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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


Montgomery adds to Royals' pain vs. lefties

SEATTLE- The Royals continued their struggles against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

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


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - Jordan Spieth is halfway home to the Grand Slam, a prize only three of the biggest names in modern golf have ever chased.

June 22, 2015 | DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer | AP Sports


Young, Royals roughed up in rubber game

KANSAS CITY- Mookie Betts came within a single of hitting for the cycle, the Red Sox pounded out 16 hits and Wade Miley served up six scoreless innings in a 13-2 Father's Day blowout of the Royals on Sunday afternoon.

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


Early deficit too much to overcome vs. Boston

KANSAS CITY- Rookie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez bounced back from a horrific start against Toronto and gave up just one run over 6 1/3 innings to lead Boston to a 7-3 win over the Royals on Friday night at sold-out (38,190) Kauffman Stadium.

June 20, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals stay hot with 4th straight over Brewers

KANSAS CITY- Three early runs were enough for the Royals to finish a sweep of their home-and-home Interleague series against the Brewers, as Ned Yost became the winningest manager in Royals history with a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

June 19, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big innings mean big win for Royals

KANSAS CITY- The Interleague series shifted from Miller Park to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, but the result remained the same. The Royals scored at least seven runs against Brewers pitching for the third straight night in a 10-2 win, helping Joe Blanton emerge from his first Major League start in nearly two years with a victory, while Ned Yost tied Whitey Herzog for the most managerial wins in franchise history.

June 18, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals, mascot face civil case in hot dog injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jurors have begun deliberations in a lawsuit against the Kansas City Royals by a man who was struck in the eye by a foil-wrapped hotdog flung by the team's mascot.

June 17, 2015 | | AP Sports


Young logs 3 RBIs, fires Royals past Brewers

MILWAUKEE- Chris Young produced on the mound and at the plate, firing seven scoreless innings and driving in three runs as the Royals rolled to a 7-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night to take both games of the Interleague set.

June 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Warriors win NBA title, down LeBron, Cavs 105-97 in Game 6

CLEVELAND (AP) - As the final seconds ticked off and the Warriors began bouncing in celebration on their bench, Stephen Curry looked up and saw LeBron James coming at him.

June 17, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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Royals rally behind Zobrist’s 2 home runs to beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) - Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat ...

August 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


Jays hit 3 home runs, beat Royals, 5-2

TORONTO (AP) - Dioner Navarro is about to be reunited with an old teammate, and he's excited about what they might achieve together.

July 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Guthrie, Royals can't finish sweep

CLEVELAND- The Indians unleashed a week of pent-up offensive frustration upon the Kansas City Royals with a season-high 18 hits and four home runs in ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was expected back on ...

July 29, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Hosmer continues to feast on Indians pitching

CLEVELAND- Royals manager Ned Yost has no explanation for why Eric Hosmer wears out the Indians.

July 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

July 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Hosmer's four RBIs push Royals past Indians

CLEVELAND- The Royals started this three-game series with a bang, belting two homers, including a three-run shot by Eric Hosmer in the first inning as ...

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


Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio enter Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker - Hall of Famer.

July 27, 2015 | John Kekis, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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