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Kansas Man is Bassmaster at Louisiana Tournament

MANY, La. (AP) – Brent Chapman won the Toledo Bend Battle on Sunday for his first Bassmaster Elite Series title, finishing with a four-day catch of 83 pounds, 9 ounces. Chapman, from Lake Quivira, Kan., edged Cliff Pace of Petal, Miss., by 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Chapman earned $100,000 and took the lead in...
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Pittsburgh Sweeps the Royals Four Straight With Interleague Play

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday. McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit...
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Results From the Thursday Night Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo in Garden City

Bareback Riding 1. Jared Keylon, Uniontown, Kan., 86; 2. Winn Ratliff, Leesville, La., 85; T3. Justin McDaniel, Porum, Okla., 82; T3. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., 82; 5. Heath Ford, Slocum, Tex., 76; 6. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 75; 7. Richie Champion, The Woodlands, Tex., 74; 8. Tyler Scales, Severance, Colo., 73. Saddle Bronc Riding...
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Kansas City Royals Sign First Round Hurler

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have signed right-hander Kyle Zimmer, their first-round choice out of San Francisco, to a contract that includes a $3 million signing bonus. The Royals announced the deal Thursday, less than three days after they made Zimmer the No. 5 overall pick in Major League Baseball’s...
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Big 12 Teams Collect Individual Gold at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Kansas State’s Erik Kynard successfully defended his high jump title Thursday in the NCAA outdoor track and field championships, clearing 7 feet, 8 inches. Kynard held off Indiana’s Derek Drouin in a thrilling final, though his stab at tying the collegiate record of 7-9 3/4 fell short. Texas A&M’s...
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Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie Signs Extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State athletic director John Currie has signed a contract extension to remain with the school through June 2018. School president Kirk Schulz announced the extension Wednesday. Currie will make $450,000 for 2012-13, with his salary increasing $25,000 for each remaining year. The extension also includes an enhanced retention incentive...
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Royals Struggle Again in Loss to Minnesota

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Wednesday night. Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two out in the fifth as Minnesota won for the fourth time in five games. Morneau,...
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New Broncbuster Basketball Coach Rand Chappell Introduced Today at Press Conference

Garden City-(westernkansasnews.com) In a press conference this morning at Garden City Community college, Broncbuster Athletic Director Bob Larson and College President Dr. Herbert Swender introduced the new men’s Basketball Coach for the coming year. The former head coach at the University of Central Arkansas, Rand Chappell will take over the Buster program, after former...
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Scott City holds volleyball camp

(Scott City) (westernkansasnews.com)–About 20 incoming freshman through senior volleyball players attended the two-day camp at Scott Community High School Monday and Tuesday. The camp ran from 9-12 and 1-3 pm both days, and was conducted by Ft. Hays State University head coach Kurt Kohler, along with coaching staff and players from the Lady Tigers...
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Pitching Battle Goes to Kansas City in 1-0 Victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand up Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Chen (5-5) allowed four hits without a walk to win for the fifth time in six starts. The...
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