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Les Miles notes standouts from final full contact practice of preseason

Kansas football coach Les Miles left a steamy preseason practice early Tuesday afternoon not drowning in sweat, rather once again in a buoyant mood. Following what Miles disclosed would be the last camp practice during which the team tackled throughout, from start to finish, he opened his ...

Predicting 2019’s top Jayhawks: No. 11, WR Andrew Parchment

As the start of the college football season inches closer by the minute, here at KUsports.com and the Lawrence Journal-World we are counting down to kickoff by each day revealing a new KU player on Benton Smith’s list predicting the top 11 Jayhawks for the 2019 season. Les Miles will lead ...

Lopez, Dini HRs carry Royals past skidding Orioles 5-4

Baltimore — Nicky Lopez and Nick Dini homered on successive pitches in the seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals stretched Baltimore’s latest losing streak to eight games, defeating the Orioles 5-4 Monday night. Kansas City (45-80) won for only the sixth time in its last 22 games, and ...

Predicting a depth chart for KU’s offensive line

Kansas offensive line coach Luke Meadows loves his position group. In his first season in Lawrence, Meadows has multiple players that will make an impact on the offensive line. It is the main reason why he plans to rotate guys this fall. Meadows even has plenty to like about some of reserve ...

Former KU golfer Conrad Roberts wins 8th city championship crown

There have been harder tournaments and more grueling challenges, but former University of Kansas golfer Conrad Roberts is back on top. Roberts won Sunday’s City of Lawrence Championship by firing a 6-under par 66 at Eagle Bend to hold off Mark Elliott (68) and Tyler Cummins (70) in an event ...

Steelers keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Pittsburgh — Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night. Rudolph finished 10 of 15 for 77 yards while Dobbs ...

Mets beat Royals 4-1 behind 1B Alonso, pitcher deGrom

Kansas City, Mo. — Jacob deGrom pitched seven sharp innings and Pete Alonso put the New York Mets ahead with a two-run single in a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Alonso got three hits and snapped a 1-all tie with two outs in the seventh when he rolled a ...

KU volleyball tops Wichita State in exhibition play

The Kansas volleyball team earned a 3-2 victory over Wichita State inside Wichita's Koch Arena in the Jayhawks’ lone exhibition match of the 2019 season Saturday. After falling behind two sets to one, the Jayhawks rebounded by outscoring the Shockers 40-21 in the final two sets to take the ...

2020 point guard Caleb Love sets Kansas visit, 4 others

With the start of another school year right around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in the 2020 college basketball recruiting class. And that usually means official visits, trimmed-down lists and fall commitments are forthcoming. Caleb Love, a 4-star point guard from St. Louis, ...

Les Miles: Jayhawks ‘need to improve’ with season opener approaching

Dating back to the spring and continuing on through the summer and into preseason camp, first-year Kansas football coach Les Miles has leaned into letting those who are listening know that he feels positive about his new team. So much so that it almost seemed out of character Friday at KU’s ...

Kansas soccer earns exhibition draw vs. Omaha

The Kansas women’s soccer team unofficially opened the 2019 season with a 0-0 tie against Omaha in an exhibition match Friday night at Rock Chalk Park. The Jayhawks outshot the Mavericks 20-1 but could not put one in the back of the net to net the goal needed to break the scoreless ...

Jayhawks plan to utilize depth of offensive line this season

With the season less than two weeks away, Kansas offensive line coach Luke Meadows has yet to narrow his unit down to five starters. And that is by design. During KU’s media day on Friday, head coach Les Miles admitted that he and Meadows are both comfortable with their two-deep on the ...

Montgomery outpitches Syndergaard as Royals top Mets 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mike Montgomery outpitched Noah Syndergaard, and the Kansas City Royals ended their scoreless drought Friday night in a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets. The hottest team in the majors until this week, the Mets have lost four of five after a 15-1 stretch propelled them ...