Stories by Dave Skretta

Friday, July 31, 2015

Cycling's attention turns to North America

Now that the Tour de France is over, the spotlight in cycling is shifting to North America.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

After World Series run, Royals proving rebuild was no fluke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have proven last year was no fluke. And Kansas City had once again become a baseball town.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

US coach shakes up Gold Cup roster

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after a 1-1 draw, but that didn't stop him from shaking up his roster less than 24 hours later.
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Braves new stadium is biggest test yet for architect duo

Architects Joe Spear and Earl Santee are working together on what could be their most ambitious undertaking yet: SunTrust Park in Atlanta, the centerpiece of a mixed-use development that will ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, June 19, 2015

Day collapses during US Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jason Day was overcome by dizziness and collapsed on his final hole at the U.S. Open on Friday, raising doubt about whether he will be able to continue this weekend.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Johnson changes style by gambling at end

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The image Jimmie Johnson has cultivated is of a clean-cut pitchman, the antithesis of the “good ‘ol boy” drivers from NASCAR’s past. That’s what made his radio chatter ...
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Johnson prevails at rain-soaked Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson pulled into Victory Lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Allmendinger signs extension with JTG Daugherty Racing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - In a cutthroat sport where sponsors come and go, and somebody is always trying to take your ride, AJ Allmendinger has found a long-term home with JTG Daugherty Racing.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, May 8, 2015

Logano back out front

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, April 3, 2015

Blue Devils, Spartans OK with undercard feel

INDIANAPOLIS — Any other year, this would probably be the premier matchup of the Final Four. But this year, there's perfect Kentucky and goofy Wisconsin. 
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Late miscues common for NCAA Tournament teams

Ready, set...scramble! Chaos reigns in final seconds at NCAA Tournament games
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shockers get the better of evasive rival Jayhawks

Behind another steady performance from Fred VanVleet and the hot shooting of Evan Wessel, the No. 7 seed Shockers rolled past the second-seeded Jayhawks 78-65 on Sunday.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, March 16, 2015

There's plenty of star power at this year's NCAA Tournament

March Madness can feel a bit like sensory overload. Games are happening at sites all over the country, often several at a time, and keeping track of everything can be nearly impossible.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Safety of court-storming in question again

MANHATTAN, Kan. - When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, security officials sprinted onto the floor. 
By Dave Skretta

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Snyder's letters leave lasting impression

In an era of Twitter and text messages and attention spans of 140 characters or less, the notes that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder writes still stand out.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Shockers star is rare success story from rough town

Wichita State star Fred VanVleet, a preseason All-American, is one of the rare success stories to come out of Rockford, Ill., an old rust-belt city west of Chicago.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Shaq joins LSU coach, 6 others in college hoops hall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Shaquille O'Neal and his coach at LSU, Dale Brown, joined six other luminaries with induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Free agency looms after World Series ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Giants star Pablo Sandoval dug into the batter's box in Game 5 of the World Series, peering out at Royals ace James Shields.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Royals' bullpen getting the job done

Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. The Big Three were about ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

2012 trade for Shields sent Royals on way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.
By Dave Skretta
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