Royals Thump Tigers in Series Opener

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Danny Duffy pitched shutout ball into the eighth and Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-1 on Thursday night. The Royals pounded out 14 hits, which four of them were the extra base variety. Jarrod Dyson had three hits, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez […]

2015 NFL Draft Round One Picks

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Jameis Winston will continue to play his home games in the state of Florida. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have used the first pick in the NFL draft to select the Florida State quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner. Winston played 27 games in his two seasons with the Seminoles, completing 66 percent of his passes […]

Limited Tickets Available For Weekend Games Vs. Detroit

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that only scattered single and standing-room tickets remain for games this Friday, Saturday and Sunday vs. Detroit, plus the Thursday, May 7 game, a 1:10 p.m. matinee vs. Cleveland.  Standing-room tickets for the weekend games vs. Detroit are available for $20 at royals.com/tickets, with May 7 standing-room tickets available […]

Ventura Struggles as Indians Avoid Sweep

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Jason Kipnis homered and drove in four runs to help the Cleveland Indians snap a four-game losing streak with a 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals took the lead 2-0 in the first inning on a Kendrys Morales single scoring two. The Indians answered every time the Royals took the […]

Royals Score 6 in 7th To Overtake Indians 11-5

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CLEVELAND — Kendry Morales’ three-run homer capped a six-run seventh inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 11-5 on Tuesday night. Kansas City’s big inning came after Cleveland had taken a 5-3 lead on Brandon Moss’ three-run homer in the sixth. Alcides Escobar’s two-run double off Scott Atchison (0-1) tied the game. […]

Cheick Mate: Diallo Signs With Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – McDonald’s All-Star Game and Jordan Brand Classic MVP Cheick (pronounced Shek) Diallo has signed at Kansas and will be a Jayhawk next season, KU head coach Bill Self announced Tuesday.   Originally from Mali, Africa, Diallo comes to Lawrence from Centereach, New York. He is a five-star player and recently jumped up […]

MIAA Announces Bracket And Pairings For Baseball

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Kansas City, Mo. – Missouri Southern has won the MIAA regular season title and earned the top seed in the MIAABaseball Tournament slated to begin on April 30 on campus sites. The Lions will face a rematch of their final series of the season when they welcome eighth seeded Northeastern State for a best of […]

White Sox-Orioles Postponed Again In Riot-Ravaged Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox after a night of rioting near Camden Yards. The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local officials. A makeup date was not announced. Public schools were shut down Tuesday, and […]

KU QB Michael Cummings Knee Injury to Require Surgery

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Kansas Head Coach David Beaty released the following statement Monday morning in regards to an injury QB Michael Cummings suffered during Saturday’s Spring Game.  On the status of quarterback Michael Cummings “Michael sustained a left knee injury that is going to require surgery. Following his surgery he will work diligently, alongside our medical staff, to […]

Royals Recall LHP Brandon Finnegan, Option INF Orlando Calixte

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas and optioned infielder Orlando Calixte to Triple-A Omaha.  Finnegan will be in uniform (#27) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Finnegan, 22, opened the season with the Naturals, and […]

Royals Fall to Twins 3-0

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(AP) — Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run. Pelfrey’s last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in […]

Big 12 Football Spring Teleconference

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The spring football season is winding down for several colleges across the country. Several schools have conducted their spring football game already.  Kansas and Kansas State both have their spring football game this coming Saturday, April 25th.  The Wildcats are conducted their spring game at Sporting Park in Kansas City due to the renovations to […]

KU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Brandon Schneider Introductory Press Conference

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The Kansas Jayhawks have new leadership for the women’s basketball program. The new head coach is Brandon Schneider.  Schneider, who has led Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball to the 2014 and 2015 Southland Conference regular-season titles and spent 12 years as the Head Coach of the Emporia State Women’s basketball team, spoke to the media […]

Volquez Tosses a Gem as Royals Club Twins

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Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night. Alcides Escobar returned from a sprained knee to score a run, and Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each as the Royals finally figured […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer After double overtime, Seaman and Manhattan ended the game on a 0-0 tie. Shawnee Heights edged Topeka High 3-2. Washburn Rural defeated Lawrence 10-0. Kaira Houser recorded three goals. Hayden beat Highland Park 10-0. Softball Shawnee Heights swept Junction City 9-7, 4-2. Seaman had no problems with Highland Park, recording the sweep 19-0, […]

Royals Fall to Twins as Minnesota Takes the Series

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Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense

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Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

Gipson and Williams Take Home Wildcat Basketball MVPs

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Seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams were named co-winners of the Rolando Blackman Team Most Valuable Player award to highlight festivities at the annual Kansas State men’s basketball banquet held Wednesday night at the Colbert Hills Clubhouse.   It marked the third time in the nine-year history of the award that there were co-winners of […]

Rivals Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi on 580 Sports Talk

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The 2014-2015 basketball season is complete, so that means the recruiting chase is in full swing.  The Wildcats and the Jayhawks each announced a signee to their 2015 class. For the Jayhawks they signed Carlton Bragg a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland, Ohio. The Wildcats announced point guard Kamau Stokes of Baltimore Maryland has inked […]

Terrence Gore Called Up to Replace Rios

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  Gore will be in uniform (#0) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Gore made his Major League debut in 2014 when he was brought up to the majors when the rosters expanded with […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Hayden edged Shawnee Heights 1-0. Jacki Martinek scored the only goal. Topeka High beat Topeka West 5-1. Ruth Fiander produced two goals. Washburn Rural defeated Seaman 7-1.  Softball Hayden defeated Silver Lake 3-2 in 11 innings. Hayden somewhat completed the sweep, but the game was suspended because of darkness. Hayden led 8-5. The […]

Top 25 Recruit Carlton Bragg Inks Letter with KU Basketball

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Two weeks after bringing his second state championship to Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Carlton Bragg made his college destination official. The 6-9 power forward will become a Kansas Jayhawk.   On Jan. 8, Bragg invited fans, family and the media to the VASJ campus to announce his decision. With the beginning of the spring signing period […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week

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After their performances last week, Seaman junior baseball player Ryan Zeferjahn and Topeka High sophomore soccer player Ruth Fiander are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. Recording a no-hitter in baseball is always tough. Not as great as a perfect game, but still very impressive. Seaman junior Ryan Zeferjahn accomplished the feat, but it wasn’t like […]

Rios Suffers Broken Bone in Hand

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Kansas City rightfielder, Alex Rios, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of yesterday’s 12-3 win in Minnesota.  No timetable has been set as to the length of time he will be sidelined and the Royals will likely make […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Baker to Return for Senior Season for Shockers

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All-American guard, Ron Baker announced Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 exit evaluating his professional basketball opportunities. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Topeka High beat Leavenworth 11-1. Ruth Fiander scored five times. Shawnee Heights edged Baldwin 5-4 in overtime. Hayden defeated Emporia 5-0. Softball Shawnee Heights swept Manhattan 13-2, 9-2. Hayden defeated Emporia with two scores of 15-0. Seaman swept Washburn Rural 3-1 in eight innings and 7-4. Topeka High picked up two victories against […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six

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Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Spieth Goes Wire to Wire and Wins The Masters

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The green jacket belongs to Jordan Spieth. Spieth finished off the first wire-to-wire victory at the Masters since 1976 with a dominating four-stroke triumph Sunday. About the only thing that didn’t go his way was the final hole, where he made a bogey to merely tie the tournament scoring record. Tiger Woods won his first green […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]

Sporting KC extends unbeaten streak to four

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Sporting KC extended the club’s unbeaten streak to four games with a scoreless draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of more than 20,000 fans at Sporting Park. The visitors are now winless in five matches (0-2-3) at the stadium and have won only once in their 11 […]

Defense Highlights Washburn Spring Scrimmage

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The Washburn Ichabods had a disappointing 2014 season as they finished 4-7.  The preparation for 2015 started once the 2014 season came to a close. The Ichabods held their annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 11th at Yager Stadium.  The spring scrimmage had the offense run 62 plays in which the offense struggled and the […]

Royals Push Winning Streak to Four

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Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings against his former team for the defending AL champion Royals. They […]

Ace Pitchers Shine in Split Between Seaman and Washburn Rural

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The nightcap was far from pretty. But, the scoreboard showed nothing under the hits column for Washburn Rural. Seaman junior pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn struck out 10 batters in his no-hitter performance, the Vikings exploded in the fourth in with nine runs and Seaman split with Washburn Rural in a Centennial League battle. The Vikings jumped […]

AUDIO: Woodland Misses Cut at The Masters

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The 18th hole was not a good hole for Gary Woodland at The Masters in 2015.  Woodland bogeyed the final hole in his first round and did so in his second round and ended up missing the cut at the first major of the year.  The Topeka native shot a four over par 76 in […]

Selden to Stay at Kansas

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball sophomore Wayne Selden, Jr., will return to KU for his junior season, the guard announced Friday.   “I’m using that last game and the season as my everyday motivation to get better,” Selden said. “I’m happy to come back to Kansas next season. This is a special place.”   […]

Thursday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Seaman defeated Bonner Springs 3-1. Lady Vikes received goals from Fazio, McCarter and Bocquin. Washburn Rural edged Manhattan 2-0. Darby Hirsch scored both goals. Kelly Lemke recorded her third straight shutout as goalkeeper. Shawnee Heights nipped Topeka West 1-0. Jasmine Blindt scored the lone goal. Girls swimming Topeka High Invitational Results Topeka High […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC

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The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or replay officials. Chief […]

Nigel Johnson To Transfer From K-State

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Bruce Weber continues to see his roster for next season dwindle. The latest departure is Nigel Johnson, a sophomore point guard. Johnson sent out a tweet Wednesday morning ( seen below) announcing his intent to transfer from the K-State Basketball Program.  Johnson joins Jevon Thomas, Marcus Foster, and Tre Harris as K-State basketball players not […]

Major League Baseball Wants Fans to Vote for “Franchise Four”

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Major League Baseball today announced details of the “Franchise Four” promotion, in which fans can select the four most impactful players from all 30 clubs, along with the Negro Leagues, a “Pioneers” ballot for pre-1915 players and a “Greatest Living Players” category. Eight finalists from each category were selected based on recommendations from a Blue […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls softball Washburn Rural swept Hayden on dedication day for new softball field. Recap, audio and more can be found here. Topeka West lost to Salina Central 10-1 and Maize South 11-6. Highland Park banged up KC Washington with 18-0 and 18-7 wins. Girls soccer Hayden beat Wichita Trinity 5-0. Lansing defeated Seaman 4-1. Washburn […]

Washburn Rural’s Taylor Ullery Comes Through to Cap Sweep on Dedication Day

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Washburn Rural didn’t launch any fireworks for the special day, but there was plenty of it on the diamond. Rural freshman Taylor Ullery gave the Lady Junior Blues a walk off win, sophomore Madison Roth stymied the Hayden offense and the Lady Junior Blues celebrated 2-1, 6-5 sweep on dedication day for the brand new […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week

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After their performances last week, Seaman junior softball player Kat Frakes and Shawnee Heights junior baseball player Jarod Cooper are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. After a third place finish at the 5A state tournament, the Seaman softball team picked up right where the Lady Vikes left off. Seaman improved to 4-0 to open […]

Cliff Alexander to Enter 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Tuesday that freshman Cliff Alexander will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft. Alexander joins fellow KU teammate Kelly Oubre, Jr., who announced he was going to enter the 2015 NBA Draft on April 1.   “This should come as no surprise to anybody,” Self said. […]

Monday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Topeka High defeated Highland Park 10-0. Ruth Fiander scored three times for the hat trick. Shawnee Heights lost to Bonner Springs 3-2 in double overtime. Second straight loss in double OT for the Lady T-Birds. Boys golf Shawnee Mission Northwest Invitational team results: 1. Washburn Rural 289 (school record), 2. Shawnee Mission East […]