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Royals best tough AL Central rival Tigers 8-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers dominated the Kansas City Royals last year, winning 13 of 19 while capturing their fourth straight AL Central title.

May 01, 2015 | | AP Sports


Top 2 picks prove importance of QBs

CHICAGO (AP) - You don't pass up a potential franchise quarterback.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Thunder reach agreement to hire Florida’s Donovan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Billy Donovan is headed back to the NBA.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals come up short in series finale against Indians

CLEVELAND -- Second baseman Jason Kipnis launched his first home run of the season and collected four RBIs, helping power the Indians to a 7-5 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals’ Escobar hit in head by pitch

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar suffered a bruised left cheek when he was hit in the head by a pitch from Cleveland's Danny Salazar in the fifth inning on Wednesday.

April 30, 2015 | | AP Sports


Rockets have bigger goals after advancing to second round

HOUSTON (AP) - After advancing to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2009, the Houston Rockets shifted their focus to much bigger goals.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Big price, big expectations for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay TV

LAS VEGAS (AP) - George Foreman was fighting Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight title, and anyone wanting to watch it in April 1991 had to plan ahead.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Royals score 6 in 7th to overtake Indians 11-5

CLEVELAND (AP) The defending American League champions took a hit Tuesday night, but they weren't down for long.

April 29, 2015 | | AP Sports


Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

DETROIT (AP) - Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he said Tuesday.

April 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


Moose breaks loose in Cleveland

CLEVELAND- The new Mike Moustakas is a hitter Royals fans, coaches and teammates are having fun watching.

April 28, 2015 | | AP Sports


ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Volquez drops appeal, will serve 5-game suspension

CLEVELAND- Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez is dropping his appeal of a five-game suspension and will begin serving the suspension Monday.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox

CHICAGO- The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

April 27, 2015 | | AP Sports


7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


Mavs’ Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing refs after loss

DALLAS (AP) - Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 on Saturday for criticizing officials after a loss to Houston that left Dallas trailing 3-0 in a first-round playoff series.

April 25, 2015 | | AP Sports


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Volquez cruises as Royals blank Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.

May 18, 2015 | Bryan Hoch/MLB.com | AP Sports


Irving rests sore knee, foot as Cavaliers gear up for Hawks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has stayed off the practice court to rest his injured knee as the Cavaliers began preparing for the Eastern Conference finals against Atlanta.

May 16, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


AP Source: NFL plans to change football handling guidelines

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the NFL plans to change guidelines regarding the way footballs are handled before games.

May 16, 2015 | ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees

KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

May 16, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/MLB.com | AP Sports


Cavaliers push through injuries on path to Eastern finals

CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James sat in his usual middle seat at the postgame podium talking about another playoff win, one moving him closer to another NBA championship.

May 15, 2015 | TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Division leaders cross paths as Yanks, Royals clash

The Yankees and Royals meet in a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium this weekend that will have some nostalgia to it.

May 15, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) - A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

May 15, 2015 | | AP Sports


Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.

May 14, 2015 | ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


Horford’s late follow gives Hawks 82-81 win over Wizards

ATLANTA (AP) - With their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to come up big.

May 14, 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Detwiler aims for first win vs. unfamiliar foe in Royals

The Royals and Rangers conclude a four-game series today as Jeremy Guthrie pitches against Ross Detwiler at Globe Life Park.

May 14, 2015 | CODY STAVENHAGEN/MLB.com | AP Sports


Royals ace allows career-high 10 hits, takes 3rd straight loss

ARLINGTON- Royals starter Yordano Ventura had a learning moment in the bottom of the first in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

May 14, 2015 | TODD WILLS/Special to MLB.com | AP Sports


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