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Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The status of Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missed Sunday night’s preseason game in Carolina because of a bruised foot. Charles had made it through every training camp practice without picking up any significant bumps or bruises. Then, when he was in the process […]

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Newton, Stewart lead Panthers past Chiefs »

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By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Cam Newton made a successful return following ankle surgery, Jonathan Stewart ran for two touchdowns and the Carolina Panthers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-16 on Sunday night. Newton completed 4 of 9 passes for 65 yards and led a pair of touchdown drives in […]

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Royals score 7 in 2nd, beat Twins »

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By ADAM CZECH Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals scored seven runs in the second inning. Then they really started hitting the ball. Alex Gordon, Salvador Perez and Josh Willingham homered, and the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 12-6 on Sunday for their 20th win in their last 25 games. Kansas City sent […]

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Royals hold off Twins »

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Willingham returned to Target Field and hit a bases-clearing double in Kansas City’s five-run fourth inning, and the surging Royals hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night. Danny Dufy (8-10) allowed three runs in 51/3 innings to win his third straight start. Kansas City has won 11 […]

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Wildcats aim to build off momentum of last year »


MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Things couldn’t be much different for Kansas State from a season ago. The Wildcats are now settled at quarterback with Jake Waters. They have a bevy of talent back on defense. And they have a load of momentum heading into the season after winning six of their last seven games, including […]

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Jayhawks in must-win mode as Weis begins year 3 »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas coach Charlie Weis believes this may be the most talented team he’s had in his first three seasons in charge. He also knows it’s time to prove it. After winning one game his first season and three last year, Weis may need to show some significant progress this season to […]

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Vargas tosses 3-hitter as Royals blank A’s »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jason Vargas tossed a three-hitter for his sixth career shutout, Omar Infante hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Wednesday night. Vargas (9-5) retired the final 23 batters he faced in only his third start since an emergency appendectomy. The left-hander […]

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Chiefs hope pass-rush package will pay off »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of what could be in store for unsuspecting quarterbacks this season. Pro Bowl linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, first-round draft pick Dee Ford and fellow pass-rusher Josh Martin all trotted onto the field at the same […]

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Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – The past few years in Kansas City, it’s been Dwayne Bowe and everyone else at wide receiver. Bowe is the unquestionable leader of the group, but Junior Hemingway also has emerged as a big, reliable slot target. De’Anthony Thomas already has proven to be an electrifying playmaker, whether the rookie’s […]

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Royals win streak snapped in blowout loss to Oakland »

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By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Oakland Athletics’ combination of  Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals. Lester pitched six strong innings and Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Athletics won 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning streak. Lester (13-7) has won […]

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry leaves practice with heel pain »


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry left the Chiefs’ practice for the second time this training camp on Tuesday as he continues to be bothered by tendinitis in his right heel. Berry missed a few days of practice last week with the heel injury. He eventually returned to workouts but did […]

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Chiefs’ Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber »

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – Jamaal Charles is known for his speed and skill. He’d like to be known for his ability to lay the lumber, too. The Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back relishes the chance to drop a blitzing safety or linebacker, even though there are no fantasy points at stake for a block. […]

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NCAA looking for clarification »


UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA wants a clarification on a California judge’s ruling in the landmark Ed O’Bannon case. The governing body of college athletics wrote in a brief to the U.S. District Court that schools want to know which recruits are covered under the ruling. The decision opened the door to athletes receiving a […]

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