Royals Offense Struggles Against Gipson

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Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas CityRoyals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins […]

Royals Get Swept By Astros

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Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to help the Houston Astros complete a three-game sweep of a the Kansas City Royals with a 6-5 win on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 5 in the seventh when Kelvin Herrera (1-2) plunked Altuve on the forearm. Altuve […]

USA Advances to World Cup Final

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Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia Sasic […]

Young Shuts Down Athletics

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 Chris Young bounced back from his worst start of the season to pitch six innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in the sixth off Scott Kazmir (4-5) that erased a 2-1 deficit. The Royals  won for the fourth time in five games on their road […]

Kansas Religious Freedom Laws Will Be Examined

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It appears the Kansas attorney general’s office is happy the weekend has arrived following two major court decisions issued Friday. First, the U.S. Supreme Court decreed that gay couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country in a ruling that does not bode well for the state’s arguments in a similar case now playing out in […]

Volquez and Gordon Lead Royals to Win

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Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon homered to back Edinson Volquez, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night. Unlike when these two teams met in April, when there were bench-clearing scuffles in all three games, there were no signs of lingering animosity. A few players from both clubs exchanged hugs and […]

Big Fourth Inning Keys Royals Win

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Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run and Omar Infante had three-run double in a seven-run fourth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar opened the fourth with a single to right off Roenis Elias (4-5), who had retired the first nine batters. Moustakas followed with his […]

Kansas Chancellor Will Donate Her Raise Back to School

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University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will join leaders of other state universities in refusing to keep a raise recently approved by the Board of Regents. The university says Gray-Little will donate her raise back to the school. Spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson declined to say specifically what funds the chancellor would donate to. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Gray-Little regularly makes gifts […]

Blanton Silences Mariners Bats in Win

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Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland all pitched one inning […]

US Women’s National Team Advances in World Cup

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Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night. Abby Wambach’s penalty kick early in the second half went wide after Colombia goalkeeper Catalina Perez — a backup herself — was ejected for a foul on […]

Spieth Triumphant at Chambers Bay

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 Jordan Spieth is now 2-for-2 in major golf championships this year. Spieth has followed his Masters win with a victory in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington state. The 21-year-old closed with a 1-under 69 on Sunday that left him 5-under for the tournament, one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. Spieth […]

Red Sox Thump Royals

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— David Ortiz passed two Hall of Famers with his 476th home run, and the Boston Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits Sunday in a 13-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals  Hanley Ramirez hit his team-best 15th homer and Mookie Betts also went deep for the Red Sox, who set a season high […]

Audio: Royals Win 7-4 Over Red Sox

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Ned Yost Mike Moustakas   Kendrys Morales homered on his 32nd birthday and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday night. Morales hit a two-run, tie-breaking shot in a five-run fifth off Rick Porcello (4-8). It was his third career homer on his birthday. The Red Sox lost […]

Kansas State President Giving Salary Increase to Staff

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The president of Kansas State University says he’s giving the money he would make in a raise to be used elsewhere at the university. President Kirk Schulz announced on the university’s website he won’t keep the 2 percent raise approved by the state’s Board of Regents on Thursday. Schulz thanked the Regents for the raise and credits them with […]

Boston Grabs 7-3 Victory Over Royals

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Eduardo Rodriguez pitched capably into the seventh inning, Mookie Betts had a career-best four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Friday night. Rodriguez (3-1), who gave up nine runs in 4 2-3 innings in his previous start against Toronto, allowed one run and six hits in 6 1-3 […]

Day #2 Of The U.S. Open

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Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson start the day tied for the lead at the U.S. Open, the second major of the season in men’s golf. Each shot a 5-under 65 yesterday at the British Open-style links course in University Place, Washington, outside of Seattle. Patrick Reed completed the opening round one shot back with Matt […]

Ned Yost Now Winningest Manager In Club History, Royals Win 3-2 Over Brewers

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Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals’ two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain’s sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on […]

Warriors Wait 40 Years to Earn their 2nd Title

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The Golden State Warriors have won their first NBA championship since 1975, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala each had 25 points for the Warriors, who won the final three games after Cleveland had taken a 2-1 lead. Iguodala earned the Finals MVP. Iguodala didn’t start a single game […]

USA Defeats Nigeria Wins Group

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Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women’s national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women’s World Cup. It was Wambach’s 14th World Cup goal, pulling her even with Birgit Prinz for second on the all-time list behind Brazil’s […]

Cain, Volquez Lift Royals Over Brewers.

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Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer, and normally lights-out reliever Greg Holland struggled in the ninth before the Kansas City Royals held off the Milwaukee Brewers for an 8-5 win Monday night. The Royals won in manager Ned Yost’s first regular season game back in Milwaukee since being fired by the Brewers late in the 2008 campaign. […]

Blackhawks Earn Third Cup in Six Years

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Make that a championship hat trick for these Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith scored, and the Blackhawks won their third Stanley Cup in six years, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 on Monday night. Chicago clinched a championship at home for the first time since 1938 and won its third title […]

Curry Lights Up Cavs in Win

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Stephen Curry scored 37 points and the Golden State Warriors took a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals with a 104-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night. Curry had 17 in the fourth quarter, including seven straight to put away the game after Cleveland got within eight points in the final 2 minutes. The […]

Cards Bullpen Holds off Royals

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Call-up Tyler Lyons had a solid outing and Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the fifth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Kansas City Royals for the second straight day, 3-2 on Saturday. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, who took two of three from the Cardinals at home […]

Garcia Dominates, Cardinals Beat Royals 4-0

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Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and helped himself with an RBI single for the St. Louis Cardinals, who ended the Kansas City Royals’ four-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory in the opener of a high-profile weekend interleague series on Friday night. Jon Jay snapped a 2-for-24 slump this month with a […]

Prime-Time Viewing For Woods, Spieth At US Open

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Tiger Woods and Masters champion Jordan Spieth will start the U.S. Open on prime-time TV. Spieth was placed in the same group as Jason Day and Justin Rose for the opening two rounds next week at Chambers Bay. They will tee off at 5:17 p.m. EDT as Fox Sports makes its debut in major championship […]

The NBA Finals Are Now A Best-Of-3

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The series is tied at two games apiece following the Warriors’ 103-82 win over the Cavaliers at Cleveland. Andre Iguodala  and Stephen Curry each scored 22 points as Golden State avoided its first three-game losing streak of the entire season. The Warriors hit 12 3-pointers, with Curry going 4-for-7 and Iguodala 4-for-9. Iguodala was inserted […]

Royals Earn Sweep of Twins

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Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer, Edinson Volquez struck out six batters over seven innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota 7-2 on Wednesday to finish the first series sweep this season of the Twins at home. The Twins scored 11 runs while stumbling to a 1-5 record on this home-stand, which handed the division […]

Cavaliers Take Series Lead with Game Three Win

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LeBron James had 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 96-91 victory over the Golden State Warriors and a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The Warriors trimmed a 20-point deficit down to one with about 2 1/2 minutes left, but Matthew Dellavedova converted a three-point play, James […]

Lightning Top Hawks In Chicago

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Cedric Paquette (pah-KEHT’) has scored 15 regular-season and playoff goals during his brief NHL career. The 15th has given the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. Pacquette scored with 3:11 remaining to cap the Lightning’s comeback in a 3-2 triumph over the Blackhawks in Chicago. Brandon Saad (sahd) put the […]

Morales, Vargas Give Royals Boost Over Twins

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Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Vargas (5-2) gave up five hits and struck out two, Morales hit a two-run shot in the second inning and Eric […]

USA Tops Australia in World Cup Opener

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Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the Americans’ opener at the Women’s World Cup. Christen Press also scored for the second-ranked U.S., which is seeking its third World Cup title and first since 1999. Lisa De Vanna tied the score midway through the […]

Cleveland Steals Game Two in Overtime

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The NBA Finals are tied at a game apiece after the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors split a pair of overtime games in Oakland. The Cavaliers blew an 11-point lead late in the fourth quarter Sunday night before pulling out a 95-93 victory over the Warriors in Game 2. LeBron James shot just 11 of […]

Warriors Take Game One of NBA Finals

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Stephen Curry scored 26 points, including the first four of overtime, and the Golden State Warriors overcame LeBron James’ 44 points for a 108-100 victory Thursday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Warriors scored the first 10 points of the extra period, pitching a shutout until James’ meaningless basket with […]

FIFA: Blazer’s Plea Included Admission Of Bribes

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Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer told a U.S. federal judge that he and others on the governing body’s ruling panel agreed to receive bribes to vote for South Africa to host the 2010 World Cup. Prosecutors unsealed a 20-page transcript Wednesday of the November 2013 hearing in U.S. District Court during which Blazer […]