5-2 loss on Thursday was only one game, but it tilted tone of seriesAstros emboldened win, and Sunday’s Game 3 starter Dallas Keuchel is 15-0 at homeSince advent of league championship series in 1995, teams that fall behind 2-0 are 5-42 … Click to Continue »
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BIG-CLASS;RECORD;NEXT OPPONENT 1. Fort Osage;7-0;Friday vs. Liberty North The Indians can clinch their third straight Suburban White Conference championship. 2. Blue Springs South;7-0;Friday at Lee’s Summit North Adam Cofield ran … Click to Continue »
Royals relief pitcher Chris Young settled the Royals with seven strikeouts in four relief inningsYoung entered the game after a 49-minute rain delay, replacing starter Yordano VenturaVentura’s early exit means he could become the ALDS’ Game 4 starter against the Astros … Click to Continue »
Royals DH hitter became third Royal with at least two homers in a playoff gameMorales tagged Astros starter Collin McHugh with both solo shots The rest of Royals’ bats went silent in Game 1 … Click to Continue »
Marc Gasol scored 23 points in 29 minutes and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Maccabi Haifa 97-84 on Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory. … Click to Continue »
Clayton Kershaw isn't sure what to expect from the new-look Mets, whose dramatic transformation in the second half of the season led to an NL East title. … Click to Continue »
Missouri’s Willie Miklus was selected for a national college wrestling showcaseMiklus was an All-American at 184 pounds last season as a redshirt freshman … Click to Continue »
Toronto star Josh Donaldson left Thursday’s ALDS after hitting his headPete Rose thought that was strange because it was during a playoff gameRose came under fire for his comments … Click to Continue »
Illinois says starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss Saturday's game at No. 22 Iowa with a shoulder injury. … Click to Continue »
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The Star's Andy McCullough breaks down the key developments out of the Royals' 5-2 loss to the Astros in Game 1 of their AL Division Series on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, including Yordano Ventura's short start, the Royals' quiet bats and the importance of winning Game 2, which is 2:45 p.m.
Outfielder makes big diving catch in fifth inningHe also hit a key double off Royals’ Yordano Ventura … Click to Continue »
Craig Smith had a power-play goal as the Nashville Predators scored twice in the first period Thursday night and held off the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in the season opener for both.
Bennie Coney threw for 351 yards and five touchdowns, four in a dominant first half, and Eastern Kentucky rolled to a 48-17 victory over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night. … Click to Continue »
Rookie Robby Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the St. Louis Blues beat Edmonton 3-1 Thursday night, spoiling Oilers rookie Connor McDavid's NHL debut.
Before Thursday night’s game, playoff tickets were selling highFans at the game said they’re happy to payAn analyst said ticket prices reflected greater optimism this year … Click to Continue »
Illinois coach John Groce knows he wants juniors Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn to become the leaders and top performers on a young, relatively inexperienced team. … Click to Continue »
Long-shot Peggy Sue's Loose beat West Coast Storm by 1 1/4 lengths Thursday in the $53,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. … Click to Continue »
This moment is why the Royals traded for Johnny CuetoHis results have been spotty, but he’ll be remembered in KC largely for what he does FridayGame 2 of the ALDS is at 2:45 p.m.
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The Houston Astros jumped to early leadChris Young did a good job in reliefThe Royals failed to cash a late scoring chance and lost the ALDS opener … Click to Continue »
After the Royals lost Game 1 to the Astros 5-2, they discussed the frustration of not being able to break through on offense but also were confident they'd be back for Game 2 at 2:45 Friday at Kauffman Stadium.
Yordano Ventura gave up three runs in two inningsThe Royals were unable to come back against the AstrosKendrys Morales hit two homers for the Royals … Click to Continue »
EU agrees measures to efficiently deport migrants not eligible for asylum, buttress borders … Click to Continue »
Rookie Robby Fabbri broke a tie midway through the third period to help the St. Louis Blues beat Edmonton 3-1 on Thursday night, spoiling Oilers rookie Connor McDavid's NHL debut.
First inning showed how baseball fans can read a manager’s mindThe importance of Yordano Ventura and his curveballTwo reasons why Kendrys Morales homered … Click to Continue »
After taking a knee to the head, Josh Donaldson didn't make it to the end of Toronto's first postseason game in 22 years. … Click to Continue »
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus, according to the player's agent Greg Williams. … Click to Continue »