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Royals staying hungry for World Series title

Royals staying hungry for World Series title

MLB.com Updated 12 hours ago
How devoted are the Royals to getting back to the World Series? They won't even eat cheeseburgers. Manager Ned Yost brought up the example in response to yet another question about whether this year's club will enter the season simply satisfied it got t…
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  • Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    Chiefs release veteran tight end Fasano

    Tight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.
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  • Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    Sure-handed infielder Ellis retires at 37

    MLB.com Feb 25 (yesterday)
    Second baseman Mark Ellis is retiring from baseball, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle. The 37-year-old Ellis, a ninth-round selection of the Royals in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, played 12 years in the Majors with the A's, Rock…
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  • Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    Report: Chiefs likely to ask Mike DeVito to take a pay cut

    profootballtalk.com Feb 25 (yesterday)
    It’s the time of year when teams offer players the option to take a pay cut or get cut and it looks like defensive end Mike DeVito will be weighing those options in Kansas City. DeVito missed 15 games last season after tearing his Achilles in the season…
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  • Gordon swings for first time since surgery without issue

    Gordon swings for first time since surgery without issue

    MLB.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)
    After playing long toss on Monday -- Alex Gordon's first attempt at throwing since his wrist surgery in December -- the Royals' outfielder says he awoke Tuesday morning with no discomfort whatsoever.
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  • PFT Live: Shaun King, Chargers/Chiefs offseason to-do lists

    PFT Live: Shaun King, Chargers/Chiefs offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 24 (3 days ago)
    There will be an AFC West flavor to Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. The Chargers and Chiefs were two of the teams to finish just outside of the playoffs in the AFC in 2014 and we’ll be taking a look at what they need to do in the offseason to finish a bi…
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  • Starling sharpening offensive, mental parts of game

    Starling sharpening offensive, mental parts of game

    MLB.com Feb 23 (3 days ago)
    Royals' prospect Bubba Starling seeks to improve his game by learning from his struggles in the Minors.
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  • Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals' rotation

    Volquez aiming to help bolster Royals' rotation

    MLB.com Feb 22 (4 days ago)
    Right-hander Edinson Volquez was signed by the Royals essentially to replace James Shields. But Volquez doesn't want to put that kind of pressure on himself, saying he likes to keep it simple.
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  • Pivotal camp at hand for Royals' Coleman

    Pivotal camp at hand for Royals' Coleman

    MLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    Clearly on the bubble to make the Royals' bullpen, Louis Coleman is out of options, meaning if he doesn't make the team, he cannot be sent to Triple-A, thus making him a candidate to be designated for assignment.
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  • Collins trying to build on last season's positive finish

    Collins trying to build on last season's positive finish

    MLB.com Feb 21 (6 days ago)
    There were a lot of reasons to just forget about 2014 for Tim Collins, but the Royals left-hander is ready to build on his strong finish.
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  • Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

    Duffy wears new look, raises expectations

    MLB.com Feb 20 (6 days ago)
    The new-look Danny Duffy, sporting a heavy beard and a curly hairdo, arrived for the first official workout for Royals pitchers and catchers on Friday.
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  • Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

    Hosmer: Two-year deal a no-brainer

    MLB.com Feb 20 (6 days ago)
    Eric Hosmer admitted he was fretting somewhat about possibly having to sit through an arbitration hearing, but those nerves were quickly settled with the Royals' offer of a two-year deal.
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  • A little piece of Chiefs dies if Raiders, Chargers move

    A little piece of Chiefs dies if Raiders, Chargers move

    ESPN.com Feb 20 (6 days ago)
    INDIANAPOLIS -- I'm going to suspend my NFL scouting combine coverage temporarily to weigh in on this no good, horrible, very bad news that the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers might be moving to Los Angeles. One of the joys of following the Kansa…
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  • Finnegan's role up for debate at start of camp

    Finnegan's role up for debate at start of camp

    MLB.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)
    Brandon Finnegan surprised many observers last season when, just months after being drafted in the first round out of TCU, he was called up in September and pressed into fairly high-leverage situations with the Royals. Entering camp, a question remains …
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  • Dorial Green-Beckham not only first-round WR in spotlight

    Dorial Green-Beckham not only first-round WR in spotlight

    ESPN.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)
    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorial Green-Beckham wasn’t the only wide receiver who could be available to the Kansas City Chiefs with the 18th pick of this year’s draft who answered media questions at the combine. Ohio State’s Devin Smith and Michigan’s Devin Funches…
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  • John Dorsey: I envision Justin Houston as a Chief next year

    John Dorsey: I envision Justin Houston as a Chief next year

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20 (7 days ago)
    The Chiefs met with linebacker Justin Houston’s representatives at the combine in Indianapolis this week and General Manager John Dorsey indicated Thursday that there will be many more conversations between the two sides in the near future. Some of thos…
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  • Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

    Royals sign Morales to Minors deal

    MLB.com Feb 19
    The Royals added to their pitching depth on Thursday, signing Franklin Morales to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.
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  • Royals, all six 2014 division winners report to camp today

    Royals, all six 2014 division winners report to camp today

    MLB.com Feb 19
    It's getting more and more real by the day. Today brings 13 more teams to their Spring Training complexes as pitchers and catchers continue to report, which means there will be 18 clubs in business and only 12 more to arrive through the weekend.
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  • GM John Dorsey addresses Justin Houston, Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hal…

    GM John Dorsey addresses Justin Houston, Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hali

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    INDIANAPOLIS -- I had the chance to pull Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey aside at the NFL combine and ask him about linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Regarding Houston, I asked whether the Chiefs wou…
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  • Andy Reid: A.J. Jenkins “just learning”

    Andy Reid: A.J. Jenkins “just learning”

    The Chiefs parted ways with wide receiver A.J. Jenkins on Tuesday, closing the books on his two-season tenure in Kansas City. Asked Wednesday about Jenkins, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid indicated the 2012 first-round pick was a work-in-progress. “AJ…
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  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif figures in Chiefs' OL plans

    Laurent Duvernay-Tardif figures in Chiefs' OL plans

    ESPN.com Feb 19
    INDIANAPOLIS – Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is a name that many Kansas City Chiefs fans have already forgotten. No reason to recall it last year, really. Duvernay-Tardif, an offensive lineman and a sixth-round draft pick last year, didn’t get into a single g…
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  • Andy Reid decides to take a knee, an artificial one

    Andy Reid decides to take a knee, an artificial one

    Chiefs coach Andy Reid has a knee. A new one, specifically. Reid’s never one to talk much about injuries, but it was hard to avoid the topic when he took to the podium with a cane yesterday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “All right, so we’ve only got one …
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  • Video - Chiefs Make Moves To Improve At Receiver 01:19

    Chiefs Make Moves To Improve At Receiver

    Feb 23
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team made the right decision to release a pair of receivers and discusses the Chiefs' future with Dwayne Bowe.
  • Video - To Tag Or Not To Tag? 03:02

    To Tag Or Not To Tag?

    Feb 19
    ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold, Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher and Raiders reporter Bill Williamson discuss contract, franchise tag, personnel and draft decisions to be made around the AFC West.
  • Video - Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets 02:59

    Weather-Based Promotion Nets Fans Cheap Tickets

    Feb 17
    Wilmington Blue Rocks general manager Chris Kemple discusses the weather-based promotion that resulted in his team selling tickets for 4 cents each.
  • Video - Draft Is Huge For Chiefs 01:23

    Draft Is Huge For Chiefs

    Feb 11
    ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher says the team will need to get a lot out of their possible 11 draft picks and the combine is key.

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