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  • Donald Stephenson gets a clean slate in Kansas City

    Donald Stephenson gets a clean slate in Kansas City

    profootballtalk.com Updated 11 hours ago
    Last year, Donald Stephenson was expected to start at right tackle for the Chiefs. A four-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy derailed that plan. Entering 2015, G.M. John Dorsey says Stephenson gets a fresh shot at becoming the startin…
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  • Chiefs see Andy Reid and Alex Smith as a Super Bowl combination

    Chiefs see Andy Reid and Alex Smith as a Super Bowl combination

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The Chiefs are confident that they have the two most important pieces in place to win a Super Bowl. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said that in head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith, Kansas City has exactly what it needs to get a title. “We’ve got a …
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  • Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

    Ventura dazzles with his Opening Day form

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Royals ace Yordano Ventura figured out he had a no-hitter going on Friday night somewhere around the fifth inning. The right-hander made it look easy with seven hitless frames in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.
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  • Ventura to scale back pitches in spring finale

    Ventura to scale back pitches in spring finale

    MLB.com Mar 27 (yesterday)
    Royals manager Ned Yost said Yordano Ventura, who was slated to throw 90-95 pitches against the Mariners on Friday, will be backed down to about 60-65 pitches on Wednesday against the Dodgers in the final Cactus League game in Arizona.
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  • Chiefs owner: We’re going to get Justin Houston signed

    Chiefs owner: We’re going to get Justin Houston signed

    profootballtalk.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston would love to leave Kansas City in free agency, but the franchise tag makes that a long shot. Which might be why Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is confident that in the end, Houston will stay where he is. “He knows, and…
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  • Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan

    Royals send well wishes to recovering superfan

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Jimmy Faseler, the Royals superfan who was shot recently in a home invasion, thanked fans and friends on Twitter for their support as he recovers in a Kansas City area hospital.
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  • Hernandez's strong start 'very pleasing' to Mariners

    Hernandez's strong start 'very pleasing' to Mariners

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Mariners lost to the Royals, 3-0, on Thursday at Peoria Stadium. But really only one thing mattered in this one. Felix Hernandez looked King-ly and thus all was well.
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  • Hernandez Throws 6 Sharp Innings in Mariners' Loss to Royals

    Hernandez Throws 6 Sharp Innings in Mariners' Loss to Royals

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.
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  • Trashed: KC stadiums' food safety boss fired

    Trashed: KC stadiums' food safety boss fired

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The food safety manager at Kansas City's Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums, home to the Royals and the Chiefs, was fired after sharing details of health concerns with ESPN.
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  • Here's how much cap room the Chiefs need for NFL draft

    Here's how much cap room the Chiefs need for NFL draft

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Been receiving many questions about the cap space the Kansas City Chiefs would need to conduct their draft. Overthecap.com has a nice piece on exactly what it would take in terms of cap room for each NFL team to make its picks, including the Chiefs and …
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  • Rodon Dominates With 9 Ks, White Sox Blank Royals 6-0

    Rodon Dominates With 9 Ks, White Sox Blank Royals 6-0

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Carlos Rodon struck out nine in four dazzling innings Wednesday night, making his latest impressive bid to join the White Sox rotation, and Chicago cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Ventura gets Opening Day nod for Royals

    Ventura gets Opening Day nod for Royals

    ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Yordano Ventura has been picked to pitch on opening day for the AL champion Kansas City Royals against the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Young extends pitch count in Minor League game

    Young extends pitch count in Minor League game

    MLB.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Royals right-hander Chris Young threw four innings in a Minor League game on Wednesday, reaching 64 pitches. He also threw 10 more pitches in the bullpen afterward.
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  • Collins hopes to follow Hochevar's lead

    Collins hopes to follow Hochevar's lead

    MLB.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Luke Hochevar had Tommy John surgery a year ago but stayed with the Royals all season during his rehab. And Hochevar was there in Chicago in late September when the Royals clinched a playoff spot, and he joined in on the celebration. Tim Collins just ha…
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  • Kiper: Marcus Mariota a great fit for Andy Reid, Chiefs

    Kiper: Marcus Mariota a great fit for Andy Reid, Chiefs

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    For those with ESPN Insider access, NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has an interesting story linking some of the draft's top prospects to certain NFL teams based on how good a fit that player might be for a particular coach/system. For Oregon quarterbac…
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  • Andy Reid talks up Raiders, Derek Carr

    Andy Reid talks up Raiders, Derek Carr

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Andy Reid saw the Oakland Raiders at their best in 2014. Even though Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs easily dispatched Oakland in the two teams' final meeting of 2014, Reid is clearly moving forward in his thinking that the Raiders will be more like the team …
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  • Andy Reid looking for a bigger, better Travis Kelce

    Andy Reid looking for a bigger, better Travis Kelce

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (4 days ago)
    Tight end Travis Kelce had a nice and perhaps unexpected debut season for the Kansas City Chiefs last year. He led the Chiefs in catches (67) and receiving yards (862) and for the most part was the one receiver the Chiefs could count on in an otherwise …
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  • Andy Reid impressed by Derek Carr

    Andy Reid impressed by Derek Carr

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Raiders have lost double-digit games in 10 of the last 12 seasons, and they have not made the postseason since 2002. However, Chiefs coach Andy Reid believes new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has landed in a favorable spot, and it has something to do w…
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  • Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener

    Garnett to throw first pitch at Twins' opener

    MLB.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    The Twins announced details Tuesday for their home opener at Target Field against the Royals on April 13, and NBA star Kevin Garnett will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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  • Chiefs' 2014 free-agent decisions further validated by compensa…

    Chiefs' 2014 free-agent decisions further validated by compensatory picks

    ESPN.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    Shortly after the end of the season, I looked back at the Kansas City Chiefs decisions from last year to let many of their free agents sign with other teams. The Chiefs lost, among other players, offensive linemen Branden Albert (pictured), Geoff Schwar…
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  • Dwayne Bowe gets $9 million guaranteed from Browns

    Dwayne Bowe gets $9 million guaranteed from Browns

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (5 days ago)
    Following his release from the Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe became one of the Browns’ “top offseason priorities.” The two sides eventually agreed to terms on a two-year contract, and by the looks of the money, Cleveland definitely valued Bowe. According to Joel …
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  • Posey's tip gives Peavy new pitching weapon

    Posey's tip gives Peavy new pitching weapon

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 23 (6 days ago)
    Giants pitcher Jake Peavy used the modest setting of Monday's Royals-Giants exhibition at Scottsdale Stadium as a personal classroom. At catcher Buster Posey's urging, Peavy tried throwing a four-seam changeup for the first time in his life.
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  • Finnegan among nine players Royals send to Minors

    Finnegan among nine players Royals send to Minors

    MLB.com Mar 22 (7 days ago)
    The Royals made a round of nine roster cuts after Sunday's 4-2 victory over a Giants split-squad at Surprise Stadium, and the biggest name was left-hander Brandon Finnegan, who was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
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  • Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios Lead Royals Past Giants 4-2

    Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios Lead Royals Past Giants 4-2

    nytimes.com Mar 22 (7 days ago)
    Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad 4-2 Sunday.
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  • Dwayne Bowe plans to take the Browns to the next level

    Dwayne Bowe plans to take the Browns to the next level

    profootballtalk.com Mar 22 (7 days ago)
    New Browns receiver Dwayne Bowe thinks he can help Cleveland take a big step forward. Bowe, who played his entire career for the Chiefs before signing in Cleveland last week, said he believes the Browns are on the cusp of something special. “The Browns …
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Jeremy Maclin, Chief 01:04

    Inside The Huddle: Jeremy Maclin, Chief

    Mar 26
    The sky is the limit for Jeremy Maclin in the Chiefs' West Coast offense.
  • Video - Sizing Up The Chiefs' Offensive Line 01:10

    Sizing Up The Chiefs' Offensive Line

    Mar 20
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher talks about the team getting two offensive linemen in free agency and the possibility of them acquiring another in the draft.
  • Video - Chiefs Draft Changes With Free Agency 01:21

    Chiefs Draft Changes With Free Agency

    Mar 17
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher talks about how free agency moves will help the team to keeps it options open in the NFL draft.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:17

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Mar 12
    Adam Schefter discusses Trent Richardson's future in the NFL, where Dwayne Bowe could land and Rahim Moore going to Houston.

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    Mar 27
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