Old-Fashioned Fun For All Planned At Madison Days

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Country entertainment for all has been promised at Madison. “We have three days of family fun events for every age group, scheduled June 12-13-14 at Madison Days 2015,” according to Nathan DeWitt, who’s been instrumental in coordination. Festivities kick off at noon, Friday, June 12, in the northern Greenwood County farming community of Madison, with […]

Lightning Top Hawks In Chicago

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Cedric Paquette (pah-KEHT’) has scored 15 regular-season and playoff goals during his brief NHL career. The 15th has given the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Pacquette scored with 3:11 remaining to cap the Lightning’s comeback in a 3-2 triumph over the Blackhawks in Chicago. Brandon Saad (sahd) put the […]

Morales, Vargas Give Royals Boost Over Twins

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Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Vargas (5-2) gave up five hits and struck out two, Morales hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Eric […]

Audio: Royals GM Dayton Moore On Clubs First Two Selections

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Royals General Manager Dayton Moore spoke to members of the media briefly via teleconference Monday evening. The Royals selected Ashe Russell right-handed pitcher from Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, with the 21st overall pick of the June Free Agent Draft. Russell, 18, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound hurler, was 5-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 67 strikeouts […]

Royals Select Pitcher Nolan Watson 33rd Overall

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The Kansas City Royals have selected Nolan Watson, a right-handed pitcher from Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, with the 33rd selection in the June Free Agent Draft.                Watson, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound hurler, was 6-1 with a 0.68 ERA this spring, striking out 81 over 51.2 innings.  He joins fellow Indianapolis product and right-handed […]

USA Tops Australia in World Cup Opener

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Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s World Cup. Christen Press also scored for the second-ranked U.S., which is seeking its third World Cup title and first since 1999. Lisa De Vanna tied the score midway through the […]

30 Second Shot Clock Highlight Changes in College Basketball Rules

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The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel today approved a package of proposals and areas of focus for officials  in men’s basketball to improve the pace of play, better balance offense with defense and reduce the physicality in the sport. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee made similar recommendations before the 2013-14season, and it felt the changes […]

KU Coaches Visit Topeka Jayhawk Club

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The Topeka Jayhawk Club held its Otto Schnellbacher Classic Golf Tournament Monday afternoon at Great Life-Shawnee Country Club. KU Coaches Bill Self, David Beaty, Brandon Schneider along with Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger spoke to the group about the excitement around the programs. Bill Self and the Jayhawks will head to South Korea later this month […]

Hosmer Overtakes Cabrera, Morales Surpasses Cruz In Latest All-Star Game Voting Update

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Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer and designated hitter Kendrys Morales have taken over as the leading vote-getters at their respective positions in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.  The 2015 Esurance MLB […]

Cleveland Steals Game Two in Overtime

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The NBA Finals are tied at a game apiece after the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors split a pair of overtime games in Oakland. The Cavaliers blew an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter Sunday night before pulling out a 95-93 victory over the Warriors in Game 2. LeBron James shot just 11 of […]

Perez Lifts Royals to Avoid Sweep

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Salvador Perez hit a solo home run with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 4-3.  The Royals avoid the sweep and get just their second win in their last seven games.  Perez hit his eighth homer, sending a pitch from Keone Kela (4-2) into the Royals’ bullpen. […]

Royals Continue to Struggle in Third Straight Loss

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Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Saturday for their seventh win in eight games. Texas has won six straight series for the first time since 2012. The AL champion Royals have lost nine of 11. Rodriguez (3-2), a 36-year-old lefty who signed with the Rangers […]

Sporting KC Hosts First-Place Seattle Sounders FC On Saturday

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Sporting Kansas City hosts Western Conference leaders Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday at Sporting Park in a match-up featuring the top two teams in the MLS power rankings. The marquee match will be locally televised on KMCI’s 38 the Spot and across the Midwest on SKCTV with pregame coverage beginning at […]

2015 11th Annual Shawnee County Sports Banquet Nominees

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The Shawnee County Sports Council has announced the  candidates for the Eleventh annual Shawnee County Sports Banquet. The Banquet and the Hall of Fame inductions will take place June, 25 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.  The nominees in the 10 categories come from all nine Shawnee County Schools. The […]

Warriors Take Game One of NBA Finals

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Stephen Curry scored 26 points, including the first four of overtime, and the Golden State Warriors overcame LeBron James’ 44 points for a 108-100 victory Thursday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors scored the first 10 points of the extra period, pitching a shutout until James’ meaningless basket with […]

Mud and Fun in the Rough Terrain at Cross Country Chaos Osage County Fund Raiser

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“This year, there are new showers to wash off the mud.” And, it’ll be another “fun time,” with plenty to drink, eat, and visit about, while listening to live country-rock music, when it’s all through. That’s the pledge from Perry Thompson who’s organizing the third Cross Country Chaos after the second annual one last summer […]

Royals Solve Kluber Top Indians

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Jason Vargas tossed six sharp innings, the Kansas City offense finally woke up against AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber and the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Wednesday night. Mike Moustakas drove in a run in the first inning, and Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales hit consecutive RBI doubles off Kluber (3-6) […]

MLB Apologizes For Breakdown In Replay Process

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Major League Baseball has apologized to the Kansas City Royals for a breakdown in its replay process during a crucial moment in a 2-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night. MLB Statement:  “This is one of those rare circumstances in which the super slow motion view was delayed and the Replay Official reached a […]

FIFA: Blazer’s Plea Included Admission Of Bribes

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Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body’s ruling panel agreed to receive bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup. Prosecutors unsealed a 20-page transcript Wednesday of the November 2013 hearing in U.S. District Court during which Blazer […]

Topeka RoadRunners Headed To Dallas Area?

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Could Topeka’s NAHL team be leaving town?  JuniorHockey.com’s Stephen Heisler reported Tuesday the Topeka RoadRunners were headed to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex for the 2015-2016 season. “Speaking of moves, it now appears that the Topeka RoadRunners, a team that started out as the Lone Star Calvary (in what is now the Brahmas rink) before moving […]

Djokovic Beats 9-time French Open Champ Nadal In Quarters

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Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak, beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. It is only the second defeat for Nadal in 72 career matches at Roland Garros. The other came in the fourth round in 2009 against Robin Soderling. Before that, Nadal had […]

KU MBB Lands Lagerald Vick

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Shooting guard Lagerald Vick has signed a Grant-in-Aid agreement to play men’s basketball at Kansas for the 2015-16 season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday. Originally part of the 2016 recruiting class, Vick has reclassified to the 2015 class.   A 6-5, 175-pound Memphis native, Vick averaged 27.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and […]

Cowboy-Saver Distracting Mean Bucking Bulls From Fallen Cowboys

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“It takes cow sense to be a bullfighter.” While the statement might seem a bit of pun on words, that’s the way it is, according to one of the most up-and-coming professionals in the business. “I know how to work around cattle and horses, when they move, I move. It’s instinctive I guess, but in […]

Bulls To Introduce Hoiberg As New Coach

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A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg is leaving college ball and will be introduced as the Bulls’ head coach at a news conference today. Hoiberg was 115-56 with the Cyclones, including four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and back-to-back Big 12 tournament titles. He had long […]

Kansas High School Rodeo Association Finals Again Set For Topeka

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The Kansas High School Rodeo Finals will be in Topeka again this year. Yearend championship competition featuring the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls in all events at high school rodeos throughout the state last fall and this spring is scheduled June 2 – 7, at the R.R. Domer Livestock Arena in Topeka’s Kansas Expo Centre. […]

Longest Running Professional Rodeo Has Special Attractions Set For Strong City

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      Bright lights will be shining at the oldest consecutive rodeo in Kansas.       Likewise, this is one of the longest running professional rodeos in the world, and, as importantly, has the most unique heritage in the sport of rodeo.       It’s the 78th annual Flint Hills Rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4-5-6, beginning […]

ASG Voting Update #2: Cabrera, Hosmer Battle For First Base Lead; Five Royals Hold Positional Leads In AL All-Star Voting

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Nine-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals are in a tight battle for the first base lead in the latest voting update for the 86th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, it was announced today.  Online […]

KU’s Wayne Selden In Topeka For Bob Chipman Camp

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Kansas Guard Wayne Selden was at Washburn coach Bob Chipman’s youth camp at Lee Arena Monday Morning. Selden answered questions from the campers before signing autographs at the annual event.  580 Sports Talk had a chance to catch up with Wayne Selden after camp. Audio:    Bob Chipman Summer Basketball CampsHalfcourt press registrationJune 1-4, 8-11, […]

Four K-State Football Game Times Announced

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A nationally-televised November tilt against Baylor and two early-season home contests highlighted four of Kansas State’s game times announced by the Big 12 Conference and its television partners Monday afternoon.   The Wildcats’ September 5 season opener against South Dakota will be broadcast exclusively on K-StateHD.TV with kickoff slated for 6:10 p.m., at Bill Snyder […]

Ken Berry To Be Inducted In Kansas Sports Hall Of Fame

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The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) has announced the members of the Class of 2015 who will be enshrined in ceremonies on October 4th at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse. The KSHOF Class of 2015 consists of eleven members: University of Kansas and Seattle Seahawk linebacker Terry Beeson from […]

Kansas Football Announces Times For First Two Games of 2015

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The Big 12 Conference released the television broadcast assignments for the first three weeks of the 2015 college football season, with Kansas being tabbed for television in each of its first two games. The Jayhawks have a bye the third week of the 2015 college football season. Kansas, playing under first-year head coach David Beaty, […]

French Open: Sharapova Ousted At Roland Garros

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova has been ousted in the fourth round of the French Open, her earliest defeat at Roland Garros since 2010. The second seed was a 7-6, 6-4 loser against 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova, ending Sharapova’s string of three straight trips to the finals. Garbine Muguruza  is in quarterfinals for the second consecutive year […]

Shawnee Heights Wins 5A State Team Title

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The Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds needed a win in the final event of the KSHSAA State Track and Field Meet. The good news for the T-Birds is the event was the 1600 meter relay an event they have dominated over last three years.  The T-Birds, who have won the 1600 meter relay the last three years, […]

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. […]