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Big 10th inning lifts Twins past Kansas City »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jordan Schafer and the Minnesota Twins finally broke it open in the 10th inning. Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the Twins to an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and […]

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Chiefs drop preseason finale »

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By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. Flynn threw for 102 yards and Tolzien […]

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Report: Student loan education efforts lacking »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A new report finds that most universities aren’t offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans. Two Kansas State University professors helped write the white paper, called “Financial Literacy in Higher Education: The Most Successful Models and Methods for Gaining Traction.” The report outlines different ways […]

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Pakistani educators to speak on terrorism at JCCC »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A panel of college leaders from Pakistan will speak at Johnson County Community College about the role of education in fighting terrorism in their country. The educators from the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration are scheduled to speak the evening of Sept. 18 at the Overland Park campus. The U.S. […]

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Conference examines future of water in Kansas »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Governor’s Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will highlight policy and research developments on water issues in the state. The Kansas Water Office announced Wednesday the conference will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Among the conference topics are working with available […]

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Kobach reappoints Kansas county’s election chief »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state’s most populous county to another four-year term. Kobach had a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby. Newby has held the job since being appointed to fill a vacancy in January 2005. His […]

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Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins »

Liam Hendricks allows one run on four hits, striking out five and walking none in his first start for KC Wednesday night. (Kansas City Royals, Chris Vleisides)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. […]

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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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