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Former Chiefs, Saints OT Roaf to be enshrined

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Willie Roaf might have missed out on a whopping 11 Pro Bowls had he been 2 inches taller.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA routs Tunisia with reserves

LONDON (AP) - LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the USA Olympic basketball team took control.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


Team USA wins gold in women’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - One by one, the Americans thundered down the runway, soared high above the vault and slammed into the mat.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


LEAVING HIS MARK

LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps lingered on the blocks, not wanting to make another shocking blunder. The 19th medal was his. All he had to do was avoid a DQ, then set off on what amounted to four victory laps.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


Teams make changes before trade deadline

Baseball's haves picked up more players from the have-nots at Tuesday's trade deadline, when Ryan Dempster was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to the Texas Rangers and Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence and Jonathan Broxton all wound up on new teams.

July 31, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Chinese swimmer Ye faced with doping questions after second gold

LONDON (AP) - Two finals, two golds. And all anybody wants to know about Chinese teen swimming sensation Ye Shiwen is whether she's doping.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


Coach claims Wieber’s exclusion an injustice

LONDON (AP) - The coach of reigning world champion Jordyn Wieber says it's an "injustice" the American won't be included in Thursday's Olympic all-around finals.

July 31, 2012 | | AP Sports


UNSHAKABLE CASSEL

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - This was not the dying moment of an ugly loss. This was a feel-good charity softball game in the middle of the summer, for heaven's sake, when everybody was feeling happy and upbeat.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Titans receiver dies from apparent suicide

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Hours after sending a gracious yet puzzling middle-of-the-night text message to a former college coach, police say Tennessee Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died in an apparent suicide.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Vaughn starts first head-coaching job with Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - With a new general manager and the status of All-Star Dwight Howard still in limbo, there's much to be resolved before the Orlando Magic take the floor next season.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baldwin looking to shine in Bowe’s absence

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin is determined not to let his return to training camp bring back bad memories.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


China claims gold in men’s gymnastics

LONDON (AP) - Their closest rivals were still on the floor competing when the Chinese whipped out five big gold stars and held them up in the shape of their flag.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Franklin wins gold medal

LONDON (AP) - Missy Franklin stared out on the horde of reporters, suddenly sounding very much like a high school senior-to-be. "I don't like being up here alone," she said nervously.

July 30, 2012 | | AP Sports


Red Sox rally in top of ninth for 8-6 victory over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) - Boston had wasted a five-run lead by the time Pedro Ciriaco stepped to the plate in the ninth inning Saturday night and hit a hard fly ball toward center field. He thought Curtis Granderson would catch it.

July 29, 2012 | | AP Sports


American archers win silver medal

LONDON (AP) - On the final arrow, the USA lost Olympic gold in men's team archery.

July 28, 2012 | | AP Sports


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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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