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Sporting KC shuts out Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. —Teal Bunbury scored in the 49th and 59th minutes, leading Sporting Kansas City to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals.


Monster Mash

Figure skating

Russian 14-year-old Elizaveta Tuktamisheva became the youngest women's singles gold medalist at Skate Canada in 30 years. Tuktamisheva won the short program Friday and wound up with 177.38 overall points after finishing second to Japan's Akiko Suzuki in Saturday's free skate.

NCAA approves sweeping changes

INDIANAPOLIS — The scandal-plagued NCAA is moving swiftly to clean up its image.


Kansas State defeated Missouri 21-25 25-13, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11 in Manhattan behind a triple-double from setter Caitlyn Donahue (48 assists, 16 digs, 10 kills).


Hunter Sparks of Wichita State won the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate tournament Tuesday in Las Cruces, N.M. Sparks, a junior, shot a 5-under 66 in the final round for a 54-hole score of 14 under.

Bowling honor roll (Oct. 25)

The Alley


Matt Besler scored in the 54th minute to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory over host D.C. United, earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Sporting (13-9-12) closed the season with a five-match unbeaten run and will play a two-leg conference semifinal against the higher remaining seed from next week's wild-card round.... Danny Koevermans scored in the 83rd minute to give Toronto FC a 2-2 tie with New England in a season finale.... Wells Thompson scored in the 84th minute as Colorado won 2-1 at Vancouver.


Former Kansas freshman forward Braeden Anderson will attend Fresno State starting in the second semester and redshirt the rest of this season, Anderson told The Eagle in a text message. Anderson left KU in September after the Big 12 denied him the opportunity to be on scholarship because of academic issues relating to his high-school transcript.

Bowling honor roll (Oct. 21)

Honor Roll

Armstrong ready for triathlon

KAPALUA, Hawaii — Lance Armstrong doesn't expect to win the XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon Sunday, and that is just fine with him.

Sports briefs (Oct. 19)

NBA players and owners met for more than 10 hours with a federal mediator, hoping to deliver the progress commissioner David Stern says is needed to avoid canceling more games. Stern sought immediate results in just one day of mediation, saying during interviews last week that proposals could get worse and more games could be lost without a deal Tuesday.

Bowling honor roll (Oct. 18)


Was KU-Oklahoma game the biggest point spread in Big 12 history?

Was Saturday's Oklahoma-Kansas game the biggest point spread in Big 12 history?

Sports briefs (Oct. 15)

The Newman and Wichita State bowling teams will play host to the 52nd Mid-States Tournament today and Sunday at Northrock Lanes, 3232 N. Rock Road. Admission is free. It's the season-opening tournament for both teams, and as many as 46 teams are expected to compete. Play begins at 12:30 p.m. today and goes until about 9. Sunday's bowling begins at 8 a.m. and concludes around 3:30 p.m.

Sports briefs (Oct. 14)

Tony Stewart (191.959 mph) took this week's Sprint Cup pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway, outracing Matt Kenseth and points leader Carl Edwards. It was Stewart's first pole in more than year since Pocono in August 2010 and his 13th overall. He also earned his first pole at Charlotte in 26 chances. Stewart stands seventh in the Chase for a Championship, 19 points behind Edwards.


College Men

Sports briefs (Oct. 12)

Interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said the league is set with 10 teams for 2012 with the addition of TCU, even though Missouri is exploring a possible departure to the SEC.

Bowling (Oct. 11)

Honor Roll

Marathon notes (Oct. 10)

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