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A-Rod breaks Gehrig’s AL RBI record; Yanks sweep Royals »

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By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) rebounded from consecutive losses and Brian McCann hit a solo […]

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Royals lose third straight »

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By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Mark Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Tuesday night to send the AL champions to their first three-game skid this season. Warren (3-3) was […]

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Guthrie throws 6 scoreless innings in Royals win over the Reds »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jeremy Guthrie pitched six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Wednesday night. The Royals tied a club record with 24 consecutive scoreless innings, which was set June 9-12, 1976. That streak ended in the seventh when Brandon Phillips’ two-out double off reliever Ryan […]

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Ventura, 2 relievers shut out Reds »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Yordano Ventura, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night. The Royals, who beat the New York Yankees 6-0 on Sunday, logged consecutive shutouts for the first time since Sept. 29-30, 1992, when Dennis Rasmussen and […]

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Chiefs sign 4 players, waive 3 others after rookie minicamp »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs have signed four players from their rookie minicamp this past weekend and waived three other players to make room for them on their roster. With a big need for depth on the offensive line, the Chiefs kept former Kansas center Daniel Munyer, South Alabama offensive guard Melvin Meggs […]

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Chiefs wrap up 3-day look at rookies in minicamp »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Mitch Morse would have been hard-pressed to find a better opportunity. Start with the fact that the rookie offensive lineman was drafted by the Chiefs, just down the road from where he played in college. Throw in the fact that he was picked well before most experts anticipated – and […]

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Edinson Volquez dominates as Royals roll past Yankees »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Edinson Volquez threw three-hit ball for seven innings, Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals rudely welcomed Chris Capuano back to the big leagues with a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday. The Royals got […]

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Cain drives in 5, Young tough as Royals rout Yankees »

Lornezo Cain hits a soft fly ball to center field scoring Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar in the Royals 7-run 2nd inning Tuesday at Kauffman tadium. Photo: Chris Vleisides)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain had a career-high five RBIs, Kendrys Morales drove in three more runs and the Kansas City Royals routed the New York Yankees 12-1 on Friday night. The Royals scored six times in the sixth inning while knocking Yankees starter Michael Pineda from […]

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NCAA committee calls for switch to 30-second shot clock »

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee has recommended reducing the shot clock from 35 to 30 seconds among a series of changes aimed at speeding up a game that has reached historic lows in scoring. The NCAA experimented with a 30-second shot clock during the NIT and CIT postseason […]

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Kentucky’s visit to Kansas highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge »

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IRVING, Texas (AP) – Kentucky’s visit to Kansas highlights the first Big 12-SEC Challenge to be held while both conferences are in the middle of their league schedules. The two winningest programs in college basketball will meet for the second straight season on Jan. 30, when all 10 of the matchups will be held. The […]

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Escobar, Royals earn split with win over Rangers »

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Alcides Escobar had three hits and accounted for five runs, Eric Hosmer homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series. Escobar led off the game with a single and scored on Alex Gordon’s fielder’s choice on a shattered-bat grounder. […]

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Fielder, Choo homer as Rangers beat Royals »

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By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Prince Fielder homered and had three hits, Shin-Soo Choo hit a leadoff home run for the second straight game and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Wednesday night. Choo pulled a 98 mph fastball from Yordano Ventura into the right-field seats, and […]

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Gordon homers in 10th to give Royals win over Rangers »

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By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Alex Gordon homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 Tuesday night. Gordon greeted reliever Stolmy Pimentel (0-1) by pulling a ball into the seats down the right-field line. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas […]

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