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Jayhawks content with state of stadium

LAWRENCE (AP) - University of Kansas athletic officials would like nothing better to enhance Memorial Stadium where the Jayhawks play football, but they also say they realize what they have now isn't that bad.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Teammates expected to challenge Phelps, Bolt

LONDON - Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Langer leads US Senior Open

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Greipel wins 13th stage

LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Escobar’s blasts lead Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larkin, Santo headline Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


With Griffin out, Davis gets his shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Police officer under investigation for racial slur directed to Boston's Crawford

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Not enough evidence to arrest Giants' Sandoval, according to investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State probe accuses Paterno of cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion in Illinois River

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Wisconsin congressman equates anti-doping charges against Armstrong to conspiracy theory

AUSTIN, Texas - In a letter to federal authorities, a Wisconsin congressman equates the anti-doping charges against Lance Armstrong to a conspiracy theory and calls the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's authority over the seven-time Tour de France winner "strained at best."

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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New coaches look forward to competing in Big 12 Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Brad Underwood embraces the rich history at Oklahoma State.

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Morales leads Royals take series with 4-2 win over Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kendrys Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 victory over the ...

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Sale first to 12 wins, White Sox beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) - Chris Sale became the majors' first 12-game winner while tying his season high with nine strikeouts, Tim Anderson led off the game with ...

June 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Berry wins PFWA award for overcoming adversity

(AP) - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity to succeed.

June 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Royals fall to Mets, 2-1, on road

NEW YORK (AP) - Bartolo Colon's early injury put the New York Mets in a major bind, but they won a battle of bullpens against ...

June 21, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


IOC offers full support for IAAF decision to ban Russians

LONDON (AP) - The IOC threw its support behind the decision to ban Russia's track and field team from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and ...

June 18, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Ventura sees suspension cut to 8 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has started serving his suspension after it was cut from nine games to eight.

June 18, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Warriors, Cavs each chase history in Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry knows that the record-setting 73 wins, awards and memorable moments that highlighted Golden State's special season will only be ...

June 18, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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