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Big 12 commish’s dire warning about pending change »

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) – Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby warns that anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now will hate what’s coming. During his opening address at Big 12 football media days Monday, Bowlsby said significant changes are on the way. Bowlsby isn’t sure people understand how […]

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Royals shut down by Lester, Red Sox in loss »

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BOSTON (AP) — Kansas City’s Billy Butler summed up Jon Lester’s performance, paused for a few seconds, and realized it was a lost weekend for the Royals. Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 6-0 win […]

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Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US »

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MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — Those with an eye toward healthy living have probably noticed the words “aronia berry” in everything from juices and powdered supplements to baby food. Midwesterners probably know it as chokeberry, the name European settlers centuries ago gave the berry they found tart, astringent and more […]

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Farmers taking advantage of USDA disaster program »

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HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers and ranchers who suffered heavy livestock and grazing losses due to extreme weather in the past three years have been quick to take advantage of newly available disaster relief funds. The agency said in a progress report released Wednesday that […]

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Longoria has 2 RBIs, Rays top Royals »

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By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays got the key hits and outs when they needed. them Evan Longoria drove in two runs, Jeremy Hellickson went 4 1-3 innings in his season debut, and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday night. “We have to win these games like […]

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Ford recalling 100,566 vehicles for safety issues »

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DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling 100,566 vehicles in North America for various safety defects. The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries related to the defects have been reported. The largest recall, of 92,022 vehicles, affects the 2013 and 2014 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and Police Interceptor sedans, the Flex and Lincoln MKT […]

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Topeka air service increasing with United flights »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Six months after United Airlines began flying to Chicago out of Topeka Regional Airport, ridership is increasing but airport officials say it needs to continue climbing. Airport authority president Eric Johnson says the twice-daily flights to Chicago were about 64 percent full in June. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the numbers increased […]

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Kansas wheat harvest makes progress between rains »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The latest government crop update shows the Kansas wheat harvest is making slow progress. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 70 percent of the wheat has now been harvested, compared with an early-July average of 88 percent. The agency says that some cutting was delayed by the application of […]

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University of Kansas has new media relations chief »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has a new director of news and media relations, and she previously held a similar job at archrival Kansas State University. KU announced Monday that Erinn Barcomb-Peterson had started the director’s job on the Lawrence campus after nine years at Kansas State. Barcomb-Peterson holds a journalism degree […]

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Royals’ Shields fans 10, shuts down Rays »

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By FRED GOODALL AP Baseball Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kansas City’s James Shields sparkled in his return to Tropicana Field, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 over seven innings and the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night. Shields (9-4) spent the first seven seasons of […]

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House records 1st major-league win for Indians in victory over Royals »

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CLEVELAND (AP) — T.J. House allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Saturday night. House (1-2) scattered nine hits, struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. The rookie left-hander was making the eighth appearance, and seventh start, […]

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Infante’s single in 9th lifts Royals over Angels »

Omar Infante celebrates after his game-winning base hit lifted the Royals past the Angels. (Courtesy Kansas City Royals (Chris Vleisides)).

Omar Infante delivered another big hit against the Angels, singling home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning that lifted the Kansas City Royals over Los Angeles 5-4 Sunday. Lorenzo Cain hit three doubles for the Royals, finishing with four hits and two RBIs. An error by second baseman Howie Kendrick set […]

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Angels stay hot, wait out long rain delay to beat the Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols and David Freese combined to drive in five runs as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Saturday for their seventh victory in eight games. There were two rain delays with the second after the fourth inning lasting 3:58. The game didn’t end until […]

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