9:21 PM EDT, Wed July 30, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 3 hours ago

Chiefs' Murray says bro, 'Bachelorette' very happy

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question. No worries. Murray knew months ago that his brother, Josh Murray, would be chosen by “The Bachelorette,” Andi Dorfman, on this season of the reality dating show. In fact, the finale was taped the same week of the NFL draft, making it a memorable weekend in his household. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Chiefs QB Smith focusing on football, not contract

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed. Sure, Smith politely answers every question about his uncertain future, but he also makes it clear that he would rather not. The Chiefs have been talking to his representatives for months about a contract extension, but the sides remain far apart in their negotiations. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 21 hours ago

Gibson pitches Twins to 2-1 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar in the third inning and another by Nori Aoki in the sixth over seven dazzling innings. He was at his best toward the end, too, setting down the Royals in order in the seventh on four seemingly effortless pitches. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 29, 2014

Royals' Hosmer back in lineup, Vargas improving

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is back in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against Minnesota after starting just once in the last seven games because of a bruised hand. Hosmer pronounced himself fit after taking batting practice against rehabbing left-hander Jason Vargas, who threw four innings in a simulated game at Kauffman Stadium. Vargas has been on the disabled list since July 10 following an appendectomy. Manager Ned Yost says it is possible he could return to the rotation this weekend. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 29, 2014

Chiefs linebacker Johnson sets sights on record

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The question lobbed from the back of the media scrum was something of a throwaway, one last query for Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson as he headed from the practice field to the locker room. It wound up stopping him in his tracks. “You’re 32. Have you given any thought to how much time you want to keep doing this?” “First of all,” Johnson replied glibly, “I’m 31. I’ll be 32 soon.” read more

Kevin Haskin: Winner-moves-on playoff spot tough to embrace

Musings at the mid-week: ■ As the one-game wild-card showdown approaches, and the Royals remain in the hunt, I struggle with the format. ■ Playing one game, on the road as the No. 2 wild card, following a postgame absence as long as Kansas City has endured, isn’t much of a prize. ■ Especially if the appearance ends in a quick ouster. ■ Still, a winner-moves-on opportunity is better than what the Royals have experienced each year since 1985. ■ The extra spot does, at least, prolong the playoff hopes for additional teams and add some September excitement. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2014

Bill Self says staff 'got some things accomplished' on July recruiting trail

LAWRENCE — Kansas coach Bill Self hasn’t taken it easy over the last three weeks, criss-crossing the country to watch top basketball recruits during the July recruiting period. “It’s never a fun month, but I think we got some things accomplished,” Self said Monday at Mario Chalmers’ charity golf tournament in Lawrence. “We’re in on good kids. Whether or not we can close remains to be seen. But certainly, I like the kids that we’re in on.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2014

Royals send Danny Valencia to Blue Jays for Erik Kratz, Liam Hendricks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have traded third baseman Danny Valencia to the Toronto Blue Jays for right-hander Liam Hendricks and catcher Erik Kratz. The deal between playoff contenders was announced as the Blue Jays were starting their game in Boston on Monday night. The Royals had an off day. The 29-year-old Valencia hit .282 with two home runs and 11 RBIs in 36 games for Kansas City. He also has played for Minnesota, Boston and Baltimore. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 28, 2014

Chiefs offensive line a grab-bag of bodies at camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The presumptive favorite to win the starting right guard spot with the Kansas City Chiefs worked out with the third team on Monday. The guy who is challenging him for the spot slid over to center during another portion of the workout. Rishaw Johnson and Zach Fulton are just the start of the offensive line shuffle. read more
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014

Danny Salazar, Carlos Santana help Cleveland Indians handle Kansas City Royals: DMan's Report, Game 105, Sunday

Indians first baseman Carlos Santana capped a monster week by going 3-for-3 with two homers in a 10-3 victory over the Royals on Sunday.
News-Herald Jul 27, 2014

Cleveland Indians 10, Kansas City Royals 3: Carlos Santana hits two more home runs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Jim Rice didn't do it. Neither did Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jim Thome, Barry Bonds nor any other opposing slugger who played at Kansas City. Carlos Santana hit five home runs in a series at spacious Kauffman Stadium, connecting for two more shots Sunday and leading the Indians over the Royals, 10-3.
Topeka Capital-Journal Jul 27, 2014

Indians snap Royals five-game winning streak, 10-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have six games remaining with Cleveland. Maybe they will figure out how to get out Carlos Santana before they meet again in late August. Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals’ winning streak at five. Santana became the first opposing player to hit five home runs in a series against the Royals in franchise history. How do the Royals get him out? read more
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014
Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals lineups for Sunday's game

Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals lineups for Sunday's game

The Indians send Danny Salazar to the mound on Sunday to try and prevent a four-game sweep by the Royals Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, out since Monday with back spasms, is back in the lineup.
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014
Live updates Game 105: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

Live updates Game 105: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

Get updates and chat with cleveland.com users in the comments section as the Indians look to snap their losing streak this afternoon in KC.
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2014

Cleveland Indians drop fourth straight as Kansas City Royals roar back for 7-5 win

The Indians are wilting in the Kansas City heat.

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