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MLS Cup marathon: RSL falls in PKs, 7-6

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Dec 7 2013 - 7:51pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Aurelien Collin, soaked in champagne, pulled the black stocking cap that read "MLS Cup Champions" down over his ears and sheepishly shook his head from side to side.The defender for Sporting Kansas City had never needed to try a penalty kick in his career.It's unlikely that the next one will compare to the first.

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Sporting KC, Real Salt Lake meet for MLS Cup

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Dec 6 2013 - 6:22pm

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- One of the participants in the MLS championship game went through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership, complete with a rebranding of the organization, construction of a $200 million stadium and the revitalization of soccer in the surrounding community.The other participant went through a rebuilding project that...

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BYU stumbles late, loses to No. 12 Wichita State

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Nov 27 2013 - 12:54am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- BYU coach Dave Rose saw his guys wear down before his very eyes Tuesday night.Wichita State has a tendency to do that to opponents.The Cougars, who rely on sleek offense and big production from the perimeter, were battered and bruised by the more physical Shockers. BYU was unable to hit a field goal down the stretch, and...

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Haws lifts BYU to 86-82 victory over Texas

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Nov 26 2013 - 1:33am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tyler Haws felt like he was getting good shots. They simply weren't falling.BYU's sharpshooter never hung his head, though. His teammates were hanging tough with Texas in the first half and that gave Haws the confidence that things would eventually start to click.They did as soon as he emerged from the locker room.Haws scored...

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Wiggins, Parker headed for blue-chip showdown

In this Oct. 26, 2013, file phot, Duke's Jabari Parker (1) drives the ball around Bowie State's Carlos Smith (20) during the first half of an exhibition NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Parker is expected to fit smoothly into Duke's offense which this season promises to be a lot more uptempo.
 (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Nov 4 2013 - 3:54pm

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Two of the top freshmen in the country won't have a whole lot of time to get acclimated to college basketball before squaring off in an early season showdown.Try just four days each.Andrew Wiggins is the headliner for the most heralded class at Kansas in years, while Jabari Parker is the biggest name headed to Duke. The two of...

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Chiefs not out to win, not win beauty pageants

A Kansas City Chiefs fan holds a sign forecasting her prediction about the Chiefs upcoming games against the Denver Broncos during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Dave Skretta, The Associated Press
Nov 1 2013 - 2:56pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs aren't into winning beauty pageants. They don't care about putting up big numbers on offense or polishing off shiny, lopsided victories.Ugly works just as well.It's a good thing, because the Chiefs haven't had a breezy win for weeks. Instead, they've relied on a blue-collar, throwback-style defense that's...

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