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 […]

Jones and Allen Lead Duke to Comeback Title Victory

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Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night in a 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin. Okafor spent big chunks of the second half on the bench after drawing his third, then his fourth foul. When he returned, […]

KU Great Jo Jo White to be Inducted to Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

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Two-time Kansas men’s basketball All-American and seven-time NBA All-Star Jo Jo White joined the best of the best among his life’s work on Monday. White was one of six individuals announced as making up the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2015.   White donned the Crimson and Blue from 1966-69 under the […]

Opening Day is Here!

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Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox Monday Afternoon. Manager Ned Yost spoke to the media in the dugout prior to today’s game. Royals Lineup: 1. Escobar 2. Moustakas 3. Cain 4. Hosmer 5. Morales  6. Gordon 7. Rios  8. Perez 9. Infante Royals Manager Ned Yost 

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Friday results Softball Washburn Rural swept Highland Park 17-2 and 16-1 Seaman used a 26-hitting night to sweep Shawnee Heights 9-7 and 14-4 Baseball Shawnee Heights swept Seaman 11-1 and 9-7 Topeka High’s game versus Manhattan was postponed to May 5th   Saturday results Girls soccer Washburn Rural edged Blue Valley North 1-0 for third […]

Audio: Sporting KC Scores 2 Goals In Stoppage Time For Wild Win Over PHI

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Sporting Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-2.  Goals Sporting KC Philadelphia Union Dom Dwyer 16 (Benny Feilhaber) Jacob Peterson 3 (own goal)  Jalil Anibaba 90+1 (Roger Espinoza) Fernando Aristeguieta 19 Krisztián Németh 90+4 (Matt Besler)   Discipline Summary Sporting KC Philadelphia Union Marcel de Jong 18 (Caution) Maurice Edu 62 (Caution)   Brian Carroll […]

Wisconsin Takes Down Kentucky Faces Duke in Title Game

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Sam Dekker gave Wisconsin a four-point lead with 1:06 left, then Bronson Koenig put their semifinal away at the free throw line as the Badgers ended Kentucky’s unbeaten season. It’s Wisconsin by a knockout in the Final Four. Frank “the Tank” Kaminsky and Sam Dekker led the charge. Nigel Hayes flanked the big guys up front. The […]

Royals Ink Yordano Ventura To Multi-Year Deal

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 4, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura to a five-year contract, which runs through the 2019 season with club options for 2020 and 2021.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Ventura, 23, is coming off one […]

Jake’s Takes: MLB and Royals Prediction 2015

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The 2014 MLB season was a year that Royals fan will remember for the rest of their lives. It was a season/trip/journey that Kansas City fans will talk about for years to come.  Not a day goes by when you and your buddies are talking about the Royals and someone always brings up “Should Jirschele […]

Kentucky’s John Calipari chosen AP Coach of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Calipari, whose Kentucky team is the first in 24 years to reach the Final Four undefeated, has been selected The Associated Press’ coach of the year. The Wildcats were the talk of the college basketball this season in winning the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships. They were ranked No. 1 […]

Royals Secure Outright Waivers on Pitcher Louis Coleman

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KANSAS CITY, MO (April 3, 2015) – The Kansas City Royals today announced that the club has secured outright waivers on right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman, who has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.  Coleman, who turns 29 tomorrow, has pitched in 148 Major League games with Kansas City since debuting in 2011.  Following the move, the […]

Thursday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Seaman defeated Ottawa 10-0. Brylee Johnson scored five goals and recorded two assists. Heritage Christian beat Highland Park 9-0. Washburn Rural lost to Blue Valley Southwest in a shootout. End of regulation saw a 1-1 tie. BVSW won shootout 4-3. Rural plays Blue Valley North for third place in Olathe NW Invitational on […]

Kaw Valley Bank Big 12 Report with Jason King

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The college basketball world isn’t short of news at this time,  Gregg Marshall is going to be a Shocker for the foreseeable future as he signed a new deal with Wichita State.  Texas is still trying to lure Shake Smart to be their head coach.  Oh and there is this thing called the Final Four […]

Details for Opening Day at Kauffman Stadium

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The Kansas City Royals today announced details of a special extended Opening Day pregame ceremony, set for Monday, April 6, prior to a 3:10 start vs. the Chicago White Sox.  Pregame events include a ring presentation for members of the 2014 American League Championship team and the raising of the American League pennant flag.  Stadium […]

Gregg Marshall Says No to Alabama and Yes to Extension

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The familiar face of Gregg Marshall will be around Wichita State for a few more years. Gregg Marshall has announced he is staying as the Head Coach of Wichita State.  The University has not released details of the agreement but several news outlets are reporting a verbal agreement has been made.  According to a report […]

Seaman’s Tatyana Legette highlights All-Centennial League teams

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Four city basketball players have been named to the All-Centennial League girls basketball team. Seaman senior forward Tatyana Legette claimed the league’s player of the year honor. Washburn Rural senior Paige Cunningham, Topeka High junior Adrianna Henderson and Shawnee Heights sophomore Jazz Sweet joined Legette on the first team.  Washburn Rural coach Kevin Bordewick nabbed […]

Kelly Oubre, Jr., to Enter the 2015 NBA Draft

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas freshman guard Kelly Oubre, Jr., will declare for the 2015 NBA Draft, the 6-7 guard announced Wednesday. In lieu of a press conference, Oubre chose to keep his decision between himself, his dad (Kelly Oubre, Sr.) and head coach Bill Self before making his announcement public. “I’m leaving the University of Kansas for […]

2015 MIAA Hall of Fame Class Announced

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Ten Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association legends have been elected to the MIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2015, the conference office announced today. It was also announced that the 2011 Pittsburg State National Champion Football Team will be inducted as the first member of the 2016 class during the 2016 MIAA Basketball Tournament. This year’s […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Blue Valley defeated Seaman 8-0Free State edged Shawnee Heights 2-1 in double overtimeWashburn Rural beat Shawnee Mission West 4-1 in opening game of Olathe Northwest tournament Boys tennis No. 1 singles resultsNo. 2 singles resultsNo. 3 singles resultsNo. 1 doubles resultsNo. 2 doubles resultsNo. 3 doubles results Team results: 1. Blue Valley Northwest […]

Royals Announce TV Games on FOX Sports Kansas City

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With the addition of 11 national TV appearances to FOX Sports Kansas City’s 150 regional telecasts, an all-time high 161 Kansas City Royals games are scheduled for television in 2015. FOX Sports announced in March that it will carry 10 games as part of Major League Baseball’s national television package – six on FOX Sports […]

KBCA announces All-Star rosters

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Another high school basketball season is complete. But for 48 basketball stars, they have one more game to finish before moving on to college. Three city players get that opportunity. The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released its All-Star rosters for 2015. Shawnee Heights point guard Tez Scroggins, Washburn Rural forward Paige Cunningham and Seaman forward […]

Ten city players receive KBCA All-State honors

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City players, who earned All-State honors:Tez Scroggins, SR, Shawnee Heights, 5A second teamJoe Miller, SR, Seaman, 5A honorable mentionJacob Head, SR, Hayden, 4A-DI honorable mentionPaige Cunningham, SR, Washburn Rural, 6A second teamLauren Biggs, JR, Washburn Rural, 6A honorable mentionAndrianna Henderson, JR, Topeka High, 6A honorable mentionTatyana Legette, SR, Seaman, 5A second teamJazz Sweet, SO, Shawnee […]

Royals to Let Fans Vote for 6th Inning Song Again

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The Kansas City Royals are asking fans once again to help select the sixth inning sing-along song at Kauffman Stadium through the Play It Forward contest, presented by the Missouri Lottery.  Sixteen popular tracks that received the highest vote totals last season have been selected for the bracket-style contest. During each home game beginning with […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind

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Girls soccer Hayden beat Topeka West 2-0 Softball Seaman swept Lawrence 12-1 and 17-2 Baseball Seaman defeated Lawrence 10-0 Girls swimming Manhattan Invitational Results Local teams that participated: Hayden, Shawnee Heights, Topeka West, Topeka High, Washburn Rural Team results: 1. Newton, 511; 2. Washburn Rural, 340; 3. Hayden, 279; 4. Manhattan, 278; 5. McPherson, 257; […]

Kentucky Holds Off Notre Dame, Wisconsin Back in Final Four

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Pushed to the brink, Kentucky still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis […]

Sporting Kansas City earns 1-0 victory over New York City FC

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Sporting Kansas City secured a 1-0 road victory on Saturday against New York City FC, handing the expansion side their first MLS defeat in front of a sold-out crowd of 27,545 – including 200 of the team’s traveling supporters – at Yankee Stadium. Ike Opara headed home a Matt Besler throw-in for his second goal […]

Sit With the Guru – For A (Final) Day in the Life

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In everyone’s life there come various events that provide watershed moments, the kinds of things that lead to changes. Certainly one of those occured February 1, 2014, when my mother passed away. I had overseen her final seven years since she moved here from Omaha, a life mission that provided its share of ups and […]

Ellis and Mason Make All District Team

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– The Kansas men’s basketball duo of Perry Ellis and Frank Mason III have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 8 Team, the NABC announced Friday.   Reflecting their All-Big 12 recognitions earlier this month, Ellis is a first-team member of the NABC All-District 8, while Mason is […]

Lady Hornets Fall in Final Four Game To Vulcans

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The Lady Hornets held California (PA) without a field goal for the final 6:43 of the game, but the 14th ranked Vulcans converted five of six free throws in that time to hold off ninth ranked Emporia State 51-46 in the NCAA Division II National Semifinals at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Much […]

K-State MBB Dismisses Marcus Foster and Tre Harris

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MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced today that two players have been dismissed from the men’s basketball program and another has elected to transfer. Sophomore Marcus Foster and freshman Tre Harris have been dismissed from the program, while sophomore Jevon Thomas has decided to transfer to a school closer to home. […]

Lady Hornets Move into Final Four of Division II Tournament

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Emporia State scored in the 27th second of the game and never gave up the lead in a 62-50 victory over West Texas A&M in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight. Emporia State scored the games first 11 points and strong defense to hold WTAMU to just .310 shooting from the field. The […]

Standing-Room Only Tickets Now Available for Spring Game

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The K-State Nation continues to set a national standard in support of the Wildcats as athletics officials announced today that all non-premium public reserved and general admission seats have been sold for the 2015 Purple/White Spring Football Game at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 25.   “Sporting Park will […]

Chiefs Awarded Four Compensatory Draft Picks

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A total of 32 compensatory choices in the 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced today.    Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.   The number […]

Kansas Football Opens Spring Practice Tuesday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks will begin spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, as KU will go through the first of its 15 allotted practices. The 2015 spring schedule will conclude with the annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 25. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m., in Memorial […]

KU Head Coach Bill Self and KU Players Following Loss To Wichita State

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Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.  The Jayhawks finish the season 27-9. The Shockers are now 30-4. KU head Coach Bill Self, Devonte Graham and Perry Ellis at the podium.    Bill Self Locker […]

AUDIO: WSU Head Coach Gregg Marshall and Players Preview KU Game

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For the first time in 22 years, Wichita State and Kansas will battle on the hardwood. The seventh-seeded Shockers (29-4) square off against the second-seeded Jayhawks (27-8) in Third Round NCAA Tournament action at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. The winner will advance to next week’s Midwest Regional Semifinals in Cleveland. This is the 14th meeting all-time […]

AUDIO: VanVleet Leads Shockers in Win Over Hoosiers

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Fred VanVleet matched his career high with 27 points, Ron Baker made big free throws late, and Wichita State defeated Indiana 81-76 in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. By winning, the seventh-seeded Shockers (29-4) set up a much-anticipated Sunflower State showdown with Kansas on Sunday. Baker scored 15, making 7 of 8 free throws in the […]

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall and Players Audio:

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Thursday was media and press conference day in Omaha at the Century Link Center.  The Shockers take on Indiana at approximately 2:10 on Friday. Indiana has struggled.  The Wichita State Shockers are back in the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year.  Head Coach Gregg Marshall’s press conference:    Wichita State players Ron Baker and […]

Shawnee Heights’ Scroggins highlights boys All-Centennial League team

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Three city basketball players have been named to the All-Centennial League boys basketball team. Shawnee Heights senior Tez Scroggins captured the league’s player of the year award. Seaman senior Joe Miller and Hayden senior Jacob Head joined Scroggins on the first team. Manhattan coach Benji George earned coach of the year after claiming the Centennial […]

Hampton beats Manhattan, 74-64, in the First Four

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Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead Hampton to a 74-64 victory over Manhattan in the First Four on Tuesday night. The Pirates (17-17), who have won five in a row to get to .500, advance to meet top-ranked Kentucky (34-0) in Louisville on Thursday. Quinton Chievous added […]

First Four Begins Tonight

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DAYTON, Oho (AP)  Dayton, Ohio, and in particular the University of Dayton Arena, has served as the host of the opening games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for years. As a matter of fact it all began in 2001 with the so called, play-in games that have morphed into what is now called the […]

All-City Basketball Teams

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What a tremendous high school basketball season.  Although no city school was crowned as state champion, the city of Topeka has plenty to be happy about. Shawnee Heights tied for the best record going into the Class 5A state tournament and made it back to the tournament since 2002.  Three of the seven city girls […]

580 WIBW NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

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March Madness is here! Fill out a bracket and WIN! Join in on the fun of our first ever 580 WIBW Bracket Challenge. You can compete with Jake, Alex, Pat, Greg and other 580 WIBW listeners.  Click on the link below to register.  The rules are pretty simple. Must be 18 years of age or […]

580 WIBW’s All-Tournament Teams from State Tournament

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The 2014-15 edition of high school basketball is in the books with the eight basketball state tournaments wrapping up on Saturday across the state.  All eight broadcasters from each site  put together their all tournament teams for both boys and girls. Class 6A – Greg Akagi’s All-Tournament Team BoysZach Jackson, SR, Wichita EastJustin Roberts, JR, […]

Wichita State, Indiana to face off in Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Seventh-seeded Wichita State will face No. 10 Indiana in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hoosiers got into the NCAA tournament after sweating out a bid all weekend – but it could feel like a road game for the Hoosiers (20-13). Omaha is roughly 300 […]

Kentucky Tops the NCAA Tournament Field

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March madness is here. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was revealed on Sunday afternoon.  Click here for a printable bracket.  The Big 12 got seven teams in the tournament. Kansas was slotted as a two seed. Iowa State, Oklahoma, Baylor were all given three seeds. West Virginia was given a five seed, Oklahoma State is […]

State Tournament Day Four Schedule and Scores

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Scores: Boys Championship Games  6A   Wichita East 58 Lawrence 435A   Wichita Heights 72 Maize South 534A D1  McPherson 74 Basehor-Linwood 604A D2  Holcomb 63 Rock Creek 553A   Scott City 60 Wichita Collegiate 48 2A   St. John-Hudson 49 Central Plains 451A D1   Hanover 58 Doniphan West 361A D2  Wallace County 72 St […]

Chiefs Acquire Offensive Lineman Ben Grubbs Via Trade

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has acquired offensive lineman Ben Grubbs via trade with the New Orleans Saints for an undisclosed draft pick.   “We acquired a very good football player via trade with the New Orleans Saints today,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “Ben […]

Chiefs Sign Offensive Lineman Paul Fanaika

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed offensive lineman Paul Fanaika (fuh-NYE-kuh).  “Paul is a good football player that we feel can add value to our offensive line group,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He has familiarity with Coach Reid’s system and expectations. We are […]

Chiefs Release WR Dwayne Bowe

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has released wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.   “On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I’d like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said. “During his time with […]

No. 16 Baylor beats No. 18 WVU 80-70 in Big 12 tourney

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — West Virginia played without leading scorer Juwan Staten, out with a knee injury. Gary Browne spent the entire game watching as well, his sprained ankle still tender. The Mountaineers still took Baylor down to the wire Thursday. Ultimately, attrition got the better of the Mountaineers. Devin Williams scored 18 points for […]

Perry Ellis Out For TCU Game

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Kansas Forward Perry Ellis’ will not play in Thursday’s Big 12 Quarterfinal game against TCU. Bill Self announced the decision during his pregame television and radio interviews Thursday morning. Yesterday, Self reported that Ellis’ had sprained his right knee but he was improving. Self went on to say that if Ellis’ had no pain he […]

State Tournament Basketball Day One Scores

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3:00 Scores: Class 6A Boys Wichita East 59  Maize 46Class 5A Girls  Aquinas 56 Emporia 34 Class 4AD1 Boys  Basehor-Linwood 65 Wellington 40Class 4AD2 Boys  Holcomb 59  Parsons 44 Class 3A Girls  Cimarron 57  Wellsville 39Class 2A Boys  Olpe 42  Colgan 31 Class 1AD1 Girls  Hoxie 71 LaCrosse 43Class 1AD2 Girls  St. Johns-Tipton 52 Wetmore 49  4:45 Scores:  […]

Texas rolls to 65-53 win over Tech in Big 12 tournament

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cameron Ridley had 14 points and eight rebounds, Kendal Yancy added 13 points and seventh-seeded Texas helped its NCAA tournament hopes with a 65-53 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament. Isaiah Taylor added 12 points and seven assists for the Longhorns […]

Audio: TCU Ends K-State Season With 67-65 Win In Big 12 Tourney

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Audio: Bruce Weber & Thomas Gipson  Gipson- "It's disappointing it has to end like this. I wish it could've been different. That's just what happens." — Alex Gold (@AlexGold) March 12, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Washburn and Kyan Anderson scored 16 points apiece, and TCU held on down the stretch to beat Kansas […]