Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday. This is generally a loathsome period for veterans, with insufferable practices in heat often topping triple digits. But Johnson and […]

Jays hit 3 home runs in win over Royals

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By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) – Dioner Navarro hit a two-run home run, Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson added solo shots and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Thursday night. The Blue Jays, who acquired star pitcher David Price from Detroit earlier in the day, have homered in […]

Royals trade Joe Blanton to Pirates for cash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Blanton, 34, was designated for assignment Tuesday, when Johnny Cueto reported to the Kansas City following his trade from Cincinnati. Blanton was 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA in four starts and 11 relief appearances this season. […]

Royals come up short in series finale in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes and rookie Giovanny Urshela hit solo homers for Cleveland, […]

Chiefs release injured running back Cyrus Gray

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a “football decision.” The former sixth-round pick ran for 99 yards and a touchdown in 35 games, but was also a valuable special teams player. His departure leaves […]

Chiefs Pro Bowl DT out after back surgery

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss all of training camp and could miss part of the season after the Pro Bowl run-stuffer had surgery last week on his ailing back. Poe first hurt his back during offseason workouts, but coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that he aggravated the injury […]

A’s sending Ben Zobrist to Royals

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics have traded utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash to the Kansas City Royals for right-hander Aaron Brooks and minor league left-hander Sean Manaea. The teams announced the trade Tuesday. The 34-year-old Zobrist, an infielder and outfielder, batted .268 with six home runs, 20 […]

Hosmer drives in 4 as Royals roll over Indians

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By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Eric Hosmer drove in four runs, Kendrys Morales added three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals opened a 10-game road trip with a 9-4 victory over the spiraling Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Hosmer connected for a three-run homer in the first inning off rookie Cody […]