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Track & Field - Jayhawks Set to Host 89th Kansas Relays

The 89th installment of the meet will begin on Wednesday, April 20 and continue through Saturday, April 23. A collection of the nation's top high school and collegiate athletes will be in action at Kansas' home facility, Rock Chalk Park, during the four-day event.

Numerous Fan Events Surrounding 89th Kansas Relays

Track events held on the streets of Lawrence, food trucks and fireworks are just a few of the exciting activities that are set to take place in conjunction with the Kansas Relays presented by Subway later this week.

Self offers Miege duo |

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self has offered a scholarship to Bishop Miege freshman Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the son of former KU player Lester Earl,’s Eric Bossi reported Tuesday. Miege’s Bol Bol, the son of the late Manute Bol, also has received a scholarship offer from KU. The 6-foot-11 sophomore scored 14 points in the state-title game.

Beaty: Big 12 likely will have title game eventually |

"It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out," he said. "I do believe that at some point there’ll probably be a championship game played."

New lawsuit says KU mishandled investigation of football player accused of sexually assaulting two women /

The civil suit accuses KU of failing to properly investigate the second assault, failing to protect the victim from subsequent intimidation by the football player and allowing her own coaches to retaliate against her after she reported it, in violation of federal Title IX law. The suit was filed Monday in Douglas County District Court. This is the third related suit to be filed against KU in the past six weeks.

Second-Annual Movie Night at Memorial Stadium set for June 2

Kansas Athletics will open Memorial Stadium on Thursday, June 2 for the second-consecutive year for fans to bring their blankets and pillows and enjoy a free movie on the stadium videoboard as it is hosting Movie Night at Memorial Stadium.

Baseball - Jayhawks Blast Past Shockers, 9-3

"It was a really unusual game for us because we usually have to grind it out in the end," head coach Ritch Price said. "It was really nice to see us locked in offensively. We swung the bats really well against quality pitching. We had quality at bats tonight. It was good to see the ball leave the yard today too."

KU Volleyball Receives Final Four Rings

Every weekday morning at 6 a.m. this spring the Jayhawks have been reporting to Horejsi Family Athletics Center for weight training and practice. But Tuesday morning was different. Arriving at the facility just like any other day, the Jayhawks were surprised by their coaches with an off-day and breakfast at a local Lawrence establishment. If an off-day from spring practice wasn't treat enough, the coaches arranged to have their NCAA semifinalist rings waiting on them when they arrived at their table.

Lynette Woodard Named in Top 30 Influential Women in College Sports

Kansas women's basketball great Lynette Woodard has been named among the Top 30 Influential Women in College Sports by A pioneer in women's basketball, Woodard made a name for herself and paved the way for women for years to come.

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Witnesses say Syracuse players stabbed at cookout 'out of nowhere' -

"Everybody was out there chilling," the friend said. "No one was drunk. "It literally just happened out of nowhere," the friend said. "It came out of nowhere. There was no argument before. It just happened."

NCAA: Schools can pay for two guardians to join recruits on visits -

Proposal 2015-52 "will allow institutions to pay the actual round-trip costs for a prospective student-athlete's parents or legal guardians." The new rule will go into effect Aug. 1, 2016.

2016 NCAA tournament: Villanova-North Carolina leads best games

So it’s far too early to relive the best games of the tournament, right? Of course not! That’s why combed through the results and ranked the top 10 games of the 2016 NCAA tournament.

Report: NCAA's Mark Emmert stiffs former employer out of $49K -

USA Today is reporting that, in 2006, Emmert -- then the president of his alma mater, the University of Washington -- signed a pledge to donate $100,000 toward a scholarship named "Students First." Emmert, who was named Washington's president in 2004, became president of the NCAA in April 2010. He has, apparently, since dodged his vow.

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Tarik Black adjusted to lesser role in second season | 'Hawks in the NBA |

Although Black only spent 496 minutes on the court for L.A. this past season, a small sample size for sure, shows that the Lakers’ team numbers improved with the second-year center in the lineup.

Chiefs lose draft picks after Roger Goodell rejects tampering appeal -

The Chiefs lost their appeal on Monday, which means they also lost two draft picks for allegedly tampering with Jeremy Maclin last year.

Tim Howard, joining MLS at age 37, says it isn't a 'retirement league' -

USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard, who will be moving back to Major League Soccer this summer from Everton by joining the Colorado Rapids, expects the league to be better than when he left it in 2003, saying it isn't a retirement league, according to NBC Sports.

Adam LaRoche has 'zero regrets' about walking away from White Sox -

On Tuesday, LaRoche appeared on Good Morning America to discuss his decision to walk away from the game he played his entire life, not to mention his $13 million salary.

People in North Dakota don't want Carson Wentz to play for the Browns -

ESPN the Magazine recently shared a story that involved Wentz eating at a restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota. On his way out of the establishment, an old couple approached him and said, "We hope you don't end up in Cleveland."

A home run derby will take place on an aircraft carrier in June -

The Lake Elsinore Storm, in conjunction with the USS Midway Museum and Port of San Diego, are proud to announce the Midway Classic, a Home Run Derby-style event to be held on the deck of the USS Midway on Monday, June 20, 2016.

Shelby Miller takes the lead for strangest injury this season | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

Shelby Miller was forced from Saturday's game after cutting his knuckles on the ground on his follow through.

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McDonald’s of the future opening in St. Joseph |

The new restaurant will offer "hundreds of different choices to build the burger of your dreams," owner Chris Habiger told the St. Joseph News-Press this week. "Once you’ve placed your order, you can find your seat because we’ll bring it out to you." There is also a new feature: all-you-can-eat fries.