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Butler, Gordon relish Royals’ postseason success »

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KANSAS CITY Mo. (AP) – They endured it together, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon. All those years with 90 losses, the managerial changes and youth movements and empty seats come late September. Empty seats in July and August, too. They were supposed to be the two players who led the Kansas City Royals back to the […]

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Royals beat Angels to finish off ALDS sweep »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Almost an hour had passed, and the postgame party had moved from the field to the Kansas City clubhouse, where victory champagne was once again flowing. Yet as sheets of rain fell at Kauffman Stadium, thousands of celebrating Royals fans refused to leave. They […]

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Fake punt helps 49ers beat Chiefs »

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By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The day began with another round of questions about the relationship between Jim Harbaugh and his players. It ended with him putting a lot of trust in them to make a big play. And just as Harbaugh’s teams usually do, the San Francisco 49ers […]

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Moustakas’ HR in 11th puts Royals past Angels »

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Mike Moustakas smacked a high fly into right field in the 11th inning, the Kansas City Royals’ No. 9 hitter had no idea whether it had enough juice to get out of the Big A. “I knew I hit it pretty good, but that […]

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Chiefs offense hums in rout of Patriots »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 yards and three scores, […]

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Royals end regular season with win over White Sox »

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By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer Moments after Detroit secured the AL Central title, Kansas City manager Ned Yost started pulling some of his regulars from the lineup. It was finally time to start preparing for the playoffs. Kansas City’s chance for a division crown was erased by Detroit’s victory on Sunday, and the Royals […]

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Royals clinch playoff spot with win over White Sox »

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) – The mob arrived as soon as Salvador Perez squeezed that final foul popup, officially bringing Kansas City’s playoff drought to an end. Yes, the Royals are going back to the postseason. Kansas City clinched a playoff spot Friday night for the first time in 29 years, […]

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Royals close in on playoffs, beat White Sox »

Lorenzo Cain's infield single  drove in the game-winning run in the Royals 4-3 victory over Chicago Monday night. (Photo: Chris Vleisides)

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Whether it’s through a wild card or the AL Central title, Lorenzo Cain doesn’t care how the Kansas City Royals reach the playoffs. He just wants to get there. Eric Hosmer homered and drove in two runs, Cain had four hits and scored twice, and the […]

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Chiefs’ Reid hopeful Charles available vs Pats »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid could have quite the pleasant problem come Monday night. Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles is expected to return to the field after missing last week’s win in Miami with a high ankle sprain. And that means Reid will have to figure out how to distribute […]

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Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers »

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pushed the Royals a little closer to the top in the AL Central and nearer their first playoff appearance in 29 years. Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as Kansas City moved within one game of first-place Detroit and kept some distance […]

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Chiefs relishing must-win victory over Miami »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The sense of relief at One Arrowhead Drive was palpable. The first nine games last season were followed by what Chiefs coach Andy Reid calls “Victory Monday.” With the exception of some meetings and treatments, players were mostly given the day off as a reward for a winning performance the […]

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Alex Smith leads Chiefs past Dolphins »

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By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The first victory of the season provided some relief for the injury-ravaged Kansas City Chiefs. Alex Smith shook off five sacks to throw three touchdown passes and help the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday. Smith led touchdown drives of 62, 76 […]

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Aoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers »

Nori Aoki's tiebreaking triple in the fourth put the Royals ahead for good in their 5-2 win o over Detroit Sunday at Kuaffman Stadium. (Photo: Chris Vleisides)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Each win moves the Royals one step closer to the end of their long playoff drought, and Sunday was a big one. Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, and Kansas City beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 to avoid a sweep in the weekend series between the AL Central’s top teams. […]

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