Not every boxer turns pro. Some like Kansas City's Cam Awesome remain amateur and fight for national championships. Awesome was helping promote the first combined USA Boxing Elite and Youth National Championships and Junior Open, which are coming to Kansas City in December.
Former Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins is a member of USA Boxing board of directors. On Tuesday, he made his first press conference appearance since leaving his job at KU in Sept. 2010, helping promote the U.S. boxing national championships coming to Kansas City in December.
Missouri senior wrestler and two-time NCAA champion J'den Cox recounted his Olympic experience, including a bronze medal in freestyle wrestling, before a Welcome Back Reception on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium's Column's Club in Columbia.
Brazilian authorities allege that Ryan Lochte and three other Team USA swimmers got into a fight with a gas station employee the night that they say they were robbed at gunpoint. Brazilian authorities say they tried to cover up the fight with the robbery story.
Several Team USA athletes have been spotted (literally) with round purple or red marks. An acupuncturist says these are the telltale signs of an ancient Chinese medicine practice called cupping. She explains why elite athletes may find it useful.
Vahe Gregorian of The Kansas City Star spoke with Kevin Hall of the McClatchy DC bureau on Tuesday for an update on the Rio Summer Olympics. They look at the perspective of the Games from outside the sporting events.