UNDATED (AP) — Chris Klieman gets an extra game in his first season at Kansas State. There are two more first-year Big 12 coaches that can also still get into bowls. But Texas Tech and West Virginia will both have to win their last two games to get the six wins needed for bowl eligibility. It has been 10 years since the Big 12 didn’t send a bowl-eligible team to a postseason game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been dealing with a sore ankle and knee injury for most of this season. It hasn’t affected his production too much, and the Chiefs are 7-4 and in control of the AFC West heading into their bye week. It’s a much-needed break for Mahomes, who is hoping to get healthy for the stretch run.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Sherman has been approved as the new controlling owner of the Kansas City Royals, and his group plans to close its deal to purchase the team from David Glass and his family next week. Major League Baseball owners voted unanimously to approve the deal. The proposed sale was announced Aug. 30 and was expected to be worth about $1 billion. Sherman and his local co-investors will become only the third owners since Ewing Kauffman founded the club ahead of the 1969 season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington stopped 40 shots for his sixth career shutout and Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames. Zach Sanford had a goal and three assists, David Perron and Vince Dunn also scored and Robert Thomas added three assists to help the Blues improve to 9-1-2 in their last 12 games.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — KJ Robinson scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, JT Gibson finished with 18 points, and Omaha beat Washington State 85-77. Robinson was 6-of-12 shooting, including two 3-pointers, and made 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dejan Vasiljevic had a career-high 25 points and Miami continued a perfect run at the Charleston Classic with a 74-70 victory over Missouri State. The Hurricanes are the event’s only two-time champions and improved to 8-0 here. Not that it was easy. Missouri State cut an 18-point second-half deficit to 72-70 with 1.8 seconds left. But Vasiljevic hit a pair of foul shots to secure the win.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The banged-up Blues have lost another forward to injury and added some reinforcement. Sammy Blais will miss at least 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right wrist. With Blais out long term, Alex Steen sidelined with a high ankle sprain until early December and Vladimir Tarasenko expected to miss the rest of the regular season following shoulder surgery, the team on Wednesday signed winger Troy Brouwer to a $750,000, one-year deal.
UNDATED (AP) — Scott Frost received a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Nebraska through 2026. Frost is now 8-14 in Lincoln. For comparison’s sake, Willie Taggart, who was named Florida State’s coach three days after Frost was hired at Nebraska, went 9-12 in Tallahassee before getting fired. Despite the slow start, Frost has the support of his administration and players. That support is a trend in the Big Ten West, as all of the division’s coaches are under lengthy contracts.