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Royals sign right-hander Kris Medlen to two-year contract worth $8.5 million guaranteed

A day after they were closing in on an agreement with one free-agent starting pitcher, the Royals formally announced the signing of another. Former Braves right-hander Kris Medlen, who missed the 2014 season while recovering from the second elbow-ligament replacement surgery of his career, joined the Royals on a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2017.

Royals sign right-hander Kris Medlen to two-year contract worth $8.5 million guaranteed

A day after they were closing in on an agreement with one free-agent starting pitcher, the Royals formally announced the signing of another. Former Braves right-hander Kris Medlen, who missed the 2014 season while recovering from the second elbow-ligament replacement surgery of his career, joined the Royals on a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2017.

Royals sign right-hander Kris Medlen to two-year contract worth $8.5 million guaranteed

A day after they were closing in on an agreement with one free-agent starting pitcher, the Royals formally announced the signing of another. Former Braves right-hander Kris Medlen, who missed the 2014 season while recovering from the second elbow-ligament replacement surgery of his career, joined the Royals on a two-year contract with a mutual option for 2017.

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KU football coach David Beaty draws from deep Texas roots in new challenge

David Beaty is taking over a Kansas football program that few up-and-coming coaches could truly want. The challenge is obvious and yet still daunting. The Jayhawks have won just 12 games in the last five seasons. Two coaches have been hired and fired before they even reached 30 games. But Beaty is still confident, in part, because he is still like the Texas high school coach who woke up before 5 a.m. to give rides to school and sell doughnuts in the hallways.

KU football coach David Beaty draws from deep Texas roots in new challenge

David Beaty is taking over a Kansas football program that few up-and-coming coaches could truly want. The challenge is obvious and yet still daunting. The Jayhawks have won just 12 games in the last five seasons. Two coaches have been hired and fired before they even reached 30 games. But Beaty is still confident, in part, because he is still like the Texas high school coach who woke up before 5 a.m. to give rides to school and sell doughnuts in the hallways.

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The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality

There is a lot to like from the Royals’ offseason, and not just because it comes after making it all the way to the World Series. The Royals had five goals during the offseason, and they scratched each one of their list with the final one coming Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez.

Thursday at the Hy-Vee Shootout: Hughes powers Liberty North past Sumner

Thursday’s games brought matchups for girls’ and boys’ basketball at Avila University. Led by Liberty North’s Michael Hughes, the Eagles beat the Sumner Academy Sabres 59-44. Other boys’ games included the Bishop Miege Stags’ 56-28 win over the Liberty Blue Jays and the Olathe East Hawks’ 68-56 defeat of Rock Bridge. On the girls’ side, the Olathe South Falcons gave Rock Bridge a tough battle, but the Bruins won out 50-41.

The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality

There is a lot to like from the Royals’ offseason, and not just because it comes after making it all the way to the World Series. The Royals had five goals during the offseason, and they scratched each one of their list with the final one coming Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez.

Thursday at the Hy-Vee Shootout: Hughes powers Liberty North past Sumner

Thursday’s games brought matchups for girls’ and boys’ basketball at Avila University. Led by Liberty North’s Michael Hughes, the Eagles beat the Sumner Academy Sabres 59-44. Other boys’ games included the Bishop Miege Stags’ 56-28 win over the Liberty Blue Jays and the Olathe East Hawks’ 68-56 defeat of Rock Bridge. On the girls’ side, the Olathe South Falcons gave Rock Bridge a tough battle, but the Bruins won out 50-41.

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