Stories for April 23, 2006


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6Sports video: Thousands of fans pack stands for Kansas Relays

Saturday a crowd of over 26,000 packed into Memorial Stadium to watch the final day of the Kansas Relays. The second largest crowd in meet history watched as Olympic champions Justin Gatlin and Kansas City native Maurice Green completed in the 4x100 relay Goldzone II main event.

6Sports video: KU softball battles ranked Texas

On the KU campus Sunday afternoon, the Jayhawks softball team took on number two Texas.

6Sports video: KU baseball plays in Sunflower Showdown

Last Friday night in Lawrence, the KU baseball team got some clutch hits last to beat K-State, 8-5. Saturday in Manhattan the Jayhawks spoiled the Wildcats' biggest crowd in school history with a 5-2 win. Sunday, KU tried to sweep the Sunflower Showdown.

KU's Bacchus, Battle shine

The wind was - but wasn't - a factor on the final day of the Kansas Relays.

Lions enjoy exciting finish

LHS girls relays win silver, bronze; Free State's Toussaint third in 400

Unlike the previous 24 hours, there was no gold rush by the two city schools Saturday at the Kansas Relays.

Oh, Zone!

Gatlin-anchored squad sets Relays record

The 26,211 sun-baked fans stood and waited ... and waited ... and waited for what seemed an eternity as Justin Gatlin, Maurice Greene and other Olympic-caliber sprinters positioned on the track for Saturday's "Main Event" 400-meter invitational relay at Memorial Stadium.

Sox stretch win streak to seven

Jermaine Dye hit a three-run homer, and Jim Thome added a two-run drive Saturday night to help the Chicago White Sox win their seventh straight game, 7-2 over the Minnesota Twins.

Texas A&M routs Kansas in tennis

Edina Horvath claimed Kansas University's only singles victory - at No. 5 - in the Jayhawks' 6-1 Big 12 Conference tennis loss Saturday at Texas A&M. KU fell to 13-9 overall, 4-6 in the Big 12.

KU rowers compete at Minnesota races

Kansas University's rowing squad won one of five races Saturday. The Jayhawks beat Minnesota in the second novice eight race, but lost their other four against the Gophers and Boston University.

Relays Notebook

Christian Cantwell, a former University of Missouri standout, broke his own invitational shot put record, tossing 70-feet, 3 3/4-inches - the best throw in the world this year. His previous Relays record was 70-11/2.

Perkins: Mangino excellent

AD says extension likely for KU coach

Taking a short break on a table in the shade during the Kansas Relays on Saturday afternoon, Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins uttered his most supportive recent words about football coach Mark Mangino, with whom he has been discussing a contract extension.

Keegan: Relays bring out legends

GoldZone 2 came to an anti-climactic conclusion because the winning 400 relay team was too good for the rest of the field, so the anticipated showdown between Maurice Greene and Justin Gatlin never materialized.

Kansas can't get to Cat

Humphreys' hiccup helps Texas legend slam door on KU

One pitch. That was it. "One hanging curve ball," Kansas University softball coach Tracy Bunge said.

Jayhawks make sure 'Cats pay

The difference between winning or losing a baseball game can be this small: When the other team makes one tiny mistake, do you feast on it or help your opponent up?

Baldwin's Garcia has busy weekend

After two long days at the Kansas Relays, Baldwin High sophomore Heather Garcia was ready for a nap.