Storms Around the Corner

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 After a cloudy start to the day we should see at least partial clearing this afternoon as temperatures top out in the mid 70s to lower 80s.  There will be a slight chance for widely scattered thunderstorms east of the turnpike by late afternoon.  Under mostly cloudy to cloudy skies tonight lows will settle into […]

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 […]

Lotta Clouds

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Cloudy skies and occasional areas of drizzle early Monday will give way to mostly cloudy skies by afternoon with highs only warming into the lower 70s.  There will be a slight chance for a few scattered showers and possibly a rumble of thunder tonight otherwise it will be cloudy with lows in the upper 50s […]

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 […]

Driveway Tax Squashes Reappointment Bid of Former Mayor

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Lawmakers have rejected the reappointment of the former mayor of Mission to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission because of a special tax she championed while leading the Kansas City suburb. The Kansas Senate voted 19-18 Thursday to reject Laura McConwell for the state board that regulates casino gambling. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback had nominated […]

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 […]

21-year-old Man To Be Tried In Drug-related Topeka Killing

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A 21-year-old northeast Kansas man will stand trial in October in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man. A Shawnee County judge determined Friday there was enough evidence for Kelsey Lee Fairchild, of Overbrook, to be tried for first-degree murder in the killing of Colton Chad Christenson. The judge also certified Fairchild to be tried […]

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 […]

HSUS: Choose Chocolate Bunnies over Real Ones

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Traditionally, parents sometimes buy their kids baby chicks, ducklings or bunnies for Easter. Sure, they’re cute, but Midge Grinstead, the Kansas director of the Humane Society of the United States, says it’s best to stick to candy in your kid’s Easter basket. “Most of these animals need specific care, particularly rabbits,” says Grinstead. “And they’re […]

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 […]

The Winds Are Back

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 Showers and a rumble of thunder or two will pass through eastern Kansas this morning followed by clearing skies, stiff north winds and cool highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Under clear skies tonight winds will go calm allowing temperatures to fall into the lower 30s.  Saturday will be sunny and by afternoon breezy […]

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 […]

Nice Rain, Now Cooler

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 Sunshine will be limited today behind the cool front that triggered the rain and thunderstorms earlier this morning.  Highs today will range from the mid 60s to the around 70, the cooler readings being found closer to the Nebraska border.  Under cloudy skies tonight we will have a chance for more showers, especially after midnight.  […]

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 […]

Arkansas Governor Urges Changes to Religious Objection Bill

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes to a religious objection measure facing backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn’t intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Republican governor on Wednesday said he wants changes to a bill lawmakers sent him prohibiting state and local government from infringing upon someone’s religious beliefs without a […]

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 […]