Olathe Teen Makes Fifth Run at National Spelling Bee Title

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UPDATE: Ten of the nation’s most poised young spellers have made it to the finals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finalists include several veterans of the competition. Thirteen-year-old Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, is competing for the fifth time. It’s her second time in the finals. Her sister, Kavya, won in 2009. […]

Head Coach Bill Self on 580 Sports Talk

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Basketball season normally is pretty relaxed at this time for college coaches. Recruiting of course never sleeps so coaches across the country will be busy in July but the Kansas Jayhawk basketball team is going to be a little busier then most.  The end of June has the Jayhawk basketball team playing Canada in exhibition […]

Kansas Junior High School Rodeo Finals Attracts Top Cowboys, Cowgirls

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Top junior high school rodeo cowboys and cowgirls in Kansas are gearing up for their yearend finals and determination of those to represent the state at the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals  this summer. “The Kansas Junior High School Rodeo Association Finals are scheduled May 29-30-31, at Whitewater Creek Arena in Whitewater,” announced Suzan […]

FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges

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FIFA portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases. Two FIFA vice presidents _ Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay _ were among the soccer officials arrested in dawn raids at a luxury Zurich […]

Royals Losing Streak Pushed to Three

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Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday night to send the AL champions to their first three-game skid this season. This is the first three game losing streak since the end of August of […]

Wacha Silences Royals Offense

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 Unbeaten Michael Wacha won for the seventh straight time this year and the St. Louis Cardinals ended their season-worst three-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Sunday. Wacha held the majors’ best-hitting team to one unearned run and five singles in seven innings. He exited with a 1.87 ERA and became the first […]

Four Wildcat Greats to be Inducted into Football Ring of Honor

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The Kansas State Athletics Department and football program will welcome four new members to the K-State Football Ring of Honor as former Wildcat greats Michael Bishop, Jordy Nelson, Clarence Scott and Darren Sproles will comprise the third class inducted into the elite fraternity, bringing the total number to 14. “Like previous Ring of Honor classes […]

Judge Dismissed Domestic Violence Charges Against Ray Rice

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A judge in New Jersey has dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator. Judge Michael Donio dismissed the charges Thursday after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial […]