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Jayhawks in must-win mode as Weis begins year 3 »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Charlie Weis believes this may be the most talented team he’s had in his first three seasons in charge. He also knows it’s time to prove it. After winning one game his first season and three last year, Weis may need to show some significant progress this season to […]

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Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals blank A’s »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night. Vargas (9-5) retired the final 23 batters he faced in only his third start since an emergency appendectomy. The left-hander […]

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Chiefs hope pass-rush package will pay off »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of what could be in store for unsuspecting quarterbacks this season. Pro Bowl linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, first-round draft pick Dee Ford and fellow pass-rusher Josh Martin all trotted onto the field at the same […]

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Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The past few years in Kansas City, it’s been Dwayne Bowe and everyone else at wide receiver. Bowe is the unquestionable leader of the group, but Junior Hemingway also has emerged as a big, reliable slot target. De’Anthony Thomas already has proven to be an electrifying playmaker, whether the rookie’s […]

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Royals win streak snapped in blowout loss to Oakland »

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By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Oakland Athletics’ combination of  Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won […]

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry leaves practice with heel pain »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry left the Chiefs’ practice for the second time this training camp on Tuesday as he continues to be bothered by tendinitis in his right heel. Berry missed a few days of practice last week with the heel injury. He eventually returned to workouts but did […]

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Chiefs’ Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Jamaal Charles is known for his speed and skill. He’d like to be known for his ability to lay the lumber, too. The Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back relishes the chance to drop a blitzing safety or linebacker, even though there are no fantasy points at stake for a block. […]

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NCAA looking for clarification »

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UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA wants a clarification on a California judge’s ruling in the landmark Ed O’Bannon case. The governing body of college athletics wrote in a brief to the U.S. District Court that schools want to know which recruits are covered under the ruling. The decision opened the door to athletes receiving a […]

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Royals get Willingham from Twins for minor leaguer »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Royals have acquired outfielder Josh Willingham from the Twins for minor league pitcher Jason Adam in an attempt to bolster their offense for the stretch run. The move was made shortly before the Royals, winners of seven straight, opened a four-game series against AL West-leading Oakland on Monday night. […]

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Gordon, Perez homer, Royals beat Giants 7-4 »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each homered and Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 Sunday to extend their winning streak to seven games. The Royals, who won 10 in a row in June, have put together two winning […]

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Billy Butler, Royals win 5th straight, 4-2 over Giants »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler is hot at the plate and Kansas City Royals are even hotter. Butler homered and drove in three runs and right fielder Nori Aoki threw out two runners in the same inning as the Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 Friday night for their fifth straight victory. […]

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Authorities: 2 killed in Kansas truck rollover »

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HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas authorities say two people have been killed in a single-vehicle crash. A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office sergeant says a 63-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were ejected from the vehicle Sunday morning. Authorities haven’t named the victims. They say they’re from Arkansas. The couple was driving in an older model […]

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Stuck in limbo, Royals stand pat at trade deadline »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Stuck in limbo between contending and conceding, the Kansas City Royals opted to stand pat as baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline passed Thursday, even as several other teams pulled off splashy moves. The Tigers, who led the Royals by 4 1/2 games in the AL Central at the start of the […]

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