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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


Duffy pitches Royals to 6th straight win

KANSAS CITY- Left-hander Danny Duffy worked six scoreless innings and Alex Rios and Alcides Escobar delivered early run-scoring hits as the Royals won their sixth in a row with a 3-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.

July 11, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Cain, Perez homer to sweep Rays

KANSAS CITY- The Royals defeated the Rays, 8-3, Thursday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium to complete a four-game sweep. The Royals have won five in a row while the Rays have lost 15 of 18.

July 10, 2015 | Bill Chastain/MLB.com | AP Sports


Moustakas continues to lead Final Vote

KANSAS CITY- While Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas missed his fourth straight game Thursday, the results of the #VoteMoose campaign to send Moustakas to the Esurance MLB All-Star Game 2015 Final Vote would lead one to think he never left.

July 10, 2015 | Jordan Wilson/MLB.com | AP Sports


Jordan spurns Mavericks for Clippers after teammates' plea

DALLAS (AP) - DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.

July 09, 2015 | SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writers JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writers | AP Sports


Royals ride five-run 5th to sting Archer, Rays

KANSAS CITY- Even the Rays' best couldn't tame the Royals, who continued to hit on Wednesday night en route to a 9-7 win, their third consecutive win in the series. The four-game set at Kauffman Stadium concludes on Thursday afternoon.

July 09, 2015 | Bill Chastain/MLB.com | AP Sports


Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, who spent more than four decades with the franchise and helped build its only Super Bowl team, died early Sunday. He was 86.

July 08, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals ride four-run sixth for DH sweep of Rays

KANSAS CITY- Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning that broke the game open, and Alex Gordon had four hits and four RBIs as the Royals completed a doubleheader sweep with a 7-1 victory over the Rays on Tuesday night.

July 08, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Fan hit by line drive and injured during Braves-Brewers game

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A woman sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout was injured Monday night when she was hit by a line drive off the bat of Atlanta's Eury Perez.

July 07, 2015 | RICH ROVITO, Associated Press | AP Sports


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 07, 2015 | JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer | AP Sports


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Chiefs beat Rams 24-17, finish preseason unbeaten

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs rested all of their regulars and still finished the preseason unbeaten.

September 04, 2015 | R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals log 20 hits to win slugfest with Tigers

KANSAS CITY- After scoring 12 runs the previous night, the Royals came back to batter the Tigers' pitching staff again on Thursday in a marathon ...

September 04, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Judge lets Brady play, ruling against NFL in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy ...

September 03, 2015 | LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press and TOM HAYS, Associated Press | AP Sports


Royals' 4 homers, Ventura's 11 K's tame Tigers

KANSAS CITY- Rookie Cheslor Cuthbert homered and had four RBIs, Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain each homered and had three RBIs, and right-hander Yordano Ventura ...

September 03, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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


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