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Chiefs QB Smith takes responsibility for offense »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The past two weeks, when the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, Andy Reid has insisted that he needs to put his players in better position to succeed. What happens when he puts the Chiefs in a bad position, though? Well, the Chiefs are paying […]

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Rare flop for Royals bullpen in loss to White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One swing by Conor Gillaspie ended long shutout streaks for Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis. Both relievers gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals’ dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis […]

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Dyson, Gore score in 9th as Royals beat White Sox »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jarrod Dyson loves to boast about what speedy base runners can do. Dyson and Terrance Gore used their speed to score as pinch runners in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 on Monday night. “He knows he’s got the ability […]

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Chiefs down 7 starters to injuries, suspensions »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has a high ankle sprain and safety Eric Berry also has an ankle sprain, throwing their status into question for Sunday’s game in Miami. Charles was hurt on his second carry of the Chiefs’ 24-17 loss to Denver over the weekend, and Berry left the […]

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Broncos fend off Chiefs with goal-line stand »

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — It took the Denver Broncos three tries to put away the Kansas City Chiefs. Terrance Knighton batted away Alex Smith’s fourth-and-goal pass to Dwayne Bowe with 15 seconds left, preserving the Broncos’ 24-17 win over the scrappy Chiefs on Sunday. The Broncos (2-0) thought they […]

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Nava hits slam, Red Sox rally past skidding Royals »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Daniel Nava hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the skidding Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday. Kansas City blew a four-run lead and dropped three of four to the last-place Red Sox. The Royals fell 1 1-2 games behind […]

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Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win »

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — James Shields allowed two hits over seven innings in another terrific performance, and the Kansas City Royals edged Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday night to take a one-game lead over the Tigers atop the AL Central. Shields (14-7) gave up a single to Ian Kinsler leading off […]

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Royals’ rally hurt by pickoff, lose to Tigers »

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DETROIT (AP) — The Kansas City Royals were at it again, starting the ninth inning with a couple of infield singles. Then the team that’s threatening to win the AL Central because of its speed and defense made a costly blunder on the bases. “Every time I’m in I’m looking to steal. I just didn’t […]

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Tigers close gap to 1 game with win over Royals »

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DETROIT (AP) — Brad Ausmus called the Tigers’ series against the Kansas City Royals the biggest of the season so far. Detroit got off to a good start. Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and Detroit beat Kansas City 9-5 Monday to move within a game of the […]

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Johnson, DeVito to miss rest of Chiefs season »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs’ season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday’s loss to Tennessee. Johnson went down without getting touched […]

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Waters leads inconsistent K-State »

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By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday. It also has mental toughness and a star quarterback in Jake Waters – two things that could go a long way in the Big 12 this season. The 19th-ranked Wildcats […]

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Royals spoil Jeter’s day with 2-0 win over Yankees »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals turned Derek Jeter Day into another disappointing defeat for the New York Yankees’ captain in the dwindling days of his career. Ventura pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the AL Central leaders beat the Yankees 2-0 […]

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Locker leads Titans to win over Chiefs »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jake Locker threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Smith was intercepted three times and the Tennessee Titans rolled to a 26-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Locker picked apart a Chiefs defense that lost linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive […]

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