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Long Beach State holds off Kansas State »

Kansas State Wildcats guard Marcus Foster (2) attempts a shot against the Long Beach State 49ers  during the first half at The Pyramid. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

By CURTIS ZUPKE Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Branford Jones scored 14 points, Mike Caffey had 13 and Long Beach State beat Kansas State 69-60 on Friday night. The 49ers (2-2) never trailed and held the Wildcats (2-1) to 33 percent shooting. David Samuels had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Eric McKnight […]

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Raiders snap 16-game skid with win over Chiefs »

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By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Derek Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining and the Oakland Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. Oakland’s Latavius Murray ran for two touchdowns on four carries before […]

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No. 12 Kansas State beats West Virginia »

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By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas State held on to beat sloppy West Virginia 26-20 on Thursday night. Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big 12, No. 12 CFP) rebounded from a loss […]

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No. 1 Kentucky shuts down No. 5 Kansas »

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By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic. The Wildcats (3-0) shot just 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense […]

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Billy Butler and A’s reach 3-year deal »

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the A’s had not announced the deal, their typical […]

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No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis »

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Ron Baker scored 21 points to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 71-56 win Tuesday over Memphis, pushing the Shockers regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games. Fred VanVleet had 15 points and Darius Carter added 12 for the Shockers (2-0). The Tigers were led by Nick King’s […]

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Kansas State beats UMKC »

K-State's Jevon Thomas steals the ball from UMKC's Deshon Taylor in Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on November 17, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Thomas Gipson had 21 points and nine rebounds to help Kansas State beat Missouri-Kansas City 83-73 in the opening mainland round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Marcus Foster made four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points as Kansas State (2-0) made 8 of 13 shots from behind the arc. Justin […]

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Kansas City, Wichita to host future NCAA tournament games »

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Brooklyn, New York, and Des Moines, Iowa, will host NCAA men’s basketball tournament games for the first time in 2016. The NCAA announced Monday that the other 2016 preliminary round sites are Providence, St. Louis, Raleigh, North Carolina, Oklahoma City, Denver and Spokane, Washington. Regionals will be played in Philadelphia, Chicago, Louisville, […]

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Chiefs defense preserves 24-20 win over Seahawks »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs stopped the Seattle Seahawks on fourth down three times late in the fourth quarter Sunday, holding on for a tense 24-20 victory in a matchup of playoff contenders. Jamaal Charles ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Knile Davis also ran for a score, as […]

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Chiefs promote West, sign Supernaw after injuries »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have promoted running back Charcandrick West from the practice squad and signed tight end Phillip Supernaw after losing Cyrus Gray and Demetrius Harris to season-ending injuries. West signed with the Chiefs as a rookie free agent this season, and had spent nine weeks on their practice squad. Supernaw […]

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Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to right-hander James Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8. Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept, and it is expected he will not. […]

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Alex Smith leads Chiefs past Mike Vick, Jets »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, Jamaal Charles ran for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs won 24-10 on Sunday, sending the New York Jets to their eighth straight loss. Tight ends Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano each caught touchdown […]

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Balance key in K-State’s win over OSU »

K-State's Tyler Lockett catches a pass against Oklahoma State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on November 1, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder had watched Oklahoma State slice so effortless through his defense on the game’s opening drive that he wondered whether the tone had been set. Morgan Burns didn’t give him a chance to think anything more of it. The speedy cornerback returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards […]

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