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Photo gallery: Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open

Former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland won the U.S. Open Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif. Read more from the Journal-World: • Former Jayhawk star captures first career major at U.S. Open at Pebble Beach • Gary Woodland’s first major title came with all of Lawrence backing ...

Gary Woodland’s first major title came with all of Lawrence backing him

It takes a lot to move the sports needle in basketball-crazed Lawrence, Kansas. But former KU golfer Gary Woodland did just that over the weekend. All that was missing was the sound of honking horns downtown and on campus. Just like one of those weekends in March when the Jayhawks are ...

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the ...

Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open at Pebble Beach

After taking the lead with a monster second round at famed Pebble Beach on Friday, former Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland kept the lead to the end, finishing the job Sunday afternoon by winning the first major title of his career. All Woodland had to do to win was hold off two-time ...

Odorizzi, Twins win again, top Royals with 5-4 rally

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — C.J. Cron drove in the go-ahead run for Minnesota with a sixth-inning double , making Jake Odorizzi the second 10-game winner in the majors this season and capping a 5-4 comeback victory by the Twins over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Jorge Soler sent Odorizzi ...

Auburn selects KU assistant Lilley to lead its women’s tennis program

University of Kansas assistant head tennis coach Caroline Lilley has been named the new head coach of the Auburn University women's program. Lilley spent the past four seasons helping lead KU's tennis program back to prominence, not only in the Big 12 Conference but nationally as well. "I ...

Garver’s homer backs Gibson in Twins’ 2-0 win over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (ap) — Mitch Garver’s two-run homer in the eighth inning snapped a scoreless tie, and Kyle Gibson gave up two hits in eight innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 2-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Garver’s 11th home run of the season was deep to the berm in ...

Gary Woodland roars to top of U.S. Open leaderboard after 2 rounds

A three-time winner on the PGA Tour but still in search of that elusive first major championship, former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland roared his way to the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard on Friday. Woodland, 35, fired a bogey-free 65 during Round 2 at famed Pebble Beach ...

KU soccer program hires new assistant

The Kansas women’s soccer program has added a new face to head coach Mark Francis’ coaching staff. Laura Jackson, a former assistant at Idaho and Florida Atlantic, officially joined the KU program Friday. In addition to her six seasons of experience as a collegiate coach, Jackson earned ...

Lopez HR helps KC beat Tigers 7-3 in 1st MLB game in Omaha

Omaha, Neb. (ap) — Nicky Lopez hit his first major league homer in the stadium where he played college ball, Homer Bailey allowed two hits in six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Thursday night in the first big league regular season game played in ...

Early score propels Kaw Valley FC to 2-1 win over St. Louis

After a sluggish opening nine minutes, Kaw Valley FC was ready to strike. In the 10th minute, the Cranes took advantage of a turnover near midfield. Kaw Valley FC didn’t wait for St. Louis to get ready on the free kick, as Kevin Komodi launched the ball up the field. Mason Visconti raced to ...

Tigers edge Royals 3-2 before teams head to Omaha

Kansas City, Mo. — Brandon Dixon broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly that sent the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Miguel Cabrera also had a sacrifice fly for the Tigers, and Ronny Rodriguez hit an RBI double. Jorge Soler drove in both Royals ...

Soler, Cuthbert help rally Royals to 3-2 win over Tigers

Kansas City, Mo. — Jorge Soler had the tying RBI double in the eighth inning and Cheslor Cuthbert followed with the go-ahead run-scoring single to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Adalberto Mondesi started the rally with his third hit of ...

KU student-athletes set combined GPA record for second-straight semester

Kansas Athletics student-athletes set a department record with a combined grade-point average (GPA) of 3.13 during the spring 2019 semester, Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Monday afternoon. The 3.13 GPA surpassed the previous department record, 3.11, which was set in the prior ...

Local track standouts earn all-league honors

Plenty of local track standouts were recognized with postseason honors. Both Free State and Lawrence High were represented on the All-Sunflower League teams, which combines the results from all three postseason meets. Lawrence High’s girls track team, which won the Class 6A state title for ...

Jiménez hits long home run, leading López, White Sox over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ap) — Once Reynaldo López went one pitch at a time, things worked out fine. Following three consecutive poor outings, López pitched six effective innings against Kansas City on Sunday. And backed by a 471-foot homer from Eloy Jiménez, the Chicago White Sox defeated the ...

Former KU golfer Chris Thompson records best finish of rookie season on PGA Tour

Former Kansas standout golfer Chris Thompson turned in the best four-round finish of his rookie season on the PGA Tour north of the border this weekend in Ontario, Canada. Thompson, 42, fired a 5-under for the tournament and finished in a four-way tie for 31st place at the RBC Canadian ...

Giolito dominant in 7th straight win as White Sox top Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ap) — Lucas Giolito hasn’t lost or given up more than three runs in a start since mid-April. The Royals have been striking out at an alarming rate. Given those trends, Giolito’s latest dominant outing wasn’t much of a surprise. Giolito worked into the eighth inning ...