Category Archives: Local Sports

McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

TOKYO (AP) — Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too. Only one of the world’s best hurdlers could win the Olympic gold medal — and McLaughlin came out ahead in the latest installment of the best rivalry in track. The 21-year-old from New Jersey won the 400-meter hurdles title Wednesday, finishing…MORE

Tokyo Games may send even more international players to NBA

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — There were 49 NBA players at the Tokyo Games when the Olympics started. Make it 50. The San Antonio Spurs agreed to terms with Australia center Jock Landale to a two-year contract on Wednesday — one day before Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, the coach of the U.S. men’s national team, faces…MORE

LA fans don’t waste time jeering Astros at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers fans waited a long time to let José Altuve and the Houston Astros know just how they felt about possibly being cheated out of a 2017 World Series championship. And they didn’t waste any time letting the Astros hear it Tuesday night. The crowd in the upper deck…MORE

Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global Olympic spotlight that few human beings ever know. Both have faced major career crossroads at the Tokyo Games. Both cited pressure and mental health. The glare is even hotter for these Black women given that,…MORE

Dearing, who brought swimming diversity debate, loses race

TOKYO (AP) — Coming into the Olympics, Alice Dearing made a huge impact in the debate over ways to make swimming a more diverse sport. She had hoped to further her efforts with a strong performance in Tokyo Bay, but it wasn’t to be. The first Black female swimmer to make the British team struggled…MORE

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games said Tuesday that they “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government that has relentlessly stifled any criticism. Waiting to leave Japan to seek refuge in Europe,…MORE

Scherzer eager to team up with Kershaw in Dodgers rotation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw were part of the same draft class. Now they get to be on the same team. In his first comments since being acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Washington Nationals in a blockbuster trade last Friday, Scherzer said he’s eager to team up with…MORE

Barry Brown and Xavier Sneed to play in NBA Summer League

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Former K-State basketball stars Xavier Sneed and Barry Brown will play in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Brown will join the Orlando Magic’s squad, while Sneed will play for the Charlotte Hornets group. Big 12 basketball fans anxious as conference discusses realignment It’s the second stint in the NBA Summer League…MORE

LEADING OFF: Scherzer debuts for Dodgers, Ohtani pitches

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Wednesday: ___ MAX EFFORT Max Scherzer makes his Los Angeles debut, starting at Dodger Stadium against the Houston Astros. The World Series champions got the 37-year-old ace from Washington in a mega-trade last Friday. Scherzer was 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA for the Nationals and is…MORE

K-State baseball alum Will Brennan called up to Double-A

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Former K-State baseball player Will Brennan has been promoted to Double-A. The 23-year-old outfielder is in the Cleveland Indians minor league system, where he was playing for the High-A Lake County Captains. Brennan will now join the Double-A Akron Indians. Big 12 basketball fans anxious as conference discusses realignment Brennan hit .290…MORE