3:57 AM EDT, Sat September 20, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Tigers pound Royals 10-1 to pad AL Central lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer, everyone in the Detroit starting lineup had a hit by the fourth inning and the Tigers pounded Jason Vargas and the second-place Kansas City Royals, 10-1, on Friday night to add another game to their AL Central lead. Justin Verlander (14-12) had all the support he needed by the end of the first inning, when the Tigers had shelled Vargas (11-10) for three runs on five hits. Detroit tacked on a run in the second, another in the fourth and then broke things open with a five-run fifth. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Tigers silence Royals, crowd in first game of series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The best problem the Kansas City Royals have was announced at mid-day Friday. Anyone who still needed tickets for the final home series of the year was going to have to stand. Mosey up next to a trash can, set your beer and hot dog down, and yell as loud as anyone fortunate enough to have a seat. No problem, really for any franchise. Just make sure the overflow crowds get parked, accommodated, replenished and hydrated on the best weekend of baseball for Kansas City in, oh … you don’t need to be reminded again of that 29-year itch thing. read more

Chiefs' Charles, Dolphins' Clay questionable

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who sustained a high ankle sprain last week against Denver, is listed as questionable on the final injury report for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins at Sun Life.
Topeka Capital-Journal 9 hours ago

Chiefs' Charles questionable vs. Dolphins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles practiced in limited capacity Friday for the second straight day, raising hopes the Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday’s game in Miami. Charles sustained a high ankle sprain in last week’s loss to Denver. “He looked a little sore,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “but he did OK. He worked (Thursday). He loosened up, kind of went as it went. We’ll just see how he does.” Charles did not practice Wednesday, and it was feared the injury could keep him out of the lineup for several weeks. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

Saturday Blitz: Weis era could hinge on Saturday's outcome

KANSAS JAYHAWKS MATCHUP: Central Michigan (2-1) at Kansas (1-1) KICKOFF: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence RADIO: KMAJ-AM (1440) TV: Fox Sports Net. LINE: Kansas by 31/2 read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 10 hours ago

KU defense a statistical enigma through two games

LAWRENCE — Keon Stowers knows part of the reason for Kansas’ issues on defense. And the senior defensive tackle believes it starts with his own position group. “I think we could definitely have better defensive line play,” Stowers said. “That’s definitely the biggest key because right now, the weakest link on the defense is the D-line. We’ve accepted that fact, and we’ve been working hard to get better and help the back seven out.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 18, 2014

Royals looking to catch Tigers in crucial final home series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — September baseball has been anything but dull for the Kansas City Royals. There’s been joy, madness, frustration and occasional jubilation. This weekend’s three-game series with the Detroit Tigers could be filled with all those emotions, so fans better brace themselves now. The Royals and Tigers’ battle for the top spot in the AL Central will continue at 7:10 p.m. Friday at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City (83-68) trails Detroit (84-68) by a half-game with 11 to go. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 18, 2014

Better off Ned: KC manager has Royals on brink of postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Behind a pair of dark sunglasses, Ned Yost takes a seat in the Royals dugout. It’s one of his favorite places, though it sometimes has its drawbacks. Right now is one of them. Yost is meeting with the local media prior to Tuesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. It’s not exactly one of Yost’s favorite things to do, but it comes with being a big league manager. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 18, 2014

Charlie Weis, KU football looking to avoid emotional letdowns in 'crucial' game against Central Michigan

LAWRENCE — In the first game, Charlie Weis believed his team had issues handling success. In Game 2, he believed his team never fully recovered after a fumbled snap on the first play of the game. In both instances, the Kansas football team had a noticeable drop in intensity after going through adversity. It’ll be an important trend for Weis to get reversed as the Jayhawks finish nonconference play with a 2:30 p.m. home matchup Saturday against Central Michigan. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 17, 2014

Chiefs QB Smith takes responsibility for offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The past two weeks, when the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone, Andy Reid has insisted that he needs to put his players in better position to succeed. What happens when he puts the Chiefs in a bad position, though? Well, the Chiefs are paying quarterback Alex Smith a bunch of cash to get them out of it. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 17, 2014

Blount: Chiefs' Davis good fantasy option for Week 3

The Week 2 injury report reads like a who’s who of the fantasy world. Such notables as Jamaal Charles, A.J. Green, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Mathews and Vernon Davis were among a huge variety of notable skill position players who sustained injuries in Week 2. With this rash of sprains, strains and other assorted maladies, let’s look at a few players who could step up and seize a chance at fantasy significance while the afore-mentioned players convalesce. Let’s take a look. JEWEL OF THE KNILE DEPARTMENT read more
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 17, 2014

Adam Eaton has four hits in Sox’ 7-5 victory against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Adam Eaton wants to be the complete package as a leadoff man, and he knows there is work to be done. While Eaton has given the White Sox plenty of offense at the top of the order — he had four hits,  including a double and a triple, and scored their first two runs in a 7-5 victory Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals — his stolen-base total stands at 14. Eaton has been thrown out nine times and admitted his confidence is pretty much shot...
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 17, 2014

Rare flop for Royals bullpen in 7-5 loss to ChiSox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals’ dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Davis replaced Herrera with two on in the seventh inning and walked Jose Abreu to load the bases for Conor Gillaspie, who cleared them with a triple to right-center on a 2-2 pitch to give Chicago a 7-5 lead. read more
Northwest Herald Sep 17, 2014

Rare flop for Royals' bullpen in loss to White Sox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss to the White Sox.
Topeka Capital-Journal Sep 16, 2014

Sept. 16 local scoreboard

GOLF College men RESULTS TUESDAY ST. MARY’S INVITATIONAL Team scores San Diego, 864; Saint Mary’s, 865; San Francisco, 871; Fresno State, 877; Santa Clara, 878; Pacific, 879; Long Beach State, 886; Kansas State, 887; Loyola-Marymount, 893; UC Davis, 894. Top Individuals 1. Mathias Dahl, SD, 209; 2. Jobim Carlos, SF, 210; 3. Mat Lee, Pacific, 211; T4. Johnathan de Los Reyes, SMU, 213; T4. Michael Pugh, FSU, 213; T4. KEvin Tech, LBS, 213. K-State individuals read more

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