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Kansas State holds on to beat Texas Tech »

K-State's Marcus Foster lays up a shot against Texas Tech at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on January 14, 2015. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Marcus Foster scored 14 points, Wesley Iwundu added 10 and Kansas State held on down the stretch to beat Texas Tech 58-51 on Wednesday night for the Wildcats’ third straight win. Kansas State (10-7, 3-1 Big 12) led just 49-46 with 3 minutes to go, […]

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Tuesday’s High School basketball results »

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Area Results Dighton 51, Wheatland-Grinnell 45 Hays 65, Great Bend 40 LaCrosse 51, Macksville 47 Logan 56, Golden Plains 52 Ness City 57, Spearville 51 Oberlin-Decatur 54, Palco 24 Otis-Bison 47, Kinsley 37 Quinter 77, Western Plains 72 Sylvan-Lucas 61, Natoma 48 TMP-Marian 77, Trego 22 Victoria 60, Stockton 59 Other Results Andale […]

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No. 9 Kansas holds on to beat No. 24 Oklahoma State »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Frank Mason III had 16 points and nine rebounds, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 14 points and ninth-ranked Kansas beat No. 24 Oklahoma State 67-57 on Tuesday night to remain perfect in the Big 12. The Jayhawks (14-2) moved to 3-0 in league play for the […]

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Royals give manager Ned Yost extension through 2016 season »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The AL champion Royals and Ned Yost have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the manager with the franchise through the 2016 season. Yost said after leading the Royals to an improbable pennant last season that he hoped to manage a […]

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Ohio State wins first ever college football playoff »

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Ohio State Buckeyes are winners of the first-ever College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes claimed their fifth outright national championship as Ezekiel Elliott ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-20 triumph over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State saw a 21-7 lead shrink to 21-20 midway through the […]

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John Fox out after 4 AFC West titles, 4 playoff nosedives »

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos are parting ways following the team’s latest playoff meltdown. Fox won the AFC West all four of his years in Denver, but each of those seasons ended in ugly fashion in the playoffs, including Sunday’s stunning 24-13 […]

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No. 15 Wichita State routs Bradley 63-43 »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Darius Carter scored a game-high 19 points and No. 15 Wichita State beat Bradley 63-43 on Wednesday night. The Shockers defeated the Braves after trailing at halftime for just the second time this season. Wichita State (13-2, 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference) has won 25 consecutive games at home and 21 in […]

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Selden sends No. 12 Kansas to over No. 21 Baylor »

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WACO, Texas (AP) – Wayne Selden made three consecutive baskets when No. 12 Kansas needed them most, and the Jayhawks held on for a 56-55 victory over No. 21 Baylor on Wednesday night to win their 24th consecutive conference opener. Selden was 1-for-6 shooting before scoring seven points in a row, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer […]

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Tuesday’s High School basketball results »

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL Abilene 69, Chapman 52 Andale 59, Clearwater 31 Andover Central 59, Maize South 52 Ashland 63, Kiowa County 32 Atchison 93, Atchison County 36 Augusta 57, El Dorado 44 Axtell 56, Wetmore 45 Basehor-Linwood 59, Mill Valley 47 Beloit 104, Phillipsburg 49 Bennington 45, Moundridge 39 Berean Academy 47, Inman 36 Buhler 58, […]

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Latest technology, conservation highlight farm conference »

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COLBY, Kan. (AP) — A meeting that aims to increase crop production in northwest Kansas and the central High Plains is planned for later this month in Kansas. Dubbed the “Cover Your Acres” conference, the event is hosted by Kansas State Research and Extension and the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance. It is set for […]

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New Kansas coach David Beaty begins filling out staff »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach David Beaty began filling out his first staff on Tuesday, which includes hiring Rob Likens away from California to serve as his offensive coordinator. Likens had been the Golden Bears’ assistant head coach the past two seasons. Je’Ney Jackson will serve as strength and conditioning coach, Kevin Kane will […]

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No. 16 Wichita State beats Illinois State »

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By TAYLOR ELDRIDGE Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ron Baker scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting, and No. 16 Wichita State held off Illinois State 70-62 on Sunday. Baker dished out a timely assist, Fred VanVleet hit some clutch shots, and Tekele Cotton converted another highlight-reel alley-oop as the Shockers won their 20th straight […]

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Mason, Selden help No. 13 Kansas beat UNLV »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason had 18 points and seven assists, Wayne Selden added 16 points and No. 13 Kansas pulled away late to beat UNLV 76-61 on Sunday in the Jayhawks’ non-conference finale. Perry Ellis also had 16 points, Kelly Oubre had 12 points and 10 rebounds […]

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