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DA declines to charge Chiefs' Hill in domestic violence case

Apr. 24, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A county prosecutor declined to charge Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a crime Wednesday in a domestic incident that involved his fiance and their 3-year-old child. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe acknowledged that "we believe a crime has occurred, however,...

Snell and Rays beaten by Royals 10-2 in lefty's return

Apr. 24, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell was frustrated with his performance, but at least his toe came through OK. The Tampa Bay ace Blake lasted one out into the fourth inning in his return from a broken right fourth toe as the Rays lost 10-2 to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. "It's fine," Snell said...

Big 12 players poised for potential breakouts this season

Apr. 24, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2019: BAYLOR WR R.J. Sneed, sophomore. Forgotten a bit after getting hurt as a true freshman in 2017, and appearing in only three games last season, Sneed is healthy and could become a significant target for quarterback...

Bigtime Big 12 turnover with 4 new head coaches this spring

Apr. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

Never before has the Big 12 had such a big turnover in head football coaches. Not even when the conference had more teams. Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new coaches. They still have more time to get acclimated before the league's 24th season opens in just over four months. The two...

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....

Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

Apr. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error probably led to the attack. The Topeka Zoo has "100% confidence" that no problem with the tiger's enclosure...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to Chicago to play for DePaul. Coach Dave Leitao announced the move Tuesday, making DePaul Moore's third school. He began his career at California and played one season at Kansas. Moore averaged 2.9 points in 35 games as a sophomore after...

Kansas' new governor vetoes mandate on abortion 'reversal'

Apr. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a measure that would require clinics and doctors to tell their patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after a woman has taken the first of two pills. The action by Gov. Laura Kelly, an abortion-rights supporter,...

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...