After Sixers pick first, then the fun begins
The 76ers hold the first selection in Thursday’s NBA draft, getting their pick of the incoming hoops litter for just the third time in a franchise history that stretches all the way back to the Syracuse Nationals and a draft record that began when Harry Truman was president....more»
NHL approves Las Vegas expansion for 2017-18
The NHL will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season, becoming the first major league to place a franchise in the city. The team is expected to be called the Black Knights, will be placed in the Pacific Division and will be the NHL’s 31st team....more»
NBA doesn't always score big with drafting one-and-done players
During his three-plus decades coaching basketball on the college and high school levels, Billy Gillispie has come away with one rather alarming impression....more»
Knicks acquire Rose from Bulls
The New York Knicks made a major move to upgrade their ailing backcourt, acquiring former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls. On the eve of the 2016 NBA Draft, New York acquired Rose, guard Justin Holiday and a second-round pick in 2017 from Chicago for center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon....more»
Hawks trade Teague to Pacers in three-team trade
The Atlanta Hawks traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers in a three-team deal, according to reports Wednesday. The deal includes Pacers point guard George Hill going to the Utah Jazz....more»
Former Kansas State basketball stars to host youth camp at Bramlage Coliseum
Before they compete for a $2 million prize at The Basketball Tournament next month, a group of former Kansas State basketball players will reunite for a youth camp at Bramlage Coliseum....more»
Former Cowboys player Randle in court on charge of criminal threat
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle wracked up a new felony charge Tuesday connected to an alleged threat made against a Sedgwick County (Kan....more»
Cubs infielders lead NL All-Star voting
If the MLB All-Star Game were held this weekend, the Chicago Cubs would have the National League's entire starting infield. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant all lead their respective positions in National League All-Star fan balloting as of Wednesday....more»
McIlroy withdraws from Rio Olympics amid Zika fears
Rory McIlroy has pulled out of this summer's Rio Olympics due to fears over the Zika virus. McIlroy, ranked No. 4 in the world and a four-time major winner, would have represented Ireland as golf makes its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904....more»
CWS roundup: Texas Tech sends Florida home early
Top-seeded Florida was knocked out of the College World Series on Tuesday, falling 3-2 to Texas Tech in an elimination game in Omaha, Neb. The Gators (52-16) committed two errors on the same play in the ninth inning that led to an insurance run for the Red Raiders and Eric Gutierrez hit a two-run homer for Texas Tech earlier in the ninth....more»
Royals manager Yost: Gordon could return this weekend
NEW YORK — The Royals remain hopeful that left fielder Alex Gordon could be back in the lineup this weekend after positive results during the first two days of a rehab assignment....more»
Walton embraces challenge as Lakers coach
Luke Walton is going from the top of the mountain to the bottom, but he's ready for the challenge that awaits with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 36-year-old Walton officially took over as the Lakers coach after completing his run as an assistant with the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals....more»
Big bass produce big hopes at southeast Kansas ranch
MAPLETON, Kan. — Joey Bisogno grimaced as he watched a big bass with a white spinnerbait in its mouth streak past the boat, pulling my line tight before shaking the hook....more»
Five great Kansas canoe, kayak trips
Kansas is blessed to have more recreational water than many prairie states, and much of it is open to kayaking and canoeing. That includes about 300 miles of floating on two nationally-recognized rivers, plus hundreds of public lakes....more»

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