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With 5 All-Star starters, KC seeks another

KANSAS CITY- Five Royals continue to be in position to start in the All-Star Game based on voting results released this week, and a sixth, first baseman Eric Hosmer, is closing the gap on Detroit's Miguel Cabrera. Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com and all 30 club sites -- on their computers, tablets and smartphones -- using the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot until Thursday, July 2, at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the first time, voting is exclusively online, where fans may submit up to 35 ballots.

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


Dwight Coleby to Transfer to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan.- Center Dwight Coleby will be transferring to Kansas after two seasons at Ole Miss. The 6-9, 240-pound Nassau, Bahamas, native has signed a grant-in-aid agreement to attend KU, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have two years eligibility, Kansas head coach Bill Self announced Monday.

June 01, 2015 | KUATHLETICS.COM | AP Sports


Royals suffer extra dose of defeat vs. Cubs

CHICAGO- David Ross drove in Kris Bryant on a blooper to left field with one out in the 11th inning to give the Cubs a 2-1 walk-off win over the Royals on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

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


Cain’s go-ahead double gives KC big lift

CHICAGO- Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain had been scuffling a bit, hitting just .242 over his past 24 games.

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


Curry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage.

May 28, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Rios could return to Royals on Friday

NEW YORK- Royals manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Alex Rios, on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha, will be re-evaluated on Thursday and could rejoin the team on Friday in Chicago for the series opener against the Cubs.

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


Home runs sink Young at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK- Alex Rodriguez belted a go-ahead three-run homer and right-hander Michael Pineda delivered 6 2/3 superb innings as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

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


Rockets’ Howard won’t be suspended for Game 5 vs Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

May 27, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.

May 27, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals bitten by Yankees’ early power surge

NEW YORK- Right-hander Adam Warren threw 6 1/3 strong innings, while Mark Teixeira drove in four runs with a double and a homer as the Yankees rolled to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

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


Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.

May 26, 2015 | KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Not Guthrie’s day as Royals drop opener

NEW YORK- The Yankees snapped their six-game losing streak in grand fashion on Monday, cruising to a 14-1 victory over the Royals in the series opener at Yankee Stadium.

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


LeBron’s triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.

May 25, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Juan Pablo Montoya wins his second Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS - With a bold move on a teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya became a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.

May 25, 2015 | CHRIS JENKINS | AP Sports


Slow start, tough breaks mar Ventura’s line

KANSAS CITY- Just because right-hander Yordano Ventura started off a little rocky in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals doesn't mean Royals manager Ned Yost didn't like what he saw.

May 25, 2015 | By Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | 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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