11:10 PM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 2 hours ago
Royals notebook: Veteran Peavy, rookie Ventura excited for Game 2 showdown

Royals notebook: Veteran Peavy, rookie Ventura excited for Game 2 showdown

By Matt Galloway matthew.galloway@cjonline.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Good or bad, Jake Peavy has never been one to shy away from his emotions on the mound. Whether it comes in the form of childlike enthusiasm or full-blown rage, he is easily one of the most animated pitchers in the sport. On Wednesday, it will be another pitcher’s emotions the San Francisco Giants’ starter will aim to exploit: Kansas City Royals rookie Yordano Ventura. “I think we all know how talented he is,” Peavy said, “and we’ll try to hopefully take advantage of some of the excitement.” read more
San Jose Mercury News 2 hours ago

Giants' Lincecum mysteriously absent during World Series introductions

Tim Lincecum was a no show when the San Francisco Giants lined up on the field before Game 1 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals
Brewers have been good trading partners for Kansas City Royals

Brewers have been good trading partners for Kansas City Royals

Doug Melvin knew the trade that brought Zack Greinke to Milwaukee would be good for the Brewers in the short term and perhaps great for the Kansas City Royals in the long term. He was right. And today, the Brewers GM has no regrets.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 3 hours ago

Twins: Paul Molitor says second interview for manager job 'went fine'

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan regarding the team's open manager position on Tuesday, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged.

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Topeka Capital-Journal 56 mins ago

Episcopal bishop of Kansas joins in friendly World Series wager

When it comes to the Kansas City Royals and charity, the Right Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, is a betting man. Wolfe, whose diocese is headquartered in Topeka, has joined the bishop of the Diocese of West Missouri to challenge the bishop of the Diocese of California in a friendly World Series wager designed to raise money for local diocesan charities and share the cultural wealth of their areas with one another. read more
Los Angeles Times 2 hours ago

Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series

The new generation of Kansas City Royals fans might swoon at Alex Gordon, or Lorenzo Cain, or Mike Moustakas. The guy who flew 14 hours to get here from South Korea is a diehard fan.

Twinsights: Paul Molitor says meeting with Terry Ryan "went fine"

Paul Molitor had his second full-length meeting with Twins general manager Terry Ryan on Tuesday regarding the team’s open manager position, and the hall of famer apparently came away encouraged by the discussion. “I think it went fine,” Molitor told the Pioneer Press in a text message. No job offer was extended, Molitor said, but the incumbent Twins infield coach remains the apparent frontrunner to replace Ron Gardenhire, fired Sept. 29 after 13 seasons. It’s unknown exactly who remains in the running, but the Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo is...

Jimmy Butler to miss Bulls' exhibition finale

Jimmy Butler will indeed sit the rest of this week and miss the Chicago Bulls' exhibition finale on Friday in St. Louis against the Timberwolves after an MRI on Tuesday confirmed the sprain of left thumb ligaments.

Trey Hillman gives Royals GM Dayton Moore credit for KC’s success

If Trey Hillman had it his way, he’d be watching a World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals — the teams that most recently let him go. Hillman, hired to be A.J. Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros, made the drive from his home in Liberty Hill to Houston on […]

Three things we learned about Bears in Week 7

Coming off a complete win, the Chicago Bears torpedoed any optimism about their season with a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, a stinker that dropped their home record to 0-3. Afterward, Brandon Marshall’s postgame venting session, overheard by media because the locker room door was...
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 12 hours ago
Terry Pluto on the Browns' loss against the Jaguars, Brian Hoyer's struggles and the growth of Kyrie Irving -- Podcast

Terry Pluto on the Browns' loss against the Jaguars, Brian Hoyer's struggles and the growth of Kyrie Irving -- Podcast

Terry Pluto talked Browns and Cavaliers in a live chat on cleveland.com earlier today.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 14 hours ago
Talk Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with Terry Pluto today at 10 a.m.

Talk Browns, Cavaliers and Indians with Terry Pluto today at 10 a.m.

Talk Cleveland sports with Terry Pluto today at 10 a.m.

If Trestman can't fix Cutler, then what's the point of Trestman?

After losing to the Dolphins, a game in which he threw another interception and committed another fumble on a sack, Jay Cutler had nothing for you.
Chicago Tribune 14 hours ago

If Trestman can't fix Cutler, then what's the point of Trestman?

After losing to the Dolphins, a game in which he threw another interception and committed another fumble on a sack, Jay Cutler had nothing for you.
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

The offseason will be an interesting one. The 2015 regular season will be, too. Is the window closing for the Detroit Tigers? The better question might be: Is the window opening wide for two other American League Central Division teams? And how will the Tigers and those two teams stack up at the start and, more importantly, at the end of the 2015 season? The answers to those questions rest in large part in what offseason moves the Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians make. But on the surface, it appears the Tigers have the most work to do in their...
Topeka Capital-Journal 23 hours ago

World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium: First Base: Giants: Brandon Belt. After missing 96 games this year because of a broken thumb and concussion, Belt had the big hit that decided the longest postseason game in major league history. His 18th-inning homer sent San Francisco to a Game 2 win at Washington in the NL Division Series. He gives a good at-bat and provides some pop from the left side of the plate. Steady defense, too. read more

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