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New coaches at Kansas, K-State are studies in contrast

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them.
The Jayhawks have the proud tradition of John Riggins and Gale Sayers, yet recent success has been so scant that they' ... (full story)


How politics played a major role in the signing of Jackie Robinson

(THE CONVERSATION) On October 23, 1945, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson to their top minor league team, the Montreal Royals, ending the color line in professional baseball.
After the signing, an Associated Press reporter asked Brooklyn team president Branch Rickey if he’d been politically pressured to sign Robin ... (full story)


Retired MLB umpire, 74, visits veterans in Texas, elsewhere

Retired MLB umpire, 74, visits veterans in Texas, elsewhere

DALLAS (AP) — Larry Barnett shook Cal Ripken's hand the night the Baltimore Orioles legend broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played. He was on the field the first time the Texas Rangers took the field at brand-new Globe Life Park in 1994.
The Dallas Morning News reports Barnett has participated in four World S ... (full story)


Overtraining

So you’re heading down the homestretch of this year’s racing season…and for some reason you’re feeling beat, broken, slower and lacking motivation. As a coach, hearing such feedback immediately rings my alarm bells. And it begs the question: Might you be overtrained?
Now I’d be willing to bet that a ... (full story)


Kudos to Michigan

I’m always telling people that you don’t have to go far from home to really experience some exotic vacations and adventures. Well, this advice couldn’t be more pertinent when it comes to the outdooring scene offered by our neighbor to the northwest - Michigan.
Now before you get all Buckeye crazy and start slin ... (full story)