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Jayhawks downplaying defensive concerns, despite lack of takeaways

Two games into the season, Kansas football coach Les Miles is downplaying any concerns he may have about the team’s defense. “I think as this continues we’ll continue to build,” Miles said this week, pointing to the defensive unit’s “good character.” While the defense isn’t ...

A look at KU’s personnel usage vs. Baylor in Big 12 opener

Kansas might have had a true freshman quarterback in the Big 12 opener, but the offense was still much of the same — at least personnel wise — in a 47-14 loss to Baylor this past weekend. The Jayhawks utilized five different personnel groupings for the second game in a row, making sure the ...

Photo gallery: Firebirds defeat Lions in tennis dual

Free State's girls tennis team defeated Lawrence High in a dual at LHS on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. The Firebirds earned a 6-3 win over the Lions in the final competition before Thursday's Sunflower League meet. Photos by Chance Parker/Lawrence Journal-World

Free State girls tennis secures 6-3 win in dual with Lawrence High

Free State senior Keegan VanPelt took care of business in what was the final city showdown of her impressive career. VanPelt dropped just one game overall in her two matches, earning an 8-1 win in doubles action while claiming an 8-0 sweep in singles play Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence High. It ...

Jayhawks looking to get Pooka Williams more involved offensively

At about 2 a.m. this past Sunday, KU football coach Les Miles was rewatching his team's 47-14 loss at Baylor. He noticed Pooka Williams Jr. watching, too. “He was looking over his head coach’s shoulder,” Miles recalled, “and watching the game on the computer.” It had been a few ...

Mahomes outplays Jackson, Chiefs top Ravens, 34-20

BALTIMORE (AP) — Patrick Mahomes put on a scintillating show while outperforming Lamar Jackson, and the Kansas City Chiefs deftly played the role of defending Super Bowl champions in a 34-20 thumping of the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the ...

Notebook: QB carousel might be back for Jayhawks’ next game

Depending on how the next few days of practices play out — and the health of one of the Jayhawks’ offensive veterans — the Kansas football team might go back to rotating quarterbacks when it takes on No. 17 Oklahoma State this week. Head coach Les Miles still wasn’t ready to name a ...

Royals conclude 2020 season with eye on progress of youth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals spent the 60-game season in 2020 saying farewell to longtime outfielder Alex Gordon, one of the linchpins of their back-to-back World Series runs, and welcome to the young core they hope will take them back there. Brady Singer nearly threw a ...

Jayhawks off and running with KU basketball boot camp 2020

The Kansas men’s basketball program’s annual boot camp kicked off bright and early Monday morning, but new offseason rules surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have created the potential for a slightly different look at this year’s conditioning session. With the NCAA recently granting a ...

Five interesting numbers from KU’s 47-14 loss to Baylor

Kansas suffered a 47-14 loss to Baylor in the Big 12 opener this past weekend, which wasn’t too surprising given the recent results between these two teams. What was interesting was looking at statistics from that game, using NCAA Premium Stats on Pro Football Focus. PFF’s grading system ...

Kansas basketball newcomer Tyon Grant-Foster ailing early

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2020/may/21/331143/ During a player-by-player rundown of the current Kansas basketball roster on the second episode of the online series “Grill with Bill,” Kansas coach Bill Self revealed that junior college transfer Tyon Grant-Foster has been dealing with a ...

Royals top Tigers, 3-1, in 2020 season finale

Brady Singer finished his rookie season with a stellar performance, Alex Gordon wrapped up his long Royals career and Kansas City ended its season Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. The last-place Tigers left the field not knowing if they were done for the year. There was a chance ...

Les Miles: New KU starting QB Jalon Daniels ‘could’ retain the job

Kansas football coach Les Miles started and stuck with true freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels in the Jayhawks’ 47-14 loss at Baylor. Nevertheless, KU’s quarterback situation going forward remained more murky than transparent late Saturday night. If an injury to senior QB Thomas ...

Big game: Chiefs and Mahomes vs Ravens and Jackson on MNF

It's the defending Super Bowl champions against a team that's won 14 straight regular-season games. Or, maybe it's a preview of the AFC title game — a matchup many expected to see last January. Most of all, the intrigue surrounding Monday night's game between the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) ...

Tigers use big first inning to edge Royals 4-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Niko Goodrum and Austin Romine keyed a three-run first inning, and the Detroit Tigers edged the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Saturday night. The Tigers made the third start for Kansas City right-hander Carlos Hernandez one to forget. Detroit got to Hernandez in the first ...

Baylor shakes off early rust, rolls past Kansas for 47-14 win

An unexpected change at quarterback only afforded the Kansas football team a fleeting spark in Waco, Texas, Saturday night. True freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels led the Jayhawks down the field for a touchdown to launch into the Big 12 opener and his first career start at Baylor’s McLane ...