(ABCSports) The National Football League announced its decision Tuesday to uphold the punishment imposed on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over the scandal that has become known as “deflategate.”
Former Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett has been named the Big 12 2014-15 athlete of the year. Lockett is the second Wildcat in the last three years to be tabbed the best among all male athletes in the conference, joining former Wildcat quarterback Collin Klein following the 2012-13 season.
Four Gold Medals were earned by Emporians during the final weekend of the Sunflower State games.
The Royals completed a trade for Cincinnati Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto on Sunday. The deal was announced during the third inning of the Royals' 5-1 win over the Astros: Cueto and cash considerations to Kansas City for left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed. Cueto, 7-6 with a 2.62 ERA, could help shore up a rotation which has wobbled much of the season because of injuries and ineffectiveness.
The East shutout the West 21-0 in the 42nd annual Shrine Bowl Football game Saturday night in Hays.
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Former Kansas Jayhawk Cliff Alexander to a contract. Alexander an undrafted free agent averaged 7.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 1.32 blocked shots in his only season at Kansas.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith has been suspended by the NFL for three games for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy. Smith pleaded guilty in April to a DUI charge in Kansas City. He was given two years of probation.