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Pitcher Luke Hochevar will begin season on disabled list for Royals

The Royals bowed to the reality of Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Luke Hochevar bowled over hitters with fastballs and froze them with his curveballs this spring, but the organization still feels his surgically-reconstructed right elbow is “not ready for the rigors of a major-league bullpen right now,” manager Ned Yost said.

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Unbeaten Kentucky shows it is tough enough to win even when it isn’t perfect

This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second flickered off the clock against Notre Dame.

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Alex Gordon is tops on list of Royals salaries

Left fielder Alex Gordon will be the highest-paid player for the Royals this season, with a salary of $13.75 million, according to figures that were obtained by The Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and prorated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income.