Stories by Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Armstrong wins third consecutive time trial gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO - American cyclist Kristin Armstrong made it three consecutive gold medals in the women's time trial Wednesday, the ageless wonder conquering a brutal course at the Rio Games.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tejay van Garderen's time might have come at the Tour de France

This could be the year Tejay van Garderen steps into the void left by Lance Armstrong.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

US will send just two cyclists to Rio

When riders roll to the start line for the road cycling race on the first official day of the Rio Olympics, more will be wearing Iranian and Moroccan jerseys than those of Team USA.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Looking ahead to 100 more years at the Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - Ray Harroun never could have envisioned the speed, science and styling behind the cars on the starting grid for the 100th Indy 500, not when he was piloting the Marmon Wasp to ...
By Dave Skretta

Monday, May 23, 2016

Indy 500 champions choose 1992 finish as greatest race

INDIANAPOLIS - Ryan Hunter-Reay admits to being biased when asked about the greatest race in Indianapolis 500 history. He also makes it clear that picking his own victory in 2014 is based more on ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New bike should give US women's team an advantage

The fastest women's pursuit team in track cycling just got a whole lot faster.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Kyle Busch keeps Joe Gibbs Racing at front of Sprint Cup

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - At the season-opening Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing proved it was unquestionably the fastest, from Denny Hamlin taking the checkered flag to its quartet of cars leading more ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Busch prevails at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kyle Busch sailed away from Kevin Harvick after a late wreck collected several of the leaders Saturday night, and finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway after ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, May 6, 2016

Unpredictable Talladega gives way to predictable Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The controversy that surrounded the crash-filled race at Talladega last weekend made its way to Kansas Speedway, where what exactly should be done about restrictor-plate racing ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, March 18, 2016

Middle Tennessee State upsets Michigan State

No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State ended the second-seeded Spartans' title hopes in convincing fashion Friday. They never trailed in a 90-81 first-round victory that sent brackets around the ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

LSU is in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament

Ben Simmons has made plenty of history at Louisiana State this season, whether it's his routine double-doubles or the monster offensive nights that have made the freshman the likely No. 1 pick in ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Texas Tech give Big 12 more power

With conference tournaments beginning in just a couple of weeks, the Big 12 has more than half of its schools in the Top 25, led by second-ranked Kansas and No. 3 Oklahoma.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Banner year by Smith has brought Chiefs back

After losing five of its first six, Alex Smith has led the Kansas City Chiefs to 11 consecutive victories.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Every turnover a trophy for opportunistic Chiefs defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had six interceptions all of last season.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Kansas, Oklahoma poised for possible 1-2 matchup

LAWRENCE, Kan. - There is a nice bit of symmetry to the fact that Kansas and Oklahoma could be meeting tonight at Allen Fieldhouse as the top two teams in the country. That's because they were ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Changes add dose of entertainment to college basketball

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Shorter shot clocks and fewer timeouts. Less hand-checking and physical play. All designed to speed up the game of college basketball, encourage scoring and make it more ...
By Dave Skretta

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Chiefs' Berry back at high level after beating cancer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There have been checkpoints every step of Eric Berry's comeback from cancer, mile markers that have told him that he not only conquered lymphoma but just might be better than ever.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Jayhawks' Self trying to manager his roster

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The biggest problem facing Kansas coach Bill Self these days might be precisely the opposite problem faced by every other college basketball coach in the country.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Missouri's Pinkel turns attention toward finishing season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The game had been over for nearly an hour when Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, his face worn after one of the most tumultuous weeks of his life, was asked about next weekend's game.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Royals reveling in their first title since 1985

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The jersey that Eric Hosmer wore in the decisive game of the World Series is headed to the Hall of Fame. So is the glove Salvador Perez used.
By Dave Skretta
 
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