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HHS volleyball goes 2-3 in Newton -9/29/2014, 10:27 AM

HHS tennis places third at Garden City Invitational -9/29/2014, 4:16 PM

Tiger tennis finishes fall season 5-2 -9/29/2014, 10:27 AM

MNF for Chiefs -9/29/2014, 10:27 AM

Royals' starters rest in win -9/29/2014, 10:26 AM

KU shows Weis the door -9/29/2014, 10:26 AM

Jayhawks take the conservative route in their loss to Texas -9/28/2014, 9:43 AM

FHSU soccer cruises past SW Baptist -9/28/2014, 7:03 PM

Victoria takes advantage for close win at Ness -9/28/2014, 1:14 AM

Plainville grabs first win, beats TMP -9/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Area prep football roundup: Otis-Bison, Kinsley set record -9/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Wildcats roll -9/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Delton, HHS run past Garden City -9/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Tiger women's soccer picks up 1-0 win at Southern -9/28/2014, 7:02 PM

Tiger women's XC wins at Emporia State -9/27/2014, 7:12 PM

Kansas City clinches first playoff berth since 1985 -9/27/2014, 7:02 PM

Tigers take down No. 8 Pitt State -9/27/2014, 6:53 PM

Kansas linebacker Jake Love lives on instincts -9/26/2014, 11:06 AM

Like old times, Kansas State takes pride in stuffing the run -9/26/2014, 10:57 AM

FHSU women fall 2-1 -9/26/2014, 10:23 AM

Big win for Tiger soccer -9/26/2014, 10:46 AM

Tough test for Tiger football -9/26/2014, 10:23 AM

Hays High, TMP move to 4A -9/26/2014, 10:24 AM

One more win and Royals are in -9/26/2014, 10:47 AM

HHS XC second at McPherson meet -9/26/2014, 10:25 AM

Indian soccer snaps skid -9/26/2014, 10:47 AM

HHS golf clinches share of WAC title -9/26/2014, 10:48 AM

Monarchs, Cardinals seek first win -9/25/2014, 10:13 AM

Royals drop game at Cleveland -9/25/2014, 10:26 AM

UTEP football coach Sean Kugler hopes to build a program that can emulate Kansas State -9/25/2014, 10:13 AM

Indians hit the road -9/25/2014, 10:13 AM

Giants, Redskins trying to avoid steeper climb in East -9/25/2014, 10:13 AM

KVA prep volleybal rankings, Sept. 24 -9/24/2014, 10:26 AM

HHS soccer falls at Great Bend -9/24/2014, 10:26 AM

HHS takes third at Salina South Invitational -9/24/2014, 10:26 AM

No. 8 Washburn too much for Tigers -9/24/2014, 10:28 AM

Tiger defense continues to get stronger -9/24/2014, 10:29 AM

Two wins for TMP volleyball -9/24/2014, 10:27 AM

TMP soccer rolls to win -9/24/2014, 10:29 AM

Ventura dominates Indians as Royals push for postseason -9/24/2014, 10:28 AM

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Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

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Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

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Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

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Miami's Chalmers prepares for life post-LeBron

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Miami's Chalmers prepares for life post-LeBron

Published on -7/29/2014, 10:25 AM

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By RUSTIN DODD

McClatchy-Tribune

The enduring image, of course, was always the yelling. It was vociferous. It was constant. It was sometimes a little angry.

But it always came from a certain place, they'd say, a place of endearment.

Mario Chalmers thought of LeBron James as a mentor. James thought of Chalmers, the former Kansas star, as a little bro, somebody to lead. Oftentimes, of course, the relationship manifested itself in a screaming match on the sidelines, as the Miami Heat's stars unloaded on Chalmers. But after four years of playing with James on South Beach, Chalmers says he'll miss playing with his big bro.

"You can't replace a guy like that," Chalmers said on Monday, while playing host to his annual charity golf event at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence. "He was a mentor to me; somebody that I was very close with. (He's) somebody that I still am very close with."

James left the Heat in early July, electing to head back home to Cleveland. But Chalmers stayed in Miami, signing a two-year deal worth $8.3 million. He returns to a franchise that also retained Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and signed free agent Luol Deng. The Heat won't be title favorites next season, but Chalmers is excited to see how good they can be.

"It's going to be fun," Chalmers said. "It's a different challenge that we got to face, but we're ready for it."

Chalmers, who helped the Heat to back-to-back NBA Championships in 2012 and 2013, averaged 10 points and five assists this past season, his sixth since leaving Kansas in 2008. He was, at worst, a key cog in a budding NBA dynasty, and he figured to be in for a nice payday as free agency beckoned.

Then came the playoffs.

Chalmers managed just 4.4 points per game during the NBA Finals series loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The performance downgraded Chalmers' free-agent stock -- and undoubtedly cost him some money -- but it did little to dampen his trademark confidence. Even with LeBron gone, Chalmers still has that.

"I felt comfortable being back there," Chalmers said.

"I felt like it was my opportunity to finally have my own team and give it my all."

Self back in Lawrence

Kansas coach Bill Self and assistant coach Norm Roberts joined Chalmers at Alvamar on Monday, taking an afternoon off after a month on the road for July recruiting.

"It's never a fun month," Self said.

"But I think we got some things accomplished. We're in on some good kids; whether or not we can close remains to be seen, but certainly I like the kids that we're in on."

One of those targets, five-star big man Stephen Zimmerman of Las Vegas, announced this week that he will take an official visit to Kansas for Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 10. Zimmerman is also taking visits to North Carolina, Kentucky, UCLA and Arizona.

European trips

Kansas forwards Hunter Mickelson and Landen Lucas are heading overseas in August for some summer basketball. Mickelson will play for Guy Rancourt's USA East Coast team that will compete in the Four Nations Cup in Estonia and Finland, beginning on Aug. 4.

Lucas, meanwhile, will tour with Athletes in Action in Estonia and Latvia, beginning on Aug. 8. Mickelson will be coached by a familiar face in former K-State coach Frank Martin, while Lucas will team up with K-State's Brandon Bolden and Justin Edwards and Wichita State's Darius Carter.

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