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Jones hits home run to lift Orioles over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Adam Jones turned his night around with a swing of the bat.

May 17, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat looking to rebound after losing home-court advantage to Pacers

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were not carrying "Help Wanted" signs around the Miami Heat practice floor on Wednesday. The mood was not grim, voices were not hushed and scowls were not prominent.

May 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Garnett, Pierce fire Celtics past Sixers

PHILADELPHIA - Kevin Garnett scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and used a dominant second quarter to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Indiana beats Miami 78-75 to knot series 1-1

MIAMI (AP) - This does not sound like a winning formula. Miss 24 of 29 shots in one stretch, on the road. Watch an 11-point second-half lead turn into a deficit. Have your entire team get outscored by two players in the fourth quarter.

May 15, 2012 | | AP Sports


76ers even series with 82-81 win over Celts

BOSTON - Evan Turner made the go-ahead layup with 40.4 seconds left and Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened the second-round Eastern Conference series with an 82-81 victory Monday night.

May 15, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers advance to MIAA championship game

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Ryan Busboom single in the sixth inning gave Fort Hays State University a 3-2 lead and then Kyle Leroy and Brett Macari made it hold up, sending the Tigers to the MIAA Baseball Tournament Championship Game today against fifth-ranked Central Missouri.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hochevar, Royals shut down White Sox for 5-0 win Saturday

CHICAGO (AP) - Luke Hochevar allowed three hits in seven shutout innings Saturday night and the Kansas City Royals scored three first-inning runs off Chris Sale to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Poe, rookies report for Chiefs minicamp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It finally hit Dontari Poe that he's playing in the NFL when walked into the locker room at the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat’s James receives third NBA MVP award

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him.

May 12, 2012 | | AP Sports


Garnett leads Boston over Philadelphia in one-point victory

BOSTON - Kevin Garnett scored 29 points - his most in the regular- or postseason this year - and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

May 12, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Philly ousts Chicago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andre Iguodala made the go-ahead free throws with 2.2 seconds left and Philadelphia rallied for a 79-78 victory over top-seeded Chicago in Game 6 on Thursday night, advancing to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs for the first time since 2003.

May 11, 2012 | | AP Sports


Heat ousts Knicks

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James decided not to play in New York two summers ago. He won't be playing there any more this season, either.

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Hamilton hits four home runs in game against Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday

May 09, 2012 | | AP Sports


Butler's home run leads Royals past Red Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Billy Butler isn't the fastest guy on the base paths by any stretch, so the chances of him hitting into a double play are pretty good if he puts the ball on the ground.

May 08, 2012 | | AP Sports


Pacers win series

INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 25 points and Indiana beat Orlando 105-87 on Tuesday night to clinch their first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.

May 08, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


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Volquez grabs 1,000th career strikeout in win

OAKLAND- In his last start, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez didn't strike out a batter for just the third time in his career.

June 27, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) - From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.

June 26, 2015 | BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Facing new rival in A's, Royals focused on field

OAKLAND- It was more than two months ago, but the A's-Royals series at Kauffman Stadium from April 17-19 -- the first meeting between the clubs since the Royals rallied for a victory in last season's American League Wild Card Game -- was easily the most volatile of the season.

June 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Virginia’s 4-2 win over Vandy gives ACC 1st title since 1955

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - It took 60 years, but the Atlantic Coast Conference finally won a baseball national title again.

June 25, 2015 | ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Duffy finds 'good starting point' in solid return

SEATTLE- It had been 39 days since Royals left-hander Danny Duffy joined his buddies on the field in a meaningful game.

June 25, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag after massacre

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 24, 2015 | MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Montgomery adds to Royals' pain vs. lefties

SEATTLE- The Royals continued their struggles against left-handed starters this season during a 7-0 loss to left-hander Mike Montgomery and the Mariners on Tuesday.

June 24, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Ex-MLB player Darryl Hamilton slain in murder-suicide

PEARLAND, Texas (AP) - Darryl Hamilton, a standout center fielder and a member of the New York Mets team that reached the 2000 World Series, was killed in a murder-suicide in a suburban Houston home, authorities said Monday.

June 23, 2015 | | AP Sports


Blanton outduels Felix; Royals take opener

SEATTLE- Royals right-hander Joe Blanton, making another spot start in the injury-riddled rotation, overmatched the Mariners through six-plus innings, and Alcides Escobar delivered three hits as the Royals held off the Mariners, 4-1, on Monday night at Safeco Field.

June 23, 2015 | Andrew Erickson/MLB.com | AP Sports


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