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The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality

There is a lot to like from the Royals’ offseason, and not just because it comes after making it all the way to the World Series. The Royals had five goals during the offseason, and they scratched each one of their list with the final one coming Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez.

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Steelers bring a new identity into crucial game against the Chiefs

Think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and images of Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain defenses of the 1970s or James Harrison and the bone-crushing Super Bowl champions of the 2000s come to mind. Now the Steelers, who host the Chiefs on Sunday (noon on CBS), win games in shootouts, not by shutouts.

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Sporting KC offseason makeover continues as it works to add overseas goalkeeper, forward

Sporting Kansas City officially announced a contract extension for forward Dom Dwyer on Wednesday, but a source told The Star that the club is close to agreements with veteran Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin Barahona and Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth. Sporting also is trying to re-sign a pair of its own players who are out of contract at the end of the month — Jacob Peterson and homegrown defender Kevin Ellis.

Royals reportedly reach agreement with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez

The Royals’ offseason shopping list, and their starting rotation, for 2015 appears to be complete. Edinson Volquez, a 31-year old right-hander who went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts for the Pirates in 2014, has reached an agreement on a two-year, $20 million free-agent contract with the Royals, according to reports by CBSSports.com and Fox Sports.

Steelers bring a new identity into crucial game against the Chiefs

Think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and images of Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain defenses of the 1970s or James Harrison and the bone-crushing Super Bowl champions of the 2000s come to mind. Now the Steelers, who host the Chiefs on Sunday (noon on CBS), win games in shootouts, not by shutouts.

Sporting KC offseason makeover continues as it works to add overseas goalkeeper, forward

Sporting Kansas City officially announced a contract extension for forward Dom Dwyer on Wednesday, but a source told The Star that the club is close to agreements with veteran Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin Barahona and Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth. Sporting also is trying to re-sign a pair of its own players who are out of contract at the end of the month — Jacob Peterson and homegrown defender Kevin Ellis.

Royals reportedly reach agreement with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez

The Royals’ offseason shopping list, and their starting rotation, for 2015 appears to be complete. Edinson Volquez, a 31-year old right-hander who went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts for the Pirates in 2014, has reached an agreement on a two-year, $20 million free-agent contract with the Royals, according to reports by CBSSports.com and Fox Sports.

Steelers bring a new identity into crucial game against the Chiefs

Think of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and images of Mean Joe Greene and the Steel Curtain defenses of the 1970s or James Harrison and the bone-crushing Super Bowl champions of the 2000s come to mind. Now the Steelers, who host the Chiefs on Sunday (noon on CBS), win games in shootouts, not by shutouts.

Sporting KC offseason makeover continues as it works to add overseas goalkeeper, forward

Sporting Kansas City officially announced a contract extension for forward Dom Dwyer on Wednesday, but a source told The Star that the club is close to agreements with veteran Chilean goalkeeper Luis Marin Barahona and Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth. Sporting also is trying to re-sign a pair of its own players who are out of contract at the end of the month — Jacob Peterson and homegrown defender Kevin Ellis.

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Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas can take your breath away when he gets the ball

Chiefs’ rookie De’Anthony Thomas can take your breath away — like he did on an 81-yard punt return Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Or he can have you muttering under your breath when he tries to return a punt he shouldn’t. As exhilarating as Thomas’ game can be, and almost certainly ultimately will prove to be, he’s still emerging from the embryonic phase of his NFL career.

The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality

There is a lot to like from the Royals’ offseason, and not just because it comes after making it all the way to the World Series. The Royals had five goals during the offseason, and they scratched each one of their list with the final one coming Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez.

Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas can take your breath away when he gets the ball

Chiefs’ rookie De’Anthony Thomas can take your breath away — like he did on an 81-yard punt return Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Or he can have you muttering under your breath when he tries to return a punt he shouldn’t. As exhilarating as Thomas’ game can be, and almost certainly ultimately will prove to be, he’s still emerging from the embryonic phase of his NFL career.

The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality

There is a lot to like from the Royals’ offseason, and not just because it comes after making it all the way to the World Series. The Royals had five goals during the offseason, and they scratched each one of their list with the final one coming Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract with right-hander Edinson Volquez.

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Royals reportedly reach agreement with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez

The Royals’ offseason shopping list, and their starting rotation, for 2015 appears to be complete. Edinson Volquez, a 31-year old right-hander who went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts for the Pirates in 2014, has reached an agreement on a two-year, $20 million free-agent contract with the Royals, according to reports by CBSSports.com and Fox Sports.

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Dave Steckel adds three former MU grad assistants to Missouri State staff

Former Missouri defensive coordinator Dave Steckel is bringing along three other coaches with ties to the Tigers to fill out his Missouri State football staff. Steckel, who was introduced as the Bears’ head coach on Sunday, hired Kenji Jackson to coach safeties and Chris Morton to coach the defensive line. Steckel also hired former Northern Iowa assistant Mario Verduzco as offensive coordinator and former MU grad assistant Marcus Yokeley as defensive coordinator.