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Updated at 11:26 PM

Ty Callahan may be the youngest player in the Mid-Plains League, but the Independence Veterans pitcher has the cool demeanor of an experienced veteran. Callahan, who graduated high school less than six weeks ago, dominated the Sabetha Lobos in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday at Crysler Stadium, throwing a two-hit shutout during the Veterans 7-0 win. Despite his defense committing four errors during the game and facing a bases-loaded situation in the fifth, Callahan...

Updated at 11:26 PM

The NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship tournament will not be returning to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena next year. The city of Independence placed a bid to host the tournament for the third...

Updated at 11:25 PM

Royals starter Yordano Ventura returned from an eight-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing fight, only to get slapped around by the St. Louis offense on Tuesday night. It wasn't even the worst thing to happen to Kansas City,...

Updated at 11:24 PM

ST. JOSEPH – Blue Springs Rod's Sports A's received complete-game efforts on the mound from Jake Lufft and Chris Liggett to sweep Tuesday's Zone 2 doubleheader from St. Joseph Post 11. The A's won 14-1 in five innings and then 9-1 in the...

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM

It was a situation weighing heavy on the minds of the players for Blue Springs Post 499 Fike, especially those who went or still go to Grain Valley High School. Former Eagles football player and recent graduate Anthony Dunlap died in a...

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:58 PM

Nick Tepesch’s stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers did not last long.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:57 PM

There have been plenty of times over the years when Royals pitcher Danny Duffy would give up a first-inning home run, or fall into a big early hole, and it would cause everything else to slowly unravel. The left-hander showed Monday night...

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:56 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Blue Springs Rod's Sports A's finished runner-up in the 45th annual Price Cutter Holiday Tournament, falling to 4-0 to Fort Smith (Ark.) in the championship game.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:55 PM

In a move that might be unprecedented, Frank White Jr. is set to throw out the first pitch at Wednesday’s Royals-Cardinals game – at Busch Stadium.

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:54 PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 28 MID-PLAINS COLLEGIATE LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. — Sabetha (Kan.) Lobos vs. Independence Veterans at Crysler Stadium (2 games) AMERICAN LEGION...

Updated Jun 27, 2016 at 11:53 PM

ST. LOUIS – The national titles are starting to run together for Simone Biles, a three-year blur of near flawlessly executed routines and carry-on cases full of medals.

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