Television station KSN reported that a Wichita East special-needs student who plays basketball was told to remove his letter jacket at school. But the principal said that's not the case, and this all happened a year ago.
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Some spring observations: Rusty Kuntz imparted his wisdom on Mitch Maier, like how to turn on a generator. Also, why part of the batter’s box disappears during games and a lesson a TV reporter learned on the difficulty of hitting a baseball.
The Black & Gold Game, Missouri’s annual spring football game, will air live on the SEC Network alternate channel at 4 p.m. April 18. The game also will be streamed live via SEC Network+ and re-air April 19 on the SEC Network.
Former Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, the reigning SEC defensive player of the year and a presumptive top-10 pick in next month’s NFL Draft, will be featured on SportsCenter and as part of ESPN’s Draft Academy in the coming month.
Clayton Custer, the former Blue Valley Northwest standout who was The Star’s boys basketball player of the year in 2014 is reopening his recruiting after announcing he was transferring from Iowa State after one season.
Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes, who is no stranger to small field dimensions after his club played at Community America Ballpark five years ago, was asked about the dimensions during Thursday's weekly press conference.
The Royals hit fewer home runs than anyone in baseball last year. Their leadoff hitter has a .299 on-base percentage, and their No. 3 hitter had five home runs last year. They employ three closers — four, if Luke Hochevar gets back to his 2013, pre-surgery self — and three Gold Glove winners and at least two more who could.
Duke secured a spot in the Final Four by beating Gonzaga on Sunday, and the TV cameras caught Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Jason Witten and Jason Garrett in the crowd rooting for the Blue Devils. There was ample disgust.
In 1983, George Brett hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Royals ahead 5-4, only to have it wiped away after the umpires ruled he had too much pine tar on his bat. Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic and Benny Feilhaber re-enacted the incident after Sporting KC’s 1-0 victory Saturday.
If you’re a Royals fan you probably saw Mike Moustakas lose a number of hits last season when he pulled a baseball to the right side of the field, directly into an overloaded infield shift. This season Royals fans may see something different.