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Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an ...

White Sox rout Royals, 11-5, with barrage of 21 hits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gio Gonzalez made his first start for the hot-hitting Chicago White Sox more than 16 years after they drafted him, and the veteran responded by holding the Kansas City Royals scoreless into the fourth inning of an 11-5 rout Saturday night. He got plenty of help from an ...

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

MIAMI — With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols. Manfred and Clark talked about what needs to be done to finish the ...

White Sox spoil Royals’ home opener, 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Adam Engel hit a three-run homer in the second inning Friday night, and that was all the offense the Chicago White Sox needed in a 3-2 win over Kansas City that spoiled the Royals' home opener. Dallas Keuchel picked up the win for the White Sox. Alex Colome converted his ...

Four-star forward KJ Adams picks Kansas

The Kansas men’s basketball program picked up another commitment in the 2021 recruiting class on Friday night, when four-star forward KJ Adams picked the Jayhawks. A 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, Adams picked Kansas from a final 10 that included ...

Rosenthal earns elusive save as Royals beat Tigers, 5-3

DETROIT — Trevor Rosenthal couldn't remember the last time he'd earned a save — nearly three years ago. “It's been a while,” he said. That drought is finally over after Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday night in Kansas City's 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The ...

Philadelphia ousts Sporting KC short of semis, 3-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamiro Monteiro and Sergio Santos scored two minutes apart midway through the first half, Santos added a second goal just before halftime and the Philadelphia Union reached the semifinals of the MLS is Back tournament with a 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City ...

Tigers rally from early deficit, beat Royals 5-4

DETROIT — JaCoby Jones hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and Detroit's bullpen came through again in a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. A night after pitching six scoreless innings in a win over the Royals, the Tigers' relievers held Kansas City ...

Chiefs RB Williams opts out of upcoming NFL season

Running back Damien Williams, whose strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years, is opting out of playing the upcoming season. The 28-year-old Williams had 290 yards and six touchdowns in three postseason games — two TDs in the Super Bowl — for the ...

Tigers’ bullpen sharp in 4-3 win over Royals

DETROIT — Jonathan Schoop and Christin Stewart each hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night. Whit Merrifield launched a three-run shot in the top of the third for Kansas City, but the Tigers answered ...