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Preps Notebook: LHS soccer improves to 2-0 with 6-0 rout of Topeka High

The Lawrence High boys soccer team improved to 2-0 with a dominating, 6-0 victory over Topeka High on Tuesday night at LHS. The Lions, who topped Manhattan 2-1 in the season opener last Friday, scored four goals in the first half on Tuesday and never looked back, adding two in the second to ...

Woodland’s 2-under in final round lands him tied for 33rd at BMW Championship

At an event full of rounds over par, former University of Kansas golfer Gary Woodland shot a 2-under 68 on Sunday to finish tied for 33rd at the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields, Ill. Sunday’s round was Woodland’s only sub-70 round of the tournament and he finished at 7-over for the ...

2020 Fall Sports Preview: KU athletes gear up for a season like no other

University of Kansas sports teams are preparing for a fall season like no other, with new precautions and shorter schedules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what to watch for this year in football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. • Leading KU football won’t be any easier ...

Fall sports preview: Kansas soccer counting on new faces in big roles in 2020

Replacing three key players from last season’s Sweet 16 team will be a stiff challenge for the Kansas soccer program, but coach Mark Francis isn't interested in making it harder than it needs to be. “There’ll be some new faces in the starting 11 just because there has to be,” Francis ...

Quintero scores 2 goals in 4 minutes, Dynamo top Sporting KC

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Darwin Quintero scored two goals in four minutes and the Houston Dynamo eased past Sporting Kansas City 5-2 on Tuesday night for their first victory of the season. Alberth Elis and Christian Ramirez each scored in the first half to give Houston (1-2-4) a 2-1 lead at ...

KU women’s soccer to open nine-game season on Sept. 11 at Texas

The Kansas women's soccer program will open the pandemic-shortened 2020 season on Sept. 11 at Texas, KU announced Tuesday. Fresh off of their first ever Big 12 tournament title and a trip to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, the Jayhawks will play nine games this fall against Big 12 foes ...

Chiefs, KSU football announce plans to limit capacity at stadiums

The Kansas City Chiefs will limit capacity of Arrowhead Stadium to 22% when they begin defense of their Super Bowl title, which equates to about 17,000 fans at what is considered one of the toughest environments in the NFL. The club announced its plans along with ticketing information for its ...

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 ...

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 ...

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or ...

MLS to resume regular season following Florida tournament

Buoyed by the MLS is Back tournament and confident of its coronavirus protocols, Major League Soccer will resume its regular season with teams playing in their home cities. The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Wednesday. Dallas ...

Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an ...

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the ...

Former KU golfer Gary Woodland sits at even par after 2 rounds in Memphis

Former University of Kansas golf standout Gary Woodland shot a 1-under-par 69 at the St. Jude Invitational on Friday to move up three spots into a tie for 43rd. After shooting a 1-over 71 on Thursday, Woodland is now even for the tournament. Woodland made the turn on Friday after carding ...

Newly formed Kaw Valley Junior Golf Foundation to host inaugural event Monday

A nonprofit organization that aims to support the growth of youth golf in the Douglas County area will host its first major event Monday at Lawrence Country Club. The Kaw Valley Junior Golf Foundation, which was born from the vision of area golf course operator Jeff Burey, is still in the ...

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start; options dwindle for Big 12

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths. The SEC's university presidents ...