Extra points

Cougars claim victory behind balanced attack
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 9:11 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

The Columbia College Cougars (2-2) beat Central Bible College (0-3) 82-54 Tuesday night in Springfield, Mo.

“It’s the best game we’ve played this year,” coach Bob Burchard said.

The Cougars had a balanced offensive game, he said. Freshman Brandon Crites scored 14 points. Juniors Trae Hall and Lee Sattler both added 13.

STEPHENS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The Stars (1-1) defeated Central Bible College (0-1) 81-39 Tuesday night in Springfield, Mo. Sophomore forward Jo Marquez led the Stars with 16 points, and sophomore guard Ali Roper added 15. Eleven different players scored for Stephens College, which led 38-16 at halftime.

CHIEFS CONTROVERSY: Kansas City’s simmering Trent Green-vs.-Damon Huard situation exploded into a full-blown quarterback controversy Tuesday, with even the team president asking reporters to drop the subject.

Coach Herm Edwards, after saying for weeks that Green would go back to starting as soon as he recovered from head trauma, appeared to backtrack.

“The one thing you can never count out is chemistry on your football team, and that is very important,” Edwards said at his weekly news luncheon.

Huard’s excellent play — 11 touchdown passes and only one interception in seven starts — has split fans on which quarterback should start when Green gets back, possibly on Nov. 19 against Oakland.

Radio sports talk shows have been abuzz with pro-Huard and pro-Green callers. The Kansas City Star on Tuesday conducted an election-type reader poll as to which quarterback the Chiefs should go with.

“At this point, I don’t have to make that decision,” Edwards said. “It will be a decision I’ll make.”

ROYALS NAME BUSINESS VP: The Kansas City Royals have hired Kevin Uhlich as vice president-business operations.

Uhlich spent the past two years as executive vice president for the Washington Nationals. He will oversee the entire business side of the Royals organization.

He replaces Mark Gorris, who resigned last month.

“You will not find a more experienced and respected person in the industry as Kevin,” said Dan Glass, president of the Royals.

“Kansas City and the Royals will benefit from his leadership.”

Uhlich spent 28 years in the Los Angeles Angels organization, starting as a batboy in 1976.

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