Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield winds up a knuckleball in this file photo from June 16, 2009. Knuckleball pitchers like Wakefield are rarities at the youth, college and pro levels because of the pitch’s difficult, unpredictable nature.
Kansas University defensive lineman Marquel Combs dresses up as Rick James during the Jayhawks’ final summer workout on Friday. KU players were invited to have some fun and mix up their usual weight-room attire. http://instagram.com/p/cO7LVRomjb/
Hugh Jackman starred as the clawed hero in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” In his new movie, "The Wolverine," Jackman inhabits the man with the retractable claws and adamantium skeleton in a movie that understands his inner conflict. It is a crime drama, albeit with attendant supernatural trappings, set in modern-day Japan.
State officials received just one developer proposal prior to Friday's deadline for the proposed project to build a resort complex at Clinton Lake, which could include a 175-room hotel, resort and conference facility. Overland Park-based LodgeWell Resorts submitted the lone proposal to build a project at an undisclosed site at Clinton Lake State Park.
Leslie Howell, Kansas City, sits atop of her horse as she waits for her turn to warm up before the start of jackpot barrel racing Friday at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
Baylie Moon, Lawrence, rounds the final barrel while competing in jackpot barrel racing Friday at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
Regan Zaremba, 15, Lawrence, rounds the third barrel while competing in jackpot barrel racing Friday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Four-year-old Royce Gatz gets some help from his mother, Alicia, both of Peculiar, Mo., as she leads his horse Duke around the arena while they compete in the pee wee round of jackpot barrel racing Friday at the Community Arena Building at the Douglas County fairgrounds.
Six-year-old twins River, left, and Hadley Durfey, listen to their mother, Christi, all from Amity, Mo., before they start the jackpot barrel racing event by bringing the flag into the arena Friday at the Community Arena Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Children rush to find their shoes in a pile during a race held between rounds of the jackpot barrel racing at the community arena building at the Douglas County fairgrounds Friday.
Seth Collins left a $500 tip for waitress Jessica Betts at the 23rd Street Brewery on Friday. Collins, of Lexington, Ky., is traveling the country leaving $500 tips in honor of his brother Aaron, who died last July and left instructions in his will to leave the "awesome" gratuity.
Leo Posch is pictured in his shop in this 2011 photo for the Journal-World's Only in Lawrence section. Friends are raising funds for Posch's medical bills after he seriously injured his head and face in a bicycle accident this past weekend.
A scapula (shoulder blade) and ribs from a mammoth that died more than 15,000 years ago sit at an excavation site in Scott County, where Kansas University researchers are looking for connections that could prove the earliest evidence of humans ever found in the Central Plains.
A group of Kansas University researchers excavates artifacts from a "knapping pile" — pieces of stone left by humans sharpening or forming tools thousands of years ago — at a site in Scott County.
Piper Hubbell, left, and Sam Stephens participate in a Lawrence High soccer workout on Friday, July 26, 2013, at LHS.
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Lexi celebrated her 10th birthday on July 12. She had been with her owner for only a year, and it turned out that had she been left at the shelter just one more day, she would have been put down. She's happy and healthy now and is a popular dog in her neighborhood. Donna Farrier submitted the photo.