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  • Royals pitchers stifle Blue Jays in two-hit shutout win

    TORONTO (AP) — Jason Vargas turned in his best performance in months to pick up his third win in three starts. Vargas and four relievers combined on a two-hitter, Melky Cabrera had three hits and the game’s only RBI, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Thursday night. Vargas (17-10) struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings to win his third straight start. None of the three batters he walked advanced beyond first base. “He […]

  • Sporting KC beats Red Bulls 2-1 to win 4th US Open Cup title

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Latif Blessing scored midway through the first half, Daniel Salloi added a breakaway goal in the second and Sporting Kansas City held on to beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Wednesday night for its fourth U.S. Open Cup title. The fast-paced match featured plenty of chances by both Major League Soccer clubs, but it was the pint-sized Blessing whose header in the 25th minute that put Sporting KC ahead to stay. The Red […]

  • Moustakas breaks Royals home run record in 15-5 rout of Blue Jays

    TORONTO (AP) — With his first home run in almost three weeks, Mike Moustakas bid Steve Balboni “Bye Bye” from his place in the Kansas City Royals’ record book. Moustakas hit his 37th home run of the season, breaking Balboni’s 1985 record, Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield also connected and the Royals routed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-5 on Wednesday night. A record 13 different Kansas City players had at least one hit as the Royals collected 18 in total. […]

  • Missouri trooper gets jail, probation in Iowa man’s drowning at Lake of the Ozarks

    VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper will spend 10 days in jail and two years on supervised probation for the death of a handcuffed man who drowned when he fell out of the trooper’s boat. Trooper Anthony Piercy was sentenced Tuesday in the May 2014 death of Brandon Ellingson on the Lake of the Ozarks. The Kansas City Star reports Piercy avoided a trial for involuntary manslaughter by pleading guilty in June to a misdemeanor, negligent […]

  • Chiefs come up big in fourth quarter, hang on to beat Eagles 27-20

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs moved to 2-0 after beating the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs were in command of the game after Kareem Hunt scored to put them up 27-13 with just over two minutes to play in the fourth quarter, but the game ended coming down to the last play. The Eagles scored with less than 10 seconds to play, and recovered the ensuring onside kick to set up a Hail Mary, […]

  • Royals snap Indians’ record-setting winning streak at 22

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians can return to clinching their division and playoff preparations. Their historic winning streak is, well, history. Cleveland had its AL record run stopped at 22 straight games on Friday night as the Indians were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Royals, who became the first team to conquer the defending league champions since Aug. 23. Jason Vargas (16-10) pitched into the sixth and Brandon Moss homered off Trevor Bauer (16-9) as the Royals ended […]

  • As Stockley verdict looms, Gov. Greitens says rights of peaceful protesters will be protected

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens assured black faith leaders Monday in St. Louis that the rights of peaceful protesters will be protected if unrest occurs after a judge rules in a former police officer’s murder trial. But after the meeting at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, the Republican governor stressed that any protest veering into violence will not be tolerated. “Everyone has the constitutional right to peacefully protest and we will protect those rights,” Greitens said after […]

  • One student killed, three others injured in Washington high school shooting

    ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at a high school in a tiny town in Washington state Wednesday, killing one student, injuring three others and sending worried parents to the school in a frenzied rush, authorities said. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one child died at Freeman High School in Rockford, south of Spokane, while three injured victims were taken to a hospital and expected to survive. “The shooter has been apprehended and […]

  • Missouri state Sen. Chappelle-Nadal censured over social media post on Pres. Trump

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate on Wednesday formally reprimanded a Democratic colleague for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump’s assassination while the House referred to an ethics panel a complaint about a Republican’s post calling for a Confederate monument opponent to be hung from a tree. The differing legislative actions came in response to comments posted last month by Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Republican Rep. Warren Love amid a nationwide controversy over Confederate monuments […]

  • Moss grand slam propels Royals to 4-3 win over White Sox

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon Moss gave the Kansas City Royals an early lead, and rookie Scott Alexander made it hold up in a tense ninth inning. Moss hit a grand slam in the first Tuesday for his third consecutive game with a homer, leading the Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Alexander worked out of a ninth-inning jam for his fourth save in six chances. He yielded a double to Adam Engel and a […]

  • Sex offender from KCK sentenced to federal prison for taking minor girl from Virginia to Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A registered sex offender from Kansas has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for taking a 16-year-old from Virginia across state lines for sex. Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Logan Viquesney, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of a minor for sexual activity. In his plea, Viquesney admitted that he communicated with the girl on the internet while she was staying with her grandparents in Virginia. The […]

  • Rescuers save two beached manatees in drained bay

    Two manatees were stranded after Hurricane Irma sucked the water out of Sarasota Bay, in Florida’s Manatee County. Several people posted photos of the mammals on Facebook Sunday, hoping rescue workers or wildlife officials would respond. Michael Sechler posted that the animals were far too massive to be lifted, so they gave them water. Marcelo Clavijo posted that a group of people eventually loaded the manatees onto tarps and dragged them to deeper water. Hurricane Irma’s top sustained winds have […]