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Royals ‘double’ up Kluber, Indians to even set

KANSAS CITY- Left-hander Jason Vargas turned in six solid innings, and the Royals delivered five straight hits and three runs on three consecutive doubles in the third off Indians starter Corey Kluber in a 4-2 win on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

June 04, 2015 | JASON BECK/MLB.com | AP Sports


Hosmer, Young named Royals Player, Pitcher of the Month for May

KANSAS CITY, Mo.- The Kansas City Royals announced that first baseman Eric Hosmer is the Royals Majestic Player of the Month for May, while right-handed pitcher Chris Young is the club's Pitcher of the Month. The player award is determined by a combined fan and media vote, with the pitcher award voted on by local media.

June 03, 2015 | | AP Sports


Bishop Named to CFB HOF Ballot

MANHATTAN, Kan.- Former K-State great and record-setting quarterback Michael Bishop was one of 76 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced today.

June 03, 2015 | KSU sports information | AP Sports


Capsule preview of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (67-15, 12-3) vs. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (53-29, 12-2).

June 03, 2015 | Brian Mahoney/FOXSPORTS.COM | AP Sports


Royals’ bats can’t connect in loss to Indians

KANSAS CITY- Michael Brantley singled to center to drive in Jason Kipnis with two out in the eighth inning and the Indians won their third straight and fifth in six games with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the suddenly reeling Royals.

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


Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings, telling The Associated Press that he will participate in the team's voluntary practice on Tuesday and still has love for his team after nine months away.

June 02, 2015 | JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


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


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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


Kerr knows what the Warriors face in Game 6 of NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - Steve Kerr's players had never been to the NBA Finals so only he knows what the Golden State Warriors face in Game 6 tonight.

June 16, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


8 Royals on track to start at All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) - Eight players from the AL champion Kansas City Royals are now on track to start at the July 14 All-Star game in Cincinnati, with Omar Infante overtaking Houston's Jose Altuve at second base.

June 16, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals' bats ignite in victory over Brewers

MILWAUKEE- The Royals scored early, then held off the Brewers late to secure an 8-5 win on Monday night at Miller Park.

June 16, 2015 | Adam McCalvy/MLB.com | AP Sports


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