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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2017 - 5:31 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the season. Under the schedule released Tuesday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become the 26th race of the Cup season and final chance to set the playoff field. Las...
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Ted Woodward
May 23, 2017 - 1:40 pm
PHOENIX, Arizona (KNSS) - Former Wichita Wranglers and Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke picked up another win on Monday; he was only one out away from a complete game, as the Arizona Diamondbacks shut down the Chicago White Sox 5-1. Greinke (6-2) went 8.2 innings, compiling a season-high 12...
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Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2017 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius, Brett Gardner and Chris Carter homered, and the New York Yankees once again downed Jason Vargas by beating the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Monday night. A reversed umpire's call in the seventh inning kept the Yankees ahead and enabled Michael Pineda (5-2) to top Vargas...
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May 22, 2017 - 4:08 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Ron Capps raced to his fourth consecutive Funny Car victory Sunday, beating teammate Matt Hagan in the NHRA Heartland Nationals in Topeka. Capps had a 3.924-second pass at 321.42 mph in a Dodge Charger R/T in the final. The defending series champion is the first driver to win...
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May 22, 2017 - 3:53 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Minor’s road back to the majors was not an easy one. Shoulder surgery kept him out of the majors for two years and resulted in a move to the bullpen. Minor got his first victory since 2014 with 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the Kansas City Royals, who beat the Minnesota...
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Troy Taormina - USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2017 - 6:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Mike Minor won for the first time since 2014 and Brandon Moss hit two of Kansas City's four home runs, leading the Royals over the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday in a doubleheader opener. Minor (1-1) relieved Jake Junis with a 5-2 lead in the fifth, two outs and two on. The 29-year-...
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Alex Gordon - Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2017 - 11:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Pinch hitter Kennys Vargas launched a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Polanco lofted a soft liner to left field and Joe Mauer beat Alex...
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May 19, 2017 - 2:35 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola has been advised he could miss up to three months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. Almirola says he'll heed his doctor warnings and not rush his way back to a race car, which could take eight to 12 weeks. He also says doctors warned him that further...
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Mike Moustakas - Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
May 18, 2017 - 11:37 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Thursday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Duffy (3-3) struck out a season-best 10 while walking two and earning his first...
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