Vahe Gregorian

Royals’ Miguel Almonte makes sizzling debut that hints at bright future

Spontaneously during a chat in January, Royals vice-president for international operations Rene Francisco broached the name of a prospect on the cusp of being the Next Big Thing for the Royals — 21-year-old pitcher Miguel Almonte.

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NFL free-agency primer: 17 free-agent fits for the Chiefs

Starting Saturday, NFL teams can communicate with representatives for free-agent players and discuss potential contracts. Considering the Chiefs still need to get under the salary cap before they could sign a free agent, here are some players at key positions (wide receiver, offensive line, inside linebacker and defensive back), both expensive and cheap, who would be nice fits in KC.

Don't Kill The Mellinger

Five-minute break: Gifts, cuts and tragedy

Rules are fine and necessary but the NCAA has long lost the benefit of the doubt in situations like Cliff Alexnader’s. Admittedly, we still don’t have a lot of information to go on the situation, but the NCAA has mismanaged itself into a position where virtually everything it does is justifiably questioned.
 
 

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