11:38 PM EDT, Sun August 28, 2016
Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago

Chiefs' Berry signs $10.8 million franchise tender

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs hit the practice field Monday for the first time with the anchor of their secondary, safety Eric Berry, who joined the team Sunday after signing his one-year franchise tender contract. Coach Andy Reid leads the group of Chiefs who are happy to have Berry back in the fold. “It’s good to have him back,” Reid said. “He’s got a smile on his face and he’s ready to go.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Purple stock rising, though K-State has much to prove

Vegas has set over-unders. Odds are established for season openers. Best bets are being promoted. Time to spin the prediction wheel: K-STATE Purple stock is rising. Throughout August, despite no look-see at the Wildcats except for the vanilla-coated fan appreciation day, critics have lauded K-State. I get it for one reason and he will turn 77 in October. Bill Snyder has made salad out of sludge before. And he has some pieces to do it with again this season. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 27, 2016

Dustin Pedroia just misses MLB hits record, but Red Sox tag Danny Duffy, Royals

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night. Pedroia’s streak, which stretched over three games, ended in the eighth inning. The big league mark of hits in 12 straight official at-bats is shared by Walt Dropo for Detroit in 1952, Pinky Higgins of the Red Sox in 1938 and Johnny Kling of the Cubs in 1902. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 27, 2016

Chiefs acquire CB Kenneth Acker from 49ers for draft pick

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The Kansas City Chiefs have acquired cornerback Kenneth Acker from the San Francisco 49ers for an undisclosed draft pick. A sixth-round selection by the 49ers in 2014, Acker missed his rookie season because of a foot injury. But he played in 15 games last season and had three interceptions. The deal was announced on Saturday.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 27, 2016

Chiefs dominate Bears in third preseason tuneup, 23-7

CHICAGO — Alex Smith was sharp in leading three scoring drives in the first half as the Kansas City Chiefs claimed a 23-7 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Smith completed 20 of 30 passes for 181 yards before Nick Foles came in to start the third quarter. The defense strangled Chicago’s offense, and the Chiefs (1-2) came away with the win after dropping their first two exhibitions. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 27, 2016

Kevin Haskin: Those involved in football usually place QB on pedestal

The accepted theory that a football quarterback plays the most valuable position in all of team sports is actually debatable. It is sports. We can debate anything, and do so frequently. Quarterback is the most glorious position considering the sway football has in the sports television market. The QB carries the most influence, at least in football, considering most offensive plays in require him to contribute. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 26, 2016

K-State soccer earns program's first win

The Kansas State women’s soccer team dominated Oakland on Friday night for a 6-0 win, the first in the program’s history. Junior Abby Sieperda scored the first goal of the game, the first of her Wildcat career. Dora Gallo, Tatum Wagner, Krista Haddock, Addie Jenkins and Morgan Mauck all added goals for the Wildcats. Madalyn Russell, Taylor Rasmussen and Wagner tallied assists. Wildcat goalkeeper Miranda Larkin stopped all 12 Oakland shots for her second consecutive shutout. The Wildcats will play Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich. at noon on Sunday. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 26, 2016

Royals continue hot streak with win over Red Sox

BOSTON — Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon homered, and Ian Kennedy allowed one run through five innings as the Kansas City Royals continued their monthlong hot streak with a 6-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Kansas City has won 11 of its last 12 games and is 18-6 in August. Kennedy (9-9) had a chance set a club record by allowing one or fewer runs in six straight outings of at least six innings. But he left with a runner on after 51/3 innings and wound up charged for two earned runs in the game. He finished with nine strikeouts. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 26, 2016

Chiefs prep for regular season in game against Bears

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs dress rehearsal for the regular season continues Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Despite being a preseason game, coach Andy Reid wants his players to treat this week just like a regular-season game week, and that’s how the game should look for the first half. But it’s still a preseason game, and getting ready for the team’s Sept. 11 contest against San Diego takes precedence. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 26, 2016

Gold medal home TBD for Olympic champion, KU track alumnus Kyle Clemons

LAWRENCE — Kyle Clemons’ Olympic gold medal has an unorthodox home at the moment. “Really I’ve had it pretty much in my glove compartment box in my car,” Clemons said with a laugh. “Wherever I go, if someone wants to see it, I don’t want to go back home.” Clemons, who ran on the Kansas track team from 2010-13, returned Friday afternoon to Rock Chalk Park. In tow was the gold medal he earned this summer in Rio de Janeiro as part of the United States’ men’s 4x400-meter relay team. VideoIcon:  off ...
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 26, 2016

Chiefs' Berry expected to report to camp Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All-Pro safety Eric Berry plans to report to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, giving him two weeks and one preseason game to prepare for the start of the regular season. A person familiar with his plans told The Associated Press that Berry will join the team after its preseason game Saturday in Chicago. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because he was not authorized to discuss Berry’s plans publicly. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 25, 2016

Alcides Escobar homers as Royals down Marlins 5-2

MIAMI — Alcides Escobar homered and drove in two runs to lead the surging Kansas City Royals past the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Thursday night. Salvador Perez and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs for the Royals as the defending World Series champions have won 15 of 18 to pull within four games of the second AL wild card spot. Kansas City starter Edison Volquez (10-10) pitched five innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, and three hits. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 25, 2016

Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali among several Chiefs stars out for third preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The third preseason game is usually the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the one time in the four-game series when starters play into the third quarter as if the outcome mattered. It will be hard for the Kansas City Chiefs to approach Saturday’s game in Chicago that way. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after the final practice of the week Thursday that several starters and backups will not play due to injuries and their rehab situation. Among them are pass rusher Tamba Hali, running backs Jamaal Charles and Charcandrick West and linebacker Josh Mauga. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 25, 2016

Chiefs rookie Eric Murray making transition from cornerback to safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rookies face challenges proving themselves to coaches, but Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Murray has the added difficulty of moving from a college cornerback to NFL safety. “That’s a daily challenge for me everyday because I’m new,” Murray said of switching positions. Murray joins a Chiefs defensive secondary in flux with the absence of Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and the departures of veterans Hussain Abdullah to retirement and Tyvon Branch via free agency. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 25, 2016

Chiefs cut wide receiver Mike Williams, safety Stevie Brown

KANSAS   CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs released veteran wide receiver Mike Williams and safety Stevie Brown on Wednesday. Neither had played much during training camp and the preseason. Williams was trying to rejuvenate his career in Kansas City after his career fizzled with Tampa Bay and Buffalo. Williams had three straight 60-plus reception seasons with the Buccaneers after he was chosen in the fourth round out of Syracuse. read more

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