May 08, 2020 12:40 AM

Royals learning about new manager during pandemic

Posted May 08, 2020 12:40 AM

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals had an entire offseason and most of spring training to get to know Mike Matheny.

But one unintended consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is they've gotten to know their new manager better than they could ever have imagined.

Their virtual meetings, often several times a week, touch on baseball but also on the bigger picture of life in general. And when the Royals do gather again, Matheny hopes that they will be a closer-knit group because of it.

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May 08, 2020 12:40 AM
NCAA: Alleged KU basketball violations egregious

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Basketball Writer

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The NCAA struck back at the University of Kansas and its men's basketball program Thursday, calling five Level I violations that are alleged to have occurred "egregious" and arguing that they undermine and threaten" college athletics.

It was the latest in a series of back-and-forth filings that set up a likely infraction hearings.

The case came out of an FBI investigation into college basketball corruption. It centers on whether two Adidas representatives were acting as boosters for the Jayhawks when they paid prospective recruits to lure them to the program.