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A fans’ guide to the Royals’ most important month in decades

Will it be a September to remember for baseball fans in Kansas City? The Royals will be in first place on Aug. 31 for the first time in decades and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Check out this special collection of stories and charts to get you prepared for the critical final month.

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No. 24 Missouri runs away from South Dakota State 38-18 in season opener

No. 24 Missouri wasn’t expecting Marcus Murphy to be called on to turn the tide Saturday against South Dakota State with a third-quarter kickoff return touchdown in a 38-18 season-opening win at Memorial Stadium. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision, kept the game close into the fourth quarter.

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Royals lose 3-2 heartbreaker to Cleveland in 11 innings

With a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings on Saturday, their fifth defeat in seven games, no longer can the Royals claim sole ownership of the lead. They now share that real estate with the Detroit Tigers, their overlords for so long, setting up for the most thrilling September in nearly three decades of Kansas City baseball.

Royals lose 3-2 heartbreaker to Cleveland in 11 innings

With a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings on Saturday, their fifth defeat in seven games, no longer can the Royals claim sole ownership of the lead. They now share that real estate with the Detroit Tigers, their overlords for so long, setting up for the most thrilling September in nearly three decades of Kansas City baseball.

Royals lose 3-2 heartbreaker to Cleveland in 11 innings

With a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings on Saturday, their fifth defeat in seven games, no longer can the Royals claim sole ownership of the lead. They now share that real estate with the Detroit Tigers, their overlords for so long, setting up for the most thrilling September in nearly three decades of Kansas City baseball.

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How Ned Yost gambled with his bullpen and lost

Saturday night when Wade Davis came out to pitch the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians, Royals manager Ned Yost was gambling. You rarely use your best relievers when you’re behind late in the game. But Ned was gambling that his best relievers could hold the Indians scoreless and his offense would score two runs somewhere in the eighth, ninth or 10th innings. They scored one.

Five seasons ago, KU football started a fall that continues today

How did KU football go from really good to really bad, really fast? The time after Mark Mangino’s departure has been marked by crucial missteps, ego clashes and a power vacuum that has driven the on-field product into the worst four-year stretch in the program’s history.

No. 24 Missouri runs away from South Dakota State 38-18 in season opener

No. 24 Missouri wasn’t expecting Marcus Murphy to be called on to turn the tide Saturday against South Dakota State with a third-quarter kickoff return touchdown in a 38-18 season-opening win at Memorial Stadium. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision, kept the game close into the fourth quarter.

No. 20 Kansas State throttles Stephen F. Austin 55-16 in season opener

If the first night of a football season is an accurate representation of games to come, Kansas State can expect big things this year. Unlike recent openers in which K-State lost to, or barely beat, inferior competition, the Wildcats throttled Stephen F. Austin 55-16 on Saturday in front of 52,830 fans at Snyder Family Stadium.

Five seasons ago, KU football started a fall that continues today

How did KU football go from really good to really bad, really fast? The time after Mark Mangino’s departure has been marked by crucial missteps, ego clashes and a power vacuum that has driven the on-field product into the worst four-year stretch in the program’s history.

No. 24 Missouri runs away from South Dakota State 38-18 in season opener

No. 24 Missouri wasn’t expecting Marcus Murphy to be called on to turn the tide Saturday against South Dakota State with a third-quarter kickoff return touchdown in a 38-18 season-opening win at Memorial Stadium. The Jackrabbits, ranked No. 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision, kept the game close into the fourth quarter.

No. 20 Kansas State throttles Stephen F. Austin 55-16 in season opener

If the first night of a football season is an accurate representation of games to come, Kansas State can expect big things this year. Unlike recent openers in which K-State lost to, or barely beat, inferior competition, the Wildcats throttled Stephen F. Austin 55-16 on Saturday in front of 52,830 fans at Snyder Family Stadium.

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With heavy heart, Kuchar hovers around the lead

With an orange ribbon on his hat and nine birdies on his card, Matt Kuchar pulled within a shot of the lead Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Not that he needed a reminder, but a message posted on the scoring table spoke to the emotions involved in this tournament.

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