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'Skins Game: Griffin III signs pact

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins ended their contract impasse Wednesday when the rookie quarterback signed a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $21.1 million. It also includes a club option for a fifth year.

July 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler’s walk-off homer gives Royals 8-7 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals outlasted the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Wednesday night.

July 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners pound Royals in 9-6 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders each hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 Tuesday night.

July 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Lin headed for Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston.

July 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Bautista on disabled list after injury

NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Bautista was worried his injury was worse.

July 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Schleck pulled from Tour de France

PAU, France (AP) - Star rider Frank Schleck of Luxembourg failed a doping test and pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, another reminder of how drugs persist in shadowing cycling's premier event.

July 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Mariners beat up on Sanchez & Royals, 9-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, and the Seattle Mariners beat up the Kansas City Royals and their beleaguered starter in a 9-4 victory Monday night.

July 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jayhawks content with state of stadium

LAWRENCE (AP) - University of Kansas athletic officials would like nothing better to enhance Memorial Stadium where the Jayhawks play football, but they also say they realize what they have now isn't that bad.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Teammates expected to challenge Phelps, Bolt

LONDON - Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Langer leads US Senior Open

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Greipel wins 13th stage

LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Escobar’s blasts lead Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larkin, Santo headline Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn ...

August 31, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning ...

August 31, 2015 | PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals come up just short in finale vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG- Kevin Kiermaier hit his second home run in as many days and the bullpen backed a solid start by Nathan Karns with four ...

August 31, 2015 | Michael Kolligian/MLB.com | AP Sports


Titans’ Mariota, Chiefs’ rookies to reunite in preseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking forward to a Pac-12 reunion when Tennessee travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Cueto effect: Ventura improves since KC trade

KANSAS CITY- As Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura racked up a career-high 11 strikeouts in six scoreless innings during the Royals' 5-3 win over Baltimore on ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ventura leads Royals to series win over O's

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Yordano Ventura threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters while red-hot Mike Moustakas had three hits and two ...

August 28, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins dead at 58

(AP) - Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for ...

August 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moose continues to rake with 15th home run

KANSAS CITY- Don't look now, but Mike Moustakas is now second on the Royals in home runs with 15, just three behind Salvador Perez.

August 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs dealing with mounting number of nagging injuries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have not had that moment in training camp or preseason when everyone notices a player hobbling to ...

August 26, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kendrys' jack into fountains helps Royals sink O's

KANSAS CITY- Kendrys Morales belted his 14th homer of the season and Mike Moustakas had two hits and an RBI as the Royals held on ...

August 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Alex Smith laying blame for struggles on knowledge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith, one of the reasons that general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were ...

August 25, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals just have a knack for two-out knocks

KANSAS CITY- Much like they have all season, the Royals simply don't know when to quit -- with two out that is.

August 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Former Wildcat Nelson hurt as Packers fall to Steelers 24-19

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jordy Nelson caught the ball, spun and prepared to dart downfield.

August 24, 2015 | WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals string together bizarre rally

BOSTON- One of the craziest ninth innings of the season unfolded in the Royals' 8-6 win over the Red Sox on a misty Sunday afternoon ...

August 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Defense has rare off night at Fenway

BOSTON- The Royals, possibly the best defensive team in baseball, had a rare lapse in the field throughout a forgettable 7-2 loss to the Red ...

August 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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