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Jackson wins in return to Tigers, beats Royals 5-2

DETROIT — Ten years later, Edwin Jackson still loves Detroit and Comerica Park. Friday night, the feeling was mutual. Jackson pitched neatly into the seventh inning in his return to Detroit, overcoming an inside-the-park home run and leading the Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City ...

Larger role awaits Dorance Armstrong in year 2 with Dallas Cowboys

The first time Dorance Armstrong suited up for a football game and found himself wearing the iconic Dallas Cowboys’ uniform instead of the crimson and blue of the University of Kansas, emotions hit the defensive end from Houston hard. “Man, I was real nervous,” Armstrong recalled earlier ...

After move to center, Api Mane standing out on KU’s O-line

On an offensive line that Kansas football coach Les Miles professes to be encouraged by during the team’s closed preseason practices, the man at the focal point of it all is catching the head coach’s eye for the right reasons. “Api Mane is probably a little bit ahead of the other group, ...

What Big 12 coaches really think of KU football under Les Miles

Year 1 of the Les Miles era at KU is 22 days away, and it is still quite uncertain how the 2019 campaign will unfold. Miles has a history of winning at both LSU and Oklahoma State. KU, meanwhile, has not won more than three games since 2009. The Jayhawks were picked last in the Big 12 ...

Mercer’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 10-8 win

DETROIT — Jordy Mercer’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Detroit Tigers a 10-8 victory over Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. Travis Demeritte led off the ninth with his third walk of the game and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jake Rogers. Mercer then hit a ...

Notebook: LBs standing out to Les Miles at preseason camp

Six practices into preseason camp, Kansas football coach Les Miles has seen a lot of his Jayhawks over the course of the past week. And if you asked him to name a position group or player who stood out, Miles’ answer might surprise you. “The linebacker, Kyron Johnson, with moving inside, ...

Kennedy Farris to join Kansas volleyball

Kansas head volleyball coach Ray Bechard announced the addition of Kennedy Farris to the 2019 roster. Farris, a Lansing High School graduate and Leavenworth, Kansas native, played four years for the Lions and helped Lansing to four unbeaten Kaw Valley League seasons. In her four years in the ...

Les Miles encouraged by ‘big, good looking group’ of KU O-linemen

It’s been a long time since the Kansas football team put together an offensive line that consistently gave its quarterback ample time to survey the field and its running backs reliable paths to chunks of yardage. While Les Miles isn’t predicting his first KU football team will buck the ...

Bishop Seabury’s Faith Hedges nets first hole-in-one of career

Bishop Seabury golfer Faith Hedges made a hole-in-one on the fourth hole, which is an 165-yard hole, at Prairie Dunes during the Kansas Women’s Amateur golf tournament on Tuesday. “This is my first hole-in-one and I’m so happy it was in a tournament on a difficult par three at Prairie ...

Soler hits 2 long HRs, Royals beat Red Sox 6-2 to snap skid

BOSTON — Jorge Soler hit a pair of long two-run homers over the Green Monster, Jakob Junis pitched six effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped their seven-game losing streak by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Tuesday night. Ryan O’Hearn also homered for Kansas City, which had ...

4-star Dallas LB Brennon Scott announces commitment to KU football

For all of the Kansas football program’s recruiting success this summer, as it stacked up new commitments in bunches, the Jayhawks’ 2020 class lacked a marquee talent. Until Tuesday night. Even though four-star Dallas linebacker Brennon Scott’s list of five finalists included programs ...

Les Miles hints KU offense could feature some old school elements

During the introductory years of his decades of college football experience, Les Miles played for and later worked for iconic Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler. It was a different era for offensive schemes and strategies, predating innumerable modernizing adaptions that have emerged ...