Vahe Gregorian

Billy Butler has memorable home finish ... to the regular season

Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler went two for four with an RBI in Sunday’s win against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, and his continued success could be a key to the Royals playing more home games this season.

Campus Corner

Mizzou falls from football polls after loss to Indiana; K-State drops to No. 25

Missouri had climbed to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25, but a loss to Indiana sent the Tigers tumbled from the ranking. The same thing happened in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. Kansas State, which had been ranked 20th, fell to No. 25 after its home loss Thursday against Auburn.

Football

Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas killed in car crash

Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the National Football League’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed.

Chiefs

Defense stands up to the Miami heat as Chiefs beat Dolphins 34-15

Offense is closest to Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s heart. It’s his passion and his calling card as one of the NFL’s brightest minds. But even Reid couldn’t escape the fact his team’s defensive performance was mostly responsible for the Chiefs’ first victory of 2014, a 34-15 triumph over Miami on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

Royals

Royals beat Tigers 5-2, avoiding sweep and gaining ground in A.L. Central

A two-run triple by Nori Aoki broke a fourth-inning deadlock and vaulted Kansas City ahead. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie dodged and darted through five and a third innings of two-run baseball. Alex Gordon tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to release some tension. With the victory, the Royals shaved Detroit’s lead in the American League Central to a game and a half.

Royals beat Tigers 5-2, avoiding sweep and gaining ground in A.L. Central

A two-run triple by Nori Aoki broke a fourth-inning deadlock and vaulted Kansas City ahead. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie dodged and darted through five and a third innings of two-run baseball. Alex Gordon tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to release some tension. With the victory, the Royals shaved Detroit’s lead in the American League Central to a game and a half.

Defense stands up to the Miami heat as Chiefs beat Dolphins 34-15

Offense is closest to Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s heart. It’s his passion and his calling card as one of the NFL’s brightest minds. But even Reid couldn’t escape the fact his team’s defensive performance was mostly responsible for the Chiefs’ first victory of 2014, a 34-15 triumph over Miami on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

Royals beat Tigers 5-2, avoiding sweep and gaining ground in A.L. Central

A two-run triple by Nori Aoki broke a fourth-inning deadlock and vaulted Kansas City ahead. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie dodged and darted through five and a third innings of two-run baseball. Alex Gordon tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to release some tension. With the victory, the Royals shaved Detroit’s lead in the American League Central to a game and a half.

Defense stands up to the Miami heat as Chiefs beat Dolphins 34-15

Offense is closest to Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s heart. It’s his passion and his calling card as one of the NFL’s brightest minds. But even Reid couldn’t escape the fact his team’s defensive performance was mostly responsible for the Chiefs’ first victory of 2014, a 34-15 triumph over Miami on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

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