Sam Mellinger

Royals are bloodied, bruised but still keep finding ways to win

This is the Royals right now. Banged up, probably tired, and can’t wait to play again. Oh, and winning. Steady winning. The Royals completed a three-game sweep of the previously hot A’s in Oakland with their center fielder, shortstop and first baseman hurt. Also, closer Greg Holland was unavailable after saves the last two days.

Sam Mellinger

Kendrys Morales’ Friday homer shows KC's significant, crucial upgrade at DH

Kendrys Morales made hitting an solo home run look easy to start the Royals’ scoring during Friday’s 5-2 series-opening win at Oakland. Easy, but deceptive because it’s been a while since the Royals have had a designated hitter who can do this.

Sam Mellinger

Chiefs fan approaches cancer treatment with a game plan

Jim Weber of Stilwell is fighting multiple myeloma, and he’s using his fandom of the Chiefs to deal with the diagnosis. He wears the jersey of his favorite Chief to every treatment and is approaching the schedule like a football season. The Chiefs’ home opener is his Super Bowl. “I can only control what I can control,” he says. “Everything else is out of my hands.”

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