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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2017 - 1:08 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night to win the NASCAR Cup Series race. Truex dominated the same event a year ago before a fluke problem during a tire...
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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
May 12, 2017 - 4:37 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Major league ERA leader Jason Vargas went seven more scoreless innings, Salvador Perez had a two-run double during a five-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Thursday. Vargas (5-1) scattered three hits and dropped his ERA from 1.19...
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Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
May 11, 2017 - 4:52 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have promoted Seth Maness from Triple-A Omaha, less than nine months after the right-hander had ligament surgery on his pitching elbow. Maness had what is called "primary repair" surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament Aug. 18 and signed a minor...
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Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
April 28, 2017 - 4:44 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs boldly moved up in the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick, giving them an heir apparent to veteran Alex Smith. Kansas City sent its first-round picks this year and next year and one of two third-...
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April 22, 2017 - 1:33 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Joey Gallo and Robinson Chirinos each homered twice to back a season-high eight innings from Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Friday night. Gallo's first homer was a tiebreaking two-run shot in the second inning on a 3-0 pitch — a liner...
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Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
April 19, 2017 - 9:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas dazzled for the third straight start, the Royals finally scored off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Kansas City beat San Francisco 2-0 on Wednesday night to split their two-game series. Vargas (3-0) scattered four hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
April 17, 2017 - 10:00 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News he is working on bringing something new to the city. Longwell says the College Baseball Hall of Fame will leave Lubbock, Texas, a nd he''ll talk with the museum's owners about locating to Wichita. Longwell says Wichita might locate...
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Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
April 16, 2017 - 12:51 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Saturday night, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. Moustakas connected off Jose Alvarez (0-1) for his fifth home run this season. Los Angeles had tied the score in the seventh when...
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Dreamstime
April 15, 2017 - 3:16 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has hired Iowa deputy athletic director Gene Taylor as its new athletic director, filling an opening left after John Currie left for Tennessee in February. Taylor was hired at Iowa in 2014 following a 13-year stint as the athletic director at North Dakota State,...
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Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
April 14, 2017 - 1:49 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas carried a shutout into the eighth, the Royals finally generated some early offense and Kansas City held on to beat Oakland 3-1 on Thursday night and snap an eight-game skid against the A's. Vargas (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings, striking...
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