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Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Thursday night. Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated ...

Preps notebook: Firebirds hoping to get back on track after 0-2 start

There is no reason for Free State’s football program to push the panic button after an 0-2 start to the 2020 campaign even though the team hasn’t lost two games in a season since 2016. In fact, the Firebirds have been here before. FSHS dropped its first three games to begin the 2015 ...

Royals outfielder Alex Gordon to retire after season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, the former first-round pick whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, announced Thursday he will retire after the season. Gordon was the second overall pick in the 2005 first-year ...

Orlando City beats Sporting KC to run unbeaten streak to 7

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Wednesday night to run its unbeaten streak to seven games. Akindele scored in the 36th minute. Two minutes later, Nani passed to Michel on the edge of the ...

Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cardinals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cardinals are headed back to Busch Stadium with their playoff fate still in their hands. No thanks to Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero. The pair of Royals each hit two homers and drove in five runs Wednesday night, and out-of-contention Kansas City got a solid ...

KU backup Julian Chandler opts out of 2020 football season

The Kansas football team lost some depth in the secondary Wednesday, as reserve safety Julian Chandler became the second member of the program to opt out of playing this year. Chandler, a 6-foot, 182-pound senior from Houston, announced his decision via Twitter, three days ahead of KU’s ...

Baylor football remains a mystery ahead of Big 12 opener against Kansas

To some extent, it is like another opener for the Kansas football team. It might even be more difficult in terms of preparation. KU’s coaching staff at least had an idea of what to expect from Coastal Carolina prior to an eventual 38-23 loss in the season opener, which was thanks in large ...

TK Williams not satisfied, despite productive 1st career start

Don’t get Takulve "TK" Williams wrong. The junior receiver was happy to make his first career start for the Kansas football team in the season opener. It’s just that Williams’ most productive college game to date didn’t exactly meet his standards. “I feel like I didn’t play that ...

Hall of Famer, former KU football star Gale Sayers dies at 77

Gale Sayers, a Kansas football legend who went on to become one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs, died Wednesday at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. A speedy running back for the Jayhawks from 1962-64 and known as “The Kansas Comet,” Sayers was ...

Gomber pitches playoff-hunting Cards to 5-0 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Austin Gomber tossed six innings of four-hit ball in a crucial spot start and St. Louis capitalized on some erratic pitching from Brady Singer, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals, who trail the Chicago Cubs by 3 1/2 games in the NL Central, ...

Five noteworthy numbers from Baylor’s 2019 season

For the second game in a row, the Kansas football team won’t have 2020 tape on its upcoming opponent. There is a certain level of mystery regarding the Baylor Bears ahead of the Big 12 opener, perhaps more than usual for a team coming off an 11-win season. Baylor, which lost in the Big 12 ...

Les Miles not yet ready to play just 1 quarterback

Eventually the Kansas football offense might get back to playing one quarterback week in and week out, the way the Jayhawks did in Les Miles’ first season as head coach. But for the time being at least, it appears KU will keep rotating at the position. Miles indicated this week the ...

Royals rally behind stout bullpen to beat Cardinals, 4-1

Kansas City, Mo. — Maikel Franco hit the go-ahead single with two outs in the sixth inning, the Kansas City bullpen shut down the St. Louis Cardinals from the fourth inning on, and the Royals rallied for a 4-1 victory over their cross-state rivals Monday night. Alex Gordon and Jorge Soler ...