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Dennis Wierzbicki - USA TODAY Sports
August 13, 2017 - 6:24 pm
CHICAGO (AP) - Whit Merrifield hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-high five runs, and the Kansas City Royals pounded the Chicago White Sox 14-6 on Sunday. Drew Butera had four of Kansas City's 16 hits, helping the Royals climb back over .500 at 59-58. Jorge Bonifacio hit his 15th homer,...
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Jay Biggerstaff - USA TODAY Sports
August 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Smith led the Chiefs to a quick touchdown and first-round pick Patrick Mahomes II had an impressive debut, before the San Francisco backups led the 49ers to a 27-17 victory over Kansas City in their preseason opener Friday night. Smith hit speedster Tyreek Hill for a 32...
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Matt Marton - USA TODAY Sports
August 12, 2017 - 12:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) - Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run, seventh-inning rally, Reynaldo Lopez pitched six strong innings in his White Sox debut and Chicago won its fourth straight, 6-3 over the sliding Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Mike Moustakas belted a pair of deep solo shots to...
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Ted Woodward
August 11, 2017 - 12:30 pm
After two weeks of training camp in St. Joseph, Missouri, the 2017 Kansas City Chiefs football team will play its opening preseason game on Friday evening in Arrowhead Stadium, hosting the San Francisco 49ers. Oddsmakers have the Chiefs a 4.5-point favorite at home. Mitch Holthus will have play-by-...
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Jeff Curry - USA TODAY Sports
August 10, 2017 - 11:09 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. St. Louis tied a season-high with its sixth straight win. Kansas City has lost four in a row and six of seven. St...
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Ted Woodward
August 10, 2017 - 10:19 am
Former Wichita State baseball star Casey Gillaspie hit his first home run on Wednesday for his new organization, the Chicago White Sox; it was a two-run blast, and his 10th homer of the season. Gillaspie is playing in Triple-A for the Charlotte Knights, after the White Sox recently acquired him in...
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
August 09, 2017 - 1:33 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Len Dawson had never considered a career in broadcasting until then-Chiefs general manager Jack Steadman, trying to drum up some publicity for his recently moved franchise, talked a local TV station into doing a sports segment on the nightly news. Steadman's offer? His star...
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Ted Woodward
August 08, 2017 - 12:23 pm
After nearly three weeks on the road, the first-place Wichita Wingnuts finally played a home baseball game on Monday night downtown at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. In a matchup between the top two teams in the American Association, the Wingnuts knocked off the Lincoln Saltdogs 3-2; Lincoln owns the top...
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August 07, 2017 - 4:36 pm
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor tells The Associated Press he is ready to give Andrew Wiggins a max contract extension on his rookie deal worth close to $150 million. Taylor says he first wants a face-to-face meeting with Wiggins to hear from the former No. 1 overall...
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Ted Woodward
August 07, 2017 - 12:54 pm
SEREGNO, ITALY - The Kansas men's basketball team made it a clean sweep of its four exhibition games during its nine-day tour of Italy; on Sunday evening, the Jayhawks routed Italian All-Stars A2 by a score of 118-74. Malik Newman led KU with 32 points, and Svi Mykhailiuk added 26; Devonte' Graham...
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