BOSTON (AP) - Dustin Pedroia was a home run from hitting for the cycle, and the pitcher who was trying to stop him wasn't a pitcher at all.
DALLAS (AP) - Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe knows there are people looking for cracks in the conference after what it went through last summer just to stay together.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.
NEW YORK (AP) - With its players locked out, the NBA has postponed its rookie transition program scheduled for Aug. 9-11.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Trucks loaded with everything from barbells to bottled water pulled out of Kansas City on Tuesday and headed north to St. Joseph, Mo.
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox botched a suicide squeeze in extra innings and gave Kansas City another chance to win. The Royals messed up their squeeze attempt, too, and still managed to score the game-winning run.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After months of public nastiness and private negotiations, of court filings and rulings, of players and owners squabbling over more than $9 billion a year, NFL fans finally saw the handshake and heard the words they awaited: "Football's back."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The front office of the Kansas City Chiefs has plenty of work to do and not much time to do it.
NEW YORK (AP) - NFL owners and players were all smiles after agreeing on a new labor deal. Any why not as both sides were feeling like winners.
WASHINGTON (AP)-Now it can be said with certainty: Get ready for some football!
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former Jackson State and Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was honored on Jackson State's campus Monday morning on what would have been his 57th birthday.
NEW YORK (AP) - With the players ratifying an agreement Monday to end the NFL lockout, the league gets back to business this week. It's a frantic schedule as everyone crams months of work into a few days.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
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LAWRENCE - Andrew Wiggins remembers sitting in the bleachers of Allen Fieldhouse long after the final whistle, watching as the crowd showered the departing Kansas players with love.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Jose Abreu hit his first home run as a Chicago White Sox split-squad and the Kansas City Royals tied 6-6 on Thursday.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Kansas City ace James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. - It's been a season of no regrets for Creighton's Doug McDermott.
LAWRENCE - Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug.
March Madness is ramping up with the conference tournaments starting this week and the NCAA tournament just around the corner.
LAWRENCE - When eighth-ranked Kansas steps onto the floor at Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday night, it will be the final home game for seniors Tarik Black, Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley.
LAWRENCE - There will not be an anointed quarterback under center at Kansas this spring.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wichita State was just about as dominant in the Missouri Valley's postseason awards Thursday as the unbeaten Shockers were in running roughshod through the league schedule.
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez each homered off Johnny Cueto and drove in three runs, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Tuesday.
MIAMI - Best player. Best game of his career.
STILLWATER, Okla. - Phil Forte matched a season high with 23 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Kansas State 77-61 on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina just keeps winning, even if the past two performances haven't been what coach Roy Williams wanted to see.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Challenged for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, umpires got it right.