On Tuesday, triple-jumper Will Claye became at least the fifth known Rio Olympian to be involved in a marriage proposal here. It’s in the eye of the beholder how you might feel about such things, but Claye’s proposal to Queen Harrison was perfect timing.
First-year Missouri coach Barry Odom refused to release a depth chart in spring football or training camp, hoping to spur competition throughout the roster (and perhaps develop a small competitive advantage for the season-opener Saturday at West Virginia). That changed Monday, so we’re going to guide Tigers fans through the relevant knowledge to be gleaned from the season’s first two-deep.
The Royals wanted to see him as a starting pitcher this year before they rushed back into the playoff race. The Royals remain a postseason longshot, but they have established themselves as a dangerous one.
Former Kansas runner Kyle Clemons talks about where he puts his gold medal after being part of the United States' 4x400 relay team during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. He spoke to reporters on Aug. 26, 2016.
Missouri senior tight end Tyler Hanneke discussed the coaching staff's decision to put him on scholarship last weekend. Hanneke switched positions from the defensive line during camp and also starts on special teams.
The people who like to sit around and figure out the odds on this sort of thing will tell you the Kansas City Royals will not make the playoffs this year. They might be right, but given their recent history they deserve the benefit of the doubt.
Cornerback Kenneth Acker was obtained by the Kansas City Chiefs from the 49ers the day after San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick created a stir by sitting out the national anthem. Acker was Kaepernick’s teammate at the time and said he was busy watching the flag. Acker brings depth to the Chiefs’ secondary.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches hit Chicago Bears quarterback Connor Shaw during Saturday’s preseason game and Shaw broke his leg. After calling the hit “cheap BS” on Twitter, Shaw deleted the tweet.
Derrick Johnson is the longest tenured Chiefs player, and the franchise’s all-time tackles leader. He played a mostly meaningless preseason game on Saturday, and if you watched closely, you saw why that first sentence is true.
Saturday night Danny Duffy gave up seven runs in five innings, and the Royals lost to the Red Sox 8-3. Early on it was clear Duffy did not have his best stuff. It took him 28 pitches to get through the first inning and he was using every pitch he throws.