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Lawson, Moore carry No. 1 KU to 89-53 rout of South Dakota

Dec. 18, 2018 10:48 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self hoped from the moment Charlie Moore arrived as a transfer from Cal that the talented shooting guard would provide the Jayhawks a lift off the bench. He finally did Tuesday night. Moore knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, Dedric Lawson added...

Sporting KC sends Rubio to Rapids for Rowe, allocation money

Dec. 18, 2018 7:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Sporting Kansas City traded starting forward Diego Rubio to the Colorado Rapids for midfielder Kelyn Rowe and $300,000 in allocation money on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Rubio, who was entering the final year of his contract, scored 15 goals in 51 regular-season MLS games for Sporting...

K-State forward Wade could miss 8 weeks with tendon tear

Dec. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State forward Dean Wade has a partial tear of a tendon in his right foot and could miss up to eight weeks, putting his availability for the rest of the season in question. Wade hurt the foot in last Saturday's win over Georgia State. The preseason Big 12 player of the year...

Lawmakers could face debate over earthquake damage

Dec. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by earthquakes in Kansas. Earthquakes have increased in Kansas since 2013 when fracking, or hydraulic fracturing,...

Troopers shoot teen who attacks woman, flees on horseback

Dec. 18, 2018 1:40 PM EST

SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say investigators shot and wounded a 15-year-old after he attacked a woman, fled on horseback and then fired on law enforcement in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Smith County sheriff's deputies responded to a rural home on Saturday where a 66-year-old...

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'

Dec. 18, 2018 3:31 AM EST

OZARKS, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence in a scheme to illegally kill hundreds of deer. David Berry Jr. was ordered to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence in what conservation agents...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Ranked teams getting pre-Christmas tests

Dec. 18, 2018 2:20 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The days leading up to Christmas are full of tests for some of the nation's top teams. The week's AP Top 25 schedule includes road games against ranked opponents for top-ranked Kansas and No. 14 Buffalo. Meanwhile, No. 2 Duke will meet No. 12 Texas Tech and No. 9 North Carolina faces...

Missouri woman who drove car into Kansas River pleads guilty

Dec. 17, 2018 7:08 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who told police she intentionally drove into the Kansas River while trying to kill herself and her two young children pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Scharron Dingledine, 26, of Columbia, Missouri, entered the plea...

Kansas man gets 109 years for abuse and killing of toddler

Dec. 17, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of abusing and killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son before encasing the boy's body in concrete in their rental home's garage was sentenced Monday to more than 100 years in prison. Judge Steve Ternes sentenced Stephen Bodine to 109 years and six months after...

Kansas, Duke, Tennessee stay 1-2-3 in men's AP Top 25

Dec. 17, 2018 2:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't happen...