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Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals acquired Johnny Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending three prospects to the Reds for a legitimate ace for the front of their beleaguered rotation.

July 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

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


Royals' late rally in I-70 clash isn't in Cards

ST. LOUIS- In a makeup game featuring teams with the two best records in baseball, the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night behind a pair of two-run homers and a great escape by closer Trevor Rosenthal.

July 24, 2015 | Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals' four-run seventh money against Bucs

KANSAS CITY- Outfielder Jarrod Dyson delivered the decisive hit for the second straight night -- a safety-squeeze single -- and right-hander Edinson Volquez fired 7 2/3 strong innings as the Royals rolled to a 5-1 win over the Pirates in Wednesday night's rubber game at sold-out (39,105 fans) Kauffman Stadium.

July 23, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Dyson keys 3-run 8th as Royals hold off Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Jarrod Dyson lined a two-run single to right with one out in the eighth inning and the bullpen hung tough over seven-plus innings as the Royals held on for a 3-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night in front of 38,163 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

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


Women’s baseball makes history with debut at Pan Am Games

TORONTO (AP) - Women's baseball made history Monday at the Pan Am Games, the first time it's been played in a large, multi-sport event.

July 21, 2015 | STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals can't finish rally in opener vs. Pirates

KANSAS CITY- Travis Ishikawa, claimed by the Pirates off waivers two weeks ago, slammed two doubles and a home run, and drove in four runs as the Pirates held off late Royals comeback attempts for a 10-7 win on Monday night in front of 38,169 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

July 21, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa on Sunday.

July 20, 2015 | LYNSEY CHUTEL, Associated Press | AP Sports


Duffy's clutch outing gives bullpen a breather

CHICAGO- Danny Duffy knew his bullpen needed him to extend deep on Sunday against the White Sox to give his team a chance to rest after playing more than 30 innings of baseball in the last two days. He had been in this situation before, aware he needed to stay in the game.

July 20, 2015 | Greg Garno/MLB.com | AP Sports


First-place Royals poised for second-half run

KANSAS CITY- The Royals have been through fights, suspensions, numerous injuries, and yet at the All-Star break, they sit comfortably in first place by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central with a league-best 52-34 record.

July 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Rose, 3 other Reds honored on field before All-Star Game

CINCINNATI (AP) - Pete Rose came home for the All-Star Game and made a rare on-field appearance in the place where he's still treated like a king.

July 15, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cain logs 2 hits, RBI double in All-Star win

CINCINNATI- Just a couple of hours before Tuesday's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile, Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was asked if he'd like to do something really special in the game at Great American Ball Park.

July 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.

July 15, 2015 | RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Reds’ Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park

CINCINNATI (AP) - "The Toddfather" has a new title. Todd Frazier - Little League World Series star, Frank Sinatra aficionado - is baseball's new King of Swing.

July 14, 2015 | JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Orlando's HR rescues Royals against Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY- Paulo Orlando snapped a tie with a clutch homer in the eighth inning off reliever Bo Schultz to lift the Royals to an 11-10 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday in the rubber game at Kauffman Stadium.

July 13, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


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Kendrys' 16th jack isn't enough to tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Justin Verlander threw 6 2/3 innings of strong ball, giving up just two earned runs, and Ian Kinsler pounded a two-run ...

September 02, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals add veteran Gomes in trade with Braves

KANSAS CITY- The Royals on Monday night acquired right-handed hitter Jonny Gomes and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for Minor League shortstop Luis ...

September 01, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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


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