KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep.
MANHATTAN (AP) - A jailed University of Miami booster who claims to have provided cars, cash, prostitutes and other impermissible benefits to 72 athletes told Yahoo! Sports two current Kansas State players were among the recipients.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Former Miami coach Larry Coker said Wednesday that NCAA investigators haven't contacted him amid allegations that players on his Hurricanes teams were treated to sex parties, cars and lavish gifts from a booster who is now in prison.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.
August 17, 2011|
STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer
Nevin Shapiro, a former University of Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university's football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.
MANHATTAN (AP) - It's usually worth taking notice whenever Bill Snyder decides to single out a player the first week of fall camp. After all, the longtime Kansas State coach rarely doles out public praise.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens believes the Big 12 will survive the latest conference realignment threat, and suggests that Texas A&M stay put instead of joining the Southeastern Conference.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three-sport star Bubba Starling, perhaps the most celebrated high school athlete in Kansas history, made a last-second decision Monday night to forgo football at Nebraska and play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.
August 16, 2011|
By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Jim Thome's back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season's end.