Rays Avoid Sweep with Late Home Run

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Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in two games and sixth of the season. Xavier Cedeno (3-1) […]

Orioles Use Long Ball to Snap Royals Winning Streak

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Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop each hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto, and the Baltimore Orioles totaled five long balls in all Wednesday night to power their way to an 8-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals that snapped a six-game skid. Wei-Yin Chen (8-6) allowed three runs for the Orioles while scattering […]

Royals Winning Streak Goes to Four

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Kendrys Morales hit a solo homer, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer also drove in runs and the Kansas City Royals leaned on their bullpen to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night. Danny Duffy (7-6) dodged trouble for most of 5 2-3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. The left-hander struck […]

Seven Run Sixth Inning Keys Win for Kansas City

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Omar Infante led a seven-run charge in the sixth inning to support a strong start by Kris Medlen, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Monday night. Despite working on a pitch count, Medlen (2-0) lasted six innings in his first start since Sept. 27, 2013, with Atlanta. The right-hander allowed five […]

Police shoot man in Wichita Saturday after being dragged by car


Wichita police say an officer fatally shot a man after the officer was dragged by a vehicle following a traffic stop. Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says officers stopped a car around 10 p.m. Saturday and one officer approached the vehicle. There was a struggle and the man drove away, dragging the officer. The Wichita […]

Lyon County Boy Dies in ATV wreck

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 A 9-year-old Kansas boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Lyon County. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as Ryan Lane, of Reading. He was riding on the ATV on Saturday night when the 11-year-old driver lost control. The patrol says the vehicle toppled onto its side about three miles north of Miller. Lane was […]

IndyCar Driver In Coma After Wreck At Pocono

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in the crash-filled race at Pocono Raceway. IndyCar released the information on Wilson’s condition Sunday night and said he was undergoing further […]

Audio: Chiefs Hold Off Seahawks 14-13 In Second Preseason Game


Audio: HC Andy Reid Audio: QB Alex Smith Audio: S Eric Berry Audio:  WR Jeremy Maclin Audio: OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff   Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Chiefs counterpart Alex Smith struggled behind their unsettled offensive lines in Kansas City’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle on Friday night. Wilson was 9 of 15 for 78 yards, […]

Royals Get Sweep of the Reds

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Lorenzo Cain had a tie-breaking RBI single in the second inning, Ben Zobrist had four hits and Kansas City benefited from a Cincinnati baserunning gaffe as the Royals beat the Reds 4-3 Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie left in the fifth with the 4-3 lead and the bases loaded […]

Clint Bowyer to Leave Michael Waltrip Racing


Michael Waltrip Racing will not run its cars on a full-time basis after this season. The team has also granted Clint Bowyer his release so that Bowyer can look for a job for the 2016 season. The decision announced Wednesday comes after co-owner Rob Kauffman purchased an ownership stake in Chip Ganassi Racing. Kauffman bought […]

Brady, Goodell to Meet With Judge in New York Today


Tom Brady wasn’t on the practice field with the New England Patriots yesterday. That’s because he was meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. That’s according to two people familiar with the “Deflategate” legal case. The two were unable to reach a settlement over the four-game suspension Goodell handed the Patriots quarterback for his role in […]

Daniel Leads Chiefs to Preseason Win

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Arizona’s Carson Palmer was flawless in a brief appearance, Kansas City backup Chase Daniel threw for three touchdowns and the Chiefs beat the Cardinals 34-19 in the teams’ preseason opener Saturday night. Palmer, in his first game since tearing an ACL last Nov. 9, was 4 for 4 for 77 yards, directing a seven-play, 80-yard […]

Big Second Inning Keys Royals to Win

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Salvador Perez homered to lead off a six-run second inning, Johnny Cueto won his second consecutive start for Kansas City, and the Royals rolled to a 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Cueto (9-7) allowed one run and eight hits over eight innings, striking out four without a walk. The former All-Star […]

Hosmer’s Home Run Lifts Royals

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Eric Hosmer hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Danny Duffy settled down after a wild start and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night. Duffy (6-5) allowed five hits without a walk while matching a franchise record with three hit batters in just six innings. But the […]

End of a Bad 2015 Season Appears Near for Woods


The season is almost over for Tiger Woods. Could be over as soon as Friday. Woods couldn’t get putts to go in Thursday and finished at 3-over 75 after the first round of the PGA Championship. That’s nine shots behind clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson and very much in danger of missing the cut. If that […]

Tigers Rally Late to Avoid Sweep

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Ian Kinsler doubled home two runs and the Detroit Tigers batted around in a four-run eighth inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Wednesday night. The loss snapped the Royals’ eight-game home winning streak, their longest since winning their first 11 games in 2003 at Kauffman Stadium. Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez (11-7) had retired […]

Ventura Bounces Back as Royals Take Series

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Lorenzo Cain went 4 for 4 with a home run and Yordano Ventura pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Tuesday night. Cain, who raised his average to .316, led off the sixth with his 12th homer, a mammoth shot to left field. Mike Moustakas snapped an 0-for-18 drought […]

NFL Draft Returning to Chicago In 2016


The NFL draft is returning to Chicago next year. Commissioner Roger Goodell and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement at the NFL owners’ meetings on Tuesday. It’s the second straight year for Chicago after a long run at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The league was believed to be considering Los Angeles, but […]

Jets’ Geno Smith Out 6-10 Weeks Following Punch by Teammate

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New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks after being punched in the jaw by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali. Coach Todd Bowles made the announcement before training camp practice Tuesday. Enemkpali (EN-um-PAL-ee), an outside linebacker in his second season, has been released by the Jets, according to Bowles. Bowles says Smith […]

‘Deflategate’ Judge Pressures NFL, Union, Brady to Settle


A judge is urging last-minute settlement talks between the NFL, the players’ union and Tom Brady before a Wednesday hearing in the legal dispute over the superstar quarterback’s suspension for using underinflated footballs. Judge Richard Berman on Tuesday ordered the sides to have “further good faith settlement efforts” prior to the first meeting since the […]

Cueto Tosses Complete Game Shutout

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Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter in his Kansas City home debut as the Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 on Monday night. Cueto (1-1) did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. It was his sixth career shutout and second this season. Cueto, who was acquired from Cincinnati on […]

Perez Keys Offense in Royals Win

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Kendrys Morales and Salvador Perez each drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals overcame Jose Abreu’s two home runs to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-6 on Saturday night. Perez, who had been in a 6-for-32 skid, had a two-out single in the three-run fourth. Morales and Perez picked up back-to-back run-producing doubles with […]

Royals Top Chicago Behind Outing From Volquez

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Edinson Volquez pitched seven strong innings and Lorenzo Cain doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Friday night. Volquez (11-6) limited the White Sox to one run and four hits and has allowed three or less runs in seven straight starts, lowering his […]

Boyd Silences Royals Bats

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Matt Boyd pitched seven strong innings in his Tigers debut and Anthony Gose and Ian Kinsler hit key triples as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Wednesday night. Acquired last week from Toronto in the David Price trade, Boyd (1-2) only allowed one run on seven hits and didn’t walk a batter […]

Perez Powers Kansas City Past Detroit

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DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Tuesday night. The game was overshadowed by an afternoon announcement that Dave Dombrowski was being replaced as Detroit’s general manager by his top assistant, Al Avila. In 14 years with the Tigers, Dombrowski took […]

Blue Jays Take Series Against Royals with Win

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Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL’s top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City’s Alcides […]

Zobrist Leads Royals in Comeback Win

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 Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zobrist, who went 3 for 4 and scores three runs, also homered in the first and doubled and scored in […]

Royals Blow Lead in Cueto’s Debut

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Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto failed to get a decision in his Royals’ debut. After acquiring Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from Colorado and starter David Price from Detroit, the Blue […]

Blue Jays Use Long Ball to Take Down Royals

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Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in 12 consecutive games since the All-Star break, their longest […]

MLS All-Stars Beat Tottenham


The news kids in the league can play a little bit. Kaka and David Villa, a pair of 33-year-old international icons in their first season in Major League Soccer, showed they still have some panache to their games. Kaka scored on a penalty kick and set up Villa’s goal minutes later in the first half […]

Royals Denied Sweep of Indians

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One bad afternoon did little to dampen the spirits of the reigning AL champion Royals. Jeremy Guthrie allowed eight runs and tied a team record by hitting three batters Wednesday, and the Cleveland Indians routed Kansas City 12-1. The Royals, who were denied a four-game sweep, remain atop the American League with a 61-39 record. […]

Royals Walk Off in 10th Inning

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar’s game-winning looper to shallow right gave […]

Kazmir Too Much for Royals

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Scott Kazmir made a strong first impression on his new teammates. Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 31-year-old left-hander limited the Royals to three singles and only runner — Mike Moustakas in the fourth — past first base. […]

Royals Rally Falls Short

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John Lackey threw seven strong innings after a shaky beginning, Trevor Rosenthal escaped his own jam in the ninth and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Thursday night. The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after RBI singles from Perez and Rios.  Randal Grichuk and Matt Carpenter hit […]

A’s Trade Kazmir To Astros For 2 Minor Leaguers


The Oakland Athletics have begun their expected changes leading up to the trade deadline, sending left-hander Scott Kazmir to his hometown Houston Astros for a pair of minor leaguers. Oakland receives right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham in the swap with its division rival Thursday. Both were at Class-A Quad Cities. The A’s […]

Volquez Leads Royals to Series Win

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Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Wednesday night. The Pirates took the lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly but the Royals evened it up in the bottom of […]

Vargas Goes Down But Royals Rally for Win

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Next man up is a saying that really defines the Royals in 2015. Jarrod Dyson hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Dyson scored later in the inning on Alcides Escobar’s single to put the Royals up 3-0, and […]

Duffy Helps Royals Take Series

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Danny Duffy took a shutout into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career, and the surging Kansas City Royals beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Sunday. Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando homered as Kansas City (55-35) moved a season-high 20 games above .500. The AL Central leaders took three […]

Cain Lifts Royals in Extras

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Lorenzo Cain homered in the 13th inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Chicago White Sox 7-6 Saturday in a game that took nearly five hours. The AL Central-leading Royals won for the 10th time in 13 games. Cain doubled and singled early, then led off the 13th with his ninth home run of the season. […]

US Navy Says Sailor Injured in Tennessee Shooting Has Died


The U.S. Navy says the sailor who was shot earlier this week at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has died. The death was announced Saturday, two days after a shooting in Chattanooga killed four Marines and injured three others, including the sailor. The Navy statement did not give the sailor’s name. But he was earlier identified […]

Robert Streb With Impressive Opening Round 66 At British Open


On Day 1 at the British Open, the leaderboard is filled with major championship winners. Retief Goosen (66), Paul Lawrie (66), Jordan Spieth (67), Charl Schwartzel (67) and Louis Oosthuizen (67) are among those with at least one big title on their resumes. Former Masters champion Zach Johnson is also in the mix after playing […]

Kansas Lottery, Casino Revenue Hits Record High


The Kansas Lottery is reporting a record high $155 million in lottery and casino gambling revenues during the fiscal year that just ended. The state received $80 million from its share of profits from the three state-owned and operated casinos in Kansas City, Mulvane and Dodge City. That was about $1.3 million more than expected. […]

Trout, Cain Help American League Earn Home Field Advantage


Mike Trout became the first player in 26 years to lead off the All-Star Game with a home run, and the American League beat the National League 6-3 Tuesday night to secure home-field advantage in the World Series for the third straight year. Prince Fielder singled in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning off loser […]

Hometown All Star Frazier Takes Home Derby Title


Hometown All-Star Todd Frazier has won the Home Run Derby at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park, outslugging Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson 15-14 in the final round Monday night in the first year of a bracket format. The Reds’ Frazier defeated Texas’ Prince Fielder 14-13 in the first round and dispatched Toronto’s Josh Donaldson 10-9 in the […]