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Hall of Famer, former KU football star Gale Sayers dies at 77

Gale Sayers, a Kansas football legend who went on to become one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. A speedy running back for the Jayhawks from 1962-64 and known as “The Kansas Comet,” Sayers was ...

Gomber pitches playoff-hunting Cards to 5-0 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Gomber tossed six innings of four-hit ball in a crucial spot start and St. Louis capitalized on some erratic pitching from Brady Singer, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals, who trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central, ...

Five noteworthy numbers from Baylor’s 2019 season

For the second game in a row, the Kansas football team won’t have 2020 tape on its upcoming opponent. There is a certain level of mystery regarding the Baylor Bears ahead of the Big 12 opener, perhaps more than usual for a team coming off an 11-win season. Baylor, which lost in the Big 12 ...

Les Miles not yet ready to play just 1 quarterback

Eventually the Kansas football offense might get back to playing one quarterback week in and week out, the way the Jayhawks did in Les Miles’ first season as head coach. But for the time being at least, it appears KU will keep rotating at the position. Miles indicated this week the ...

Royals rally behind stout bullpen to beat Cardinals, 4-1

Kansas City, Mo. — Maikel Franco hit the go-ahead single with two outs in the sixth inning, the Kansas City bullpen shut down the St. Louis Cardinals from the fourth inning on, and the Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over their cross-state rivals Monday night. Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler ...

Corione Harris to return to KU football lineup at new position

When Corione Harris makes his return to the Kansas football lineup — likely as soon as this Saturday at Baylor — the recently reinstated junior will do so at a new position. KU head coach Les Miles, who just before the season opener brought Harris back from an eight-month suspension, said ...

KU football opens as double-digit underdog against Baylor

As expected, the Kansas football team is back to being a double-digit underdog. KU’s brief moment as a favorite, in which the team was favored by 6.5 points in the season opener, ended with a 38-23 home loss to Coastal Carolina in Week 1. Even if KU had won that game, however, it likely ...

Vogelbach belts two homers as Brewers down Royals 5-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach belted a pair of homers and drove in all five runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Sunday to sweep the three-game interleague matchup. Vogelbach, claimed by the Brewers off waivers earlier this month, hit a two-run home run to ...

Butker good from 58 in OT, Chiefs survive Herbert’s LA debut

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Butker kicked a 58-yard field goal with 1:55 remaining in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs survived a superlative first start by rookie Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert to beat Los Angeles 23-20 on Sunday. Butker's game-winner was his third field goal ...

Burnes, Braun help Brewers to 5-0 win over the Royals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night. With the win, Milwaukee moved into a tie with the Cincinnati Reds, one game behind ...

Defensive notes from KU football vs. Coastal Carolina in Week 1

Given the roster turnover for the 2020 unit, along with the lack of practices in the spring due to the pandemic, some growing pains for KU’s defense should have been expected. The final result for the season opener would indicate that, too, as Kansas fell at home to Coastal Carolina for the ...

Chiefs look to spoil Chargers inaugural game at SoFi Stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' long wait for a shiny new home ends on Sunday when they play their first game in SoFi Stadium. Their first guest though could dampen the housewarming. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have won 11 of the past 12 in the ...