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Pérez gets 3 hits as Royals beat Reds

CINCINNATI — Streaking Salvador Pérez had three more hits, including a homer and RBI double, Reds left-hander Wade Miley made another early exit after a misstep, and the Kansas City Royals beat Cincinnati 5-4 on Wednesday for their fifth victory in six games. The Royals' offense has led the ...

Switcheroo: 3-star LB D’Marion Alexander commits to KU football

A couple of audible gasps emerged from the crowd Wednesday night when D’Marion Alexander pulled off his jacket to reveal he was wearing a TCU T-shirt. The look didn’t last, though, during a commitment ceremony the prep linebacker from Texas broadcasted live via his Instagram ...

Jayhawks will open season Sept. 12 versus TBA foe

The Kansas football team has a new season-opening opponent — again. While explaining Wednesday night what the Jayhawks would do with their one nonconference date in September, KU Athletic Director Jeff Long told reporters on a video conference that the football team will kick off its 10-game ...

AD Jeff Long expects fans to be allowed at KU football games

Though nothing has been finalized on the matter, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long expects there to be fans in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium when the Jayhawks open their 2020 season on Sept. 12. “That’s just my thought at this point,” Long said during a Wednesday ...

Big 12 Conference planning for the best while prepared for the worst

The Big 12 Conference is moving forward with college football in 2020, but not at the expense of common sense. During an hourlong conference call with reporters from across the country on Wednesday, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby explained the thinking behind the Big 12’s decision to press ...

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

Story updated at 2:11 p.m. Wednesday Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. “You could just see the joy,” ...

KU football’s revised Big 12 schedule is set

The majority of the Kansas football team’s pandemic-shortened 2020 schedule is set. As the Big 12 moved toward playing games this fall, officially announcing that decision Wednesday morning, the conference finally made its schedule public. The Jayhawks’ first league game will still be at ...

Schedule uncertainty led to preseason pause for Jayhawks

It’s been a strange preseason for the Kansas football team to say the least. As recently as Tuesday it remained to be seen whether the Big 12 would try to play this fall. Then came some good news for the Jayhawks that the conference would keep at it, even though the Big Ten and Pac-12 had ...

Votto’s double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals, 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. The Royals tied it 5-5 in the eighth on Ryan McBroom's pinch-hit, two-run homer off Amir ...

Reports: Big 12 intends to play college football this fall as planned

Despite the decisions by the Big Ten and the Pac-12 to call off fall football, the Big 12 appears to be forging ahead toward a football season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hours after two of college football’s Power Five conferences canceled their games for at least the remainder of 2020, ...

Big Ten, Pac-12 become first major conferences to cancel fall football

Story updated at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday The Big Ten and Pac-12 called off their fall football seasons on Tuesday because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football's five power conferences out of a crumbling season. Five months after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the ...

NCAA leadership lacking when college athletics needs it most

It’s astonishing to me how college football, which operates under the NCAA umbrella and has done so gainfully and successfully for decades, can be so segmented during a time when conferences need to come together to find a way to play during the pandemic. There’s no one to blame but NCAA ...

Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport. There was speculation two of the five most powerful ...

Morikawa beats biggest names for PGA Championship win

If all you saw were the highlights of how Collin Morikawa beat back the biggest names in golf and walked off with the PGA Championship, you’d conclude he did it the old-fashioned way. The 23-year-old Californian delivered a 6-under 64 in the final round, including a signature shot that fans ...