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Wild tries to fill void left by Harper’s absence

One shift from the status quo led to the Wild’s first loss of the season.

Shocker softball rises to first place in MVC

Wichita State softball coach Kristi Bredbenner thinks hitters come first when building a team. Show pitchers run support and recruiting gets easier.

Gary Woodland has a healthy opening round at Masters

For nearly 30 minutes, Dan and Linda Woodland waited for their son along the ropes that cordon off an area just outside the idyllic Augusta National clubhouse.

Wichita State pitcher A.J. Ladwig learns some strikes are better than others

Wichita State pitcher A.J. Ladwig started in a great place — he threw strikes all the time. Sometimes, he threw too many strikes.

Look out, Mariano Rivera: Royals’ Chen is gaining on you

Royals pitcher Bruce Chen will never be confused with retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. But Chen, a native of Panama, shares a place alongside Rivera in the record books that he takes particularly pride in. Chen, who starts on Friday night when the Royals open a three-game series at Minnesota, leads all Panamanian-born pitchers in major-league starts with 219 and in innings with 1,483 2/3. And with 80 career victories and 1,107 strikeouts, Chen needs three wins and 67 strikeouts to overtake Rivera for the top spot in both categories.

Shocker bowling teams take aim on national titles

Things are almost back to normal within the Wichita State bowling program.

Missouri Senate wants Kansas City to host Super Bowl

A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.

Bob Lutz: Daughter leads push to get high school football coaching legend into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Most of the time, according to his devoted daughter, Bill Freeman lives in 1951. That’s when he was a guard for the Emporia State football team, long before he started winning games as one of the most successful coaches in Kansas high school history.

Wichita State’s Derail Green will transfer

Redshirt freshman Derail Green is leaving Wichita State’s men’s basketball program, according to coach Gregg Marshall.

Joel Embiid will leave KU to enter NBA Draft

Joel Embiid’s freshman season at Kansas was cut short because of a back injury. His basketball career at KU was cut short by his enormous potential.

Columbia police say Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested

According to a Columbia Police report released Thursday, Green-Beckham was looking for his girlfriend around 2:30 Sunday morning when he allegedly forced his way into an apartment in the 300 block of Old Plank Road, where two 18-year-old women live. Green-Beckham remains indefinitely suspended from the MU football team by coach Gary Pinkel.

Oral Roberts beats Wichita State 9-4

Before the Wichita State bus departed on Wednesday, coach Todd Butler hugged every player and told him he believed in him. Before Wednesday’s game, assistant coach Brian Walker carried a pink stuffed elephant through the dugout and told the players not to look.

Bob Lutz: Like him or not, Tiger Woods makes golf more watchable

I used to like Tiger Woods, but now I don’t.

Freshman Tyler Bugner enjoys familiar feeling with Newman baseball

There was an obsession Tyler Bugner had — an obsession his town had — and he happily let it swallow him whole.

Gordon, Guthrie, Giavotella spark Royals’ 7-3 win over Rays

As the ball jumped off Alex Gordon’s bat and rose toward the right-field seats, the relief could be felt throughout Kauffman Stadium. Gordon’s three-run shot broke open the Royals’ 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday and snapped the club’s streak of seven games without a home run, the longest dry spell to open a season in franchise history.

Shocker report: ORU 9, WSU 4

Wichita State’s Garrett Bayliff summed up WSU’s recent misery with his eighth-inning double.

K-State’s Jake Matthys rediscovers success while WSU struggles continue

In a season filled with ups and downs, no member of Kansas State’s baseball team has endured more downs than Jake Matthys.

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there.

KU’s Joel Embiid will reveal his plans Wednesday

Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid is set to announce where he'll be playing basketball next season.

Jayhawk Conference president Bryce Roderick will lead NJCAA

If you’d like to schedule some time with Jayhawk Conference commissioner Bryce Roderick, you might want to do it before Aug. 1.

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