The Jayhawks’ conference championship winning streak — now at 11 after Oklahoma fell to Iowa State on Monday night — has taken on a life of its own. The players change, but the one constant is coach Bill Self, who manages to get Kansas to the top every year.
The Royals have reached agreements for 2015 contracts with eight players, including pitcher Yordano Ventura for $535,675. Royals pitching ace Yordano Ventura signed a one-year deal, as did eight other Royals. Every player on the Royals’ 40-man roster is signed for 2015
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A year after a flare-up over a sex education poster in the Shawnee Mission School District, the issue still reverbrates in the halls of the Kansas capitol as lawmakers push bills aimed at giving parents more control over what is taught in the classroom and protecting children from pornography.
Citizens academies — an outreach of police departments — have been around in the United States for more than 20 years. But after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the ensuing demonstrations and the murders of two New York police officers, this avenue for police-civilian interaction seems all the more crucial.
Out of faith in new right fielder Alex Rios, KC Royals manager Ned Yost says he won’t use Jarrod Dyson as a late-game defender at the start of the regular season. That’s one reason the Royals believe Rios will be a defensive upgrade over Nori Aoki.