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Orioles bump Red Sox from wild card race

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Boston Red Sox completed their September collapse in horrific and historic fashion, falling out of the playoff chase by allowing two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

September 28, 2011 | | AP Sports


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


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At hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

LONDON (AP) - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 02, 2015 | HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer | AP Sports


Volquez, Royals hit speed bump against Astros

HOUSTON- Jose Altuve made his final case for an All-Star starting spot on Wednesday night, and it was a memorable one.

July 02, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: Leonard, Spurs agree on parameters of 5-year deal

Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.

July 01, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI and TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writers | AP Sports


Royals' bats stay silent in rematch with Astros

HOUSTON- Auditioning for the starting nod in the All-Star Game in front of American League manager Ned Yost, ace Dallas Keuchel fired eight shutout innings and got just enough run support from George Springer's two-run homer off the foul pole in the third inning as the Astros secured a series win with a 4-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.

July 01, 2015 | Chandler Rome /MLB.com | AP Sports


Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

MONTREAL (AP) - The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

June 30, 2015 | ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Kvitova opens Wimbledon defense with 6-1, 6-0 win

LONDON (AP) - Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defense of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion.

June 30, 2015 | STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Lack of command stings Blanton in loss

HOUSTON- Maybe Joe Blanton himself said it best.

June 30, 2015 | Chris Abshire/MLB.com | AP Sports


AP Source: LeBron James bypasses option, becomes free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.

June 29, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Perez crushes key homer for 500th career hit

OAKLAND- Royals catcher Salvador Perez is keeping pretty good company in baseball's record books.

June 29, 2015 | Tracy Ringolsby/MLB.com | AP Sports


Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

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


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

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


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

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


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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