Lockett Earns Big 12 Athlete of the Year

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Softball infielder Lauren Chamberlain (Oklahoma) and football wider receiver/kick returner Tyler Lockett (Kansas State) have been named the 2014-15 Big 12 Conference Athletes of the Year, the league office announced.   Nominees are submitted by each Big 12 institution and selected, based on athletic performance, academic achievement and citizenship, by a media panel as well […]

Report: Royals Acquire Johnny Cueto


According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Royals have struck a deal to acquire Johnny Cueto from the Reds. Cueto, 29, now has a 2.62 ERA in 130 2/3 innings this year. Reds have been heavily rumored to be shopping him. Other teams that showed interest included the Dodgers and Blue Jays. The Royals […]

Royals Walk Off in 10th Inning

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar’s game-winning looper to shallow right gave […]

Kazmir Too Much for Royals

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Scott Kazmir made a strong first impression on his new teammates. Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner — Mike Moustakas in the fourth — past first base. […]

Coleman Sent Down to AAA, Royals Recall Cuthbert

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha.  He will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 game against the Houston Astros.  In a corresponding roster move, infielder Dusty Coleman was optioned to Omaha following last night’s game. Cuthbert, 22, played in four games with the Royals just […]

Chiefs Sean Smith Suspended 3 Games

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Chiefs Cornerback Sean Smith is reportedly facing a 3 game suspension according to ESPN. The suspension stems from a April 2014 DUI. Smith is not expected to appeal the suspension. He will miss games against the Texans, Broncos and Packers. NFL is suspending Chiefs CB Sean Smith 3 games after he pled guilty last month for […]

Royals Rally Falls Short

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John Lackey threw seven strong innings after a shaky beginning, Trevor Rosenthal escaped his own jam in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Thursday night. The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after RBI singles from Perez and Rios.  Randal Grichuk and Matt Carpenter hit […]

A’s Trade Kazmir To Astros For 2 Minor Leaguers


The Oakland Athletics have begun their expected changes leading up to the trade deadline, sending left-hander Scott Kazmir to his hometown Houston Astros for a pair of minor leaguers. Oakland receives right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham in the swap with its division rival Thursday. Both were at Class-A Quad Cities. The A’s […]

Volquez Leads Royals to Series Win

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Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. The Pirates took the lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly but the Royals evened it up in the bottom of […]

Vargas Goes Down But Royals Rally for Win

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Next man up is a saying that really defines the Royals in 2015. Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Dyson scored later in the inning on Alcides Escobar’s single to put the Royals up 3-0, and […]

Sporting KC Rallies in US Open Cup

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Sporting Kansas City secured a berth in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals with a 3-1 comeback victory over the Houston Dynamo on Tuesday at Sporting Park. Will Bruin opened the scoring for a Dynamo side playing with 10 men after Luis Garrido’s first half red card, but Sporting KC rallied for three […]

Big 12 Football Media Days


Its the middle of July, which means football is right around the corner and that means everyone covering college football is at the Big 12 Media Days. K-State and KU both have lots of questions heading into the 2015 season. K-State has to find a new quarterback, replace an all american wide receiver, find new leadership […]

Cain Earns AL Player of the Week

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain and Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for the period ending July 19th. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network.   Cain batted .412 (7-for-17) with three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, three RBI and […]

Royals Activate Kris Medlen; Option Yohan Pino

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-day disabled list.  He will be in uniform (#39) for tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10.  In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino to Triple-A […]

Duffy Helps Royals Take Series

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Danny Duffy took a shutout into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career, and the surging Kansas City Royals beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando homered as Kansas City (55-35) moved a season-high 20 games above .500. The AL Central leaders took three […]

Cain Lifts Royals in Extras

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Lorenzo Cain homered in the 13th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Saturday in a game that took nearly five hours. The AL Central-leading Royals won for the 10th time in 13 games. Cain doubled and singled early, then led off the 13th with his ninth home run of the season. […]

Robert Streb With Impressive Opening Round 66 At British Open


On Day 1 at the British Open, the leaderboard is filled with major championship winners. Retief Goosen (66), Paul Lawrie (66), Jordan Spieth (67), Charl Schwartzel (67) and Louis Oosthuizen (67) are among those with at least one big title on their resumes. Former Masters champion Zach Johnson is also in the mix after playing […]

Preseason All-Big 12 Team Announced

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The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2015 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team and individual awards, chosen by media representatives who cover the league. The preseason team was dominated by upperclassmen with 19 seniors and 10 juniors among the 30 honorees. Eleven players were named to the 2014 All-Big 12 First Team while eight were […]

Trout, Cain Help American League Earn Home Field Advantage


Mike Trout became the first player in 26 years to lead off the All-Star Game with a home run, and the American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night to secure home-field advantage in the World Series for the third straight year. Prince Fielder singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning off loser […]

Sporting KC Gets Three on All-Star Fan XI

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Sporting Kansas City’s Matt Besler, Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi were named to the MLS All-Star Fan XI on Monday ahead of the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on July 29. The club’s three selections are the most of any MLS team. 2015 MLS ALL-STAR FAN XI Goalkeeper: Nick Rimando (RSL) Defenders: Omar Gonzalez (LA), Matt Besler […]

Hometown All Star Frazier Takes Home Derby Title


Hometown All-Star Todd Frazier has won the Home Run Derby at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, outslugging Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson 15-14 in the final round Monday night in the first year of a bracket format. The Reds’ Frazier defeated Texas’ Prince Fielder 14-13 in the first round and dispatched Toronto’s Josh Donaldson 10-9 in the […]

AUDIO: Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

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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” […]

Kansas Takes Home Gold with Double Overtime Win


In an epic battle of undefeated teams, the USA pulled together to beat Germany 84-77 in double overtime to win the gold medal of the 2015 World University Games (WUG) at Yeomju Indoor Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea, Monday evening.   With the win, the USA (8-0), which consists mainly of University of Kansas student-athletes and […]

Washburn Adds Three Staff Members


Washburn athletics has announced three new staff members who will join the Ichabod staff starting the 2015-16 season. Matt Hundley – Assistant men’s basketball coachFormer Washburn Ichabod basketball player Matt Hundley will return to the Ichabod bench as an assistant coach starting the 2015-16 season after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach […]

Sporting KC Gets Big Three Points on the Road

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Sporting Kansas City recorded the team’s fifth shutout in the past six MLS matches with a 1-0 road win over the first place Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday at BC Place. Homegrown defender Kevin Ellis scored the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute on an assist from Krisztian Nemeth and goalkeeper Tim Melia matched his […]

Royals Close Out 1st Half with Wild Win

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 Paulo Orlando broke a tie with an eighth inning homer and Kendrys Morales hit a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 11-10 after blowing a seven-run advantage Sunday. The Royals enter the All-Star break with an American League-leading 52 victories. Orlando hit a 2-1 Bo Schultz (0-1) pitch out to left […]

USA To Face Russia In Medal Round Semifinals Sunday


Two of the three undefeated teams remaining in the men’s basketball World University Games (WUG) will meet in the semifinals as the USA National Team (6-0), consisting mainly of the Kansas men’s basketball student-athletes and staff, will face Russia (6-0) in the medal round semifinals on Sunday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. local time which […]

Bill Snyder Named To Dodd Trophy Watch List

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— Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder was one of 23 coaches nationally and four from the Big 12 Conference to be named to the preseason watch list for the 2015 Dodd Trophy, officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced today.   The architect of the “greatest […]

Royals Place Alex Gordon On DL; Recall Brandon Finnegan

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the disabled list.  He will start this afternoon’s 1:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks to Triple-A after last night’s game.  […]

USA Cruises Past Switzerland, 96-57


Julian DeBose, the newest addition to the USA National Team roster, led the charge in the final pool play game. The Florida Gulf Coast guard scored a team-best 18 points as Kansas ran past Switzerland, 96-57. Kansas finished pool play with a flawless 5-0 record, strengthening the Americans’ hold on Pool D. The top two […]

Topeka RoadRunners Present Lease Agreement To County


The Future of Topeka’s NAHL Franchise could be decided on Thursday. The Topeka RoadRunners presented the Shawnee County Commissioners with a lease agreement. According to the document, it’s a three-year lease with an option for an additional three-year term. The RoadRunners would pay the county $130,000 per year  to use Landon Arena. Other notable stipulations in […]

USA Wins Pool D With 66-65 Win Versus Serbia


In a battle of undefeated teams, guard Wayne Selden, Jr., made a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining, and Serbia missed three shots in the waning moments as the USA won 66-65 to improve to 4-0 at the World University Games Wednesday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. With the victory, USA assured itself […]

Escobar, Gordon Lead Royals to Double Header Sweep

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Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a […]

USA Improves To 3-0 With 106-41 Win Over Chile


Behind 23 points from guard Frank Mason III, the USA men’s basketball team jumped all over Chile from the start in posting a 106-41 win in its third contest of the World University Games Tuesday at Muan Indoor Gymnasium in Jeolinamdo, Korea. The facility is located an hour west of Gwangju, the host city for […]

Davis, Herrera Make All-Star Game, Moose Part of Fan Vote


Major League Baseball announced this evening that Kansas City Royals relief pitchers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera have been selected to the American League All-Star team.  In addition, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has also been selected as one of five A.L. players up for the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote. Both pitchers will be […]

Royals Recall Paulo Orlando; Designate RHP Jason Frasor For Assignment

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha.  He will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor has been designated for assignment. Orlando, 29, will begin his second stint with the Major League […]

Royals Recall Cheslor Cuthbert; Place Moustakas On Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List.  Cuthbert will be in uniform (#19) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cuthbert, 22, is making his first appearance on the 25-man roster […]

Four Royals Selected As Starters For AL All-Star Roster

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A franchise record four Kansas City Royals will represent the American League as starters in the 2015 All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.  Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon will all be in the starting lineup in the Midsummer Classic set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati’s […]

Jayhawks Take Care of Brazil in Group Play


For consecutive games, guard Wayne Selden, Jr. put up All-American numbers as he led USA to an 81-72 victory over Brazil in its second contest of the World University Games Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   With the win, USA, which is comprised mainly of University of Kansas players and staff, improved […]

Royals Can’t Complete Comeback

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Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’ grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the […]

Kansas Claws Back to Win against Turkey


Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team, gave its home country a little more to celebrate on Independence Day by defeating Turkey 66-57 in the opening round of the 2015 World University Games at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Behind 19 points from Wayne Selden, Jr., the USA Team (1-0) used a […]

Royals Option Christian Colon

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha.  The addition of Coleman brings the Royals’ 40-man roster to 40 players. Coleman, […]

Royals Offense Struggles Against Gipson

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Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas CityRoyals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins […]

USA National Team Runs Away from China, 93-56


Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team at the 2015 World University Games, ran past China 93-56 in a scrimmage game Thursday afternoon at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Down 11-7 midway through the first quarter, guard Tyler Self started a USA 11-2 run by hitting a jumper followed by […]

Dwyer’s Hat Trick Sends Sporting KC to Quarters in US Open Cup

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Dom Dwyer became the first player in team history to score four goals in a competitive match as Sporting Kansas City earned an emphatic 6-2 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday to advance to the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. Krisztian Nemeth added two goals on the record-setting night at Sporting Park to […]

Royals Get Swept By Astros

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Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of a the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve […]

2015 Mid-Plains League All-Star Game

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The Mid-Plains League is proud to announce it’s roster for the 2015 All-Star Game.   The game will be played on Sunday July 5th in Junction City, Kansas at 7:00 PM. This year’s opponent is the Puerto Rican Summer Collegiate Baseball Club.   Each team in the Mid-Plains League has at least one representative at the […]

KU’s Carlton Bragg Breaks Nose In Practice


Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on forward Carlton Bragg, Jr., who broke his nose in practice at Gwangju High School on Wednesday, July 1. “Unfortunately, today Carlton broke his nose. We’ll see how long he will be out of pocket. Hopefully he won’t miss very much. A turned ankle is actually a worse injury […]

Keuchel Dominates Royals

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Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter to […]

USA Advances to World Cup Final

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Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia Sasic […]

Blanton Struggles, McCullers Shuts Down Royals Bats

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Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. […]

Guthrie Leads Royals to Win and Sweep of A’s

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Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run sixth inning for the Royals, who have won five of six to […]

Young Shuts Down Athletics

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 Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals  won for the fourth time in five games on their road […]

Volquez and Gordon Lead Royals to Win

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Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering animosity. A few players from both clubs exchanged hugs and […]

Kelly Oubre , Jr., Taken No. 15 In The 2015 NBA Draft


Kansas guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., was the overall No. 15 choice of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2015 NBA Draft at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn Thursday.   This marks the sixth-straight season a Jayhawk has been selected in the first round. Historically, Oubre becomes the 77th player to be drafted in Kansas men’s basketball […]

Shawnee County Sports Banquet Nominees and Winners


The Shawnee County Sports Council has announced the winners  for the Eleventh annual Shawnee County Sports Banquet. The Banquet and the Hall of Fame inductions took place June, 25 2015  at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.  The nominees in the 10 categories come from all nine Shawnee County Schools. The categories are  fall, winter, […]

Hall of Fame Inductee Sheri Norris on 580 Sports Talk

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Sherri Norris could tell you what it’s like to wear white at Wimbledon, why its so unique to play on clay at Roland Garros and how loud it can get in New York for a tennis match, with that you get inducted into the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame.  Norris has basically done it […]

Cheslor Cuthber, Raul Mondesi Named To World Team For 2015 All-Star Futures Game

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Rosters for the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, July 12th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced by Major League Baseball earlier today on MLB Network’s “MLB Central” and MLB.com.  Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, […]

Big Fourth Inning Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine batters. Moustakas followed with his […]

Hall of Fame Inductee Bill McDonald on 580 Sports Talk

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Bill McDonald is a better golfer at 71 then about everyone else at any age.  The former Topeka West and Washburn golf standout will be inducted into the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame.  He was a three-time NAIA All-American while at WU.  In 1964, Bill was the lone qualifier from Kansas and won the […]

Former ESU Standout Now Raider Austin Willis on 580 Sports Talk

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Overcoming odds and proving people wrong seem to go hand in hand with former Thunderbird standout Austin Willis. Willis, the former Emporia State wide receiver, just returned to Topeka after staying in Oakland the last two months working out with the Raiders. He was invited to rookie mini camp and then was signed after an […]