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Mike Moustakas helps Royals slide past White Sox 2-1

The throw from center field was true, and Mike Moustakas understood he would require good fortune to snap a ninth-inning deadlock. Major-league baseball outlawed home-plate collisions this last offseason, so Moustakas said he chose the next best option, “trying to slide in hard” toward Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers.

Prairie Gravel returns with new cast of characters

Prairie Gravel (Ill.) earned a following in the National Baseball Congress World Series with friendly players who came back year after year and regarded Wichita as a vacation spot.

Shocker Summer: WSU’s Heinkel wowed them in the classroom

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in The Eagle on April 18, 1980.

Wichita State’s Jody Adams receives new contract, annuity

Wichita State’s Jody Adams agreed to a new women’s basketball coaching contract Tuesday that calls for an increase in salary, the continuation of a five-year rollover and a $400,000 annuity to be paid should Adams stay five more seasons.

Puerto Rican-based team enjoying its preparation for NBC World Series

The 26 players on the Puerto Rican national team playing this week in the National Baseball Congress World Series came from all over the island and even from colleges in the United States.

Chiefs’ Eric Fisher gets bigger in hopes of being better (VIDEOS)

Among the many areas Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher targeted for improvement entering the 2014 season was his weight.

Early deficit proves too much for Wingnuts to overcome

The Wingnuts finally were unable to complete a ninth-inning rally, taking no solace in the fact that a comeback was even on the table.

Mike Moustakas homers twice as Royals halt skid

Dayton Moore tapped his hand against the back of a bench. Seated next to him, Ned Yost kicked his foot up against a nearby railing. Together they sat inside the visitors’ dugout at U.S. Cellular Field and watched the latest edition of the Royals take batting practice.

Big 12 notes: OU’s Blake Bell strictly a tight end; Sooners hope Green-Beckham can play

DALLAS – When Blake Bell switched positions from quarterback to tight end, Oklahoma apparently said goodbye to the Belldozer.

Shocker Summer: Elmore’s early crossroad led to choice of basketball

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in The Eagle on Nov. 11, 1973.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce healthy and eager to play (VIDEOS)

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce got to show his additional abilities, such as his deep-snapping skills, in training camp Monday after missing his rookie year with a knee injury.

Read a recap of Big 12 Media Days with Kellis Robinett and Rustin Dodd

K-State beat writer Kellis Robinett and KU beat writer Rustin Dodd cover Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. (July 21-22)

Wingnuts win for 14th time in last 15 games

The Wingnuts have the best record in the American Association, and maybe the best perspective.

No bold predictions from Kansas’ Charlie Weis at Big 12 media days

DALLAS — Charlie Weis had a cold.

White Sox hand Royals fourth straight loss

CHICAGO – Inside his office, hours before a 3-1 defeat to the White Sox on Monday, Royals manager Ned Yost knew precisely the prescription for his plummeting baseball team.

Friends’ Joe Mitchell to go to Canadian pro basketball team's training camp

Friends’ Joe Mitchell had heard the criticism. A 6-foot-1 guard coming out of NAIA basketball’s Division II was a risk as a professional player, even if Mitchell did average 32.2 points on his way to way to becoming national player of the year.

Baylor prepares to attack season with no surprises

Shawn Oakman rose from his chair and gasped at the crowd forming to his right. Reporters were lining up to speak with Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty in startling numbers.

Big 12 notes: ‘One true champion’ gets a workout

DALLAS – The Big 12 opened its annual media days on Monday by showing off a new logo and hammering home an old slogan.The new logo, a more progressive and colorful look than the old XII, can be seen everywhere as the conference prepares for the upcoming season. Fans will soon see it everywhere, too.

Kansas State clarifies Collin Klein role as assistant coach

DALLAS – Former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is an official member of the Wildcats’ coaching staff.

Big 12 media days: Bowlsby warns of impending changes

DALLAS – If you like collegiate sports in their present state, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says, you may be disappointed with the changes that are coming.

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