Chiefs tight end Kelce out with ankle injury

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Tight end Travis Kelce will miss the Chiefs’ preseason finale Thursday night against St. Louis after spraining his ankle in practice earlier this week. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday it was a slight sprain and Kelce would have been able to play had it been the regular season. But […]

Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed. Team officials said Tuesday that Herrera and Rios will likely miss a couple of weeks as the season wraps up. […]

Royals bring Gordon off DL, welcome Gomes to Kansas City

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals activated All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and welcomed new outfielder Jonny Gomes in a series of moves before Tuesday night’s game against Detroit. The Royals also recalled infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert along with catcher Francisco Pena from […]

K-State picks sophomore Jesse Ertz to start at QB; Delton listed as co-backup

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Kansas State sophomore Jesse Ertz has won a four-way competition to start at quarterback Saturday in the season opener against South Dakota. Ertz beat out junior Joe Hubener and freshman Alex Delton, who were listed as co-backups on the depth chart released Tuesday. Junior college […]

Chiefs settle on long snapper, waive 11 players

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have selected James Winchester to serve as their long snapper, waiving Andrew East and 10 others Sunday as they pare down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon. The Chiefs still need to cut four more players. Winchester and East, who recently became engaged to Olympic gymnast […]

Guyer, Kiermaier hit HRs help Rays beat Royals

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By DICK SCANLON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier homered, and the Tampa Bay bullpen held the Kansas City Royals to one hit over five innings Sunday in the Rays’ 3-2 win. Kiermaier’s sixth-inning homer off Luke Hochevar (1-1) broke a 2-2 tie. It was Kiermaier’s second homer in […]

Moustakas has 3 RBIs, Royals beat Rays

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By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBIs, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night. Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi […]

Morales hits 2-run homer, Royals beat Rays

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By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit his 15th homer, Edinson Volquez pitched into the seventh inning and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Friday night. Morales put the Royals up 3-1 with a two-run shot in the third off Erasmo Ramirez […]