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Man gets 10-year prison sentence for deadly Kansas shooting

May. 9, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in an October 2017 shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Ahmad Rayton, of Topeka, had been sentenced for attempted...

Giants get 3 in first round, QB Jones, DT Lawrence, DB Baker

Apr. 26, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants finally found an heir apparent to Eli Manning and a couple potential starters for the defense in their first NFL draft with three first-round picks. The Giants stunned many at the NFL draft by taking quarterback Daniel Jones of Duke at sixth overall, before...

Kansas announces extension of deal with Adidas through 2031

Apr. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas and Adidas announced Wednesday an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on the Jayhawks' athletic programs. The Jayhawks have worn Adidas gear since 2005....

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on to...

Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 47-year-old Eric Everts....

Kansas appeals De Sousa's 2-year suspension

Apr. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has officially appealed the NCAA's two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa that resulted from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The university said Thursday that De Sousa was suspended for most of the 2018-19 basketball season and all of the 2019-20...

Museum pulls T.rex fossil from public view amid dustup

Apr. 11, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has pulled the fossil of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex from public view at its Natural History Museum after anger erupted when the fossil's private owner listed it for sale for $2.95 million. Alan Detrich, who isn't a trained paleontologist, said he originally...

Les Miles trying to get Kansas ahead of the curve

Apr. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Among all the changes that have taken place at Kansas since Les Miles was hired to resurrect the moribund football program, the easiest to notice is the title of the spring game. It's called "Late Night Under the Lights." Might as well try to channel whatever you can from your...

Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes declares for NBA draft

Apr. 10, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas guard Quentin Grimes announced Wednesday that he will enter the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons after a rocky and inconsistent freshman year with the Jayhawks. The five-star prospect struggled to live up to expectations, averaging just 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds....

Schultz launches Midwest tour, says he'd win with GOP votes

Apr. 9, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz launched a heartland tour in reliably GOP Kansas on Tuesday, saying he can win the presidential race as an independent candidate by drawing much of his support from disaffected Republicans. Schultz spent part of a town hall meeting on the University...