Davis, Herrera Make All-Star Game, Moose Part of Fan Vote

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Major League Baseball announced this evening that Kansas City Royals relief pitchers Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera have been selected to the American League All-Star team.  In addition, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas has also been selected as one of five A.L. players up for the Esurance MLB All-Star Final Vote. Both pitchers will be […]

Royals Recall Paulo Orlando; Designate RHP Jason Frasor For Assignment

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Paulo Orlando from Triple-A Omaha.  He will be in uniform for tonight’s 7:10 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.  In a corresponding roster move, right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor has been designated for assignment. Orlando, 29, will begin his second stint with the Major League […]

Royals Recall Cheslor Cuthbert; Place Moustakas On Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Triple-A Omaha and placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency List.  Cuthbert will be in uniform (#19) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cuthbert, 22, is making his first appearance on the 25-man roster […]

Four Royals Selected As Starters For AL All-Star Roster

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A franchise record four Kansas City Royals will represent the American League as starters in the 2015 All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today.  Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon will all be in the starting lineup in the Midsummer Classic set for Tuesday, July 14 at Cincinnati’s […]

Jayhawks Take Care of Brazil in Group Play

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For consecutive games, guard Wayne Selden, Jr. put up All-American numbers as he led USA to an 81-72 victory over Brazil in its second contest of the World University Games Sunday at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   With the win, USA, which is comprised mainly of University of Kansas players and staff, improved […]

Royals Can’t Complete Comeback

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Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton (2-2), homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’ grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the […]

Kansas State Parks Race to Recover From High Water

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Workers have been scrambling to ready flood-damaged Kansas parks for an expected onslaught of Fourth of July visitors. Linda Lanterman is state park director for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. She says waters are receding and conditions are “looking good,” despite a few trouble spots that include some closed swim beaches and […]

Kansas Claws Back to Win against Turkey

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Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team, gave its home country a little more to celebrate on Independence Day by defeating Turkey 66-57 in the opening round of the 2015 World University Games at Dongkang College Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Behind 19 points from Wayne Selden, Jr., the USA Team (1-0) used a […]

Royals Option Christian Colon

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have selected the contract of infielder Dusty Coleman from Triple-A Omaha and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.  In a corresponding roster move, the club has optioned infielder Christian Colon to Omaha.  The addition of Coleman brings the Royals’ 40-man roster to 40 players. Coleman, […]

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 […]

USA National Team Runs Away from China, 93-56

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Kansas men’s basketball, representing the USA National Team at the 2015 World University Games, ran past China 93-56 in a scrimmage game Thursday afternoon at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea.   Down 11-7 midway through the first quarter, guard Tyler Self started a USA 11-2 run by hitting a jumper followed by […]

Dwyer’s Hat Trick Sends Sporting KC to Quarters in US Open Cup

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Dom Dwyer became the first player in team history to score four goals in a competitive match as Sporting Kansas City earned an emphatic 6-2 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday to advance to the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. Krisztian Nemeth added two goals on the record-setting night at Sporting Park to […]

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 […]

2015 Mid-Plains League All-Star Game

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The Mid-Plains League is proud to announce it’s roster for the 2015 All-Star Game.   The game will be played on Sunday July 5th in Junction City, Kansas at 7:00 PM. This year’s opponent is the Puerto Rican Summer Collegiate Baseball Club.   Each team in the Mid-Plains League has at least one representative at the […]

KU’s Carlton Bragg Breaks Nose In Practice

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Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self on forward Carlton Bragg, Jr., who broke his nose in practice at Gwangju High School on Wednesday, July 1. “Unfortunately, today Carlton broke his nose. We’ll see how long he will be out of pocket. Hopefully he won’t miss very much. A turned ankle is actually a worse injury […]

Keuchel Dominates Royals

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Dallas Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Houston Astros a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. The performance comes after Keuchel (10-3) threw a six-hit shutout in a win over the New York Yankees in his previous start. Keuchel struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter to […]

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 […]

Blanton Struggles, McCullers Shuts Down Royals Bats

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Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City’s four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34. […]

Santa Fe Trail Working Ranch Rodeo At Council Grove July 3-4

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       Working ranch cowboys from several Midwest states will converge on Council Grove for the Fourth of July.      “It’s the 29th annual Santa Fe Trail Ranch Rodeo, Friday and Saturday evenings, July 3-4, in the arena east of Council Grove, just off Highway 56, beginning at 7 o’clock,” announced Clay Wilson, president of the Morris […]

Guthrie Leads Royals to Win and Sweep of A’s

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Jeremy Guthrie struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory on Sunday. Omar Infante hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run sixth inning for the Royals, who have won five of six to […]

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 […]