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Royals beat Giants to tie World Series 1-all

Royals beat Giants to tie World Series 1-all

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.

October 22, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

October 19, 2014 5:30 pm
Royals hold off Orioles; finish ALCS sweep

Royals hold off Orioles; finish ALCS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Crown these Royals the American League champions.

October 15, 2014 6:29 pm
Royals edge Orioles to take 3-0 lead

Royals edge Orioles to take 3-0 lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals have embraced the bloop, bunt and sacrifice fly all postseason.

October 14, 2014 10:08 pm Related

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Royals return home with 2-game ALCS lead over Orioles

Royals return home with 2-game ALCS lead over Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins.

October 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Royals beat Angels 8-3 to finish off ALDS sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.

October 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Kyle Busch out to overcome Kansas Speedway demons

Kyle Busch out to overcome Kansas Speedway demons

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Nearly all who rolled into Kansas Speedway this weekend still in contention for the Sprint Cup championship should feel good about their chances.

October 04, 2014 12:04 pm
NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.

September 30, 2014 5:00 pm

K.C. roughs up Sox ace Sale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Royals roughed up White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Royals find right recipe for small-market success

Royals find right recipe for small-market success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The recipe for small-market success in baseball generally goes something like this: Develop talent through your farm system, strike on a couple reclamation projects, uncover a few diamonds in the rough and then make one or two big trades to put you over the top.

August 31, 2014 5:15 pm
First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn't been the case since many of them were in junior high school.

August 12, 2014 12:12 pm
American riders have sights set on Tour de France

American riders have sights set on Tour de France

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Five years ago, while Alberto Contador was riding to victory in the Tour de France, Andrew Talansky was a vagabond cyclist scratching out a living in races across the United States.

June 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Andretti Autosport a budding auto racing empire

Andretti Autosport a budding auto racing empire

INDIANAPOLIS | In the far corner of Gasoline Alley, where the signs that say "Andretti Autosport" hang from the buildings, there is a flurry of activity that can best be described as organized chaos.

May 24, 2014 11:55 am

Luck, Brown lead Colts past Chiefs 23-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Colts had watched the Kansas City Chiefs march downfield for an easy score on the first series of the game, yet nobody on their sideline seemed to be worried.

December 22, 2013 6:15 pm
Harvick wins wreck-filled race at Kansas Speedway

Harvick wins wreck-filled race at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Kevin Harvick didn't simply have his hands full with the rest of the Sprint Cup field Sunday. He also was trying to tame a squirrely surface at Kansas Speedway.

October 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Royals infielder Tejada suspended 105 games for PED use

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The scourge of drugs and baseball claimed its third former MVP in a month when Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.

August 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

Emile Griffith, elegant boxing champ, dies at 75

Inside the smaller theater at Madison Square Garden about five years ago, shortly before a world title fight, Emile Griffith was introduced one more time to the crowd. He rose shakily from his seat, waved ever so briefly and then sat down.

July 23, 2013 5:30 pm
De Aza's ninth-inning sacrifice fly gives White Sox the win

De Aza's ninth-inning sacrifice fly gives White Sox the win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The White Sox had the right reliever on the mound with the game tied in the eighth inning Saturday, especially when some miscommunication in the outfield allowed the Royals to put a runner on third base with one out.

June 22, 2013 6:00 pm
White Sox roll past punchless Royals

White Sox roll past punchless Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Once the White Sox had put two runs on the board — it took them all of one inning — it was up to Hector Santiago to simply pour strikes into the zone.

June 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Royals agree to deal with Andrean grad Manaea

Royals agree to deal with Andrean grad Manaea

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Kansas City Royals knew they'd uncovered something special when they saw Sean Manaea pitch in the Cape Cod League last summer, uncorking a pinpoint fastball that baffled some of the best amateur players in the country.

June 21, 2013 6:00 pm

Munoz hopes to follow Montoya to Victory Lane

INDIANAPOLIS | Carlos Munoz remembers spilling into the streets of his native Bogota the minute that Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500.

May 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Record-tying 4 women in the field for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS | Katherine Legge didn't know she'd have a shot at the Indianapolis 500 until it was time to qualify, when Schmidt Peterson Motorsports decided to put her in its second car at the last second.

May 23, 2013 6:15 pm
Kenseth holds off Kahne to win at Kansas Speedway

Kenseth holds off Kahne to win at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Matt Kenseth knew that he had a front-running car Sunday.

April 21, 2013 9:30 pm
Varying paths have made Shockers a Final Four team

Varying paths have made Shockers a Final Four team

ATLANTA | More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a powerhouse team at Wichita State that was stocked with future NBA talent, and to this day he believes it underachieved.

April 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Brett, Koufax, Schmidt offering Hall of Fame help

Brett, Koufax, Schmidt offering Hall of Fame help

SURPRISE, Ariz. | George Brett juggles three baseballs near the mound of a practice field, then loosens up his right arm and delivers a pitch to Mike Moustakas to start off batting practice.

March 15, 2013 12:04 pm
US team plays to 4-4 tie with White Sox

US team plays to 4-4 tie with White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. | The U.S. team played the Chicago White Sox to a draw on Tuesday.

March 05, 2013 7:12 pm
Colts beat Chiefs 20-13 to clinch playoff berth

Colts beat Chiefs 20-13 to clinch playoff berth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The expectations placed upon Andrew Luck almost seemed unfair.

December 23, 2012 5:07 pm Photos

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Colts' playoff berth would cap an unbelievable season

Colts' playoff berth would cap an unbelievable season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | The Colts of a year ago were in no better shape than the Kansas City Chiefs of this season. Their offense couldn't score, their defense couldn't stop anybody, and they had just one win when mid-December rolled around.

December 22, 2012 5:45 pm

Johnson salvages day after crashing at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Jimmie Johnson knew his car was damaged. He just didn't know the extent of it.

October 21, 2012 9:15 pm
Chen pitches Royals to shutout win over White Sox

Chen pitches Royals to shutout win over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Bruce Chen pitched into the seventh inning, Alex Gordon hit a two-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the AL Central-leading White Sox 3-0 on Wednesday night to snap Chicago's five-game winning streak.

September 19, 2012 10:00 pm
Escobar hits 2 HRs to lead Royals past Sox

Escobar hits 2 HRs to lead Royals past Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | White Sox starter Jake Peavy figured he threw a good pitch to Alcides Escobar in the third inning, when the Royals shortstop took him deep. It was just the wrong pitch at the time.

July 14, 2012 9:15 pm
Youkilis sac fly gives White Sox win in 14

Youkilis sac fly gives White Sox win in 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | There was nobody White Sox manager Robin Ventura would rather have had at the plate with runners on the corners in the 14th inning than his gritty new third baseman.

July 14, 2012 12:45 am Photos

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Heat wave breaks in time for All-Star game in KC

Heat wave breaks in time for All-Star game in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | There are times the past few weeks when Twins catcher Joe Mauer would gaze at scoreboards in ballparks around the country, trying to see what kind of heat the Minnesota pitchers are throwing, and he's been genuinely confused.

July 10, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Kauffman Stadium transforming into All-Star venue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | On a piece of metal scaffolding beyond the left-field wall at Kauffman Stadium, construction workers bolted together a table under a sweltering midday sun, the temperature tickling triple digits and sweat pouring off their brows.

July 03, 2012 9:25 pm
Ex-Illini coach Weber hired by Kansas State

Ex-Illini coach Weber hired by Kansas State

Bruce Weber knows that Kansas State fans may not accept him right away. That much became clear when a small rally for another coaching candidate turned into a protest of his hiring.

March 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Robinson leads Kansas to win over N.C. State

Robinson leads Kansas to win over N.C. State

ST. LOUIS | Thomas Robinson kept missing easy buckets. Tyshawn Taylor had a shooting performance he'd rather soon forget. Kansas made just two shots from outside 5 feet, and seemed to be in constant trouble against North Carolina State.

March 23, 2012 11:45 pm
Valpo grad Hummel scores 26 as Kansas rally stops Purdue

Valpo grad Hummel scores 26 as Kansas rally stops Purdue

OMAHA, Neb. | Bill Self leaped to his feet on the Kansas sideline, the typically restrained coach finally unloading with a moment of sheer exuberance.

March 18, 2012 10:00 pm Related
Kansas, Purdue understand value of defense

Kansas, Purdue understand value of defense

OMAHA, Neb. | Matt Painter knows the topic isn't sexy. He knows that it's liable to put folks to sleep, sometimes his very own players. But the coach of Purdue also knows that it often saves teams from misfortune this time of year.

March 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Ex-Notre Dame QB Crist transferring to Kansas

Ex-Notre Dame QB Crist transferring to Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Dayne Crist announced Thursday that he is transferring to Kansas, where the former Notre Dame quarterback will be reunited with coach Charlie Weis.

December 22, 2011 4:00 pm
First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

ST. LOUIS | Michelle Obama and Jill Biden put their baseball allegiances aside Wednesday and teamed up with Major League Baseball to support the military before Game 1 of the World Series.

October 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Johnson dominates from start to finish at Kansas

Johnson dominates from start to finish at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. | Jimmie Johnson didn't qualify where he wanted, and his car never quite cooperated during the final practice session at Kansas Speedway. So he spent Saturday evening in the garage area, going over different setups with the rest of his team.

October 09, 2011 7:00 pm

Pryor included in NFL draft, must sit out 5 games

Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State star must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.

August 18, 2011 6:45 pm
Duffy pitches Royals to 4-2 win over White Sox

Duffy pitches Royals to 4-2 win over White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Danny Duffy returned from the minors to toss seven sharp innings, Matt Treanor delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth and the light-hitting Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night.

July 19, 2011 10:00 pm
One-time White Sox Manny Ramirez announces retirement

One-time White Sox Manny Ramirez announces retirement

NEW YORK | Tampa Bay Rays slugger Manny Ramirez told Major League Baseball on Friday that he is retiring after being notified of an issue that arose under MLB's drug policy.

April 08, 2011 4:15 pm
No. 4 Fighting Irish roll into Big East semifinals

No. 4 Fighting Irish roll into Big East semifinals

NEW YORK | Notre Dame coach Mike Brey took his team to see the hit Broadway musical "Jersey Boys" this week, not for the culture or entertainment, but so the Fighting Irish could see what teamwork looks like in action.

March 10, 2011 10:00 pm

Obama predicts Jayhawks will win national title

NEW YORK | The First Fan appears to be a big fan of basketball programs from Kansas.

March 17, 2010 3:00 pm

Blue Jays outfielder Rios claimed by White Sox

NEW YORK | Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox, sending him to a contending team and giving Toronto financial flexibility.

August 10, 2009 6:20 pm

Cubs marvel at new Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK | Four flat-screen TVs hanging from the ceiling, spacious lockers and plush leather couches -- and this was the visitor's clubhouse, second-rate digs compared to what the New York Yankees call home in the new Yankee Stadium.

April 04, 2009 12:00 am
Baylor loses in NIT finals; report links former VU coach Scott Drew to coaching opening at Memphis

Baylor loses in NIT finals; report links former VU coach Scott Drew to coaching opening at Memphis

NEW YORK | Penn State coach Ed DeChellis met with his team a couple of hours before playing Baylor in the NIT title game and had only one request.

April 03, 2009 12:00 am
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