2:13 AM EST, Sun November 23, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 5 hours ago

KU women rout Temple, 76-56

LAWRENCE — As forward Bunny Williams made her move to steal the ball from Temple’s Taylor Robinson on Saturday, three other Jayhawks formed a wall to block every passing lane. The pressure was increasing in a matter of milliseconds, just the way Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson wanted. The last thing that mattered was the fact KU was up by 18 with less than two minutes to play when Williams forced the turnover. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 6 hours ago

KU notebook: Jayhawks struggle to pass; Bob Stoops compliments Clint Bowen

NORMAN, Okla. — After passing for at least 235 yards in five straight weeks, Michael Cummings struggled in rainy in windy conditions Saturday, completing 8 of 22 passes for 84 yards in Kansas’ 44-7 loss to Oklahoma. “When you’ve got a wet ball, it’s slippery. It’s heavier,” Cummings said. “The action and the feel of it is not the same as it would be on a dry day.” Because of that, KU shifted its offensive philosophy to running the ball more. The Big 12’s worst rushing offense didn’t have success, rushing 36 times for 19 yards. That comes out to 0.5 yards per carry. read...
Topeka Capital-Journal 9 hours ago

KU football allows record-breaking performance in 44-7 loss to Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — When Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen took over two months ago, the goal was to avoid embarrassments like this. The Jayhawks defense was diced to a historic level Saturday, as Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine set a new NCAA single-game record with 427 rushing yards in the 23rd-ranked Sooners’ 44-7 victory over KU. The previous NCAA record was held by Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 408 yards against Nebraska last week. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

Alabama women rally to knock off KU

LAWRENCE — For once, forward Chelsea Gardner was alone under the basket. All game she had been mauled in the paint, harassed on her way to the rim while connecting on tough looks. Now she was alone, and a pass from guard Lauren Aldridge was enough to secure two easy points. Gardner even drew a foul as her layup fell through the hoop with a minute left in regulation. Yet the free throw was off target, keeping the Jayhawks from a one-possession game. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

KC's Ibanez, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron Wotus. Tampa Bay said interviews with the finalists will be scheduled for the week of Dec. 1. Maddon left the Rays after nine seasons to manage the Chicago Cubs. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

Raiders rejoice in snapping 16-game skid with win over Chiefs

OAKLAND, Calif. — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack. The elaborate dance could be forgiven if the game had actually been over considering the Raiders hadn’t won a game in more than a year. The only problem was the game was still going and the Chiefs were at the line trying to run a fourth-down play. The Raiders were forced to call a timeout to stop the clock and then got one last stop, snapping a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

Bill Self dials up early-morning practice for KU basketball team

LAWRENCE — The Kansas basketball team’s first practice Thursday after a 72-40 loss to top-ranked Kentucky did not go well. The result? KU coach Bill Self dialed up his team’s next practice for 6 a.m. Friday. “We didn't get a lot done yesterday,” Self said, “so we had to finish up today.” Self was quick to say the extra practice was not “punishment,” but he also said the early-morning practice wasn’t previously scheduled. “I thought there was very little sense of urgency (Thursday),” Self said, “compared to what I thought we should have had.” read more

Saturday blitz: Jayhawks out to snap streak against Sooners

KU JAYHAWKS MATCHUP: Kansas (3-7, 1-6) at No. 23 Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3) KICKOFF: 11 a.m. Saturday, Owen Field, Norman, Okla. RADIO: KMAJ-AM (1440) TV: Fox Sports 1. LINE: Oklahoma by 25. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

KU point guard Devonte' Graham sprains shoulder but expected back soon

LAWRENCE — Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham suffered a sprained right shoulder in Tuesday's Kentucky game, but he is not expected to miss significant time, KU coach Bill Self said Friday. Graham played 14 minutes against UK before leaving to get the shoulder checked. "It's sore, and he's taking a couple days off, but we anticipate him back in practice in the next day or two," Self said in a statement. The 6-2 Graham has averaged 7 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 40 total minutes this season.

Report: NFL admits refs missed call that may have cost Seahawks game against Chiefs

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll that officials last Sunday missed a penalty that could have made the difference in Seattle’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. According to a Thursday report from USA Today’s Jim Corbett, Blandino told Carroll that Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith should have been […]

Playoff machine: Pats' position improves

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- We interrupt this week's coverage of the Patriots-Lions game momentarily to take a big-picture look at the AFC after Thursday's surprising turn of events. Who had the Oakland Raiders beating the Kansas City Chiefs? I figured the Raiders would play the Chiefs tough but wasn't expecting a victory. That's why the Chiefs were one of the teams highlighted in this week's ESPN "Power Rankings" video, as they made the biggest jump of anyone, from No.
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win over Kansas City

OAKLAND, Calif. — Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. “I been through a lot of hard times, these losses have been hard,” Carr said. Oakland’s Latavius Murray ran for two touchdowns on four carries before leaving the game with a concussion. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 21, 2014

Local sports briefs for Nov. 20: Royals set 40-man roster for offseason

The Kansas City Royals announced three roster moves before the offseason reserve list deadline Thursday night. The Royals acquired outfielder Reymond Fuentes from the San Diego Padres for left-handed pitcher Kyle Bartsch. The Royals also selected the contracts of outfielder Jorge Bonifacio and infielder Orlando Calixte. read more

Raiders 14, Chiefs 3 — Halftime

The Raiders extended their lead over the Kansas City Chiefs to 14-3 on the strength of a 90-yard run by Latavius Murray for his second touchdown of the game. That also marked Murray’s second touchdown of his brief career. Unfortunately… Continue Reading →
Seattle Times Nov 20, 2014

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn laments missed tackles against Chiefs

The film didn't lie after Seattle's 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.

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