KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Brad Miller stepped to the plate against one of baseball's best closers in the ninth inning of a tied game, a sellout crowd rooting for him to fail.
Before the World Cup, Uruguay was worried about Luis Suarez's knee and Colombia was fretting over injured Radamel Falcao. Considering the wild celebrations Thursday, neither should have.
DETROIT - With his team in need of a victory and an anxious crowd waiting, Joe Nathan took the mound and struck out the last three hitters of the game.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs will head into training camp next month with just as many questions as they had in their first season under Andy Reid.
Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The king is dead. The World Cup will have a new champion.
RED SOX 2, TWINS 1 (10)
DETROIT - Alex Gordon's grounder up the middle looked like a routine out - until it hit second base and took a wacky bounce, allowing the game's first run to score.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is replacing the video boards and sound system inside Bramlage Coliseum as part of nearly $2.4 million in upgrades to the school's basketball arena.
DETROIT - Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas homered as part of a seven-run second inning, and the Kansas City Royals took over first place in the AL Central on Tuesday night with their ninth straight victory, 11-4 over the Detroit Tigers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two Pro Bowl players were gone from the start of the Chiefs' mandatory minicamp, one of them hoping to land a new contract and the other so that the team might be able to afford it.
LAWRENCE - Everyone figures to become a fan of Kansas basketball next summer.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The headline from the World Cup, Day 6: Big favorite Brazil is vulnerable.
RED SOX 1, TWINS 0
DETROIT - Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 11-8 Monday night.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.
HOYLAKE, England - Even when he's not the favorite, Tiger Woods is still the show at the British Open.
OYONNAX, France - French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
MINNEAPOLIS - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
BESANCON, France - With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, the path is wide open for Vincenzo Nibali to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998.
Dwyane Wade is staying with the Miami Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he's ever known some flexibility in the coming years.
CLEVELAND - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.
LOS ANGELES - A neurologist testified Monday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer's disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway.
ORIOLES 8, NATIONALS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Back on the mound at Tropicana Field, Kansas City's James Shield looked and felt right at home.
LONDON - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.
ATHLETICS 4, BLUE JAYS 2