<![CDATA[Sports News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/ en-us Mon, 11 May 2015 21:59:26 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 11 May 2015 21:59:26 CDT Sports 60 Royals beat Twins 3-2 on ninth-inning walk-off double, earn series split http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26539408.html#storylink=rss Lorenzo Cain scored from first on Eric Hosmer’s ninth-inning double as the Royals slipped past the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and earned a split in their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Danny Duffy worked six-and-a-third effective innings as Kansas City restored a four-and-a-half games lead over the Twins in the American League Central.

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Royals fans will learn Sunday whether their All-Star ballot-box stuffing was successful http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26507884.html#storylink=rss Royals fans gladly stuffed the online ballot box for the 2015 American League All-Star team, and the final update had five Kansas City players — catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon and second baseman Omar Infante — in line to start in the game, which will be played July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Major League Baseball will reveal the A.L. and National League starting lineups Sunday, and Royals fans will know whether their efforts paid off.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:38:30 CDT

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NHL’s expansion process comes at inopportune time for KC hockey fans http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article26509780.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Mavericks and new owner Lamar Hunt Jr. are making inroads in growing the hockey culture around Kansas City, but there are still multiple reasons why KC won’t pop up Monday when the NHL begins accepting bids for expansion franchises.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:09:19 CDT

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FC Kansas City’s Amy LePeilbet has unique perspective on U.S. Women’s World Cup final matchup http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/fc-kansas-city/article26514088.html#storylink=rss Amy LePeilbet won’t be suiting up for the United States national team vs. Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, but she’s a FC Kansas City teammate of U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn and was on the field the last time the Americans were in the final, in 2011, when Japan won on penalty kicks.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:06:12 CDT

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KU beats Brazil 81-72 for 2nd consecutive World University Games win http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article26529496.html#storylink=rss Wayne Selden scored 23 points and Frank Mason added 15 Sunday as Kansas defeated Brazil 81-72 at the World University Games in South Korea. Hunter Mickelson scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds as the Jayhawks, who are representing the United States in the tourney, remained unbeaten at 2-0 in pool play.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:32:53 CDT

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NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26532796.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:40:04 CDT By MARK LONG ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/national-international/article26532796.html Froome and Contador on the front foot in Tour de France http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article26530423.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 13:30:04 CDT By JEROME PUGMIRE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article26530423.html An eye for walleyes: Fishing the Mississippi with legendary guide Dick 'Griz' Grzywinski http://www.kansascity.com/sports/outdoors/article26417335.html#storylink=rss The Griz, as Dick Grzywinski is known, heads to the legendary Mississippi River when he wants to catch a walleye to brag about.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:05:37 CDT

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Royals’ Don Wakamatsu carries lessons learned from grandparents’ ordeal in internment camp http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article26505454.html#storylink=rss A reaction to an envelope in the mail nearly 30 years ago prompted the beginning of a journey of discovery for Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu, whose grandparents lived in and whose father was born in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It’s a particularly reflective time for Wakamatsu in the wake of the recent death of his cherished grandmother, Ruth, 97, who will be memorialized Saturday.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:09:45 CDT

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Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26526583.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:45:04 CDT By ANNE M. PETERSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article26526583.html Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article26484778.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:10:04 CDT By JOHN WAWROW ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article26484778.html Twins ride fast start to a 5-3 win over the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26520229.html#storylink=rss The good vibes of pregame Independence Day festivities faded fast Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium as the Minnesota Twins jumped on Royals starter Joe Blanton early and won the game 5-3. With the win, the second-place Twins cut Kansas City’s lead in the American League Central to three-and-a-half games and led the four-game series two games to one heading into Sunday’s finale.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:41:46 CDT

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Kansas opens World University Games with 66-57 victory over Turkey http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article26482078.html#storylink=rss  Wayne Selden finished with 19 points and eight rebounds, and senior forward Perry Ellis added 17 points and six rebounds as the Kansas Jayhawks beat Turkey 66-57 in the opener of the World University Games in South Korea.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:24:36 CDT

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Former Royals pitcher Ervin Santana to make season debut Sunday for Twins http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article26508994.html#storylink=rss Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana, who posted a 9-10 record and 3.24 ERA with the Kansas City Royals in 2013, is set to make season debut Sunday at Kauffman Stadium against his former squad after serving an 80-game suspension for using steroids.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:02:32 CDT

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Lorenzo Cain slides home as Royals rally to beat Twins 3-2 in 10 innings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26479882.html#storylink=rss The Royals Lorenzo Cain slid under Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki’s tag Friday as Jarrod Dyson’s chopper to first base produced the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Jeremy Guthrie pitched 7.1 gutsy innings in settling for a no-decision, and AL Central-leading Kansas City ended a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over second-place Minnesota.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:45:21 CDT

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Lorenzo Cain comes through for Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26481994.html#storylink=rss Lorenzo Cain bolted home on a weak chopper to first base in the bottom of the 10th inning and avoided the tag, giving the Royals a 3-2 win Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. It was the Royals’ first walkoff win since Salvador Perez sent them to the AL Division Series in last year’s Wild Card game.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:18:01 CDT

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Replay: Updates, stats from Sunday’s Royals-Twins game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26530144.html#storylink=rss Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for stats and live updates from Star sportswriters at Sunday afternoon's Royals-Twins game at Kauffman Stadium. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. The game is telecast on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:21:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article26530144.html
Kurt Suzuki and a Royals scouting report http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article26534095.html#storylink=rss Kurt Suzuki, the Twins catcher, is known as a smart guy. I got lucky and Kurt spent some time talking to me a couple years ago and since then we always find time to chat when he comes to town. Saturday afternoon I asked Kurt about the Royals hitters; what was their reputation and how did the Twins approach them?

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Jarrod Dyson, Drew Butera gets starts for Sunday’s Royals-Twins game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article26533426.html#storylink=rss Jarrod Dyson started in right field and Drew Butera at catcher Sunday. Alex Riox and Salvador needed a day

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Yordano Ventura could return to Royals pitching rotation this week http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article26532826.html#storylink=rss Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will not make his rehab start on Monday at Omaha and will throw a side session instread. He could return to the rotation this week.

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Royals Ned Yost pregame press conference http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/article26532559.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:20:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/article26532559.html Royals’ Danny Duffy faces off against Twins’ Ervin Santana in his season debut http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/k-zone/article26531299.html#storylink=rss The Royals and Twins conclude their four-game series on Sunday with a 1:10 start. Ervin Santana, who missed the first half of the season while serving an 80-game drug suspension, makes his season debut on the mound for Minnesota.

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For the Royals to win, avoid the back end of the pen http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/judging-the-royals/article26528758.html#storylink=rss Let the other team grab a lead and hand the ball over to the back end of their pen and the odds of winning go way down. When the Royals trail after six innings they’re 4-29, if they trail after seven they’re 3-29 and if they trail after eight innings they’re 0-29.

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:43:58 CDT

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Sports On the Air - July 5 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/sports-on-the-air/article26523730.html#storylink=rss The television and radio listings for live and same-day tape sporting events for the Kansas City area for July 5-6

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Area golf results - July 4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/scores-stats/article26523715.html#storylink=rss Area golf results for July 4

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American Association Standings - July 4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/scores-stats/article26522833.html#storylink=rss American Association Standings

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T-Bones-RailCats box score - July 4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/scores-stats/article26522140.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

T-Bones 9, RailCats 4

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Photo gallery: Twins 5, Royals 3 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article26516362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:55:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/royals-photos-videos/article26516362.html Royals-Twins box score - July 4 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/scores-stats/article26520760.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Kansas-Turkey basketball summary - July 3 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/scores-stats/article26515456.html#storylink=rss Kansas-Turkey basketball summary for July 3

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