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Good second-half club? Royals can start proving it at Boston

It's been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals made the playoffs -- a drought they're determined to end with some slight improvements in the second half. That goal seems far more realistic than Boston's chances of reaching the postseason and defending its title, but the Red Sox haven't written off their season just yet. James Shields takes the mound for the Royals...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Jayhawk Thorson says a gay football player in the Big 12 is a 'when,' not an 'if'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ceilings plummet; goalposts bob and weave. But here's the hypothetical: Jimmy Slinger is a 6-foot-3 quarterback from Anytown, USA, with an AK-47 for a right arm, the peripheral vision of a barn owl and an extra gear that turns him into a Bugatti Veyron in cleats. He's also an openly gay teen. Would, say, Bob Stoops recruit him? "I can't comment...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge wants proof Larry Johnson completed sentence

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge gave a lawyer until July 30 to produce proof that former NFL running back Larry Johnson met terms of his sentence following his conviction in a domestic violence case involving an ex-girlfriend at a Las Vegas Strip resort. Attorney Gregory Knapp appeared in court for Johnson on Thursday, and said later that he'll provide paperwork showing the 34...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

K-State picked third in Big 12 preseason media poll

IRVING, Texas -- Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 title in a preseason media poll. The Sooners, who have won eight Big 12 championships, received 47 of the 56 first-place votes cast. They had 548 total points Thursday in voting by media members who cover the league. The poll was released in advance of the league's football media days next week in Dallas...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports Kansas City to televise 2014 Big 12 Conference football media days

FOX Sports Kansas City will televise the 2014 Big 12 Conference Football Media Days live on Monday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 22 from the Omni Dallas Hotel. Coverage both days will air from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT. The programs also will be shown on other FOX Sports Regional Networks, including FOX Sports Southwest, FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX Sports Midwest in the Big 12 footprint...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting KC's Zusi, Besler voted to MLS All-Star Game

NEW YORK -- Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin of the Seattle Sounders are among a group of eight players from the U.S. World Cup team voted to the MLS All-Star game. On Wednesday night, Major League Soccer announced the result of the fan vote. The game against Bayern Munich is scheduled for Aug. 6 in Portland, Oregon. Sporting Kansas City's Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, Real Salt...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The report cards are in: Flanny dishes out first-half grades for Royals' hitters

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Feilhaber's goal lifts Sporting KC over Crew 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Benny Feilhaber scored in the 93rd minute, and Sporting Kansas City earned its fourth consecutive road win by beating the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night. An uncontested Feilhaber rifled a shot off the crossbar from just outside the 18-yard box. Igor Juliao started the sequence with a pass slightly behind Jacob Peterson, who settled it for a trailing Feilhaber...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs 2014 preview: As long as Jamaal Charles is around, anything is possible

With football season around the corner, FOXSports.com is providing a thorough analysis of all 32 teams heading into training camp. The offseason may have lacked some hard-hitting action, but franchise-altering moves have been made. Parity is excessive as ever. Every team looks great on paper in July. But it's the development and seasoning of a team that will matter in January...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mizzou at SEC Media Days: Respect, fiction vs. fact, LeBron, rings, bow ties and DGB

The best thing about the Southeastern Conference is also the worst: It's all about winning. Sorry. Check that. Winning football. Do that -- at all costs, any cost, the details don't matter much -- you get the podium, the love, the ducats, the scepter. And so King Gary Pinkel stepped to the microphone Wednesday morning and addressed his subjects, almost all of whom were suggesting...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maty Football? Missouri's Mauk steps confidently into starting role

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Mauks would often drive through the night from their home in northwest Ohio, after Mike had finished coaching Kenton High School's football team, to get to Columbia, Mo., or another campus in SEC land. Those journeys will get much shorter this fall. Mauk, who will soon be enshrined in the Ohio Football Coaches Hall of Fame, took over at Glendale High School...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shields, Royals outdueled in 5-1 loss to Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rick Porcello outdueled James Shields and the Detroit Tigers won their fifth in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Saturday night. Porcello (12-5) raised his career record against Kansas City to 8-3 while yielding six hits and one run through seven innings. Alex Avila drove in three runs, putting the Tigers in position to go for a four-game sweep on Sunday...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting KC goalie Kronberg fractures left hand

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg fractured a bone in his left hand during practice Wednesday and will miss about eight weeks for the defending MLS Cup champions. The club recalled goalkeeper Jon Kempin from his loan to USL PRO affiliate OKC Energy FC to provide depth during Kronberg's absence. Andy Gruenebaum is expected to become the team'...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Jayhawk Tharpe picks D-League over college ball

Former Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe announced Wednesday that he will not be playing another minute of college basketball, instead choosing to try his hand in the NBA Development League. "I didn't want to sit out," Tharpe told CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein. "At this point, I'd rather just try the D-League instead of sitting out a year to play a year (in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals reliever helps Rays ballboy break in glove

Why was Scott Downs throwing a glove in the dirt like it called his mother a bad name? To help a ballboy, of course.  The Royals' reliever was caught having a little fun in Tampa Bay on Monday night, showing a Rays ballboy how to properly break in a new glove after a ball snuck by him in the sixth inning.  Apparently, all that's needed is a few Gronk spikes and a little...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sporting KC, Fire play to 1-1 tie

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Mike Magee scored in the 40th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Sporting failed to clear a loose ball in its own end and Chicago midfielder Alex collected it and found Magee on the left flank. Magee settled the pass and calmly beat goalkeeper Eric Kronberg for his fifth goal of the season. Chicago goalkeeper Sean...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Chiefs, healthy and good beats the pants off lucky and good

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There are exceptions to every rule in the NFL, except this one: Healthy and good beats the pants off lucky and good any day of the week. Especially Sundays. Looney Tunes as it sounds, the most valuable guy on the Kansas City Chiefs sideline this fall might not be Jamaal Charles at all. Or Tamba Hali. Or Alex Smith. Or Bob Sutton. Or Andy Reid. It's Rick...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Collin Klein set to join K-State coaching staff

Bill Snyder is bringing back one of Kansas State's all-time greats to the Little Apple. While nothing is officially official, Collin Klein told GoPowerCats.com in an interview Wednesday that he will be joining Snyder's coaching staff as a graduate assistant. "I'm sure I'm going to help with the quarterbacks, but obviously anywhere else they need me as far as...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Embiid will be too difficult to resist for Cavaliers at No. 1

Let’s call the cottage industry of mock drafts exactly what it is: A whole lot of educated guesswork and less-than-educated mind-reading. A bunch of rumors that take hold in the echo chamber and turn into talking points. A lot of well-researched information on future stars – or future busts – that’s intermingled with misinformation or disinformation. Also, it’s a damn lot...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

You won't believe what Allen Bailey did to give the Chiefs' D a little more weight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Now here's a switch: While the rest of his teammates have been trying to drop weight like it was a bad habit, Allen Bailey is going the opposite direction. "Double protein," the Kansas City Chiefs defensive end says with a grin. "Chicken and protein. And steak, man." Actually, make that two. Medium rare. "To help moreso with the run...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason High shoves referee after TKO stoppage loss to Rafael dos Anjos

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Referee Kevin Mulhall stopped the fight. So, Jason High tried to pick one with him. Mulhall ruled Rafael dos Anjos had beaten High by TKO at 3:36 of the third round Saturday at UFC Fight Night at Tingle Coliseum and High took umbrage with the call. Mulhall came to check on him and High used both of his hands to push him away. That could very well lead to a fine...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain and Gordon homer as Royals beat Blue Jays

TORONTO -- Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain homered, Jason Vargas won for the first time in three starts and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Friday night. Cain went 3 for 4 and matched a career high with four RBIs, and Gordon reached base three times as the Royals won their second straight and handed Toronto its second consecutive loss following a season-best...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flowers, Houston absent as Chiefs begin workouts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first week of voluntary offseason workouts for the Kansas City Chiefs was more notable for who was missing from the field than anything that happened on it. Cornerback Brandon Flowers and linebacker Justin Houston were the only two players to skip the first three workouts, which wrapped up Thursday. Coach Andy Reid refused to discuss the reason they were missing...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith is going to have to give a little -- maybe a lot -- to make an extension work in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Of course Alex Smith isn't worth Jay Cutler money. Jay Cutler isn't worth Jay Cutler money. None of that is No. 11's fault, per se. His agent, Tom Condon, has a job, and that job involves grabbing the Hunts by their wingtips, flipping them over, and shaking them soundly until the last nickel hits the pavement. Smith will only be 30 once. The Kansas...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis lands 2018 SEC men's hoops tourney

ST. LOUIS -- Mark your calendar -- your 2018 calendar, that is. The SEC basketball tournament is coming to town. The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the league's athletic directors have unanimously selected St. Louis as the host city for the 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament. Games will be played at the Scottrade Center, the same site that has hosted NCAA...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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