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Hosmer's magic October shines light on what needs to happen next

Brian Poldberg saw it in one day. Brian Rupp needed a year to see it. Todd Fitz-Gerald watched it happen over four years. And across one month of October magic, the Kansas City Royals witnessed Eric Hosmer and his potential transform into the offensive force they envisioned when they made him the third overall pick of the 2008 MLB Draft. He mashed his way through his first postseason...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

In Year 3, it's put up or shutdown time for Chiefs LT Eric Fisher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Herkenhoff has walked more than a few yards in Eric Fisher's spikes. Big No. 60 played 125 games with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1976-85, starting 122, primarily as a left tackle. He loved, lost and wrestled with the Alzados and the Matuszaks and the Gastineaus in between. And the take on his latest successor? Meh. "First of all, I don't think he's a left...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't sleep on the Shockers -- you'll only make 'em angrier

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's not them. It's us. Wichita State is hell in 10 handbaskets, same as it ever was, a defensive juggernaut, a flurry of hip-checks and roving hands, a name brand that blows up screens and brackets with equal aplomb. The Shockers (26-3, 16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) rank 11th nationally, but remain a top 10 bunch in terms of the nitty-gritty, namely opponent...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State fans troll KU with mock PSA to stop court storming

Court storming and public service announcements. Two things Kansas State Wildcats fans are, apparently, quite good at.  It all started Monday night, when K-State fans rushed the court after beating the No. 8 Kansas Jayhawks. By Tuesday morning, there was a national debate on safety issues, an upset Kansas State athletic director and a police hunt for a K-State student who bumped...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Turnover-prone Tigers fall to Razorbacks

An 84-69 loss at No. 18 Arkansas Wednesday night makes it official: Missouri is enduring a historically bad season. The Tigers' 12th straight loss matched the school record last set in 1966-67. Missouri fell to 7-19 overall and dropped farther into the SEC cellar at 1-12. No other SEC team has fewer than four conference wins. 3-POINTERS First-half woes Though they stayed close early...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals head to spring training with high expectations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- That old, familiar baseball refrain made famous by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers took on an entirely different meaning for the Kansas City Royals this offseason. No longer was "Wait `til next year!" the battle cry of a beleaguered franchise grasping at hope. The slogan had become quite literal: After snapping a 29-year playoff drought with a trip to the World Series...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Enjoy Oubre while you've got him, KU fans -- because you're not gonna have him for long

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Loaded questions are all kinds of fun, as long you're not the poor sap standing on the wrong side of the barrel. Such as this one from a wiseapple of a scribe Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse after Perry Ellis celebrated crossing the 1,000-points-in-his-career barrier at Kansas: So, Kelly Oubre, when are YOU going to reach 1,000 in a Jayhawk uniform? To this, Oubre...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tag teams: These seven are most likely to use franchise label

The NFL’s pending free-agent list always looks tantalizing at this time of year – until players start to come off the market when given a franchise or transition tag. The process will begin again Monday when teams can use those designations to essentially guarantee keeping one of their best players in the fold for at least another season. A quick primer on some key points before...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals purchase contract of Alex Gordon's brother Derek

With all the success Alex Gordon has had with the Kansas City Royals, why wouldn't the club give his little brother a shot?  The Kansas City T-Bones announced Thursday that the Royals have done just that and purchased the contract of the Gold Glover's younger sibling, right-handed pitcher Derek Gordon. Gordon went 1-1 with a 6.49 ERA in 14 appearances last season with the T-Bones...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred VanVleet leads No. 15 Wichita St. past Indiana St.

WICHITA, Kan. -- Fred VanVleet followed up a triple-double with 21 points Wednesday night, and No. 15 Wichita State rolled to a 74-57 victory over Indiana State. Darius Carter added 17 points and Tekele Cotton finished with 16 as Wichita State (22-3, 12-1 Missouri Valley) beat the Sycamores (12-13, 8-5) for the fifth straight time. VanVleet also had six rebounds, four assists and...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tired Tigers worn down in worst home loss since 2006

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Keanau Post tipped in a basket for the other guys. Deuce Bello, in his first start, took three starts and two of them were air balls. Jakeenan Gant tried to save a ball from going out of bounds but instead tossed it into the back of the backboard. And the Tigers let the other guys shoot 70.4 percent in the second half. Yes, the disappointments continued for Missouri...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rock Chalk it up: Kansas will own the Big 12 again

LAWRENCE, Kan. – For a moment – a pretty long moment, if I’m being honest, starting before this college hoops season even tipped off in November and lasting until a bit after 10 p.m. Monday at Allen Fieldhouse, when my ears finally stopped ringing – I thought Bill Self’s streak of 10 straight regular-season Big 12 titles was very much in jeopardy. My theory went like this...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bracket Watch: Projecting the March Madness field of 68

Right now we have what might be affectionately referred to as a "soft" bubble. Consider this: Miami was already on the bubble, suffered back-to-back bad losses last week to Georgia Tech and Florida State and still made my cut (barely). Clearly, we need some new contenders to step up. And I already spy a few potential upstarts. Florida (12-9, 5-3 SEC) last week notched a nice road...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers stumble in seventh straight, lose 67-47 to Ole Miss

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Stefan Moody scored 23 points and Martavious Newby grabbed nine rebounds to lead Mississippi past Missouri 67-47 on Saturday. Ole Miss (14-7, 5-3 SEC) used runs of 8-0 and 7-0 in the opening 20 minutes to build a 37-25 lead at the break, and led by at least nine points throughout the closing half. Johnathan Williams III scored 14 points for Missouri (7-14, 1-7),...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

K-State forward Williams likely out against No. 9 Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State will likely be without Nino Williams for Saturday's game against No. 9 Kansas after the starting forward hurt his left knee in a loss to West Virginia. Williams only played 8 minutes in Tuesday night's game. He spent a few minutes riding a stationary bike before halftime, and then spent the entire second half on the bench. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting knows Bo Jackson

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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

KU looks to remain atop the Big 12 by moving above .500 on the road

Kansas lacked consistency its last time out, and that's been the case away from home all season. Texas has regained its shooting touch as Isaiah Taylor appears to have broken out of his funk. The No. 11 Jayhawks attempt to remain atop the Big 12 by moving above .500 on the road Saturday, when they visit Taylor and the 17th-ranked Longhorns. Kansas (15-3, 4-1) has won all 10 of its...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jayhawks' trio of freshmen playing big minutes in Big 12 run

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Now that Big 12 play has rolled around, Kelly Oubre no longer consider himself a freshman. The same goes for Cliff Alexander and Devonte' Graham, two more pieces of the decorated recruiting class that arrived at Kansas last summer. The trio, along with Ukrainian youngster Svi Mykhailiuk, have put several months of practices and games under their belts. Good thing...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 Kentucky has its way against Missouri, 86-37

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Call it swagger, mojo or simple confidence, top-ranked Kentucky displayed it often against Missouri. The Wildcats' defense was especially impressive, holding the Tigers to a season-low 27 percent shooting. That created a lot of offensive chances and Aaron Harrison took full advantage with five 3-pointers and 16 points, helping Kentucky finally earn a conference...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy envy: When drafting QBs, Colts have Luck -- while Chiefs have none at all

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Man, we hate you, Indianapolis. OK, OK, OK, maybe "hate" is too strong a word, too emotional, too much in the moment. We'll just say "envy," all right? We envy you. One of the best quarterbacks of his generation lands in your lap. Then his neck gets all wrong, a season goes down the toilet, and you're looking at the No. 1 pick. Again. And then one of the best...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 15 Wichita State routs Bradley 63-43

WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall stood outside of his locker room at halftime Wednesday night and just listened. He didn't hear much. There was a little chatter, with team leader Fred VanVleet leading what little conversation there was. That was the result of his team playing a horrible first half and trailing at halftime for just the second time this season. ...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Big-money James? Market for Shields is strong, unpredictable

Think the Max Scherzer market is a mystery? Try figuring out which team is getting James Shields. Though the front-runners for Shields are not known, a number of executives tell FOX Sports they expect the free-agent right-hander to land a contract of at least five years, $100 million. Two execs say it is their understanding that Shields has a five-year, $110 million offer and is...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wildcats can't keep pace with speedy Bruins, lose 40-35 at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO -- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder bristled at the thought that TV broadcasters might say the same thing about his Wildcats that they did about Florida State in the Rose Bowl. "We had a TV announcer indicate in another ballgame that a football team had quit, and that's the last thing in the world anybody wants to hear on national TV, I assure you," Snyder said. "I reminded...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 17 storylines: Chargers, Chiefs, Texans & Ravens all claw at AFC's final playoff spot

Every week, our FOX Sports NFL Insiders break down three of the most important storylines you need to watch heading into Sunday. If you have any questions, be sure to hit them up on Twitter. Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) Bengals at Steelers: The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Cincinnati three weeks ago and carried with them the knowledge they controlled their playoff destiny. Wide...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Charles, Hali, Houston and Poe selected to Pro Bowl

The 2015 NFL Pro Bowl rosters featured four members of the Kansas City Chiefs when they were revealed by the NFL on Tuesday night.  Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston and Dontari Poe are All-Stars yet again.  It's Charles' fourth selection, and the speedy running back is the Chiefs' lone offensive representative. Charles has started 14 games this season for Kansas City...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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