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Gordon’s 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals win over Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals were trailing the Twins by a run in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and Kansas City manager Ned Yost was on the top step of the dugout, conferring with catching coach Pedro Grifol about the potential decisions he would have to make. […]

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Reid could leave Chiefs’ starters in vs Green Bay »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday. Evidently, so does Andy Reid. The Chiefs’ coach said Tuesday that he is unlikely to play any of his starters in Thursday night’s preseason game in […]

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Yankees rout Royals »

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 By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The question was lobbed at Royals manager Ned Yost as he was wrapping up his postgame news conference after an 8-1 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. “After scuffling two straight days, are you concerned about the offense?” “Oh yeah,” Yost […]

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Royals’ Hosmer ready to start swinging bat again »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand. Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals’ game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin […]

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Chiefs’ Berry, Charles return to practice »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry have returned to practice after dealing with injuries. Left tackle Eric Fisher was absent Monday due to an illness. Berry has missed most of the past couple weeks with a heel injury. Charles has been out the past two preseason games […]

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Royals headed home after loss at Texas »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Ned Yost scoffed at the idea that the Kansas City Royals were worn out at the end of a long road trip. “Everybody’s full of life,” the manager said. “We’re in a pennant race, man.” The Royals are headed home with a two-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, even after […]

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Guthrie overcomes 1st pitch HR, Royals beat Texas »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn’t allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had […]

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Cassel leads Vikings past Chiefs in return to Arrowhead »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Vikings’ Matt Cassel threw for 152 yards and a touchdown in his return to Kansas City, and Minnesota rolled to a victory over the Chiefs in a preseason game. Cassel, benched and then released by the Chiefs two years ago, found Cordarrelle Patterson for a 53-yard scoring strike on […]

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Chiefs send OG Johnson to Bucs for S McCray »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams. McCray entered the league with Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State. He’s appeared in 15 games over the past […]

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K-State’s Truman makes world stop in weight room »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Every school has “max-out day,” when guys try to better their best in a variety of weightlifting exercises. No. 20 Kansas State is no different. But when Jonathan Truman settles under the bar, everybody else in the room stops what they’re doing to watch. The […]

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McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals »

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By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Danny Duffy chose to find fault with his fastball rather than his fielder. Duffy was cruising along until a throwing error opened the door for a grand slam by Matt McBride that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the rolling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. “I […]

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Charles, Bowe remain out of Chiefs practice »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Add rookie running back De’Anthony Thomas to a lengthy list of Chiefs players who are missing practice as the team prepares for its preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota. The electrifying Thomas missed Wednesday’s workout with spasms in his hamstring. Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remained out with his […]

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Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies »

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By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have now won 21 of 26 after getting to […]

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