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Indians, Chiefs, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname

CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Now that the NFL's Washington Redskins have retired their contentious nickname and logo after decades of objection and amid a nationwide movement calling for racial justice, the Indians appear to be the next major ...

Minnesota scores two in stoppage time, stuns Sporting KC for 2-1 win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Molino scored in the seventh-minute of second-half stoppage time as Minnesota United rallied with two late goals to beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The opener of Group D was highly entertaining and switched ...

Sporting KC returning to play in MLS is Back tournament

After Major League Soccer made a return from its pandemic-related shutdown last week, Sporting KC is finally getting back on the field. Sporting KC will open play in the MLS is Back tournament with a 7 p.m. kickoff Sunday against Minnesota United in Orlando. The game is the Group D opener for ...

Gary Woodland finishes strong to make cut at Workday Charity Open

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland used a furious rally late in his second round to make the cut at 3-under par for the tournament at the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio. Woodland sat in a tie for 29th when the second round was suspended for the day because of darkness. ...

Gary Woodland shoots 1-over at Round 1 of Workday Charity Open

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland returned to action from a one-week break to shoot a one-over 73 during Thursday’s opening round of the Workday Charity Open in Dublin, Ohio. Woodland started his round on the back nine and went bogey-birdie-bogey-birdie to get things started. ...

Big Ten scraps nonconference football games for 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that ...

Wild Wednesday in college athletics a sign of things to come?

Even if no games were played, Wednesday was one of the biggest, most eventful days in college sports I can remember. First, Stanford announced it was cutting 11 of its 36 varsity sports, a scary move for the rest of college athletics that could be the beginning of a nationwide trend. “If ...

Ivy League scheduling changes could impact Kansas basketball

The University of Kansas may soon be facing its first scheduling conflict from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports, the Ivy League decided on Wednesday that all of its fall sports seasons had been canceled and that the league’s winter sports seasons would not begin until after Jan. ...

Kansas Speedway to host rescheduled NASCAR weekend without fans

The Kansas Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend, which was already postponed from the end of May to July 23-25, now will take place without fans in the stands. Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren said the track reached the decision to move forward without fans after working closely with public ...

Kansas football hires Texas staffer as new director of operations

The University of Kansas football program has hired a new director of football operations from one of the premier programs in the Big 12 Conference. On Wednesday, a Kansas Athletics spokesperson confirmed to the Journal-World that Tory Teykl had been hired as assistant athletic director for ...

Kansas City Royals to open condensed 2020 season on July 24 in Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals officially will open the 2020 season on July 24 in Cleveland, the first of a 60-game sprint to the finish in the condensed Major League Baseball season. Here’s a quick look at a few of the fun and interesting notes about the Royals’ schedule that is slated to run ...