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Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of […]

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Royals rout Giants to force Game 7 in Series »

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By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels. Bring on Game 7! Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. […]

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Chiefs’ Smith sustained shoulder injury vs Rams »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith played through a sprained throwing shoulder that he sustained just before halftime of Sunday’s 34-7 rout of the St. Louis Rams. Smith never mentioned the injury in his postgame remarks, and it wasn’t until Chiefs coach Andy Reid brought it up Monday that anybody learned of […]

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Royals hope to light up Giants and clubhouse deer »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins, and has a “W” underneath a crown. […]

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Giants beat Royals 5-0 for 3-2 World Series lead »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Madison Bumgarner smothered the Kansas City Royals for the second time in a week, pitching a four-hitter that led the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory Sunday night and a 3-2 World Series lead. Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in improving to […]

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Chiefs score 34 unanswered in rout of Rams »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jamaal Charles ran for two touchdowns, Knile Davis returned a kick 99 yards for another score and the Kansas City Chiefs trounced the St. Louis Rams 34-7 on Sunday. Cairo Santos added a pair of field goals for Kansas City (4-3), including a career-best […]

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Royals edge Giants for 2-1 World Series lead »

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By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series […]

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Royals beat Giants to even World Series 1-1 »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one […]

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Chiefs show resiliency in win over San Diego »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were such a mess in their season opener against the Tennessee Titans that they were quickly written off, their dramatic turnaround last season considered a fluke. Turns out that conclusion was premature. After steadily improving over the first few weeks of the season, the Chiefs earned […]

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Chiefs snap Chargers’ 5-game win streak on late kick »

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By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs have made the AFC West a three-team race. Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers’ five-game winning streak. The Chiefs moved […]

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Royals hold off Orioles; headed to first World Series since ’85 »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile. After nearly three decades spent as one of the game’s biggest laughingstocks, the Kansas City Royals […]

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Royals edge Orioles to take 3-0 lead in ALCS »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to […]

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Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS »

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By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Alex Gordon had already compiled a career’s worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Given the Kansas City Royals’ success rate in extra innings this postseason, what happened next was almost inevitable. Gordon homered to […]

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