Timberwolves Win Draft Lottery, Lakers Move To No. 2

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

Ventura Leads Royals to Back to Back Shutout Wins

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

Big 12 All Baseball Teams Announced

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

Rafael Furcal Announces Retirement

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

Ag Camps to Help Children Understand Where Their Family’s Food Comes From

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“Most children don’t know that milk comes from cows.” Even fewer have a clue bread is made from flour which comes from wheat, and saddest part is they’ve never given such things a thought or consideration. Likely even the more serious thing is that a large majority of the parents don’t either. High quality food is […]

Cowgirl Misses Day on Horseback Preparing for Graduation Exercises and Busy Times Ahead

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 She was so busy; she didn’t even have time to ride her horse Saturday.  On the forefront, one might wonder: “How in the world could a lifelong, heartfelt cowgirl not arrange just a brief mounted gallop on her favorite mount?”  Answer’s most apparent upon finally arranging a quick cellphone visit with the cowgirl as she […]

Kansas Lottery X Family

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  For two weeks (May 18-29) Monday – Friday, during Kansas Live! 9-11 AM and Sports Talk 4-6 PM, you will have the chance to win $20 in Kansas Lottery “X-Family Games” instant scratch-off tickets. Just listen and be the correct caller when prompted! We are MULTIPLYING the fun by having the listeners register below to win the GRAND PRIZE of […]

Volquez Leads Royals to Series Clinching Win

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

Duffy Struggles Again in Royals Loss

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

American Pharaoh Sets Up Possible Triple Crown

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

Royals Add Blanton to Roster

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

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

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

Royals Pound Yankees Pitching

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

Wildcats to Take on Rams in Wichita

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

Brady Appeals Suspension In ‘Deflategate’

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

Ichabod Basketball Team Adds Three to Roster

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

Kansas & Kentucky To Play At Allen Fieldhouse In 2016

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

Occasionally Dry

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 Scattered showers and drizzle will come to an end by early afternoon followed by partial clearing this afternoon.  Highs today should hit the range of the low to mid 70s.  There is a slight chance for a few thunderstorms late tonight as lows settle into the mid 60s.  Friday will be partly sunny with a […]

Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced.

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

Rain Here, Rain There

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 Rain and a few thunderstorms are on tap for the Topeka area tonight through early afternoon Thursday.  Rainfall could be very heavy at times leading to brief flooding in areas/roadways that drain poorly.  Rain will be moving off to the northeast tomorrow afternoon.  We could see two bouts of thunderstorms over portions of northeast Kansas […]

Historic Burlingame Celebrates Trail-Rail Heritage With ‘Rodeo Days’ This Weekend

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Tough to find a more historic community than Burlingame, Kansas, often referred to by Chamber of Commerce officials as “where the rail meets the trail.” “We get that reference, because Burlingame is the first location where the original Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad crosses the Santa Fe Trail,” according to Mark Hecht, Burlingame businessman and […]