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Shields: Royals’ maturity, drive pushed them into postseason

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The Royals' turning point, James Shields says, came after the All-Star break and the four losses that started the club's second half. There was a players pow-wow in Chicago and two recently-arrived players, outfielder Raul Ibanez and pitcher Scott Down... Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: Aug. 7

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Omaha won a wild opener, scoring eight in the ninth to build a 16-5 lead, with Colorado Springs scoring four in the home half. Read More »

Starling turning it on at Class A Wilmington

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Bubba Starling's strong second half continued Wednesday, as the farmhand was a home run shy of the cycle for Class A Wilmington. Read More »

Royals to make a run at a playoff berth in second half

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The Royals are in better shape this year compared to a season ago, as they entered the All-Star break two games over the .500 mark and 6 1/2 games behind the Tigers in the American League Central. If that sounds too daunting, consider that they're just... Read More »

KC tabs Guthrie for opener of showdown with Tigers

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The final series of the first half for the Royals and Tigers could go a long way toward determining their trajectories for the second half. The two teams will meet for four games in Kansas City beginning Thursday, when Detroit lefty Drew Smyly opposes ... Read More »

Esky’s stats rank among top AL vote-getters

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Royals infielder Alcides Escobar remains out of the top five among American League shortstops, despite a nice bounce-back season. Escobar batted .234 with a .259 on-base percentage in 2013, but he has elevated those figures in the first half of this year. Read More »

High expectations clear in Yost’s evaluation

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With the season's halfway point approaching, Royals manager Ned Yost was asked before Wednesday night's game if his club had responded as well as expected in the first half. The answer? Not quite. Read More »

Royals Minor League Report: May 28

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Northwest Arkansas tied a road contest at 5 in the ninth, with San Antonio walking off in the home half. The Naturals scored their first four runs in the opening inning, including a pair on a Lane Adams double. Juan Graterol added two hits and two RBIs... Read More »

All-Star Wrap: Division I West Blanks East 36-0

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By Eric Allgood-KREP Radio 92.1 Belleville, Kansas Players from across the state converged on Beloit this week to prepare for the 27th Annual 8-Man All Star Football Games.  Coaches and athletes enjoyed four days of practices and evening activities to come together to represent their schools at Trojan Field on Saturday, June 9th. The Division I teams kicked off first.  ... Read More »

Flu Numbers

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Though influenza activity has remained lower than usual in Kansas this season, activity has been steadily increasing over the last several weeks with the latest weekly influenza surveillance report showing Kansas with “widespread” flu-like illness. For the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify a state as “widespread,” the outbreaks of influenza or increases in influenza-like illness cases and ... Read More »

Norton City Council Notes

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THE SWIMMING POOL PROJECT WAS THE MAJOR AGENDA ITEM FOR THE NORTON CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT.  RICK ENSZ FROM COOPER, MALONE AND MCCLAIN ONCE AGAIN TALKED ABOUT BEING THE BOND UNDERWRITER FOR THE POOL PROJECT.  HE WENT OVER THE COSTS THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING BONDS FOR A NEW POOL.  WHILE THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT DECIDED ON A ... Read More »