Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday. This is generally a loathsome period for veterans, with insufferable practices in heat often topping triple digits. But Johnson and […]

FHSU wrestling signs 11 for the 2015-16 season

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FHSU Athletics Fort Hays State wrestling coach Chas Thompson announced 11 signings for the upcoming 2015-16 season. The Tigers add three transfers and eight freshmen to the roster. Transfers include Brogan Humphrey, Derrick Gates, and Rakim Dean, while freshmen include Brandon Ball, Greg Tooley, Christian Lance, James Buckhanan, Jordan Davis, Jacob Schoenfeld, Christian Lewis, and Gavin […]

Jays hit 3 home runs in win over Royals

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) – Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in […]

Monarchs win again at ‘AA’ Legion tournament

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COLBY – Hays’ Ricky Hockett delivered on a two-run double in the fourth inning as the Monarchs picked up a 3-2 win over Doniphan County in the second round of the AA State American Legion tournament Thursday in Colby. Dustin Schumacher Postgame Interview The Monarchs took a 1-0 lead in the second on a Justin […]

Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season. […]

Royals come up short in series finale in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and rookie Giovanny Urshela hit solo homers for Cleveland, […]

Chiefs release injured running back Cyrus Gray


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a “football decision.” The former sixth-round pick ran for 99 yards and a touchdown in 35 games, but was also a valuable special teams player. His departure leaves […]

K-State announces 2016 athletics Hall of Fame class


Kansas State Athletics MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State Athletics will honor a group of 10 outstanding individuals with induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame in January, school officials announced today.  The 2016 Hall of Fame class includes former student-athletes Steve Anson (baseball), Michael Bishop (football), Dawn Cady (volleyball), Martin Gramatica (football), Max Moss (men’s basketball), […]