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Royals beat White Sox in 13 innings after brawl »

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By BRIAN SANDALOW Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – A benches-clearing fight led to five ejections several innings before Eric Hosmer hit the go-ahead double in the 13th to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. With two outs, Hosmer’s hit off Chicago’s Jake Petricka (0-1) […]

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K-State trying to answer QB question headed into spring game »


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – The race to replace one of the most prolific passers in Kansas State history may boil down to a junior who never started at game at quarterback in high school and a sophomore who was born more than six years after Bill Snyder took over the program. Joe Hubener was […]

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Royals’ Herrera suspended, Ventura fined for incident vs A’s »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Major League Baseball suspended Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera for five games and fined him and fellow pitcher Yordano Ventura after both targeted Brett Lawrie during a testy series against Oakland over the weekend. Herrera was tossed in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game after throwing behind Lawrie. Ventura was ejected […]

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Schneider named new KU women’s basketball coach »

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Kansas Athletics LAWRENCE, Kan. – Brandon Schneider, who has led Stephen F. Austin women’s basketball to the 2014 and 2015 Southland Conference regular-season titles, has been named head women’s basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Schneider will be formally announced at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m., in the […]

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Royals overcome 5 ejections to beat Athletics »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 Sunday behind Kendrys Morales’ tiebreaking two-run double in a three-run eighth inning. Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a Scott Kazmir pitch […]

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Royals put closer Holland on 15-day DL with pectoral strain »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have put closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle. The Royals made the move before Saturday night’s game against Oakland. Holland has four saves this season and has not allowed a hit in four scoreless innings. He has […]

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Twins power their way past Royals »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain […]

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Kansas guard Greene has hip surgery »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas guard Brannen Greene had surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his hip, and the extensive recovery will cause him to miss the World University Games in July. The Jayhawks are serving as Team USA for the tournament in Gwangju, South Korea. Greene’s surgery was performed by Dr. J.W. […]

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Royals suffer first loss of the season »

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were […]

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Royals outfielder Alex Rios breaks hand, out indefinitely »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kansas City right fielder Alex Rios is out indefinitely after suffering a broken bone in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in Minnesota earlier this week. The team said Tuesday that Rios has a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand. He was hit by […]

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Baker, VanVleet to return to Wichita State next season »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita State has already scored a big win for next season. Guard Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet announced Monday they will return for their senior seasons for the Shockers. The announcements come weeks after coach Gregg Marshall turned down a chance to leave Wichita to coach at Alabama. Baker and VanVleet […]

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Royals remain unbeaten with 12-3 romp over Twins »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, […]

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Ellis to return to Kansas for senior season »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas forward Perry Ellis says he will return for his senior season. Ellis revealed his plans at the team’s awards banquet. He says: “There’s still a lot left on the table.” The 6-foot-8 Ellis averaged 13.8 points and 6.9 rebounds last season. He started 34 games and surpassed 1,000 career points […]

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