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Illinois State knocks off No. 8 Wichita State 65-62

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Daishon Knight capped a 25-point game with two critical free throws in the closing seconds and Illinois State rallied from eight-point halftime deficit to beat No. 8 Wichita State 65-62 in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Saturday.

March 07, 2015 | | AP Sports


KU’s Ellis to skip OU game

LAWRENCE (AP) - Kansas forward Perry Ellis will skip Saturday's game against No. 15 Oklahoma after spraining his right knee in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks' victory over West Virginia.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


Manning back for 18th season after signing reworked contract

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs release LB Mays to create salary cap space

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran linebacker Joe Mays on Thursday as they attempt to free up much-needed salary cap space before the start of free agency next week.

March 05, 2015 | | AP Sports


ROCK CHALK RALLY

LAWRENCE (AP) - Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


To tag or not to tag an NFL quandary

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 03, 2015 | BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro OLB Houston

The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.

March 03, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals largely settled as spring training opener nears

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.

March 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


VALLEY CHAMPS

WICHITA (AP) - Playing in front of a spirited crowd in one of the biggest home games in school history, Wichita State responded.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 8 Jayhawks rally past Texas 69-64

LAWRENCE (AP) - Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Hosmer hoping to build off postseason success

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Eric Hosmer hit a basketball, football and volleyball for a PlayStation commercial at Surprise Stadium, the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Iwundu’s gives Wildcats upset over No. 12 Iowa St

MANHATTAN (AP) - Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg wouldn't have wanted it any other way. The Cyclones had a one-point advantage and leading-scorer Georges Niang throwing the ball inbounds with less than 20 seconds left.

February 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


No. 20 Baylor crushes Kansas State

WACO, Texas (AP) - With yet another 20-win season under Scott Drew secured, Baylor forward Rico Gathers is thinking more about the two times the Bears have been a win away from the Final Four under their coach.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Winston displays strong arm, but Mariota has faster feet at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Florida State's Jameis Winston showed Saturday there's nothing wrong with his throwing shoulder.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ellis leads No. 8 Jayhawks past feisty TCU

LAWRENCE (AP) - Perry Ellis had five long days to think about six quick seconds.

February 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


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Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.

March 31, 2015 | CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.

March 31, 2015 | STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Stricker, out since Dec., plans return at Masters

Steve Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.

March 30, 2015 | Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Coach brings latest innovation in team building at Kentucky

It could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.

March 30, 2015 | Eddie Pells, AP National Writer | AP Sports


Prosecution rests against Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

March 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


DOWN TO THE WIRE

CLEVELAND (AP) - Pushed to the brink, Kentucky's still perfect and still playing.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Shockers heading into offseason with plenty of questions on future

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Wichita State reached another Sweet 16 this season thanks in part to the frenzied, full-court press that coach Gregg Marshall often employs to such success.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Gonzaga gets first regional final in 16 years

HOUSTON (AP) - Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals have newfound expectations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Every once in a while, Ned Yost will spin a story about his days on Bobby Cox's bench with the Atlanta Braves, back when the organization was winning NL pennants by the fistful.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Spartans, Cardinals clash to settle East Region

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Wisconsin heads to Final Four after win over Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.

March 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hot-shooting Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

CLEVELAND (AP) - Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

March 26, 2015 | | AP Sports


Chiefs score big with compensatory picks

PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Huggins looks for another win over Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.

March 24, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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