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The next great Jayhawk star? Expectations high for Quentin Grimes

The next great Jayhawk star? Expectations high for Quentin Grimes

We're still months away from basketball season, but Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is already excited about it.  ... Continue Reading
AP sources: Tigers-Royals to play in Omaha before 2019 CWS

AP sources: Tigers-Royals to play in Omaha before 2019 CWS

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, The Associated Press has learned.Major League Baseball and the NCAA have been working to arrange a game as a kickoff event to the CWS, two people close to the situation… ... Continue Reading
Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

Mickelson apologizes 4 days after violating golf rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open.In a statement released Wednesday by his representatives, Mickelson admits he should have apologized sooner. He says: "My anger and frustration got the best of me last weekend. I'm… ... Continue Reading
Rangers extend winning streak to 4, beat Royals 4-1

Rangers extend winning streak to 4, beat Royals 4-1

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) Cole Hamels allowed four hits over seven innings, Delino DeShields doubled home two runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games.The Royals have lost eight straight, matching their season high, and 14 of 15. They… ... Continue Reading
Self, Grimes speak on U.S. men's basketball success

Self, Grimes speak on U.S. men's basketball success

Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self seems to win wherever he goes. His Team USA U-18 squad took home the FIBA World Championship this week.  ... Continue Reading
Following loss of deputies, New York Yankees send flowers to Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office

Following loss of deputies, New York Yankees send flowers to Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) Notes, flowers and tributes have flowed in to the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office from across the country after two sheriff's deputies were killed late last week. Among those honoring them are the New York Yankees baseball team. The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that the Yankees purchased and delivered wreath arrangements… ... Continue Reading
Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to end

Escobar's consecutive streak as Royals' SS to end

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alcides Escobar's streak of making 406 consecutive starts as the Kansas City Royals shortstop is about to end.Manager Ned Yost said he plans to play Adalberto Mondesi, 22, a couple of days a week at shortstop. Escobar, 31, has been the Royals everyday shortstop since 2011 after being acquired from… ... Continue Reading
Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

Herrera happy to change role with contending Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) - As compensation for losing his job as a closer, Kelvin Herrera gets to pitch for a contender.Herrera joined the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after being traded from the last-place Kansas City Royals for three minor leaguers.A two-time All-Star, Herrera had 14 saves and a 1.05 ERA this season.… ... Continue Reading
Future Royals pitcher Jackson Kowar shines in College World Series

Future Royals pitcher Jackson Kowar shines in College World Series

OMAHA, NE (KCTV) A future Kansas City Royals pitcher made some history at the College World Series on Tuesday. Florida Gators pitcher Jackson Kowar, selected by the Royals in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft, struck out 13 Texas Longhorns on Tuesday. Kowar is the first pitcher to strike out 13 in a College World… ... Continue Reading
Adalberto Mondesi to see playing time at shortstop, Yost says

Adalberto Mondesi to see playing time at shortstop, Yost says

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) Monday evening's trade of former Kansas City Royals closer Kelvin Herrera was one passing of the torch. On Tuesday, Royals manager Ned Yost announced another one as Adalberto Mondesi will become the full-time shortstop soon. Once Mondesi starts at the position, it will bring to an end current shortstop Alcides Escobar's streak. "You know,… ... Continue Reading
Adalberto Mondesi to see playing time at shortstop, Yost says

Adalberto Mondesi to see playing time at shortstop, Yost says

Monday evening's trade of former Kansas City Royals closer Kelvin Herrera was one passing of the torch.  ... Continue Reading
Royals fall to Rangers 6-3 as Colon moves past Marichal

Royals fall to Rangers 6-3 as Colon moves past Marichal

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another.Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3… ... Continue Reading

"I'm gonna miss you all." Herrera thanks fans, Royals after announced trade

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) The Kansas City Royals are trading the final member of the HDH Bullpen that helped the team win their second world title. The Royals announced they traded Kelvin Herrea to the Washington Nationals for three prospects. In return, the Royals will receive minor league infielder Kelvin Gutierrez, outfielder Blake Perkins and pitcher Yohanse… ... Continue Reading
Baseball dream coming true for Blue Valley Southwest graduate

Baseball dream coming true for Blue Valley Southwest graduate

A Kansas City youngster became the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. KCTV5’s Neal Jones Miller Hogan's story. ... Continue Reading