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Mariners beat up on Sanchez & Royals, 9-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Casper Wells homered and drove in a career-high five runs, all of them against Jonathan Sanchez, and the Seattle Mariners beat up the Kansas City Royals and their beleaguered starter in a 9-4 victory Monday night.

July 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


Jayhawks content with state of stadium

LAWRENCE (AP) - University of Kansas athletic officials would like nothing better to enhance Memorial Stadium where the Jayhawks play football, but they also say they realize what they have now isn't that bad.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Teammates expected to challenge Phelps, Bolt

LONDON - Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

July 14, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Langer leads US Senior Open

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) - Fred Couples joked that someone will have to close with a 60 to catch Bernhard Langer at the U.S. Senior Open.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Greipel wins 13th stage

LE CAP D'AGDE, France (AP) - Andre Greipel of Germany led a photo-finish sprint to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday, while Britain's Bradley Wiggins retained the overall leader's yellow jersey as the race headed south to the Mediterranean.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Escobar’s blasts lead Royals over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar has been dutifully going to the gym every week, and not just going through the motions. The Royals shortstop has been putting in some work, and truly believes that he's becoming a stronger all-around player.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Larkin, Santo headline Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Barry Larkin almost seemed wistful as his mind traveled back through time.

July 14, 2012 | | AP Sports


Griffin officially withdraws from Olympic team because of knee injury

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blake Griffin has officially withdrawn from the Olympics and Anthony Davis has been added to the U.S. basketball team's roster.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Brees agrees to five-year, $100M contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees has agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints, with $60 million guaranteed, said a person familiar with the deal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


USA women's basketball team seeking fifth straight gold medal

The United States women's basketball team dominated the Beijing Games, winning by close to 38 points per game while cruising to the gold medal.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


With Griffin out, Davis gets his shot

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Police officer under investigation for racial slur directed to Boston's Crawford

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts police officer is under investigation by his own department after allegations surfaced that he directed a racial slur at Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford last week.

July 13, 2012 | | AP Sports


Not enough evidence to arrest Giants' Sandoval, according to investigators

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Investigators say there is not enough evidence to arrest San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval for an alleged sexual assault at a hotel near Santa Cruz.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Penn State probe accuses Paterno of cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials buried child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago to avoid bad publicity, according to a scathing report Thursday that exposed a powerful "culture of reverence" for the football program and portrayed the Hall of Fame coach as more deeply involved in the scandal than previously thought.

July 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion in Illinois River

HAVANA, Ill. (AP) - As scientists aboard a research boat activate an electric current, the calm Illinois River transforms into a roiling, silvery mass. Asian carp by the dozen hurtle from the water as if shot from a gun, soaring in graceful arcs before plunging beneath the surface with splashes resembling tiny geysers.

July 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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49ers-Chiefs preseason opener offers intrigue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Andy Reid has been preparing for preseason games as a head coach for nearly two decades.

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards beat KC for 6 straight

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 ...

August 10, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Len Dawson to retire after final season in booth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Chiefs QB Mahomes will start second half of preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - It has been years since the Kansas City Chiefs gave their fans any reason to stick around after halftime of their ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Cards hit 3 homers, pound Royals for 4th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Yadier Molina, Jedd Gyorko and Randal Grichuk went deep, the Cardinals scored so much in the fifth inning that they broke ...

August 08, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small town guy with Big Apple dream

SCOTT CITY - It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing ...

August 08, 2017 | By Barbara Barker Newsday (TNS) | AP Sports


Chiefs receivers focus of attention in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The hole that Jeremy Maclin's surprising offseason release left in the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver corps was underscored last ...

August 07, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Former MVP, Manager of Year Don Baylor dead at 68

Wherever he went, Don Baylor left his mark on baseball. He was an MVP and Manager of the Year, respected as a powerful slugger, punishing ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Carpenter homers as Cards rout Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer in St. Louis' six-run fourth inning, and the Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 11-3 ...

August 07, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


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