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Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Thursdays Royals-Indians game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Stars Royals beat reporter. First pitch is set for 11:05 a.m. Central.
On Thursday, Royals pitcher Bruce Chen can match Mariano Riveras record for major-league wins by a Panamanian. Chen, 36, cherishes the potential record, just as he cherishes his endurance. He has played for 10 teams, persisting thanks to his studious nature, dedication to his craft, ability to manipulate a baseball and the genetic gift of being born left-handed. With the Royals, where he is the eldest member of a youthful clubhouse, he doubles as cut-up and conciliator.
This Royals team appears on the verge of a breakthrough, but so have others in the franchises history that ended up crumbling under the pressure.
Mike Moustakas traveled to Venezuela in an attempt to uncover what was missing from a swing that once made him a star in waiting.
It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
Sporting KC announced Monday that it has loaned Kevin Ellis to OKC Energy FC, a move to get the 22-year-old defender more playing time.
The NFL has officially released its 2014 schedule. The Chiefs will open the regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 7 and also will face the Patriots on Monday Night Football on Sept. 29 and the Broncos on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 30, both at Arrowhead.
Teams looking for tight end bargains in the NFL Draft and yes, the Chiefs certainly qualify might be tempted by two players, Washington junior Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Oregon junior Colt Lyerla, who are believed to have first-round talent but have seen their stock slide because of off-field issues.
Kansas football coach Charlie Weis explained in detail Tuesday why he chose sophomore Montell Cozart as his starting quarterback. We didnt want to do was go into the summertime misleading our players about who the starting quarterback was, Weis said.
Olathe South girls basketball coach Steve Ingram confirmed Monday that Kylee Kopatich, who was the Sunflower League MVP this season, has switched her verbal commitment from Kansas State to Kansas.
An informed source continued to say Wednesday that presumed prime target Gregg Marshall of Wichita State and his camp have not been contacted by Missouri or anyone affiliated with the Tigers search for a new mens basketball coach. Along with that, the brief surge in political traction that UTEP coach Tim Floyd enjoyed also crumbled by Wednesday night.
The search for Frank Haiths replacement as Missouris mens basketball coach entered its fifth day Tuesday with athletic director Mike Alden bunkered in as promised. Still, Missouri has reached out to former player and assistant Kim Anderson. Also, Texas-El Pasos Tim Floyd has emerged as a strong candidate, according to ESPN.
Wildcats star was drafted by Cleveland last year, but he didnt sign because he wanted to play his senior season with the Wildcats. While K-State has struggled this year, Kivett doesnt wish he had gone pro.
Kansas State likely will return to the Sprint Center for a nonconference basketball game against Texas A&M next season. K-State played a regular season game at Sprint Center for six straight seasons from 2007-12, beating Florida, Alabama, IUPUI, Southern Mississippi and Florida A&M. Its lone loss was against UNLV. All six games were played in December.
A player-led movement to bring back a fired William Chrisman High School girls basketball coach is headed to the hallways. A week after 11 students wrote letters to the Independence School District Board of Education, voicing their anger and confusion over the firing of Lindsay Thompson, the players and coach said they have received no clear explanation from school or district administration as to why she was dismissed as coach.
Rod Briggs of Lansing High School is the recipient of the Paul Lambert Coach of the Year Award.
In the new, win-and-your-in format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kevin Harvick is the only driver with two victories this season, including the most recent race, the Southern 500 at Darlington.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver and former Kansas State star Jordy Nelson will drive the pace car on May 10 for the start of the Kansas 400 — the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup series night race at Kansas Speedway.
Brent’s best bet: Milford Lake is emerging from its winter doldrums this week. The fishing for white bass and wipers is very good in the Republican River. And blue cat fishing is outstanding on cut shad on the north end of the reservoir.
Notices of upcoming tournaments or results should be reported by noon Mondays by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 816-234-4319. For upcoming events, provide the name of the lake, the fishing hours and dates of the tournament, the entry fee and a telephone number of someone to contact. For results, report the name of the lake, the date of the tournament, spellings of first- and second-place and big-bass winners, along with their hometowns.
It's not much of an upset if a fifth seed moves on to the semifinals of the NBA playoffs because it's generally an even matchup.
Some teams with NBA championship aspirations have to be feeling a little jittery right now, while we may have a dark horse in the making.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason will be the starter for Friday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers.
Henrik Zetterberg may play for the Detroit Red Wings in a critical Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.
RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsor-less days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the next year. So everyone connected with the event is making sure that won't happen.
One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.
Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori reached the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open by beating Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-4 Thursday.
Novak Djokovic and his fiancee, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a child, as the former world No. 1 star made the announcement via Twitter.