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The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs — with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase. NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in…

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Trae Young will lead a 16-player field of NBA players in an NBA 2K20 tournament airing on ESPN. The NBA, the players’ association and 2K announced the NBA…

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let’s go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Typically, “preparing for anything” in the context of sports means injuries, trades, suspensions and under-performance. Global pandemics aren’t usually usually high on the list of worries for an organization like the Kansas…

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self realizes that as time goes by, college basketball fans nationwide will not care much about the Kansas Jayhawks’ magical 28-3 season of 2019-20. Self, KU’s 17th-year hoops coach, does hope,…

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virtual racing has been the small saving grace for motorsports since the coronavirus pandemic brought nearly everything to a halt. Timmy Hill’s iRacing victory on national television gave the journeyman driver…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs spent the past week bringing back some contributors from their 2019 championship team, namely fullback Anthony Sherman and defensive tackle Mike Pennel. And they stayed in-house with another unrestricted…

Knowing when the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be solves one problem for USA Basketball. And it creates a few others. Let’s assume that the 2020-21 NBA season is over by next July, a premise that…

Iola Mustangs senior Cal Leonard, junior Landon Carson, and senior Calvin Delich all received All-State honors from Sports in Kansas.  Leonard was named to the All-State second team, and led the Mustangs with 16 points…

Kansas had kept Derrick Rose in check well into the 2008 national championship game when coach Bill Self decided it was time to change defenses against the Memphis star. Bad idea. “Well. They have momentum.…