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Red Sox fire Valentine after tumultuous season

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.

October 04, 2012 | By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Pair of wild-card matchups set for today

NEW YORK - By sometime Friday night, either Chipper Jones will be out of baseball or the defending World Series champion Cardinals will be out of the playoffs.

October 04, 2012 | By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Weis aims to model Kansas after No. 7 Kansas State

LAWRENCE - It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.

October 04, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals finish another year with losing record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The season began with the Kansas City Royals toting along the slogan, "Our Time," a reference to the young and enthusiastic players who have slowly matriculated through their farm system.

October 04, 2012 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tigers' Cabrera becomes first Triple Crown winner since 1967

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Only a precious few people will ever know exactly how it looked when Miguel Cabrera, one of baseball's reluctant superstars, finally celebrated history 45 years in the making.

October 04, 2012 | | AP Sports


Seventh-ranked Kansas State finding balance through air

MANHATTAN - In a league of high-powered offenses that love to air it out, Kansas State is a misfit.

October 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Championship implications everywhere on Saturday

A burgeoning rivalry hits a peak in the SEC, a new rivalry begins to emerge in the Big Ten and Notre Dame and Miami bring an old rivalry to a new setting.

October 03, 2012 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Two surprise teams to meet tonight

NEW YORK - The Arizona Cardinals are being proclaimed the most pleasant surprise of the early NFL season. At 4-0 and with a stingy, playmaking defense and a game-changing receiver in Larry Fitzgerald, they look like a title contender.

October 03, 2012 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


THE GIVING WAY

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Of all the things the Chiefs should be focusing on this time of year, with the season four weeks old and the Baltimore Ravens coming to town on Sunday, something as elementary as protecting the football shouldn't be topping the list.

October 03, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Cabrera still in quest of Triple Crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera sat in front of his locker in the corner of the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, slinging some Spanish banter at a table full of teammates.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Chiefs coach says Cassel remains as his starting QB

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium in the auditorium beneath Arrowhead Stadium after another embarrassing loss and announced that Matt Cassel will remain the Chiefs' starting quarterback.

October 02, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Yankees win in extra innings to stay one game ahead of Orioles

NEW YORK (AP) - Raul Ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, then had an RBI single in the 12th, helping the Yankees remain a game up on Baltimore in the AL East with one game to go by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals rally past Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had two hits, drove in two runs and pressed ever closer to the first Triple Crown in 45 years Tuesday night. Now, the question facing the Detroit Tigers star is whether to play in the regular-season finale against Kansas City.

October 02, 2012 | | AP Sports


Tigers clinch AL Central title with win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a homer during a five-run sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


Baltimore falls one game back

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles are facing an uphill battle to win the AL East.

October 01, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Royals sending a fighting message early in season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series.

April 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals grab victory in 13 innings

CHICAGO (AP) - A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Royals to a win over the White Sox.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


The best is still ahead for young Royals

Dayton Moore became general manager of the Royals on June 8, 2006, and he was charged with rebuilding a once-proud small-market franchise that was in the midst of a playoff drought that would last 29 years.

April 23, 2015 | Dan O'Dowd, MLB.com | AP Sports


Beaty wrapping up first spring practices as new Kansas coach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - One thing that has become abundantly clear during David Beaty's first spring in charge of the Kansas football program is that he likes to get things done at lightning pace.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals foiled in sweep bid against Twins

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Mike Pelfrey threw seven shutout innings, while Brian Dozier and Kennys Vargas each delivered RBI singles in a three-run first as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

April 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Oklahoma City Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks after 7 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Scott Brooks did everything but win a championship.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moustakas sends Royals past Twins late

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Ned Yost stuck by Mike Moustakas when just about everyone else had given up on him, dutifully penciling him into the Royals' starting lineup at third base despite all of his slumps.

April 22, 2015 | | AP Sports


Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

ATLANTA (AP) - After leading the Atlanta Hawks to the top seed in the Eastern Conference coming off tumultuous summer, Mike Budenholzer beat out Golden State's Steve Kerr for NBA coach of the year on Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Sheriff: Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is a master manipulator

The sheriff who had former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in custody for more than 18 months said Tuesday that he's a master manipulator and will probably do fine in prison now that he has been sentenced to life for murder.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Amid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.

April 21, 2015 | | AP Sports


Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award

NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams has won the NBA's Sixth Man Award.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new playoff system that the Buckeyes mastered.

April 20, 2015 | | AP Sports


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