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Chiefs release WR Da’Rick Rogers ahead of minicamp »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs released wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers and offensive lineman Kelvin Palmer and signed offensive lineman Tavon Rooks before the start of their mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Rogers, once a college standout for Tennessee, was kicked off the team for disciplinary issues and transferred to Tennessee Tech. But he’s been unable […]

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Cardinals bullpen finishes off Royals in 3-2 win »

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By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Call-up Tyler Lyons had a solid outing and Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the fifth inning for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Kansas City Royals for the second straight day, 3-2 on Saturday. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez homered for the […]

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Garcia dominates, Cardinals beat Royals »

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By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and helped himself with an RBI single for the St. Louis Cardinals, who ended the Kansas City Royals’ four-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory in the opener of a high-profile weekend interleague series on Friday night. […]

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Sweep, it is: Gordon, Volquez guide Royals past Twins »

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By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer, Edinson Volquez struck out six batters over seven innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Minnesota 7-2 on Wednesday to finish the first series sweep this season of the Twins at home. The Twins scored 11 runs while stumbling to […]

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Young shines in Royals’ 2-0 win over Twins »

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Chris Young took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Salvador Perez homered to help the Kansas City Royals to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Young (5-2) left after giving up a triple to Trevor Plouffe with one out in the […]

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Royals take opener vs. Twins to move into 1st »

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jason Vargas threw six shutout innings and Kendrys Morales hit a long home run against his former team to push the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Vargas (5-2) gave up five hits and struck out two, Morales […]

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NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men’s basketball »

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Men’s basketball teams will play with a quicker shot clock and fewer timeouts next season. It’s the first time the shot clock has been trimmed since the 1993-94 season, when it went from 45 seconds to 35. Now it goes from 35 seconds to 30. Teams also will have one fewer second-half […]

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Perez hits tiebreaking HR in 8th, Royals beat Rangers »

Kendrys Morales doubules in the Royals 4-3 win over Texas Sunday. Courtesy KC Royals (Chris Vleisides)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a solo home run with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Texas Rangers 4-3. Perez hit his eighth homer, sending a pitch from Keone Kela (4-2) into the Royals’ bullpen. Wade Davis (3-1) picked up the victory, working around Prince […]

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Rodriguez pitches 7 strong innings, Rangers beat Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Saturday for their seventh win in eight games. Texas has won six straight series for the first time since 2012. The AL champion Royals have lost nine of 11. Rodriguez (3-2), a 36-year-old lefty […]

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Rangers rookie Gonzalez shuts out Royals on 3 hits »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chi Chi Gonzalez threw a three-hit shutout in his second major league start as the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 4-0 Friday night. The Royals lost for the eighth time in 10 games, while the Rangers have won six of seven and 14 of 18 to move […]

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Brantley, Carrasco carry Indians to victory over Royals »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Michael Brantley drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning, backing a strong performance by Carlos Carrasco and sending the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Carrasco (7-4) allowed five hits […]

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Derrick Johnson, Dontari Poe miss Chiefs offseason workout »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe walked gingerly off the Chiefs’ practice field Tuesday with back pain, and linebacker Derrick Johnson sat out with inflammation in his knee. The Chiefs were getting back to work with the second week of organized team activities when Poe walked off the field. A […]

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Cain hits tiebreaking double in 8th, Royals beat Cubs »

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 to snap a four-game losing streak on Friday. Alcides Escobar homered on the game’s first pitch. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez also […]

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