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Cozart sends Kansas past Central Michigan »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Montell Cozart threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Justin McCay to break a fourth-quarter tie, and Kansas pulled away for a 24-10 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday. Tony Pierson ran 74 yards for a touchdown on the game’s opening play, and Cozart added a […]

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Tigers win appeal, top KC to boost AL Central lead »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers won their appeal on a wild play, and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam to hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Saturday and boost their AL Central lead. The Tigers increased their edge to 2 1/2 games over the Royals. Kansas City fell […]

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No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State »

K-State's Charles Jones scores a touchdown against Auburn at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas on September 18, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just eked out a 20-14 victory over No. 20 Kansas State, and Malzahn was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that […]

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Cain, Aoki power Royals to win over White Sox »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Royals are rousing from their offensive slumber at just the right time. Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and Kansas City roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory […]

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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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