Royals

Salvador Perez leads voting as five Royals in position to start for AL All-Stars

The first All-Star Game voting totals announced by Major League Baseball have Mike Moustakas as the leading American League vote-getter at third base, Alcides Escobar at shortstop, Salvador Perez at catcher and Lorenzo Cain first and Alex Gordon third in the outfield. Perez had received the most votes of any American League player at 1,447,753.

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FIFA soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday’s presidential election would go ahead as planned with Sepp Blatter going for a fifth term. Blatter was not named in either investigation.

Royals

With 5-1 loss to Yankees, Royals enter first losing streak of season

For two months, the Royals denied the existence of losing streaks, ceasing every temporary, two-game skid with another onslaught of winning. They bent to reality on Tuesday night in the Bronx, dropping their third consecutive game for the first time in 2015, this one a 5-1 loss to the New York Yankees. Activated from the disabled list on Tuesday afternoon, Kansas City starter Jason Vargas allowed two runs in four innings. Joe Blanton, his replacement, gave up three in the fifth.

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