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School, Big 12 agree: Baylor has sullied conference

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and Baylor interim president David Garland said Baylor has sullied the reputation of the conference with the Bears’ sexual assault scandal. But Garland said Baylor has begun to fix the problems, starting with the hiring of athletic director Mack Rhoades from Missouri.

Vahe Gregorian

Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start this week

The runup to the Rio Olympics has made for endless anxieties about the city’s ability to host the games. Most every host city has had problems to overcome, and it generally seems to somehow work out. But Rio’s issues are so multifaceted that athletes and visitors will need to approach it by focusing on finding solutions, being wary but not paranoid, and flexing their senses of humor.

Judging the Royals

Win or lose, the Royals need to control what they can

The Royals lost 8-3 to the Texas Rangers on Friday night, and after the game, manager Ned Yost said there wasn’t much that the team could do except keep grinding away. That’s true if you’re playing well and just having bad luck, but the Royals aren’t playing well. It’s not all bad luck. There are things the Royals can control … and they’re not controlling them.

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Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

Reliever Luke Hochevar was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. He has shown signs of Thoracic outlet syndrome, a neurogenic condition that causes numbness in the fingers.
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Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury 0:52

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

Chiefs camp recap: Tyreek Hill's speed, KeiVarae Russell is smart with money 4:11

Chiefs camp recap: Tyreek Hill's speed, KeiVarae Russell is smart with money

Chiefs president Mark Donovan defends parking price increase 2:14

Chiefs president Mark Donovan defends parking price increase

Royals manager Ned Yost tries to get team to relax and have fun playing baseball 2:04

Royals manager Ned Yost tries to get team to relax and have fun playing baseball