Mizzou Tigers men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will spend this weekend in ... Lawrence, Kan., where he hopes to check out Allen Fieldhouse. That's just one way his offseason is semi-connected to Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self.
The Kansas City Royals fell to 13-30 on Wednesday, the third-worst record through 43 games in club history. Even manager Ned Yost, known for being upbeat, acknowledges the challenge of staying positive.
Trash truck driver Tasha Cornett, whose son is a budding wrestling star, is very much her own story. But with Mother's Day looming, she epitomizes what we might all appreciate in the selfless efforts of those who brought us into the world.
Villanova or Michigan will be crowned national champ Monday night in San Antonio, and much will be made of the difference between winning and losing. But a lot of that is overstated, and coping with losing has meaning of its own in all this.
Kansas center Udoka Azubuike hadn't seen his mother in six years before she arrived from Nigeria in San Antonio for the Final Four. But what Jayhawks coach Bill Self called a would-be fairy tale went awry as Villanova pounded Kansas 95-79.
Vahe Gregorian was honored with a large-paper first-place award in the Associated Press Sports Editors' 2017 contest, and he was part of a team at The Kansas City Star awarded first by APSE in multimedia, too.
Clayton Custer and Ben Richardson, products of Blue Valley West High School in Overland Park, are key parts of Loyola-Chicago's Final Four run, and epitomize the innocence and improbability of the success the Ramblers have had in the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas State's stellar run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament was built on defense, but Loyola-Chicago dissected the Wildcats 78-62 on Saturday at Philips Arena to put an end to an otherwise remarkable turnaround season.
At least with fans, Bruce Weber has been on the hot seat since he was hired by Kansas State. But everything seems to have changed with K-State's Elite Eight run as it takes on Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.
Kansas State beat Kentucky 61-58 on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in 30 years. The Wildcats were down four men and playing five guards by the end but gritted it out.
After a horrific off-season accident in which he nearly died and with the KC Royals in a transitional phase, this might have been a tempting time for manager Ned Yost to retire. But Yost is invigorated for this rebuild.