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  • Royals begin spring training preparation

    Royals begin spring training preparation

    Posted 2:07 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have invited 23 non-roster players to spring training, including former fifth overall draft pick Bubba Starling and promising youngsters Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi.

    Starling, who grew up near Kansas City, has struggled in the minor leagues but will get a (More)

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  • Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

    Scherzer's $210M, 7-year deal with Nationals is finalized

    Posted 2:44 PM 1/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Max Scherzer is being introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract.

    The Nationals announced the agreement with the free agent on Wednesday and are holding a news (More)

  • Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches

    Cardinals to honor late Taveras with uniform patches

    Posted 10:02 AM 1/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals will wear uniform patches this season to honor the late Oscar Taveras.

    The rookie outfielder died last October in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic.

    Cardinals uniforms will feature patches with Taveras' initials and his No. 18. Team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said the club also is renovating a field in Taveras' hometown of Sosua.

  • Reports say Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to 7-year contract

    Reports say Max Scherzer, Nationals agree to 7-year contract

    Posted 8:59 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - Various reports say 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

    Neither the Nationals nor Scherzer's agent immediately responded to requests for comment Sunday night.

    Scherzer, a 30-year-old right-hander (More)

  • Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

    Big 5 pass cost of attendance as NCAA autonomy begins

    Posted 5:05 PM 1/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    OXON HILL, Maryland - Two huge video screens flanked a banner that stretched about the length of a third-and-long and hung behind the dais at the front of an expansive ballroom.

    On the banner and the screens were the logos of the five wealthiest and most powerful conferences in college (More)

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  • Royals relievers Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration

    Royals relievers Coleman, Collins avoid arbitration

    Posted 2:41 PM 1/16/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Relief pitchers Louis Coleman and Tim Collins agreed to one-year contracts with the Kansas City Royals on Friday, allowing both of them to avoid arbitration.

    Collins agreed at $1,475,000 and Coleman at $725,000.

    The 25-year-old Collins, a left-hander, had a 3.86 (More)

  • Lynn and Cardinals agree to $22 million, 3-year contract

    Lynn and Cardinals agree to $22 million, 3-year contract

    Posted 1:55 PM 1/15/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Pitcher Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $22 million, three-year contract.

    Lynn gets $7 million this year and $7.5 million in each of the following two seasons.

    He can make $500,000 in performance bonuses based on starts in 2016 and $1 million (More)

  • Royals give manager Ned Yost extension through 2016 season

    Royals give manager Ned Yost extension through 2016 season

    Posted 1:41 PM 1/13/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The AL champion Royals and Ned Yost have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will keep the manager with the franchise through the 2016 season.

    Yost said after leading the Royals to an improbable pennant last season that he hoped to manage a few more years. His (More)

  • Royals sign veteran Madson to minor league deal

    Royals sign veteran Madson to minor league deal

    Posted 5:15 PM 1/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have signed veteran right-hander Ryan Madson to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.

    The 34-year-old Madson hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2011, when he was 4-2 with a 2.37 ERA and 29 saves for the Phillies. He (More)

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  • Jordan Walden, Cardinals agree to $6.6M, 2-year deal

    Jordan Walden, Cardinals agree to $6.6M, 2-year deal

    Posted 12:37 AM 12/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

    The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of (More)

  • Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

    Royals sign Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

    Posted 6:55 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season.

    Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. (More)

  • Royals sign pitcher Kris Medlen to two-year deal

    Royals sign pitcher Kris Medlen to two-year deal

    Posted 7:48 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associate Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery.

    Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the (More)

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  • W. Tennis. Tennis Sweeps Wednesday Doubleheader

    Mizzou tennis kicked off their Spring 2015 schedule Wednesday at the Mizzou Tennis Complex, and walked away with two convincing wins over the opposition. The Tigers swept Northern Iowa 7-0 in the first contest, and followed that up with a 6-1 win over SIUE.

  • Softball. Softball Lands Pair on USA Softball Watch List

    Junior OF Emily Crane (Troy, Mo.) and sophomore RHP Tori Finucane (Germantown, Md.) represent Mizzou on the prestigious list, making Head Coach Ehren Earleywine's squad one of 12 to have multiple nominees among the 50 candidates, joining Auburn, Florida and Georgia from the ranks of the Southeastern Conference.

  • M. Swimming. Swimming and Diving Closes Dual Schedule with Auburn on Friday

    The Mizzou swimming and diving teams open three straight days of competition on Thursday, Jan. 29 at Noon CT when the squads host Southeastern Conference foe Auburn on Senior Day at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Prior to the meet, Missouri will recognize its 15 seniors for their contributions to the...

  • W. Swimming. Swimming and Diving Closes Dual Schedule with Auburn on Friday

    The Mizzou swimming and diving teams open three straight days of competition on Thursday, Jan. 29 at Noon CT when the squads host Southeastern Conference foe Auburn on Senior Day at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Prior to the meet, Missouri will recognize its 15 seniors for their contributions to the...

  • W. Basketball. Tigers Open Two-Game Road Stretch Thursday in Gainesville

    The Tigers will see a two-game road stretch, heading to LSU on Feb. 2 before returning back to Columbia. Mizzou is back at home on Feb. 5, hosting nationally-ranked Texas A&M in an 8 p.m. game. Missouri will honor the Chancellor, Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, at the game, and the...