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Benintendi, Perez lead Duffy, Royals over Twins 11-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit two homers, Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Danny Duffy (4-1) continued his strong start to the season in helping the AL Central-leading Royals ...

KU defense rolls as new coach Lance Leipold observes spring game

With new head coach Lance Leipold in attendance for the Kansas football program’s spring game, the Jayhawks’ defense stole the show Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Using a modified scoring system that gave the defense points for hitting certain incentives, ...

Three observations from KU’s first spring game since 2019

For the first time in two years, a spring game was played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Thanks to a unique scoring system, the White team (defense) earned a 74-42 win over the Blue team (offense) on Saturday. While there is only so much that can be gleaned from an event like this ...

Undrafted, former KU RB Pooka Williams signs with Cincinnati

One of the most explosive skill players to come through the Kansas football program in more than a decade, Pooka Williams had to sit through all seven rounds and 259 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft without hearing his name called. However, Williams didn’t need to sit tight long before finding a ...

Chiefs use modest number of draft picks to address big holes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had precious few holes to fill after reaching their second consecutive Super Bowl. Good thing. They didn't have many draft picks to fill them. The Chiefs traded their first-round choice in a package that landed two-time Pro Bowl offensive ...

Kirilloff’s 1st 2 big-league homers lead Twins over KC, 9-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Kirilloff hit the first two home runs of his major league career, including a three-run drive that broke open the game in the third inning and led the Minnesota Twins over the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 9-1 on Friday night. Kirilloff, who debuted last Sept. 30, ...

Chiefs draft LB Bolton, C Humphrey in Round 2

Kansas City, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a soft spot for the University of Missouri and for big, burly offensive linemen. In that respect, the second day of the NFL draft worked out quite nicely for him. It also worked out quite well for the Chiefs, who filled their two biggest needs ...

Lance Leipold meets with Jayhawks shortly after arriving in Lawrence

After arriving in Lawrence on Friday, one of new Kansas football coach Lance Leipold’s first stops was at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, where he addressed the Jayhawks following their 14th spring practice. “I could not be more proud for the opportunity to work with you,” Leipold ...

KU hires Lance Leipold to take over Jayhawks’ football program

A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program. The former head coach at Buffalo in ...

Leah Mueller’s big day leads FSHS softball to 7-0 win over Olathe East

In Free State’s 7-0 victory over Olathe East on Thursday night, the Firebirds got a rare surprise — a game that lasted all seven innings. The Firebirds, who have run-ruled plenty of opponents this season, went the distance on Thursday — although, being the home team, they didn’t have ...