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Royals’ objective: to build on success
October 31, 2014
The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.
Sporting KC eliminated
October 31, 2014
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final 13 minutes to rally New York to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday night, eliminating the defending MLS Cup champion from the playoffs and sending the Red Bulls to the conference semifinals.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 30, 2014
October 31, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans
October 30, 2014
Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City’s best season in three decades, one day after the team’s magical run came to an end with a Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco.
Chevy makes the best of exec’s nervous speech after World Series game
October 30, 2014
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Yes, he committed a nationally televised, major-league blooper while presenting pickup truck keys to the World Series MVP. No, he wouldn’t be fired. Now get out there and sell some trucks.
Column: Royals deserve admiration reserved for championship teams
October 30, 2014
I’m trying to figure out how losing Game 7 of the World Series instead of winning it made the Kansas City Royals any less worthy of the respect and gratitude typically reserved for World Champions. The empty feeling from finishing second quickly gave way to admiration for the remarkable baseball team that posted the best possible postseason record a team could have without winning the World Series. Column by Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Oct. 29, 2014
October 30, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Royals fans take the bitter with the better after World Series loss
October 29, 2014
It didn’t take long for the 200 or so Royals fans at Liberty Hall to head for the exits Wednesday night, but before they did, they cheered one last time.
Royals’ dream season ends 90 feet short in World Series
06:40 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 07:54 a.m.
The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals’ clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey. He had just watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their third World Series title in five years, capped by a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday night. But all he could think about was whether he could have scored the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning.
Lawrence Boys & Girls Club members honored at World Series games
05:03 p.m., October 29, 2014 Updated 12:00 a.m.
After Free State High School senior Hannah Moyer delivered the game ball Tuesday night at Game 6 of the World Series, Lawrence High School senior Jazmen Fowler was given the same honor before Game 7 Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.
Royals, Giants: Game 7 simply special
October 29, 2014
Madison Bumgarner is ready to pitch in for Game 7. The biggest World Series ace of all plans to be in the bullpen Wednesday night, just in case the San Francisco Giants need him against the Kansas City Royals for an out or two. Or possibly a few more.
Royals’ Ventura honors friend
October 29, 2014
Yordano Ventura honored his close friend Oscar Tavares the best way he could.
How Former Jayhawks fared (10-28-2014)
October 29, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
Royals level Giants, 10-0, to force Game 7
October 28, 2014
Yordano Ventura, a 23-year-old rookie pitching with a heavy heart and the initials of late St. Louis outfielder Oscar Taveras on his cap, allowed three hits over seven stifling innings. Kansas City’s batters broke open the game with a seven-run second and battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to tie the World Series at three games apiece.
Royals hope to overcome World Series deficit in a repeat of 1985
October 28, 2014
In Lorenzo Cain’s view, the Kansas City Royals have a big advantage when it comes to Game 6 of the World Series.