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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 »

Kansas City Royals (Chris Vleisides)

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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Report: Student loan education efforts lacking »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A new report finds that most universities aren’t offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans. Two Kansas State University professors helped write the white paper, called “Financial Literacy in Higher Education: The Most Successful Models and Methods for Gaining Traction.” The report outlines different ways […]

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Pakistani educators to speak on terrorism at JCCC »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A panel of college leaders from Pakistan will speak at Johnson County Community College about the role of education in fighting terrorism in their country. The educators from the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration are scheduled to speak the evening of Sept. 18 at the Overland Park campus. The U.S. […]

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Conference examines future of water in Kansas »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Governor’s Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will highlight policy and research developments on water issues in the state. The Kansas Water Office announced Wednesday the conference will be held Nov. 12-13 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Among the conference topics are working with available […]

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Kobach reappoints Kansas county’s election chief »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state’s most populous county to another four-year term. Kobach had a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby. Newby has held the job since being appointed to fill a vacancy in January 2005. His […]

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Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins »

Liam Hendricks allows one run on four hits, striking out five and walking none in his first start for KC Wednesday night. (Kansas City Royals, Chris Vleisides)

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. This time, they didn’t wait until the ninth inning. Shut down most of the night by the Twins’ Phil Hughes, the Royals finally broke through with six runs in the eighth. […]

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Gordon’s 2-run homer in 9th gives Royals win over Twins »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals were trailing the Twins by a run in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and Kansas City manager Ned Yost was on the top step of the dugout, conferring with catching coach Pedro Grifol about the potential decisions he would have to make. […]

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Reid could leave Chiefs’ starters in vs Green Bay »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday. Evidently, so does Andy Reid. The Chiefs’ coach said Tuesday that he is unlikely to play any of his starters in Thursday night’s preseason game in […]

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