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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 for his recently moved franchise, talked a local TV station into doing a sports segment on the nightly news.

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 preseason opener, when the starters and backups generally take a seat.

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 the scoreboard, and St. Louis rolled to a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

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 his game in high school.

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 week when Andy Reid brought up the veteran's name.

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 runner and commanding presence in any clubhouse.

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 on Monday night for their third consecutive victory.

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


Lost in translation: MLB requires Spanish translators, Royals don’t exactly follow rule

(TNS) - Salvador Perez breezed into the Royals interview room on a recent homestand and joked easily with the team's communications director as he waited for Ned Yost to finish his postgame news conference.

July 15, 2017 | By Maria Torres The Kansas City Star | AP Sports


Royals give up go-ahead run in 8th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cole Hamels could have been frustrated or intimidated or annoyed by the effortless way Kansas City counterpart Danny Duffy was slicing up the Rangers lineup Saturday night.

July 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


14 years later, Federer eyes 8th Wimbledon win

LONDON (AP) - Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003.

July 15, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Trout returns, Cubs to attempt turnaround

A look at what's happening all around the majors Friday:

July 13, 2017 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | AP Sports


Revered Wimbledon to tennis what Masters is to golf

LONDON (AP) - When Masters champion Sergio Garcia sat in the Royal Box at Wimbledon last week, he showed up in his green jacket from Augusta National. Seemed fitting.

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | AP Sports


Manfred: MLB open to more aggressively managing change

MIAMI (AP) - With home runs, strikeouts and game times at record levels , Commissioner Rob Manfred says baseball is open to making changes in the sport's rules.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


AL WINS IN 10

MIAMI (AP) - Seattle's Robinson Cano hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning off Wade Davis of the Chicago Cubs, and the American League topped the National League 2-1 in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.

July 11, 2017 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Jackson, Tatum headline NBA's top draft choices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The top forwards in Thursday's NBA draft needed only a season in college to secure their position in the lottery.

June 21, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | 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


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