Royals

Royals rally, beat Astros 6-4 in 11 innings

Mike Moustakas’ home run in the 11th inning broke a 4-4 tie and the Royals won a wild game at Houston on Wednesday night. The Royals won for the second night in a row. With a victory on Thursday night, they can exit a road that begin in such hellish fashion with a .500 record.

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University of Kansas

Defending NCAA champion KU women’s track team motivated to win more

When Kansas track coach Stanley Redwine and Lindsay Vollmer, the individual NCAA champion in the heptathlon, waited to shake hands with President Obama in March, they experienced the twin feelings of accomplishment and motivation. The defending NCAA champions will take to the track this week for the KU Relays at Rock Chalk Park, the new $39 million facility that also includes new venues for the KU softball and soccer programs.

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Motorsports

NASCAR’s Kyle Larson thrives while doing double duty

Kyle Larson moved full time into the Sprint Cup series this season, taking over the No. 42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing, and he’s 14th in the Sprint Cup standings. He’s also competing in Nationwide series races for Turner Scott Motorsports and has finished fourth or better in five of seven starts, including a win at Auto Club Speedway in California.

Outdoors

Fishing report for April 17

Brent’s best bet: The spring fishing is heating up at Table Rock Lake. The bass fishing has been outstanding this week, with fish being caught on wobblehead jigs with plastic crawdad trailers. The fishing for crappies and white bass also has been good, especially in the river arms where the fish are spawning.

NBA news

Bulls' Joakim Noah healthy entering playoffs this time

The 431 assists, tied for seventh-most by a center in NBA history and making him the first center to lead his team since David Robinson in 1994, are nice. So are the career-high 5.4 assists per game, the highest mark by a center since Sam Lacey's 5.7 in 1979-80.

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