Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the sports universe.
The Giants' Juan Perez, right, scores past Cardinals catcher A.J. Pierzynski on a hit by Gregor Blanco during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO | Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Crown these Royals the American League champions.
LOS ANGELES | Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year.
The Giants' Brandon Crawford scores the game-winning run on a sacrifice bunt by Gregor Blanco past Cardinals relief pitcher Randy Choate during the 10th inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO | A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.
BALTIMORE | The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.
The Royals' Terrance Gore scores on a double by Alcides Escobar during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Orioles on Saturday in Baltimore.
OSLO, Norway | Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi, of India, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.
St. Louis Cardinals players celebrate after their 3-2 win over Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday in St. Louis as Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, right, looks on.
ST. LOUIS | Matt Adams could barely contain his enthusiasm — and he didn't really try, either. He thrust both arms in the air while still in the batter's box and added a couple of big hops to his home run trot as he approached first base.
WASHINGTON | Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.
ISTANBUL | Sue Bird has played in enough world championship medal games to know that they are rarely easy.
Tigers pitcher David Price throws during practice in preparation for today's Game 3 of the American League Division Series. Baltimore the best-of-five games series 2-0.
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Evansville for a visit to tout his administration's efforts to boost the nation's manufacturing sector.
NEW YORK | The 2015 NFL draft will be held in Chicago, the league announced Thursday.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland | Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.
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