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Updated at 12:15 AM

By his standards, Northern Iowa all-purpose running back Darrian Miller didn’t have the standout season he’d hoped for. He rushed for 307 yards on 66 carries, caught 13 balls for 269 yards and returned three kicks for 43 yards. While none of those numbers stand out, that’s not going to keep Miller from chasing after a dream he’s had since high school. The former all-state Blue Springs High School product is aiming to make it in the NFL as he has...

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For any jet lag or tired legs the Allen Americans might have carried into Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for Friday’s Game 1 against the Missouri Mavericks, they found the perfect jolt early on. Defending ECHL Kelly Cup champion...

Updated at 12:14 AM

Neither rain nor bouts of wind nor chilly Friday afternoon temperatures could prevent Cody Oliphant from delivering his pitches – or from retiring batters. The Fort Osage senior dealt with the elements by throwing a complete game in...

Updated at 11:58 PM

For just the second time since its inception in 2008, the Gary Parker Invitational was not completed at Peve Stadium. Because of inclement weather, Blue Springs boys track and field coach Joe Cusack cancelled the event Friday with only...

Updated at 11:55 PM

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The competitive juices are flowing for legendary Kansas City golf icon Tom Watson, whose next competitive tournament will be his own Tom Watson Challenge, June 3-5 at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood. Hallbrook...

Updated at 11:52 PM

It wasn’t exactly ideal weather for a no-hitter. But that didn’t stop Blue Springs pitcher Max Gibler Friday. The junior threw a weather-shortened, five-inning no-hitter and struck out nine with five walks in a 2-0...

Updated at 11:51 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs spent most of the first two days of the NFL draft stockpiling picks, but still found time to fill two of their biggest needs by grabbing a defensive tackle and cornerback. The Chiefs took Mississippi State run-stuffer...

Updated at 11:48 PM

The Red River, close to Shreveport, Louisiana, is a fishing paradise. Schools of panfish like crappie and bluegill reproduce to make excellent forage. Add gizzard shad, thread thin minnows and crawfish to complete a delicatessen for largemouth...

Updated at 11:48 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 ECHL MINOR LEAGUE HOCKEY PLAYOFFS 7:05 p.m. — Game 2: Allen Americans at Missouri Mavericks, Silverstein Eye Centers Arena HIGH SCHOOL...

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Updated at 11:46 PM

A 14-foot mannequin of a Royals player that was stolen from a billboard is safe at home in Kansas City. The three-dimensional foam cutout was found Friday morning in good condition in a previously searched weedy area near the scene of the...

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