Sporting KC Secures 4-0 Victory Against FC Dallas

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 Sporting Kansas City stretched the team’s unbeaten run to six games, the longest active streak in MLS, with a 4-0 victory over FC Dallas on Friday at Sporting Park. Krisztian Nemeth scored the game winner in the 19th minute with his team-leading sixth goal of the season, while Benny Feilhaber, Kevin Ellis and Graham Zusi […]

Chiefs Announce Player Personnel Staff Promotions

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has promoted five members of its player personnel staff.   Chris Ballard will now serve as the team’s Director of Football Operations, Mike Borgonzi and Brett Veach have been elevated to Co-Directors of Player Personnel, Ryne Nutt will now serve as the Southeast Area Scout […]

Big 12 Announces Future Championship Sites

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The Big 12 is excited to announce its championship schedule for the 2015-16 academic year.  The Conference has also awarded multi-year agreements in the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball.    Sprint Center in Kansas City will host the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship each year from 2017 – 2020.  Pending […]

Head Coach Andy Reid’s OTA Press Conference

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The Chiefs wrapped up the first three OTAs this week.  The Chiefs have seven more practices before the mandatory mini-camp that will occur in mid june.  Head Coach Andy Reid spoke to the media after their third OTA. He discussed the recent injuries, special teams, the offensvie line, the PAT rules plus more in his […]

Chicago Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

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The Chicago Bulls have fired coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau led the Bulls to a 255-139 record and playoff appearances in each of his five seasons. But friction with management led to the change. General manager Gar Forman says Thibodeau was the right fit for the Bulls when he was hired in 2010, but a “change […]

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 […]

Royals Swept by Yankees Push Losing Streak to Four

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Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo shot for the Yankees, who outscored the AL champions 23-4 […]

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 […]

KU’s Bill Self to Receive Basketball’s Human Spirit Award by Naismith Hall Of Fame

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Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self is one of three recipients of the 2015 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday evening on NBA TV.   Self, along with former Reebok CEO Paul Fireman and 14-year NBA veteran Steve Smith, will be recognized on Thursday, September […]

Wamego’s Page to Sign with Lady Wildcat Basketball Team

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Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced today the signing of incoming freshman Lanie Page to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the spring signing period. Page will join her older sister, Kaylee, on the K-State roster for the 2015-16 season. The Page sisters join the fall signing class which includes incoming […]

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 […]

Chiefs Start Organized Team Activities

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The off season is in full swing for the NFL. Over the course of the next month, the Chiefs will hold 10 off-season training activities or known as OTAs.  This is known as phase three, unlike phase two, these practices can have offense versus defense, although there still can’t be any live contact. So, everything […]

Guthrie Struggles as Yankees Crush Royals

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Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite foil of the Yankees, Jeremy Guthrie (4-3), before the team made […]

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 […]

Sporting KC Shuts Out Seattle Sounders FC

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Sporting Kansas City stretched the club’s unbeaten streak to five games with a scoreless draw at Seattle on Saturday and became the first team to hold the Sounders scoreless at CenturyLink Field in 2015. Anchored by captain Matt Besler, Sporting Kansas City’s defense allowed only one shot on goal – Seattle’s fewest at home in […]

Royals Top Cards 3-2 In Rain-Shortened Game

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Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer, Edinson Volquez pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Saturday night in a game called in the sixth inning because of rain. The Royals improved to 28-14, the best record in the majors. The game was stopped as Kansas City came […]

Morales Powers Royals Over Redbirds

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Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. The Royals improved to 27-14, the best record in the majors, while the Cardinals dropped to 27-15, best in the National League. Morales, who leads […]

Collins Named KBCA Coach of the Year

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A run to the NCAA Division II Women’s Final Four helped Emporia State Lady Hornets coach Jory Collins garner 2015 four-year college Coach of the Year honors from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. This is his first KBCA Coach of the Year award and the fifth overall for Emporia State coaches. Collins wrapped up his […]

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 […]

Nemeth and Dwyer Lead Sporting KC Over New England

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Playing the team’s 100th game at Sporting Park and 200th MLS match under Manager Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New England Revolution on Wednesday at Sporting Park. Juan Agudelo opened the scoring for the visitors with an early goal in the 11th minute before Sporting Kansas City responded […]

Guthrie Leads Royals in Sweep of Reds

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Jeremy Guthrie pitched six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night. The Royals tied a club record with 24 consecutive scoreless innings, which was set June 9-12, 1976. That streak ended in the seventh when Brandon Phillips’ two-out double off reliever Ryan Madson scored Zack Cozart. The Royals, who […]

Wildcats Upset Sooners in Big 12 Tournament

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Colton Kalmus matched his career-high in strikeouts with six while Max Brown went 4-for-4 with a pair of two-out RBIs as six-seed K-State opened its trip to the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship with a 7-3 win over third-seeded Oklahoma on Wednesday at ONEOK Field. The Wildcats (27-28) notched their third win in […]

Timberwolves Win Draft Lottery, Lakers Move To No. 2

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have won the NBA draft lottery, the first time since 2004 the team with the worst record won the No. 1 pick. After years of bad luck in the lottery, things finally worked out Tuesday night for the Wolves, who will have the top pick to put next to Rookie of the […]

Ventura Leads Royals to Back to Back Shutout Wins

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Yordano Ventura, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night. The Royals, who beat the New York Yankees 6-0 on Sunday, logged consecutive shutouts for the first time since Sept. 29-30, 1992, when Dennis Rasmussen and Rick Reed blanked the California Angels. […]

Big 12 All Baseball Teams Announced

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Regular season champion TCU highlights the 2015 edition of the All-Big 12 Baseball Teams and postseason honors as Cody Jones has been named Player of the Year with head coach Jim Schlossnagle the unanimous choice for Coach of the Year and Connor Wanhanen the unanimous selection for Freshman of the Year.  Oklahoma State southpaw Michael […]

Rafael Furcal Announces Retirement

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Royals infielder Rafael Furcal announced today that he is retiring from professional baseball after a distinguished 14-year career in the Major Leagues.  He signed a minor league contract with the Royals during Spring Training of this year and played in seven games with Wilmington (A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA). Furcal, 37, spent a majority of […]

Volquez Leads Royals to Series Clinching Win

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Edinson Volquez threw three-hit ball for seven innings, Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals rudely welcomed Chris Capuano back to the big leagues with a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. The Royals got production from throughout their lineup to take the rubber game of […]

Duffy Struggles Again in Royals Loss

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Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez homered, CC Sabathia found his form in his eighth start of the season, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Saturday night. The Yankees snapped their skid at four and evened the three-game series. With rain approaching the entire evening, Sabathia (2-5) made quick work of […]

American Pharaoh Sets Up Possible Triple Crown

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American Pharoah has won the Preakness in a driving rain, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid. With victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah needs a win in the Belmont Stakes to become the sport’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah will bring a six-race winning streak into the Belmont, […]

Royals Add Blanton to Roster

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has selected right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton’s contract from Triple-A Omaha. He will be in uniform (#49) for tonight’s game against the New York Yankees at 6:10.  In corresponding moves, the Royals optioned right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks to Omaha after last night’s game. The team also recalled […]

K-State Shuts Out KU, 11-0, in Series Opener

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K-State recorded its largest shutout ever in the all-time series against KU on Friday as the Wildcats blanked the Jayhawks, 11-0, in the series opener at Hoglund Ballpark. K-State starting pitcher Nate Griep tossed seven unblemished innings, stretching his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 16 frames, while the Wildcat offense notched 14 hits, 13 of […]

Royals Pound Yankees Pitching

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Lorenzo Cain had a career-high five RBIs, Kendrys Morales drove in three more runs and the Kansas City Royals routed the New York Yankees 12-1 on Friday night. The Royals scored six times in the sixth inning while knocking Yankees starter Michael Pineda from the game, then cruised the rest of the way to open a three-game […]

Wildcats to Take on Rams in Wichita

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Kansas State will resume the Wichita Wildcat Classic basketball series at Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena when the Wildcats host Mountain West foe Colorado State on Saturday, December 19, 2015.   The game will be the Wildcats’ third in Wichita in the last five years, following tilts with West Virginia in 2011 and Gonzaga in 2013. […]

Brady Appeals Suspension In ‘Deflategate’

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Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game. The expected appeal was filed Thursday ahead of a 5 p.m. deadline. The NFL announced the quarterback’s suspension on Monday, also fining the New England Patriots $1 million and taking away two draft picks. Brady’s appeal […]

Ichabod Basketball Team Adds Three to Roster

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Washburn Ichabod basketball head coach Bob Chipman has announced three additions to the 2015-16 basketball roster who have signed National Letter of Intents. “Javion is a great young point guard has a chance to play and lead us immediately in his freshman year,” Chipman said. “Tyus is a tremendously versatile athlete who will be another […]

Kansas & Kentucky To Play At Allen Fieldhouse In 2016

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The top-two winningest programs in men’s college basketball will continue their rivalry as Kentucky will play at Kansas inside historic Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge presented by Sonic. ESPN, the Big 12 and the SEC announced the pairings Thursday. As previously mentioned when Kansas released it non-conference schedule […]

Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced.

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The Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame announces the following inductees for 2015: former Washburn University head baseball coach Steve Anson; Silver Lake American Legion Post 160 baseball coordinator Mike Burton; former minor league and semi-pro outfielder Gil Carter; former major league outfielder and Topeka minor league team owner/manager, Dick Cooley; umpire John “Big Dawg” […]

PGA Tour Pro Gary Woodland on 580 Sports Talk

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The PGA Tour stop this week is in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club.  Topeka native Gary Woodland will be trying to improve on his tie for 18th at the tournament a year ago.  Woodland, who is ranked 33rd in the world, has had a solid 2015 campaign […]

Royals Recall Aaron Brooks, Option Yohan Pino

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The Kansas City Royals today recalled right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Omaha.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino has been optioned to Omaha. Brooks, 25, started five games for the Storm Chasers, compiling a 3.51 ERA and 35 strikeouts to nine walks in 33.1 innings.  He appeared in two games last […]

Chiefs Sign 6 Draft Picks & 11 College Free Agents

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday that the club has signed six of its nine draft selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. Additionally, the team has signed 11 college free agents.   Below is a look at Kansas City’s recent signings.   2015 DRAFT PICKS SIGNED   Player                                Pos.       Ht.         Wt.          College                    Draft Selection […]

NFL Suspends Tom Brady 4 Games For Deflated Footballs

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The NFL suspended Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, fined the New England Patriots $1 million and took away two draft picks Monday as punishment for deflating footballs used in the AFC title game. The league also indefinitely suspended the two equipment staffers believed to have carried out […]

Missouri Southern Named MIAA Champs as Rain Cancels Title Game

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Due to field conditions and impending weather, the MIAA Baseball Championship between Emporia State and Missouri Southern has been cancelled. Since both teams have one loss as the highest remaining seed Missouri Southern has been declared the MIAA Tournament Champions and receive the league’s automatic bid. Both teams were ranked in the latest NCAA Central […]

Guthrie Comes Up Huge in Royals Win

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Alcides Escobar homered on the first pitch of the game and made a sparkling catch on Miguel Cabrera’s line drive two innings later, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Jeremy Guthrie (2-2) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings for the Royals, who moved back into first […]

Late Error Gives Tigers the Win

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Reliever Yohan Pino, called up earlier in the day by Kansas City, threw wildly to first base, allowing Anthony Gose to score the winning run in the ninth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Royals 6-5 on Friday night. Gose led off the ninth with a double on Pino’s first pitch, and on the next […]

Royals Announce Several Roster Changes Including Vargas To DL.

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The Kansas City Royals announced several roster moves this afternoon.  The club has reinstated shortstop Alcides Escobar from the seven-day disabled list (concussion), for tonight’s 6:08 p.m. (CT) game against the Detroit Tigers.  The club also announced that third baseman Mike Moustakas has been placed on the Bereavement/Family Emergency List today.  He will be eligible […]

Audio: NASCAR Drivers Prepare For SpongeBob 400 At Kansas Speedway

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NASCAR Drivers held practice at Kansas Speedway Friday ahead of tomorrow’s SpongeBob 400. Hear from a few of the drivers below including Kansas Native Clint Bowyer.  Clint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon   SpongeBob SquarePants 400 What: 267 laps or 400.5 miles Where: Kansas Speedway, a 1.5-mile banked, paved oval in Kansas City, Kan. […]

Hosmer Plus Lights Out Bullpen Lead Royals to Win

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Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber remained winless through seven starts this year, with Eric Hosmer hitting a three-run homer in the first inning that sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 7-4 Thursday. Kluber (0-5) matched the record for most winless starts by a pitcher after winning a Cy Young […]

Ichabods Can’t Hold Off Lions

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— Fifth-seeded Washburn led early but couldn’t pull off an upset of No. 1 seed Missouri Southern in the MIAA Quarterfinals on Thursday, May 7, falling 10-7 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Riley Krane doubled off the left center wall on the first pitch of the day, moving to third on a wild pitch during Parker Gibson’s […]

Jayhawks Release Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

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It is well documented that Kansas’ men’s basketball schedule has been the toughest in the nation each of the last two seasons. That trend will not change with the 2015-16 non-conference schedule the Jayhawks announced Thursday.   This season Kansas could potentially play 18 games against teams that competed in the 2014-15 NCAA Tournament. Six […]

Baseball Has Eight Ichabods Named To 2015 All-MIAA Team

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Washburn baseball had eight All-MIAA selections for the 2015 season, announced Thursday, May 7 by the conference office, prior to the start of the MIAA Tournament’s second round. The Ichabods saw three players earn third team honors while five others were tabbed honorable mention.  WU is in the midst of its first 30-win season since 2000, […]