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Royals pick up Starling from Gardner-Edgerton with fifth pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lonnie Goldberg wasn't sure he believed Bubba Starling's home runs could actually travel 500 feet until he saw for himself.

June 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


USC stripped of 2004 BCS title

The Bowl Championship Series stripped Southern California of its 2004 title on Monday, leaving that season without a BCS champion.

June 06, 2011 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Burress leaves N.Y. prison for uncertain NFL career

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - Clad nearly all in black - hooded sweat shirt, athletic shorts, sneakers - and a white T-shirt, the tall, lanky man walked alone through a gate in a chain-link fence topped by swirls of barbed wire.

June 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat won’t look back, Mavs don’t feel defeated entering Game 4

DALLAS (AP) - A chance for another championship ahead of him, Dwyane Wade refused to look back.

June 06, 2011 | | AP Sports


Nowitzki's errant pass one of many turnovers for Mavs

DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Mavericks needed Dirk Nowitzki to keep shooting.

June 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat hold on to win Game 3

DALLAS (AP) - The Miami Heat didn't blow this one. Now they're just two wins from being crowned NBA champions.

June 05, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat shake off collapse, say they’re up for Game 3

DALLAS (AP) - After two days of intense film study and painstaking analysis of the final 14 possessions in their end-of-game collapse in Game 2 of the NBA finals, the Miami Heat finally came up with the reason why.

June 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


Casilla leads Twins over Kansas City, 7-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alexi Casilla matched a career high with four hits and drove in two runs, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

June 04, 2011 | | AP Sports


CLASSIC HEAT MELTDOWN

MIAMI (AP) - Close games were a worry for the Miami Heat in the regular season.

June 03, 2011 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Butler hits game-winning home run in 2-0 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning Wednesday to give the Kansas City Royals a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

June 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Armstrong’s lawyers seek on-air apology from ‘60 minutes’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for Lance Armstrong have demanded an on-air apology from "60 Minutes" after the head of Switzerland's anti-doping laboratory denied allegations he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

June 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Boston’s O’Neal announces retirement

BOSTON (AP) - Shaquille O'Neal, a 15-time All-Star who struggled to get on the court last season because of injuries, tweeted on Wednesday that he is going to retire after a 19-year career in which he won four titles and the 2000 league Most Valuable Player award.

June 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


NOWITZKI AILING

MIAMI (AP) - As if losing the opener of the NBA finals wasn't bad enough for the Dallas Mavericks, now they have to deal with an injured Dirk Nowitzki.

June 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


James wins first NBA Finals game; Mavs bruised & battered

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Miami Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration.

June 01, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat marvel at Mavericks point guard Kidd’s longevity

MIAMI (AP) - There are two things Heat forward LeBron James remembers from watching Mavericks guard Jason Kidd play in the early days of his NBA career.

May 31, 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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