Victory slips away from Royals as Twins win 4-3, sweep series

Wade Davis spun around in disbelief. His wayward throw home had cost his team the lead. His momentary delay would cost the Royals the game in a 4-3 loss to the Twins. Minnesota completed a dispiriting sweep of its division rival on Sunday afternoon thanks to yet another bullpen breakdown.

KC ace James Shields struggles as Twins rock Royals again 7-1

Starter James Shields surrendered seven runs in the first two inning as the Royals lost to the Twins 7-1 on Saturday in Minneapolis. In the last three seasons, Shields allowed seven runs in a game on six separate occasions. On Saturday, six of the runs were unearned. He is partly to blame for that, as is third baseman Mike Moustakas.

The time is right for the Chiefs to trade Eric Berry

Everyone is a commodity, and for the Chiefs, Eric Berry is more valuable as a trade piece than the starting strong safety. Trading Berry would anger Chiefs fans, require some major adjustments to defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s schemes — and provide much-needed salary cap space and extra draft picks.

Kansan Gary Woodland ties front-nine record at the Masters, finishes day at par

For 10 holes on Saturday, Gary Woodland, the Topeka native and former KU standout, had taken Augusta by storm, seizing the moment with a record-tying 6-under 30 on the front nine. Woodland would give four shots back in the final eight holes and finish the day at even par after firing a 3-under 69, but he won’t soon forget his historic front nine.

Star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham dismissed from Missouri football team

Dorial Green-Beckham arrived at Missouri more than two years ago amid hype and fanfare, but Friday he was booted from the football team in disgrace. The MU athletic department announced in a statement that Tigers coach Gary Pinkel, in conjunction with athletic director Mike Alden, had dismissed Green-Beckham after details of his role in an alleged burglary early Sunday morning were released Thursday by Columbia police.

After down year, Bubba Watson back on top at the Masters

By Friday afternoon, he was leaving the 18th green and heading toward the clubhouse with the Masters lead. His wife, Angie, and son Caleb were here to soak in the moment. For a day, he was back to playing Bubba Golf, the aggressive, no-holds-barred style that endears him to the crowds here in his adopted home state of Georgia.

Royals recall Danny Duffy, option Johnny Giavotella to Omaha

A day after what manager Ned Yost called a "nightmare scenario," the Royals executed yet another roster move designed to improve their shaky bullpen. The team recalled Danny Duffy, one of the organization’s top prospects, and optioned second baseman Johnny Giavotella back to Class AAA Omaha.