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Agbaji, Azubuike impress at Nike Skills Academy in California

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2019/jun/11/329301/ A couple of current Jayhawks recently spent some time in Southern California, showing off their bodies and abilities at the annual Nike Skills Academy. Dozens of pro scouts were on hand to watch the select group that included KU sophomore ...

Flaherty goes 7 innings as Cardinals edge Royals 2-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jack Flaherty tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt drove in the only runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Tuesday night. Flaherty (6-6) struck out seven with a lone walk in his sixth consecutive stingy ...

2021 QB Ben Easters announces commitment to KU football

It will be a long time before Ben Easters plays college football. But as of Tuesday evening the high school quarterback from Brownsburg, Ind., plans to do so at the University of Kansas. Easters, a pro-style QB in the Class of 2021, announced his commitment to Les Miles and the Jayhawks via ...

Self: Veteran pieces important for KU basketball

When Kansas center Udoka Azubuike and forward Silvio De Sousa elected to return to KU for the 2019-20 season, the move did much more than solidify the Jayhawks’ front court. It also added some much-needed experience to the Kansas roster. And even though both players are still young in ...

Shane Jackson: KU’s revamped energy is evident during preseason camp

By now, you have surely seen it. This past weekend, a video from a Kansas football team meeting surfaced via social media. KU head coach Les Miles, who is now a little over two weeks away from his debut with his new team, was captured dancing to ‘Before I Let Go’ by Frankie Beverly & ...

Freshman QB Torry Locklin finding ways to stand out during KU practices

As the competition for the starting quarterback job continues to unfold during preseason football practices, a young QB is finding ways to make his mark, too, even if that doesn’t vault him into the marquee battle. On a roster that features a mass of quarterbacks beyond the frontrunners for ...

Kwamie Lassiter II expects KU receivers to step up, produce

Even though the Kansas football team lost three of its top four receivers from 2018, with the departure of Steven Sims Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Kerr Johnson, junior wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II doesn’t see KU’s receiving corps falling off this year. “I learned a lot from them,” ...

Dozier, Soler each homer twice as Royals beat Tigers 10-2

DETROIT (ap) — Comerica Park’s spacious outfield has frustrated hitters many times over the years. It hasn’t been a big deal for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler this season. Dozier and Jorge Soler each homered twice Sunday, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-2 for a ...

Mahomes sharp as Chiefs rout Bengals in preseason opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ap) — Patrick Mahomes picked up where he left off from his record-breaking debut as a starter, marching the Kansas City Chiefs downfield for a first-quarter touchdown in what became a 38-17 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. Mahomes did a bit ...

Montgomery records 12 Ks, Royals beat Tigers 7-0

DETROIT (ap) — Mike Montgomery finally got Kansas City a win, 11 years after being drafted by the Royals. The 30-year-old Montgomery struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-0 Saturday. “It took a little while to get my first win as a Royal, but ...

Les Miles, Jayhawks again upbeat following preseason scrimmage

With three weeks left before he leads the Kansas football team onto the field for a game for the first time, Les Miles and his assistants spent much of Saturday’s practice in scrimmage mode, trying to gauge how far away the Jayhawks are from being ready for the season. While what Miles ...