NFL teams are cornering the market with bigger defensive backs
When he was the Chiefs’ head coach, Marty Schottenheimer was fond of saying a team can never have enough good cornerbacks. Nowadays, an NFL team can’t have enough big cornerbacks....more»
Andrew Wiggins signs contract with Cavs, cannot be traded for 30 days
Andrew Wiggins signed his rookie contract on Thursday. In any other year, that would simply be a formality. Not this year. Now that Wiggins has signed, he cannot be traded for 30 days....more»
Why the Chiefs should extend Justin Houston, who has reported to camp
Multiple sources told The Star that outside linebacker Justin Houston reported to training camp Wednesday at Missouri Western State University. Houston, who skipped the Chiefs’ organized-team activities in June, is seeking a raise on the $1....more»
NFL roundup: Bowlen relinquishes control of Broncos
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease. Team president Joe Ellis is assuming control of the franchise, which Bowlen purchased in 1984 when the team faced bankruptcy....more»
Jamaal Charles agrees to contract extension, will head to Chiefs camp
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing Wednesday afternoon to a two-year contract extension with the team, multiple sources told The Kansas City Star....more»
Royals' relief efforts lead to 2-1 win
CHICAGO -- The Kansas City Royals are more than happy to engage in a battle of bullpens. Whether they're protecting leads or trying to keep games close, Royals relievers have become a major asset this season....more»
Tim Cowlishaw: Baylor can't afford any slipups in national title hunt
Maybe Baylor is going about this all wrong. Or maybe Baylor is doing the only thing it can possibly do. The Bears — the defending champions in a major conference for the first time since the early days of the Reagan administration — are talking about going undefeated....more»
Eagles look to exploit Darren Sproles' versatility
When the Eagles traded for Darren Sproles in March, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis reminded Eagles coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman of New Year’s week....more»
Moose hits two HR's in Royals 7-1 win
CHICAGO - Mike Moustakas celebrated Greek Heritage Night with two home runs Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, helping the Kansas City Royals snap a four-game losing streak....more»
Most Big 12 squads won't shy from tough non-conference
DALLAS - Never have the words "Final Four" been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days, the College Football Playoff was the hot topic....more»
Sexton completing internship in athletics department
MANHATAN — Having a dream of working in athletics and athletic administration has propelled Curry Sexton into a summer internship in the Kansas State Athletic Department....more»
Report: Chiefs' Charles plans to hold out
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles does not plan to attend the opening day of training camp on Thursday and intends to hold out for more money, Kansas City, Mo....more»
Bulls possible roadblock in Love-to-Cavs talk
Talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves surrounding forward Kevin Love threaten to derail talk of a newly formed Big Three in Cleveland....more»
Yordano Ventura's pitching stats fell off after May injury
The line of demarcation for Royals rookie Yordano Ventura’s first full season in the majors revolves around his elbow injury on May 26, the valgus extension overload that cost him a start....more»
ALEX GORDON WINS ROYALS HEART AND HUSTLE AWARD
Colorado Springs, Colo. - The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) is pleased to announce Alex Gordon as the Kansas City Royals 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner....more»
AFC West Preview: Peyton, Broncos still at peak
With record-smashing Peyton Manning at quarterback and a revitalized defense, the Denver Broncos are the best in the AFC West according to a survey of The Sports Xchange football staff....more»
New era begins for Miami Heat
For four years, the Miami Heat were on top of the NBA. They were the league’s "it" team because of the presence of LeBron James. Now, with James’ return to Cleveland, the rebuilding process has begun....more»
Jim Souhan: More Latin American baseball players? Bring 'em on
Forgive me for objectifying an entire demographic, but ... You know those ridiculously talented, relentlessly flamboyant guys from Latin America who hung out at Target Field last week? I want to see a couple of those at the local ballpark....more»
Chiefs training camp report, July 21: Drops abound in first practice
The Chiefs held their first practice of training camp Monday morning at Missouri Western State University. Only rookies and quarterbacks were required to attend, although a few select veterans were also in attendance....more»
Bill Dwyre: McIlroy maintains steady hand to grab first British Open title
HOYLAKE, England — On Saturday, Rory McIlroy was Mr. Sensational. On Sunday, he was Mr. Steady. Each Rory was perfectly timed. McIlroy is the new British Open champion....more»
Big 12 boss Bob Bowlsby: Cheating isn't rampant in NCAA, but it pays off
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby started off Big 12 media days on Monday. Here are a few highlights from his time at the podium. On cheating: "Cheating pays presently....more»
Reports: Cavs offering Wiggins for Love
The Cleveland Cavaliers are offering No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to acquire All-Star power forward Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves, multiple media outlets reported Thursday night....more»
Madden, Levy among Hall of Fame presenters
The presenters for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 next month include children, a father, a media member and two former coaches. The seven inductees during the weekend of Aug....more»
Lester sharp again as Red Sox blank Royals
BOSTON -- Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep....more»
Billy Butler doesn't want to be traded, hopes Royals pick up $12.5 million option for 2015
Billy Butler swung a pair of Mariucci bats inside the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park, rotating the lumber from hand to hand, pondering the factors behind his first-half torment....more»
Power 5 conferences closer to autonomy
The ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 and the NCAA appear close to reaching agreement about rule changes after the Division I Steering Committee on Governance recommended a new structure Friday....more»

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