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Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff: Ranking KU’s 13 straight Big 12 championship teams

Kansas won its 13th consecutive Big 12 Conference championship after beating TCU on Wednesday night. Here are all of the Jayhawks’ title seasons ranked, starting with the most impressive.

Royals

Crown Chasers: Can the Royals reign again? Episode one of a six-part series

The Royals thrilled Kansas City with a two-season run that culminated with the 2015 World Series championship. But last year’s 81-81 season, plagued by injuries, left fans wanting more. The 2017 season is likely the last that stars Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain will play together in KC. Can they reign again? (Video by David Eulitt, narrated by Sam Mellinger)

Royals

Listen to Lorenzo Cain describe the love for his glove

Representatives from Wilson Sporting Goods were in Surprise, Ariz., on Wednesday and Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain received a pair of new fielding gloves but his old glove still gets his full loyalty. Listen to Cain talk about hiding his glove from his wife and children in the offseason.

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Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney

Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Malcom Culver has been in the organization since 2008 and dreams of pitching in front of the fountains at Kauffman Stadium. He won the Mike Sweeney Award, given to the minor-leaguer for his efforts on and off the field, and he has a big fan in Sweeney, the former Royals star.
John Sleezer and Blair Kerkhoff The Kansas City Star
Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney 3:04

Royals prospect Malcom Culver has a fan in Mike Sweeney

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger & Joel Goldberg 29:51

Royals Facebook Live: Spring training talk with Sam Mellinger & Joel Goldberg

Ned Yost expects bounce-back year from Alex Gordon 0:37

Ned Yost expects bounce-back year from Alex Gordon

Louisville's Rick Pitino on run-in with North Carolina fan 0:47

Louisville's Rick Pitino on run-in with North Carolina fan