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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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Johnson, DeVito to miss rest of Chiefs season »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mike DeVito will miss the remainder of the Kansas City Chiefs’ season after MRI exams confirmed that both players ruptured their right Achilles tendons in Sunday’s loss to Tennessee. Johnson went down without getting touched […]

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Waters leads inconsistent K-State »

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By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) – Kansas State certainly has its issues following a 32-28 win over Iowa State on Saturday. It also has mental toughness and a star quarterback in Jake Waters – two things that could go a long way in the Big 12 this season. The 19th-ranked Wildcats […]

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Royals spoil Jeter’s day with 2-0 win over Yankees »

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By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Yordano Ventura and the Kansas City Royals turned Derek Jeter Day into another disappointing defeat for the New York Yankees’ captain in the dwindling days of his career. Ventura pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the AL Central leaders beat the Yankees 2-0 […]

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Locker leads Titans to win over Chiefs »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jake Locker threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Smith was intercepted three times and the Tennessee Titans rolled to a 26-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Locker picked apart a Chiefs defense that lost linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive […]

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Duffy injured as Yankees beat Royals »

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NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon McCarthy won for the second time in six starts, and the Yankees feasted on Kansas City’s bullpen after Royals starter Danny Duffy left because of an injury following his first pitch. A night after a 1-0 loss in the series opener dropped them 4½ games back for the AL’s second […]

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Waters leads K-State rally past Cyclones »

K-State's Jake Waters scores the game winning touchdown against Iowa State's Nigel Tribune at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on September 6, 2014. (Scott D. Weaver/K-State Athletics)

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jake Waters ran for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:30 left to push 20th-ranked Kansas State past host Iowa State 32-28 on Saturday.Waters threw for 239 yards and ran for a career-high 138 yards for the Wildcats (2-0, 1-0 Big 12). They trailed by as much as 28-13 late in the first half before […]

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James Shields pitches Royals past Yankees »

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NEW YORK (AP) — James Shields took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and Nori Aoki lined a run-scoring single in the third following Chase Headley’s two-base error, leading the Kansas City Royals over the New York Yankees 1-0 Friday night. Two starts after losing to the Yankees 8-1 in one of his worst outings […]

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Gordon’s 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last time Jason Vargas pitched against the Texas Rangers, it seemed like every runner that reached scoring position somehow managed to cross home plate. The exact opposite happened Wednesday night. Vargas pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run […]

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