USA To Face Russia In Medal Round Semifinals Sunday

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Two of the three undefeated teams remaining in the men’s basketball World University Games (WUG) will meet in the semifinals as the USA National Team (6-0), consisting mainly of the Kansas men’s basketball student-athletes and staff, will face Russia (6-0) in the medal round semifinals on Sunday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. local time which […]

Bill Snyder Named To Dodd Trophy Watch List

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— Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder was one of 23 coaches nationally and four from the Big 12 Conference to be named to the preseason watch list for the 2015 Dodd Trophy, officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl announced today.   The architect of the “greatest […]

Kansas Judge Threatens to Challenge Judicial Funding Bill

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A Kansas district court judge says he is prepared to challenge the constitutionality of this year’s judicial budget bill if his lawsuit against last year’s budget bill is successful and lawmakers move to nullify all judicial branch funding. Lawyers representing 30th Judicial District Chief Judge Larry Solomon filed a brief on Wednesday declaring a “nonseverability” clause added to […]

Royals Place Alex Gordon On DL; Recall Brandon Finnegan

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have returned right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the disabled list.  He will start this afternoon’s 1:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Aaron Brooks to Triple-A after last night’s game.  […]

USA Cruises Past Switzerland, 96-57

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Julian DeBose, the newest addition to the USA National Team roster, led the charge in the final pool play game. The Florida Gulf Coast guard scored a team-best 18 points as Kansas ran past Switzerland, 96-57. Kansas finished pool play with a flawless 5-0 record, strengthening the Americans’ hold on Pool D. The top two […]

Long Tradition of Country Family Entertainment at Richmond Free Fair This Week

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Good ole country family fun is in store for everyone at the 91st annual Richmond Free July 9th through the 11th, announced Sarah Peters of the promotions committee. Located in southern Franklin County, Richmond was founded in 1870, when John C. Richmond, a local farmer who the rural community was named after, donated 40 acres […]

Topeka RoadRunners Present Lease Agreement To County

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The Future of Topeka’s NAHL Franchise could be decided on Thursday. The Topeka RoadRunners presented the Shawnee County Commissioners with a lease agreement. According to the document, it’s a three-year lease with an option for an additional three-year term. The RoadRunners would pay the county $130,000 per year  to use Landon Arena. Other notable stipulations in […]

USA Wins Pool D With 66-65 Win Versus Serbia

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In a battle of undefeated teams, guard Wayne Selden, Jr., made a free throw with 12.9 seconds remaining, and Serbia missed three shots in the waning moments as the USA won 66-65 to improve to 4-0 at the World University Games Wednesday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. With the victory, USA assured itself […]

Escobar, Gordon Lead Royals to Double Header Sweep

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Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a […]

Kansas Allows Driver’s License Changes for Same-sex Spouses

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Kansas is allowing married gay and lesbian residents to change their last names on their driver’s licenses. Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said the Division of Vehicles handled its first name change Monday. But the department is not yet allowing married same-sex couples to file joint income tax returns. Koranda said the agency is […]

USA Improves To 3-0 With 106-41 Win Over Chile

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Behind 23 points from guard Frank Mason III, the USA men’s basketball team jumped all over Chile from the start in posting a 106-41 win in its third contest of the World University Games Tuesday at Muan Indoor Gymnasium in Jeolinamdo, Korea. The facility is located an hour west of Gwangju, the host city for […]

Davis, Herrera Make All-Star Game, Moose Part of Fan Vote

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Major League Baseball announced this evening that Kansas City Royals relief pitchers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera have been selected to the American League All-Star team.  In addition, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has also been selected as one of five A.L. players up for the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote. Both pitchers will be […]

Royals Recall Paulo Orlando; Designate RHP Jason Frasor For Assignment

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha.  He will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor has been designated for assignment. Orlando, 29, will begin his second stint with the Major League […]

Royals Recall Cheslor Cuthbert; Place Moustakas On Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List.  Cuthbert will be in uniform (#19) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cuthbert, 22, is making his first appearance on the 25-man roster […]

Four Royals Selected As Starters For AL All-Star Roster

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A franchise record four Kansas City Royals will represent the American League as starters in the 2015 All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.  Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon will all be in the starting lineup in the Midsummer Classic set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati’s […]

Jayhawks Take Care of Brazil in Group Play

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For consecutive games, guard Wayne Selden, Jr. put up All-American numbers as he led USA to an 81-72 victory over Brazil in its second contest of the World University Games Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   With the win, USA, which is comprised mainly of University of Kansas players and staff, improved […]

Royals Can’t Complete Comeback

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Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’ grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the […]

Kansas State Parks Race to Recover From High Water

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Workers have been scrambling to ready flood-damaged Kansas parks for an expected onslaught of Fourth of July visitors. Linda Lanterman is state park director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. She says waters are receding and conditions are “looking good,” despite a few trouble spots that include some closed swim beaches and […]

Kansas Claws Back to Win against Turkey

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Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team, gave its home country a little more to celebrate on Independence Day by defeating Turkey 66-57 in the opening round of the 2015 World University Games at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Behind 19 points from Wayne Selden, Jr., the USA Team (1-0) used a […]

Royals Option Christian Colon

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha.  The addition of Coleman brings the Royals’ 40-man roster to 40 players. Coleman, […]

Royals Offense Struggles Against Gipson

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Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas CityRoyals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins […]