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Rays’ Fleming delivers in home state, TB beats Royals 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Fleming pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kevin Kiermaier led a strong effort from the bottom of Tampa Bay's batting order and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Monday night. Fleming (1-1) struck out three in 5 1/3 innings, getting big cheers ...

LHS baseball surrenders early advantage in 16-9 loss to Olathe South

Despite jumping out to an early advantage, Lawrence High’s baseball team was handed a 16-9 defeat by Olathe South on Monday at the Olathe District Athletic Complex. LHS fell to 6-6 on the year after its latest loss. Lawrence leaped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, as Devin Neal and ...

Free State baseball suffers 12-0 loss to talented Olathe West team

Even if Free State’s baseball team had played its best game, head coach Mike Hill knew it would have been a challenge to defeat a talented Olathe West squad. Yet the lopsided 12-0 defeat was a result of the Firebirds struggling in all three phases of the game Monday night at FSHS. Free State ...

Kansas tennis falls to Oklahoma State in regular-season finale

In the regular-season finale, the Kansas women’s tennis team dropped a 4-2 decision to Oklahoma State Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Tennis Center. Oklahoma State grabbed an early 1-0 advantage by winning courts one and three during doubles action. Kansas bounced back to score two quick ...

Kansas softball suffers series loss to Texas Tech

In a hard-fought series, the Kansas softball team went 1-2 against Texas Tech this past weekend at Arrocha Ballpark. Due to inclement weather on Friday, the two teams played a doubleheader on Saturday. Texas Tech earned a 8-4 win in the first game, while Kansas bounced back to record a 3-0 ...

KU baseball earns walk-off win in series finale against Baylor

After losing the first two games on Saturday, the Kansas baseball team ended its home series against Baylor in style with a walk-off win during Sunday’s series finale at Hoglund Ballpark. Freshman Maui Ahuna played hero for the Jayhawks (21-15, 3-9 Big 12) by delivering a walk-off single in ...

Perez’s 2-run shot gives Royals 2-0 win over Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez tapped his bat twice on the plate to make sure it wasn't cracked, then sent the next pitch he saw from Toronto reliever T.J. Zeuch into the left-field fountains, breaking open a scoreless game and sending the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over the ...

Chiefs great Arbanas, longtime Missouri politician, dies at 82

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Fred Arbanas, a key member of their first two Super Bowl teams in the 1960s and '70s who later had a long career in county politics, has died. He was 82. The Jackson County Democratic Party in Missouri, for which Arbanas was a major player for ...

Royals earn doubleheader split with Jays on Perez’s walk-off

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays got wildly different yet equally effective pitching performances in splitting their day-night doubleheader on Saturday. In the opener, starter Steven Matz held the Royals without a hit into the sixth inning, and Jonathan ...

Lawrence softball shows more fight in 4-0 loss to Blue Valley West

OLATHE — Fresh off a 16-1 loss in the first game of their doubleheader, and with the rain falling even harder in the second game, it would have been easy for the spirits of the Lawrence High softball players to sink. Instead, Lawrence somehow appeared to be more energized after its loss to ...