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Royals turn back Yankees 4-3 in 11 innings

NEW YORK (AP) - Eric Hosmer's family rose from their seats at Yankee Stadium, watching his first career home run go soaring into the second deck in right field.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Former NBA player Traylor found dead

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Robert Traylor, the former NBA and University of Michigan big man nicknamed "Tractor" because of his hulking frame, has died. He was 34.

May 12, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat eliminate Celtics in Game 5

MIAMI (AP) - For LeBron James, Game 5 last season against Boston was horrific.

May 11, 2011 | | AP Sports


Yankees claim 3-1 win over Royals

NEW YORK (AP) - Freddy Garcia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter provided the offense and the New York Yankees' bullpen made it stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

May 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Rose, Bulls seize 3-2 lead in series against Hawks

CHICAGO (AP) - Derrick Rose scored 33 points, Luol Deng added 23 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead.

May 10, 2011 | | AP Sports


Heat goes up 3-1 on Celtics with 98-90 victory in overtime

BOSTON (AP) - Miami's Big Three was assembled for just this purpose: To dominate the bullies from Boston who knocked them from the playoffs so many times before.

May 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Kansas Senate honors welterweight boxing champ

TOPEKA (AP) - The Kansas Senate has honored the World Boxing Council's new welterweight champion, who grew up in Garden City.

May 09, 2011 | | AP Sports


Smith comes up big as Hawks level series with Bulls

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks finally won a second-round playoff game at home.

May 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Lakers are out; Jackson to retire

DALLAS (AP) - Phil Jackson walked off the court with a tight smile, shaking hands and accepting congratulations like he has after so many series-ending playoff games.

May 08, 2011 | | AP Sports


Boston closes series gap to 2-1 with 97-81 win over Miami

BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Royals break tie in ninth to win 4-3 over Oakland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Spanish golf great Ballesteros dies at 54 after fight with cancer

MADRID (AP) - Seve Ballesteros was a genius with a golf club in his hands, an inspiration to everyone who saw him create shots that didn't seem possible. The Spaniard's passion and pride revived European golf and made the Ryder Cup one of the game's most compelling events.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Animal Kingdom beats odds, wins Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


Grizzlies rally to take 2-1 series lead over Thunder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


NO-NO NO. 2

TORONTO (AP) - Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

May 07, 2011 | | AP Sports


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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


Can Royals’ All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions.

June 15, 2015 | NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


Cavs waste James’ stellar Game 5 in 104-91 loss to Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - LeBron James soaked his tired feet in an ice bath, had ice wrapped around both knees and his back as he sat smiling in Cleveland's locker room after a second straight loss in the NBA Finals.

June 15, 2015 | JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Royals-Cardinals I-70 finale postponed by rain

ST. LOUIS- The Royals-Cardinals game scheduled for Sunday was postponed after a 2 hour, 45 minute delay, the Royals' third rainout this season.

June 15, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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