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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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Chiefs turn undrafted rookies into key players »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – They play quarterback and wide receiver, tight end and offensive line. They can be found on the both sides of the ball, first on the depth chart and last. There are 16 of them on the Kansas City Chiefs this season, and what they all have in common in this: […]

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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals had the go-ahead run on second base with nobody out in the eighth inning. Jarrod Dyson got the sign to bunt and failed miserably on two strikes, then chopped a grounder to first base that got his teammate thrown out. “I was […]

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Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tough to catch the Kansas City Royals when they are leading after six innings. Greg Holland leads one of the majors’ best bullpens. Ventura pitched into the seventh inning and three relievers shut the door in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. “With Ventura throwing the […]

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Big 10th inning lifts Twins past Kansas City »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jordan Schafer and the Minnesota Twins finally broke it open in the 10th inning. Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, leading the Twins to an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Bruce Chen (2-4), the sixth pitcher for the AL Central-leading Royals, gave up five hits and […]

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Chiefs drop preseason finale »

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By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each threw for two touchdowns in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas Chiefs 34-14 in a preseason finale Thursday night. Flynn threw for 102 yards and Tolzien […]

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