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“Voice of the Jayhawks,” Max Falkenstien, passes away at 95

KU Athletics ReleaseJuly 29, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Max Falkenstien, who broadcast University of Kansas football and men’s basketball games for 60 years, died Monday afternoon. He was 95. Falkenstien did his first radio broadcast of a KU basketball game – an NCAA Tournament game in Kansas City between KU and Oklahoma A&M – on March 18, 1946. His next KU broadcast was the Jayhawks’ football opener against TCU on Sep...

AUDIO: Hill, Jones Speak at Chiefs Training Camp

Pat StrathmanJuly 29, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs training camp is underway at Missouri Western State University in St. Joe, Missouri. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill and defensive lineman Chris Jones both had the spotlight during the offseason. Hill publicly spoke to the media for the first time after being accused of child abuse. Hill opened the session with a statement, followed by questions regarding the allegations and the...

Royals sparked by wild five-run inning

Royals.comJuly 28, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- So, what did it take for the Royals to snap a three-game skid and avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the Indians? One of the more bizarre innings you’ll see in a while. The Royals essentially dumped in a few flops shots over the infield, a 25-foot single, and a sun ball on their way to a five-run fifth that paved the way for a 9-6 victory on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. ...

Royals glimpse into their future against Indians

Royals.comJuly 28, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Amid the rubble of the Royals’ second straight blowout loss to the Indians -- this one 9-1 on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium -- was the mostly positive performances of four players who seemingly are part of the core of the team’s future: Center fielder Bubba Starling, right-handers Kyle Zimmer and Josh Staumont and left-hander Richard Lovelady. Starling, who had a dazzlin...

Royals deal Diekman to A’s among roster moves

Royals.comJuly 28, 2019

ANSAS CITY -- The Royals were busy revamping their roster on Saturday, trading left-hander Jake Diekman to the A’s, designating for assignment first baseman Lucas Duda, and recalling first baseman Ryan O'Hearn and right-hander Kyle Zimmer from Triple-A Omaha. In return from Oakland, Kansas City received prospects Ismael Aquino, a right-hander, and outfielder Dairon Blanco. Here are five th...

Plesac takes flight with superb grab against KC

Royals.comJuly 27, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Pitchers are often instructed to allow their position players to catch popups and field balls in their vicinity whenever possible so the hurlers don’t have to deal with the mound or risk injury. But Indians starter Zach Plesac threw all those rules aside on Friday night. In the bottom of the sixth inning of the Indians 8-3 victory, Bubba Starling popped up near the Royals’ du...

Henrik Sohn Selected as Kansas Wesleyan Women’s Soccer Coach

KWU Athletics ReleaseJuly 26, 2019

Kansas Wesleyan University Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Hermann has announced the hiring of Henrik Sohn as the Coyotes' new head women's soccer coach. Sohn becomes the fifth coach in the history of the KWU women's soccer program and follows Kat Benton, who coached two seasons before leaving to take an assistant coach position at Kansas State. Sohn is no stranger to Kansas We...

Central Kansas Outdoors – 7-27

Pat StrathmanJuly 26, 2019

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. Big reservoirs are slowly getting back to summer conversations levels but most anglers finding better fishing in smaller state and city lakes. Bob Roberts reminds hunters that early seasons like Dove and youth Deer are just a few weeks away and now is the time to start prepari...

3 takeaways from Royals’ 14-inning loss to Tribe

Royals.comJuly 26, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Here are three takeaways from the Royals’ 5-4 loss in 14 innings to the Indians on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium. Jose Ramirez homered in the top of the 14th inning off left-hander Brian Flynn. Flynn, Kansas City's eighth pitcher in the game, left a 2-1 sinker over the plate and Ramirez hammered it into the left-field seats to snap a 3-3 tie. 1) Montgomery improves R...

AUDIO: Adrianna Franch Talks World Cup Title

Pat StrathmanJuly 25, 2019

Salina native Adrianna Franch is the only Kansas-born player to make a World Cup roster, men or women. Now, the Salina South Cougar is a World Cup champion. The multiple-sport standout for Salina South went on to star at Oklahoma State before turning pro. Franch is currently a two-time NWSL goalkeeper of the year for her team, the Portland Thorns. Franch talked with KSAL's Pat Strathman: ...

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