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Cards win

HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals completed one of baseball's greatest comebacks, clinching the NL wild card Wednesday night with an 8-0 win over Houston and a later loss by Atlanta.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Braves lose

ATLANTA (AP) - With the season on the line, the Atlanta Braves couldn't get the final three outs.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Allen still fond of Chiefs fans, disdain for KC front office

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Jared Allen's return to Kansas City this week isn't his priority focus.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Another chance for Texans to prove themselves

The Houston Texans have failed many a litmus test in their near-decade of NFL existence. They're still searching for a playoff berth.

September 28, 2011 | By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


BIG RED GOES BLACK

In case you were wondering, black.

September 28, 2011 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Royals finish season with 1-0 loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trevor Plouffe's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning gave Carl Pavano and the Twins a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, helping Minnesota stave off a 100-loss season.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


Upstart Cards, downtrodden Braves enter final day tied for NL wild-card berth

ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hudson relishes the chance to pitch in such an important game.

September 28, 2011 | Mack McClure | AP Sports


Devil Rays tied with Red Sox entering final day for AL wild card

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays are loose and raring to go, ready to work overtime - if necessary - to win the AL wild card.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


PRETENDERS OR CONTENDERS?

Kansas State and Iowa State got picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 standings. After undefeated starts in nonconference play, they will get a chance this week to show whether they're contenders or pretenders.

September 27, 2011 | BY JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


Jayhawks believe bye week has them Big 12 ready

LAWRENCE (AP) - Circle the wagons and rally the troops. The cliches rolled off the tongues of just about every member of the Kansas Jayhawks' football team Tuesday afternoon, and with good reason.

September 27, 2011 | | AP Sports


No. 12 Gators take aim to turn Tide in series

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida was essentially noncompetitive in its last two games against Alabama.

September 27, 2011 | | AP Sports


Chiefs show improvement, short-lived as it may be

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Leonard Pope cradled the touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Cassel with just less than 5 minutes left in the game, pulling the Kansas City Chiefs within a field goal of the San Diego Chargers in a critical game on the road.

September 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


PUNT, PASS & KICK

September 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


Cabrera gets 200th hit as Royals beat Minnesota, 7-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Melky Cabrera became the first Kansas City player in 11 years to get 200 hits and Mike Moustakas hit the go-ahead home run in a four-run sixth inning as the Royals topped the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Monday night.

September 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


NFL capsules

PHILADELPHIA - With Michael Vick knocked out of another game, Eli Manning and the New York Giants wouldn't let the Philadelphia Eagles finish off their comeback.

Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the Giants beat the Eagles 29-16 Sunday.

September 26, 2011 | | AP Sports


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ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals-White Sox postponed due to rain

CHICAGO- The conclusion of Friday night's game, which was suspended after eight innings with the game tied at 2-2, and today's regularly scheduled game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals at U.S. Cellular Field were postponed due to a forecast of continuing rain and inclement weather throughout today.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


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


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