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Soccer title just part of Northwest grad's journey

To one end, the goal of the U.S. Women’s Deaf National Soccer team is to win gold medals – to go head-to-head with international competition in places like Taiwan, Turkey and Bulgaria.

Kingman athlete to compete in world duathlon championship two years after accident

Brad Saens is a born competitor.

A day later, Katie Verbil basks in her record-setting 879 series

Katie Verbil answered her phone in two rings Thursday, hardly surprising since the flow of well-wishers wouldn’t let her be away from it for too long.

Local bowler Katie Verbil rolls an 879 series; possible national record

After 33 strikes in a row, Katie Verbil’s arm may have been just a little bit tired.

Sporting KC settles for 0-0 draw

First, the good news: Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper and captain Jimmy Nielsen recorded his league-leading ninth shutout of the season Saturday against the New England Revolution.

Sporting KC retools lineup

Sporting Kansas City will be forced to continue its swap-meet approach to the starting lineup as injuries, international duty and even a suspension continue to pile up for the Eastern Conference leaders.

Sporting KC loses to Dynamo 2-1

Elation quickly gave way to consternation for Sporting Kansas City in the closing minutes of the first half Wednesday night in Houston.

Garden City’s Victor Ortiz returns to the ring

The last time we saw Victor Ortiz in a boxing ring, he was sprawled out on his back in a corner in Las Vegas, scrambling to get back to his feet.

Brayden Barrientez outkicks pack for first River Run title; Amber McGown repeats

In one week, Brayden Barrientez went from a runner who couldn’t quite finish to one who finished strong.

Defending champ McGown ready to try River Run repeat times two

There’s this thing that happens to an athlete when he or she talks about their career coming to a close.

Sporting Kansas City loses third straight

Sporting Kansas City looked prime to return to the win column into the 60th minute Saturday against the rival Chicago Fire in Bridgeview, Ill., but everything changed during 90 crucial seconds.

MMA spotlight shines on Wichita's Tim Elliott

Tim Elliott nearly quit mixed martial arts only a few lackluster moments after his professional career began.

Ask sports: Has the Final Four ever consisted of coaches who had previously won the national championship?

Has the Final Four ever consisted of coaches who had previously won the national championship?

Ask sports: What are the longest current NCAA Tournament streaks?

What are the longest current streaks of making the NCAA Tournament?

Collegiate student founds group to promote adapted sports

When he was 14, Rob Egan wrote about how he could change the world. Now 16, the Wichita Collegiate School junior runs the American Collegiate Society for Adapted Athletics, a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status and a 13-member board of directors.

Charges dropped against boxer Tommy Morrison

Drug charges against former boxing champion Tommy Morrison were dropped on Tuesday, the same day a preliminary hearing was scheduled in Sedgwick County District Court.

Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame will mark Negro Leagues players’ contributions

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame will become a little more comprehensive on Saturday when it introduces a special induction of 14 Negro League players along with Dave Bingham, Darren Dreifort, Bob Homolka, Lee Stevens and Arky Vaughan as its 2012 class.

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Jorge Posada is planning to retire after 17 seasons with the New York Yankees rather than pursue opportunities with other teams. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday that the five-time All-Star catcher, who's 40, will announce his retirement this month.

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