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College football closes in on playoff — finally

CHICAGO - College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can't settle it on the field - like every other sport - with a playoff.

June 21, 2012 | Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


BCS commissioners settle on plan for playoff

CHICAGO (AP) - The BCS commissioners are backing a playoff plan with the sites for the national semifinals rotating among the major bowl games and a selection committee picking the teams.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Royals finding ways to win close ones

HOUSTON - The Kansas City Royals figure their offense will come around sooner or later. Until then, they're happy to rely on a bullpen that keeps helping them eke out close wins.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


ON THE BRINK

MIAMI - Down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, history says the Oklahoma City Thunder aren't coming back.

June 20, 2012 | | AP Sports


Kansas City, Hochevar shut out Houston 2-0

HOUSTON - Luke Hochevar pitched into the eighth inning, two relievers completed the shutout, and Billy Butler hit a solo home run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


SUPER MARIO

MIAMI - LeBron James better get well fast. He's about to play for a championship.

June 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Pivotal Game 4 tonight in South Beach

MIAMI - A questionable substitution by the coach, more foul trouble for the superstar, and bad free throw shooting by just about everybody ruined Oklahoma City's chances in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Astros hold off Royals comeback, hang on for 9-7 home victory

HOUSTON (AP) - Brian Bixler drove in a career-high three runs on three hits, including his first career homer, and Justin Maxwell and Brian Bogusevic also homered as the Houston Astros held off the Kansas City Royals for a 9-7 win Monday night.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Clemens acquitted on all charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Roger Clemens was acquitted Monday on all charges that he obstructed and lied to Congress in denying he used performance-enhancing drugs to extend his long career as one of the greatest and most-decorated pitchers in baseball history.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Betancourt's homer in 15th lifts Royals past Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had no trouble with closer Jason Motte's two-strike pitch to pinch-hitter Billy Butler.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Disgraced Donaghy cashes in after jury awards $1.3M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida jury has awarded a disgraced former NBA referee $1.3 million in a lawsuit against the company that published his memoir.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


James, Heat rally for 2-1 series lead

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title.

June 18, 2012 | | AP Sports


Yankees extend win streak, beat Nationals 5-3

WASHINGTON (AP) - Entering the 14th inning, the New York Yankees were 0 for 14 with runners in scoring position, and Washington Nationals teen sensation was Bryce Harper was 0 for 6 at the plate.

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


MLB League Leaders

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


McDowell, Furyk tied at U.S. Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk won the battle of par Saturday at the U.S. Open.

June 16, 2012 | | AP Sports


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Defense has rare off night at Fenway

BOSTON- The Royals, possibly the best defensive team in baseball, had a rare lapse in the field throughout a forgettable 7-2 loss to the Red ...

August 22, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs hold off Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chiefs coach Andy Reid insists he has a handle on who will start along the offensive line when Kansas City opens ...

August 22, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Moose's homer isn't enough to stop Red Sox

BOSTON- The Red Sox continued their recent success against the Royals by riding Wade Miley's strong pitching performance to a 4-1 victory in Thursday ...

August 21, 2015 | Ian Browne/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs coach Reid intends to stick to practicing alone

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - By the time the Chiefs wrapped up practice last week and headed to their preseason opener in Arizona, it was no ...

August 20, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Cain's two-run single helps Royals clip Reds

CINCINNATI- The Royals completed a four-game season-series sweep of the Reds with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night to end the two-game Interleague set at ...

August 20, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Zobrist keeps contributing with clutch homer

CINCINNATI- Ben Zobrist has come up with some clutch at-bats since putting on a Royals uniform and that continued on Tuesday night when he hit ...

August 19, 2015 | ROBERT BONDY/MLB.com | AP Sports


Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have spent all of training camp shuffling their offensive line, trying to use the competition to figure out their ...

August 19, 2015 | DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Error helps Royals outlast Reds in 13 innings

CINCINNATI- In a game that turned wild in the late innings, the Royals claimed a 3-1 victory over the Reds in 13 innings on Tuesday ...

August 19, 2015 | Mark Sheldon, MLB.COM | AP Sports


Yost: KC fans more vocal than Cards

KANSAS CITY- What a difference a year has made at Kauffman Stadium. It was almost a year ago here that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit ...

August 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


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