With the team heading to the highly competitive Western Conference next season, a two-team expansion draft looming, potential changes to the roster in the future and a few players up for review, technical director and coach Peter Vermes has a lot of work to do between now and January.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is out for the season with a back injury, but it apparently doesn’t hamper his ability to swing a golf club as he showed on Instagram. That fact has angered many Lakers fans.
The James Shields trade did what it was supposed to do and will leave lasting impact even as he likely departs Kansas City. Shields anchored and thus helped clarify a previously shapeless Royals pitching rotation, and he instilled a winning mentality symbolized by the celebratory props (fog machine, etc.) he brought with him.
Former LSU coach Dale Brown will join seven others, including one his great players, Shaquille O’Neal, at the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony on Nov. 23 at the Midland Theater. Tickets for the event are $30.
While a series of devastating injuries to important players pushed Kansas City’s roster to the limits, the transfer of Oriol Rosell to Portugal in the middle of the season changed how Sporting KC attacked and defended.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self, who attended game seven of the World Series on Wednesday night, joined a few members of his KU staff on Thursday and started picking up the tab for some unsuspecting KU students. (Free Chick-fil-A and Pizza Hut!)
Brice Eidson is only 12 years old but he knows what Chiefs safety Eric Berry is going through. Brice got to know Berry when the NFL star visited the youngster at Children’s Mercy when Brice was undergoing treatment for double leukemia. “You’re a hero to me,” he told Brice.
Among the numerous Chiefs’ punter Dustin Colquitt is grateful for this Thanksgiving week is … a blow absorbed by teammate Eric Berry last week at Oakland. To Colquitt’s understanding, that’s what led to Berry feeling discomfort in his chest and ultimately seeking help from head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder through assistant coach Emmitt Thomas.
Rockhurst is aiming for the 10th state championship in program history when it faces Christian Brothers College in the Class 6 championship Saturday. Oak Grove is trying to claim its first title when it plays John Burroughs in the Class 3 game Friday.
The Adventure Racing World Championships took a Swedish team through series of hikes, kayaking and more through the most difficult areas in Ecuador. While they didn’t win the race, they ended up with an extra team member: a stray dog.