serious, and the QB, shown Monday in San Diego, may play this weekend.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops reacts to a play against Texas. Stoops, shown Saturday in Dallas, and the Sooners will play Kansas University on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
11U Force Justin Riley works against the KSA Knights on Oct. 8 during the Governor's Cup tournament.
KSA Enforcers Coach Pat Watkins fires up his team before the start of their game versus Kansas Rush Excel Blue on Sunday at Heritage Soccer Park.
Enforcers Bailey Harrell, left, and Daniella Smith work the ball upfield against the Kansas Rush Excel Blue on Sunday at Heritage Soccer Park in Olathe. The Enforcers beat the Excel Blue 11-0.
11U Force Anthony Richardson steals the ball from a Omaha Qdoba defender in the semi-finals for the Governor's Cup tourney on Oct. 9.
Chops Calton Lovelace, left, Justin Lewis, center, and Hunter Caughbon attempt to recover a fumble Sunday at Youth Sports Inc.
Bulldog Skyler Shockley, 27, runs upfield in the fourth- and fifth-grade contest with the Twisters on Sunday at Youth Sports Inc. The Bulldogs won the game 15-0.