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Chiefs players use yoga in their workouts

Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe, listed at 364 pounds, cites yoga as helping in recovering from his herniated disk back injury in 2015. Cornerback Marcus Peters also uses yoga in his workouts. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT deulitt@kcstar.com

Judging the Royals

Royals beat Twins, but walks kept game closer than it should have been

Fans tend to get excited about a series against a good team, but a series against a team that’s scuffling might be more important: it’s where you build your record and get well. The Royals won the first two games of the Minnesota series, so what’s the problem? When you play bad teams you can make mistakes and still win. But if you walk away thinking that everything’s OK because you won and then make the same mistakes against a good team, there’s a decent chance you’ll lose. So you want to get those mistakes cleaned up quickly.

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Alex Gordon goes all out, but should he do it all the time?

Teams don’t like to talk about players pacing themselves because it sounds bad; but if the Royals want Salvador Perez to catch 140 games a season, sometimes he gets to jog down to first base. He shouldn’t do it when it matters, but pulling a hammy in the ninth inning of game you’re losing by six runs isn’t smart baseball.

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Recapping the Royals' 7-5 loss in Minnesota

The Royals lost to the Twins on Wednesday in the final game of a six-game road trip. The game was decided in the fifth inning.
Rustin Dodd rdodd@kcstar.com
Recapping the Royals' 7-5 loss in Minnesota 01:45

Recapping the Royals' 7-5 loss in Minnesota

Chiefs players use yoga in their workouts 03:39

Chiefs players use yoga in their workouts

Lorenzo Cain heating up as Royals beat Twins 7-4 02:05

Lorenzo Cain heating up as Royals beat Twins 7-4

Chiefs select Tyler Bray as Alex Smith's backup quarterback 03:10

Chiefs select Tyler Bray as Alex Smith's backup quarterback