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Guthrie overcomes 1st pitch HR, Royals beat Texas »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) One pitch, one run. And then it was smooth sailing for Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie gave up a leadoff home run by Shin-Soo Choo, but didn’t allow another run over eight innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 Saturday night for their 24th win in 30 games. Alex Gordon had […]

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Cassel leads Vikings past Chiefs in return to Arrowhead »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Vikings’ Matt Cassel threw for 152 yards and a touchdown in his return to Kansas City, and Minnesota rolled to a victory over the Chiefs in a preseason game. Cassel, benched and then released by the Chiefs two years ago, found Cordarrelle Patterson for a 53-yard scoring strike on […]

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Chiefs send OG Johnson to Bucs for S McCray »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have acquired safety Kelcie McCray from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in a move that should bolster depth for both teams. McCray entered the league with Miami as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas State. He’s appeared in 15 games over the past […]

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K-State’s Truman makes world stop in weight room »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Every school has “max-out day,” when guys try to better their best in a variety of weightlifting exercises. No. 20 Kansas State is no different. But when Jonathan Truman settles under the bar, everybody else in the room stops what they’re doing to watch. The […]

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McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals »

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By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Danny Duffy chose to find fault with his fastball rather than his fielder. Duffy was cruising along until a throwing error opened the door for a grand slam by Matt McBride that sent the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the rolling Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. “I […]

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Charles, Bowe remain out of Chiefs practice »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Add rookie running back De’Anthony Thomas to a lengthy list of Chiefs players who are missing practice as the team prepares for its preseason game Saturday night against Minnesota. The electrifying Thomas missed Wednesday’s workout with spasms in his hamstring. Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remained out with his […]

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Infante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies »

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By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. James Shields pitched six solid innings to get the win for the Royals, who have now won 21 of 26 after getting to […]

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With Chiefs’ Charles out, Davis, Gray get chances »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles was still held out of Chiefs practice Tuesday after hurting his foot in an accident while moving out of the dorms last week. Charles did not make the trip to Carolina for Sunday’s preseason game after getting hurt on the final day of practice […]

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Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The status of Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missed Sunday night’s preseason game in Carolina because of a bruised foot. Charles had made it through every training camp practice without picking up any significant bumps or bruises. Then, when he was in the process […]

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Newton, Stewart lead Panthers past Chiefs »

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By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Cam Newton made a successful return following ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two touchdowns and the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 on Sunday night. Newton completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards and led a pair of touchdown drives in […]

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Royals score 7 in 2nd, beat Twins »

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By ADAM CZECH Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the second inning. Then they really started hitting the ball. Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent […]

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Royals hold off Twins »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Willingham returned to Target Field and hit a bases-clearing double in Kansas City’s five-run fourth inning, and the surging Royals hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night. Danny Dufy (8-10) allowed three runs in 51/3 innings to win his third straight start. Kansas City has won 11 […]

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Wildcats aim to build off momentum of last year »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Things couldn’t be much different for Kansas State from a season ago. The Wildcats are now settled at quarterback with Jake Waters. They have a bevy of talent back on defense. And they have a load of momentum heading into the season after winning six of their last seven games, including […]

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