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No fear: Rookie Ventura to bring heat in Game 2

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Long before the 100-mph fastball, the dynamic 2014 season and the opportunity to start Game 2 of the World Series was a tryout in Guerra, the Dominican city that houses the Royals' academy on that baseball-rich island. It was the summer of 2008. Yordan... Read More »

He’s back: Lee visits from Korea to see KC in World Series

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Korean Superfan SungWoo Lee made his return to Kansas City to see his beloved Royals in the World Series. Read More »

Retired Marine sits in Buck O’Neil’s seat for Game 1

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For Game 1 of the World Series, as Major League Baseball honored veterans and military families, Tony Clark of Augusta, Kan., was in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

Tale of the tape: Giants-Royals, Game 2

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Here's a breakdown of the pitchers for Game 2 of the World Series: the Giants' Jake Peavy and the Royals' Yordano Ventura. Read More »

World Series Game 1: SF-KC in-game notebook

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Welcome to MLB.com's live game notebook for Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, which will be consistently refreshed with news of the day and key developments from earlier in the day. For real-time updates, follow in Gameday. In the At Bat ... Read More »

Kidney stone no longer an issue for Shields

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James Shields went into tonight's Game 1 World Series start for the Royals with the effects of a kidney stone apparently behind him. Read More »

Venezuela well represented in World Series

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Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and Royals catcher Salvador Perez are longtime friends from their days playing baseball together in Carabobo state in Venezuela in their early teens. Never in their wildest dreams could they have imagined facing each... Read More »

Guthrie, Vargas to start Games 3 and 4

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Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 and Jason Vargas will follow in Game 4, Royals manager Ned Yost announced before tonight's World Series opener at Kauffman Stadium. Read More »

TransCanada denies Energy East is alternative to Keystone XL

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A TransCanada executive denies an ambitious new project by the company is being undertaken as an alternative to the Keystone XL pipeline. Approval of Keystone XL has been delayed for years. TransCanada now awaits a decision on its route through Nebraska from the state Supreme Court. Vice President for the Keystone Pipeline Project, Corey Goulet, […] Read More »

Trailblazing ’80 Royals gave KC first taste of Series

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Most of the time, when somebody mentions the Royals, it's about this season or 1985. But what about 1980? Nobody talks about that World Series, and guess who was in it? Read More »

Lineup breakdown: Giants vs. Royals, Game 1

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Following a considerable layoff for both teams since their respective Championship Series wrapped up, the Giants and Royals will get underway with Game 1 of the World Series tonight at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (8 p.m. ET on FOX). Here is a break... Read More »

Candidate Ashford claims public is put off by negative ads against him

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The 2nd District U-S House of Representatives race has taken a nasty turn. Television ads by the National Republican Campaign Committee display Democratic candidate Brad Ashford’s picture next to convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins. It claims Ashford, a state senator from Omaha and chairman of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee, supports Nebraska’s “good time” law, contending the law let […] Read More »

AFL honor soured by Zimmer’s shoulder woes

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It appears Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer could be out for an undetermined amount of time after earning the Arizona Fall League's Pitcher of the Week honors, as there is a possibility that he has re-injured his shoulder. Read More »

Ebola might grab the headlines, but don’t forget your flu vaccine

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State health officials urge Nebraskans to get vaccinated for the flu. Nebraska has had its first confirmed case of flu; actually three confirmed cases, all in Douglas County. Nebraska Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek sees it as a wakeup call. “These are at a very low level; this amount of influenza. But it does suggest, […] Read More »

Catch ‘em if you can: Dyson, Gore proving dynamic

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Kansas City Royals speedsters Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore may well be the final components that convince front-office executives that the game of baseball has changed. Read More »