Royals Fall to Twins 3-0

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(AP) — Mike Pelfrey pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his first victory since 2013 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-0 Wednesday night. Joe Mauer reached base four times with two hits and two walks and scored a run. Pelfrey’s last victory was Sept. 23, 2013, against Detroit. He went 0-3 in […]

Volquez Tosses a Gem as Royals Club Twins

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Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night. Alcides Escobar returned from a sprained knee to score a run, and Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each as the Royals finally figured […]

Kansas Attorney General to Issue Fantasy Sports Opinion

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Whether fantasy sports leagues are predominantly won by skill or luck is taking on new meaning in Kansas as the state’s attorney general investigates their legality. Attorney General Derek Schmidt could determine them to be primarily games of chance, and therefore illegal under the Kansas constitution. The constitution only allows the state to administer games that fit a broad […]

NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory

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A New York congressman has introduced legislation to halt the planned sale of Plum Island. The island off the northeastern tip of Long Island is home to a government-run laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases. Congress voted in 2008 to close the research site and move its work to Manhattan, Kansas. The federal General Services […]

Royals Fall to Twins as Minnesota Takes the Series

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Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals […]

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

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A federal grand jury has handed down a three-count indictment charging a 20-year-old Kansas man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. Prosecutors say John T. Booker Jr. of Topeka was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the Army post an hour west of […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense

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Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six

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Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Spieth Goes Wire to Wire and Wins The Masters

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The green jacket belongs to Jordan Spieth. Spieth finished off the first wire-to-wire victory at the Masters since 1976 with a dominating four-stroke triumph Sunday. About the only thing that didn’t go his way was the final hole, where he made a bogey to merely tie the tournament scoring record. Tiger Woods won his first green […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]

Royals Push Winning Streak to Four

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Kendrys Morales homered, Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals remained unbeaten with a 4-2 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in the Angels’ home opener. Eric Hosmer drove in an early run and Jason Vargas pitched six solid innings against his former team for the defending AL champion Royals. They […]

VIDEO: Large Tornado Causes Damage in Northern Illinois

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A large tornado has touched down near the central Illinois community of Rochelle, and authorities say initial reports indicate it has caused significant damage. A sheriff’s dispatcher who declined to give her name due to department policy said there was widespread damage but no immediate reports of injuries when a tornado swept across the town of Hillcrest, about 80 […]

Phone Systems Hamper White Sox-Royals Game in KC

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The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down. Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or replay officials. Chief […]

Jones and Allen Lead Duke to Comeback Title Victory

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Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night in a 68-63 comeback win over Wisconsin. Okafor spent big chunks of the second half on the bench after drawing his third, then his fourth foul. When he returned, […]

Driveway Tax Squashes Reappointment Bid of Former Mayor

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Lawmakers have rejected the reappointment of the former mayor of Mission to the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission because of a special tax she championed while leading the Kansas City suburb. The Kansas Senate voted 19-18 Thursday to reject Laura McConwell for the state board that regulates casino gambling. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback had nominated […]