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sporting kc trades olum to portland for first-round draft pick


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has traded midfielder lawrence olum to the portland timbers for a first-round pick in the 2018 draft and $50,000 in general allocation money.the major league soccer club announced the trade friday.the 32-year-old olum spent five seasons with sporting kc, making 105 appearances across all competitions. the member of the kenyan national team spent four seasons in kansas city before a year with malaysian club kedah fa, then returned to sporting kc last season.he appeared in the 2012 u.s. open cup final and the 2013 mls cup, and last year helped sporting kc reach the mls cup playoffs for a club-record sixth consecutive year.






sporting kc brings soony saad back on two-year deal


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city has signed forward soony saad to a two-year contract, reuniting the lebanese forward with the major league soccer club.the deal includes an option for the 2019 season and was announced monday by the team.saad played for sporting kc from 2011-14 before spending the past two seasons in thailand. he had 14 goals and 71 ists in 71 appearances during his first stint with sporting kc.the lebanese national team member says in a statement he has matured during his time in thailand and is "ecstatic for the opportunity to return."






sporting kansas city, dallas tie 0-0 in mls


kansas city, kan. — tim melia made five saves to help sporting kansas city tie dallas 0-0 on saturday night in its home opener.sporting kc (0-0-2) remained scoreless this season. jesse gonzalez made two saves for defending supporters' shield champion dallas (1-0-1).dallas missed opportunities in the first half. matt hedges headed the ball to melia off paxton pomykal's corner kick in the 26th minute, and cristian colman's shot hit a post two minutes later. it was the mls debut for 17-year-old pomykal, who signed as a homegrown player in september.dom dwyer had a clear shot for sporting kc in the 58th minute, but his header from the center went wide, and his 87th-minute headed attempt was blocked. dwyer scored 16 league goals last season and a team-record 22 league goals in 2014.the home tea






sporting kc, toronto fc play to 0-0 tie


toronto — toronto fc played to a 0-0 tie with sporting kansas city in their home opener friday night in a matchup of unbeaten mls teams.toronto (1-0-3) had more chances on a wet, windy night, but was unable to finish off sporting kansas city (1-0-3) before a crowd of 27,909 at bmo field.sebastian giovinco, yet to score this season, almost broke the deadlock in the 59th minute but his free kick hit the crossbar.toronto manager greg vanney brought on jozy altidore in the 62nd minute and armando cooper in the 76th in a bid to beef up the offense. but it was kansas city that came close in the closing minutes when a corner kick flashed through the toronto penalty box before it was headed away.kansas city is now unbeaten in its last eight games against toronto."it's a frustrating night because i






sporting kc remains scoreless in 2017 after 0-0 draw with fc dallas


kansas city, kan. -- tim melia made five saves to help sporting kansas city tie dallas 0-0 on saturday night in its home opener.sporting kc (0-0-2) remained scoreless this season. jesse gonzalez made two saves for defending supporters' shield champion dallas (1-0-1).dallas missed opportunities in the first half. matt hedges headed the ball to melia off paxton pomykal's corner kick in the 26th minute, and cristian colman's shot hit a post two minutes later. it was the mls debut for 17-year-old pomykal, who signed as a homegrown player in september.dom dwyer had a clear shot for sporting kc in the 58th minute, but his header from the center went wide, and his 87th-minute headed attempt was blocked. dwyer scored 16 league goals last season and a team-record 22 league goals in 2014.the home te






besler, zusi are back with sporting kc for match at toronto


two teams in identical positions head into bmo field on friday as sporting kansas city and toronto fc finish the first month of the new mls season.both are coming off bye weeks and have a win and two draws in their first three games.toronto fc, however, will be playing its home opener and competes in its first game at bmo field since its heartbreaking defeat in last season’s mls cup final.“(bmo field) is a field that we want to make a fortress, and we know the city wants it to happen and the fans want it to happen,” defender drew moor said. “we’re right there with them. it needs to be a place that’s very difficult to come in and believe that you’re going to get anything, and it starts for us on friday night.”the week off benefited toronto as it gave star forward sebastian giovinco the chan






sporting kc earns 2-1 win off san jose's costly mistake


kansas city, kan. -- sporting kansas city picked an own goal in the 89th minute that proved to be the difference in a 2-1 win over the san jose earthquakes on saturday night.sporting kc was clinging to a 1-0 lead when soony saad, outside the box, attempted a shot that went off the defender and was headed wide. keeper david bingham went out to scoop up the spinning ball and it went off his hands and into the goal.the goal was crucial, as florian jungwirth spoiled tim melia's shutout in stoppage time. a long ball into traffic came down to jungwirth at the top of the penalty box and he turned and put a left-footed shot over melia. melia then came up with a big save; punching away jungwirth's deflected shot in the third and final minute of stoppage time.benny feilhaber scored the first goal of






san jose earthquakes suffers first loss, 2-1 to sporting kansas city


kansas city, kansas — san jose nearly overcame a two-goal deficit to escape with points for the second-straight week.a slow start proved to be too much for the earthquakes this time, falling to sporting kansas city 2-1.it wasn’t without a valiant effort in the final three minutes.trailing 2-0 in extra time, florian jungwirth got the quakes on the board with a shot over his shoulder and into the back of the net.“there were a lot of guys in one place,” said jungwirth, who scored his first mls goal. “i saw the one guy who was on me was a bit sleepy, so i ran around him and danny (hoesen) gave me the ball. sure it was lucky. i tried to hit it with my left and it was perfect.”even then, san jose didn’t look out of it. in the final minute of stoppage time simon dawkins put a shot on goal that fo






san jose earthquakes-sporting kc: 3 things to know


kickoff: 5:30 p.m. saturday at children’s mercy park. tv: csnca.coming off a dramatic come-from-behind victory over vancouver whitecaps fc, the earthquakes are set to embark on their first road game of the season. up first on the two-game trip is sporting kansas city. having earned only one victory on the road last season, saturday’s match is a chance for the quakes to make an early statement that their road woes are a thing of the past, but it won’t be easy. kansas city made the playoffs last season thanks in large part to its 10-4-3 home record. sporting has played to two draws through two matches so far, but it has yet to allow a goal in the first 180 minutes of the season. here are three things to think about as saturday’s matchup approaches:1. expect more hykaalbanian newcomer jahmir






officials say kansas wildfires are under control


topeka, kan. — officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort.the kansas division of emergency management said friday that crews in clark county have a blaze there 70 percent contained. containment levels in kansas' comanche, ellis, reno and rooks counties exceed 90 percent.the blaze that encompassed comanche and clark counties along kansas' southern border with oklahoma is the biggest wildfire on record in kansas.since erupting last weekend, wildfires had been reported in 21 kansas counties.although kansas has no burn ban in effect, the state's emergency management agency warns there's still potential for grassfires because of dry conditions statewide.






us judge defers ruling in kansas voting citizenship case


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a judge is weighing the fate of two federal lawsuits in kansas challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring prospective voters to prove their u.s. citizenship.u.s. district judge julie robinson didn’t indicate when she would rule after presiding over a three-hour hearing friday in kansas city, kansas, on motions seeking partial summary judgment.at the crux of the lawsuits is a disputed voter registration law requiring kansas voters to provide documents such as a birth certificate, naturalization papers or passport. the cases challenge the requirement for people registering to vote at motor vehicle offices.robinson heard arguments over claims that the state’s requirement unconstitutionally burdens the right to vote and violates the right to travel beca






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


kansas city, kan. — a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city bar has been released from the hospital.ian grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed. kuchibhotla's friend, alok madasani, was wounded.the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday that grillot was released from the hospital tuesday. a bullet hit grillot in the hand and entered his chest when he tried to stop the suspected gunman, 51-year-old adam puriton, of olathe. puriton is charged with murder and attempted murder.witnesses say puriton shouted racial slurs before shooting kuchibhotla and madasani, natives of india who were engineers at gps-maker garmin.






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 8 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


closeskip in skipxembedxshare the man jailed following an apparently racially motivated bar shooting last week waived a formal reading of the charges monday and was appointed a public defender in kansas. (feb. 27) apthis feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 11 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one






dick’s sporting goods to hire 110 for new bay shore store


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe melville shopping center, located on walt whitman avenue, has a wide variety of stores including dick's sporting goods and kohl's. (july 25, 2011) (credit: newsday / alexi knock) dick’s sporting goods is hiring to fill about 110 full-time and part-time positions for a new store opening next month in bay shore.the retailer said it is looking for applicants passionate about sports or the outdoors to work at the westfield south shore mall location, at 1701 sunrise hwy. the new two-level store is expected to open in april and will feature the largest golf department of...






kansas state president asks fans to stop vulgar chants


manhattan, kan. — the president of kansas state has asked wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the kansas jayhawks when the rivals meet in bramlage coliseum.the wichita eagle (http://bit.ly/2lqlzel ) reports that kansas state president richard myers spoke out against the chants wednesday in a letter to the public posted on the university's website. he described the chants as "personally embarrassing."kansas state students chanted an expletive followed by "ku" in a variety of songs when the jayhawks visited manhattan on feb. 6. kansas pulled away late in the game, winning 74-71.myers says friends across the country reached out to him, expressing dismay about the conduct.the university has tried in the past to address the chant by promoting sportsmanship and elimin






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 1 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


this feb. 23, 2017, image from a video provided by the university of kansas health system shows ian grillot, of grandview, mo., during an interview in the university of kansas hospital in kansas city.(photo: ap) 6 connectlinkedinemailmorekansas city, kan. - a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city restaurant and bar is out of the hospital and has already visited the scene of the attack.ian grillot, 24, was released from the hospital tuesday, the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday. grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed, and his friend, alok madasani, was wounded.both kuchibhotla and madasani were natives of india wor






guns & grits 2017 download


download download guns & grits is an annual event held at burge sporting club outside the metro atlanta area in newton county, georgia. invited guests will have the opportunity to participate in guided quail hunts, sporting clay rounds, networking and fostering life-long relationships during their stay.






survivor of kansas bar shooting released from hospital


kansas city, kan. (ap) — a kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban kansas city bar has been released from the hospital.ian grillot was one of three men shot feb. 22 at austins bar & grill in olathe, kansas. one of the men, srinivas kuchibhotla, was killed. kuchibhotla’s friend, alok madasani, was wounded.the university of kansas health system said in a statement thursday that grillot was released from the hospital tuesday. a bullet hit grillot in the hand and entered his chest when he tried to stop the suspected gunman, 51-year-old adam puriton, of olathe. puriton is charged with murder and attempted murder.witnesses say puriton shouted racial slurs before shooting kuchibhotla and madasani, natives of india who were engineers at gps-maker garmin.most






kansas governor sam brownback in talks with trump administration about an ambass


kansas city, mo. — kansas gov. sam brownback is in talks with president donald trump’s administration about taking an ambassadorship position, according to sources close to the governor. no offer has been extended yet, according to the kansas city star’s sources, but the republican governor has discussed the possibility of taking a position as the u.s.…






kinja roundup


adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? kinja!14 minutes agofiled to: evening favorites0adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? | jezebel i hate these goddamn tops | gizmodo mark zuckerberg just rode in a race car with dale earnhardt jr. and he looked so scared | the root everything you think you know about the death of mike brown is wrong, and the man who killed him admits it |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? kinja!yesterday 6:23pmfiled to: evening favorites01adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? | jezebel i hate these goddamn tops | gizmodo mark zuckerberg just rode in a race car with dale earnhardt jr. and he looked so scared | the root everything you think you know about the death of mike brown is wrong, and the man who killed him admits it |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? kinja!11 minutes agofiled to: evening favorites0adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? | jezebel i hate these goddamn tops | gizmodo mark zuckerberg just rode in a race car with dale earnhardt jr. and he looked so scared | the root everything you think you know about the death of mike brown is wrong, and the man who killed him admits it |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? kinja!today 6:23pmfiled to: evening favorites01adequate man what is the best sporting event to attend while drunk? | jezebel i hate these goddamn tops | gizmodo mark zuckerberg just rode in a race car with dale earnhardt jr. and he looked so scared | the root everything you think you know about the death of mike brown is wrong, and the man who killed him admits it |replyleave a reply






no. 3 kansas beats texas tech 80-79


lubbock, texas — josh jackson had 31 points and 11 rebounds and made a free throw with 2.8 seconds left to lift no. 3 kansas to an 80-79 victory over texas tech on saturday.after kansas inbounded the ball with 5.4 seconds left, jackson was fouled and missed the first free throw before making the game-winner.landen lucas scored 13 points and frank mason iii had 12 for kansas (22-3, 10-2 big 12).keenan evans finished with 25 points and niem stevenson had a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for texas tech (16-9, 4-8). zach smith finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.on texas tech's inbound with 1 second remaining, the red raiders managed an off-balance shot from evans that fell short.texas tech used a kansas scoring lull midway through the second half to get back in the game. during tha






tea party gov. brownback suffers humiliating tax defeat at hands of kansas house


kansas republican gov. sam brownback suffered a major defeat on wednesday after the kansas house of representatives voted to override his veto of the legislature’s tax hikes aimed at filling massive gaps in the state budget.jonathan shorman, a reporter for the topeka capital-journal, reports that the republican-controlled kansas house voted to override brownback’s veto by a margin of 85-40. the override measure will now move over to the republican-controlled kansas senate.override advances to the senate #ksleg— jonathan shorman (@jshormancj) february 22, 2017the kansas city star notes that the tax hike legislation, passed by both the kansas house and senate this year, “would raise income tax rates and end a tax exemption for roughly 330,000 business owners.”kansas’s state budget has been i






the latest: oregon's lead starting to shrink


the latest on the ncaa tournament (all times eastern):10:40 p.m.oregon has watched an 18-point lead get whittled to 66-57, but time is on the ducks' side as they try to hold on against kansas and advance to the final four in arizona.just over three minutes remain in their midwest regional final.the ducks have led since the 16-minute mark of the first half, and have been good at answering kansas every time the jayhawks have tried to get on a run. that has been crucial in keep a sellout crowd made up mostly of kansas fans from getting too involved in the game.-dave skretta reporting from kansas city, missouri___10:25 p.m.tyler dorsey and dillon brooks are putting up the points, but jordan bell has been the unsung hero for oregon as it tries to knock off kansas and punch its ticket to the fin






the latest: estimate of burned land in kansas almost doubles


hutchinson, kan. — the latest on wildfires burning in kansas, oklahoma, texas and colorado (all times local):6:25 a.m.new estimates indicate kansas wildfires have burned more than 1,000 square miles, up from 625 square miles.the kansas division of emergency management said late tuesday that the heaviest damage is in clark county, where 548 square miles have burned. that fire started in oklahoma before moving into the kansas ranching community.another 235 square miles have burned in neighboring comanche county, kansas.the state says six other counties are battling blazes. among them, estimates of the burned land range from a single square mile to about 90.kansas national guard black hawk helicopters have been assisting with the firefight. they dropped about 138,000 gallons on fires near hut






overlooked provision in trump executive order revives program that deputizes pol


kansas city, mo. — kansas hard-liner kris kobach says he helped write a get-tough executive order for president donald trump that clears the way for state and local law enforcement officers to put into deportation proceedings immigrants they apprehend who are in the u.s. illegally. now kobach wants to make that the law in kansas. kobach,…






q&a: a look at questions about the abortion debate in kansas


topeka, kan. — kansas might chart its own legal path on abortion through a lawsuit that could turn a state in which the anti-abortion movement has won a long string of legislative victories into fairly friendly territory for abortion rights.the state supreme court heard arguments this past week in a legal challenge to a 2015 law that bans a common second-trimester procedure. the key issue is whether the kansas constitution protects abortion rights independently of the u.s. constitution.if the justices say the state constitution does, kansas courts could strike down abortion restrictions that have been or might be upheld by federal courts.a look at the case and its ramifications:___how did the question arise?kansas was the first state in the nation to ban what anti-abortion groups call "dis






correction: radioactive lab-indictment story


kansas city, mo. — in a story march 17 about a kansas man accused of tainting a lab with radioactive waste, the associated press misstated the name of an organization he founded. ahmed el-sherif founded the american muslim council of greater kansas city. the words "kansas city" were mistakenly left off in the original story.a corrected version of the story is below:kansas man accused of tainting lab with radioactive wastethe former owner and operator of a kansas city-area lab is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that tainted the site in an industrial park, costing u.s. taxpayers $760,000 to clean upby jim suhrassociated presskansas city, mo. (ap) — a kansas chemist is accused in a federal indictment of illegally storing radioactive material that cont






homes damaged as severe storms, tornadoes hit midwest


kansas city, mo. — crews plan to assess the damage tuesday after the national weather service says at least two tornadoes touched down in missouri.several homes were damaged or destroyed in the kansas city area monday night as a line of severe storms moved across the state.oak grove emergency management director mark sherwood says a tornado damaged about 20 homes in the town and 10 to 15 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.in smithville, north of kansas city, police chief jason lockridge says 20 to 25 homes were damaged. local media reports also described damage to planes and hangars at the johnson county executive airport in olathe, kansas.the website for the utility company kansas city power & light showed about 40,000 customers without power early tuesday. that's down from mor






bernie sanders attacks mike mulvaney over defunding planned parenthood


vermont senator bernie sanders grilled rep. mick mulvaney (r-s.c.), the white house budget chief nominee, on tuesday over his 2015 crusade to defund planned parenthood and his stance that social security is “a ponzi scheme,.”sanders referenced a july 2015 letter in which the congressman wrote to house republicans “vehemently urging” them to “use every available tool” to defund planned parenthood.“i hear a lot of talk in this body from our republican friends about choice. ‘we want to give people choice,’” sanders said. “two-and-a-half million americans, many low-income women, choose planned parenthood as their choice for health care. why would you deny them that choice?”when mulvaney responded by saying he wanted to move funding from planned parenthood to federally qualified health care cli