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 […]

Kansas Chancellor Will Donate Her Raise Back to School

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University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will join leaders of other state universities in refusing to keep a raise recently approved by the Board of Regents. The university says Gray-Little will donate her raise back to the school. Spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson declined to say specifically what funds the chancellor would donate to. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Gray-Little regularly makes gifts […]

Helping Others Learn About Benefit of Horses is Objective of State 4-H Horse Project Winner

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“I’ve been riding horses ever since I can remember. Horses are an important part of my life, and I want to help others learn more about horses to enjoy all they offer in so many ways.” Brayden Krepps’ enthusiasm for horses is most obvious as he talked about his many activities earning the 15-year-old Cambridge […]

Montgomery Shuts Out Royals

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Rookie Mike Montgomery tossed a four-hitter against the team that drafted him, Dustin Ackley singled, doubled and homered for his first three-hit game of the season and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Tuesday night. Montgomery (2-2) became the second Mariners pitcher this season to toss a complete game, joining Felix Hernandez, […]

KU/USA Claims Exhibition Win Over Canada


  Audio: Bill Self Audio: Mason, Traylor, Ellis    Shorter shot clock and longer three-point range – but basketball is basketball. Frank Mason III‘s 28-point performance served as the perfect reminder that the long wait between seasons is over. Kansas began its dual role as the USA National Team in a 91-83 exhibition victory against […]

Blanton Silences Mariners Bats in Win

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Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland all pitched one inning […]

US Women’s National Team Advances in World Cup

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Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night. Abby Wambach’s penalty kick early in the second half went wide after Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez — a backup herself — was ejected for a foul on […]

Meatloaf Is Just Inkling Of Paxico’s Festival Lineup June 27

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Yep, there’ll be the best meatloaf in the country. And, a whole lot more, too. “We have the meatloaf contest as the special attraction, but a fully packed daylong slate of additional activities are planned for our seventh annual Paxico Meatloaf Festival Saturday, June 27, at Paxico, right off Highway I70, Ext 333, east of Topeka,” […]

Sporting KC Unbeaten Streak Ends

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 – Two years after scoring in the final minute at Rio Tinto Stadium for a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City’s fortunes were reversed on Sunday as the club’s eight-game unbeaten run was snapped in dramatic fashion. Real Salt Lake forward Olmes Garcia scored in the 93rd minute on a fortuitous deflection to […]

Spieth Triumphant at Chambers Bay


 Jordan Spieth is now 2-for-2 in major golf championships this year. Spieth has followed his Masters win with a victory in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington state. The 21-year-old closed with a 1-under 69 on Sunday that left him 5-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. Spieth […]

Red Sox Thump Royals

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— David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers with his 476th home run, and the Boston Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals  Hanley Ramirez hit his team-best 15th homer and Mookie Betts also went deep for the Red Sox, who set a season high […]

Audio: Royals Win 7-4 Over Red Sox

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Ned Yost Mike Moustakas   Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It was his third career homer on his birthday. The Red Sox lost […]

Kansas Adds DeBose For World University Games


Kansas men’s basketball head coach Bill Self announced the addition of Florida Gulf Coast’s Julian DeBose to the roster for the 2015 World University Games Saturday. Jayhawk guard Devonte’ Graham was the bearer of terrible timing as an injury will sideline him for three weeks, causing the need for DeBose to temporarily join the team […]

Kansas State President Giving Salary Increase to Staff


The president of Kansas State University says he’s giving the money he would make in a raise to be used elsewhere at the university. President Kirk Schulz announced on the university’s website he won’t keep the 2 percent raise approved by the state’s Board of Regents on Thursday. Schulz thanked the Regents for the raise and credits them with […]

Boston Grabs 7-3 Victory Over Royals

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Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave up nine runs in 4 2-3 innings in his previous start against Toronto, allowed one run and six hits in 6 1-3 […]

Green All-Terrain Vehicles Tour Flint Hills Pastures to Benefit Charities


Four Lyon County charities were beneficiaries at conclusion of four nights of riding green four-wheeled, all-terrain vehicles in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. “Our third annual Gator Rally was a tremendous success as participants from throughout eastern Kansas and even from Oklahoma rode through luscious pastures in this community-support effort,” exclaimed Paul DuToit, brainchild […]

Saturday’s Royals Game Sold Out

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that tomorrow night’s 6:10 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox is officially sold out.  Standing room tickets remain for this evening’s 7:10 p.m. contest against the Red Sox and Sunday’s 1:10 p.m. series finale.  Tonight’s game features the “Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game” as the Royals host Kansas […]

Day #2 Of The U.S. Open


Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson start the day tied for the lead at the U.S. Open, the second major of the season in men’s golf. Each shot a 5-under 65 yesterday at the British Open-style links course in University Place, Washington, outside of Seattle. Patrick Reed completed the opening round one shot back with Matt […]

Ned Yost Now Winningest Manager In Club History, Royals Win 3-2 Over Brewers

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Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals’ two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain’s sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on […]