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  • Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields

    Royals extend qualifying offer to Shields

    Posted 11:24 AM 11/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals extended a $15.3 million qualifying offer Monday to right-hander James Shields, which assures Kansas City of draft pick compensation if its staff ace signs a major league contract with another team before June 8.

    Shields has until Nov. 10 to accept, and it is (More)

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  • Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

    Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

    Posted 8:33 AM 11/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals have declined their option for next season on Billy Butler, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year career.

    The Royals elected to pay Butler a $1 million buyout rather than exercise their $12.5 million (More)

  • Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Posted 2:54 PM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

    They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 (More)

  • College teammate of Royals outfielder says he deserves a ring

    Posted 10:40 AM 10/30/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was 90 feet away from tying World Series game 7 in Kansas City Wednesday. 

    Gordon hit a triple and was left stranded when catcher Salvador Perez hit a pop fly to end the game.

    Gordon played third base at the University of Nebraska and (More)

  • Downtown Kansas City sees growth since Royals last World Series

    Posted 10:13 AM 10/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals success in 2014 season helped bring life to an area that did not exist the last time the Royals were in the World Series in 1985.

    The Power and Light District in Kansas City became the spot to watch the World Series for fans that did not have tickets to (More)

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  • Major Kansas City corporation created famous Royals logo

    Posted 7:10 PM 10/28/2014 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 News

    KANSAS CITY - The Hallmark Corporation, based in Kansas City, is responsible for the Royals' signature crown logo.

    Founded in 1910 when J.C. Hall decided to travel to Kansas City from Nebraska to sell postcards, Hallmark has become a billion dollar company. Although much of the company's (More)

  • Royals fall short and Giants are crowned World Series Champions

    Royals fall short and Giants are crowned World Series Champions

    Posted 10:34 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

    With both starters chased early, this became a (More)

  • Game six reminded Royals fans of a specific moment in history

    Posted 3:26 PM 10/29/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - With the World Series back at Kauffman Stadium for Game 6 and 7, fans took the opportunity to reflect on a previous big game in Kansas City.

    "I was at the game," Michael Diamond said, referring to the 1985 World Series when the St. Louis Cardinals battled the Royals in Game (More)

  • Royals Game 7 tickets a hot commodity

    Posted 9:15 AM 10/29/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals lived to see another day, but if you want to go see the final showdown, you better have a heavy wallet.

    Just before first pitch of Game 6 of the World Series, ticket prices to get into Kauffman Stadium were going for under $200.

    Game 7 is a (More)

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  • Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

    Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

    Posted 10:40 PM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

    Pitching with the (More)

  • Thousands attend funeral for former Cardinal Oscar Taveras

    Thousands attend funeral for former Cardinal Oscar Taveras

    Posted 4:53 PM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) - Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are attending the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.

    Among those attending the funeral Tuesday for the 22-year-old slugger was Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike (More)

  • Missouri resident straddles the state border

    Posted 4:34 PM 10/28/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - An apparent rivalry exists between Missouri and Kansas, as many Kansas City Royals fans are fully aware of. One born and raised Missourian has seen both sides of the battle.

    Dick Nelson lives about 150 feet from the border of Missouri and Kansas. He's always been fully aware (More)

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  • Football. FWAA Gives Mizzou's Shane Ray His Fourth All-America Honor

    Just hours after being named a First Team All-American by both the American Football Coaches Association and The Sporting News, Mizzou junior DE Shane Ray (Kansas City, Mo.) was named a First Team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 17). The FWAA honor...

  • W. Basketball. "You can't Laugh Without Smiling"

    If you asked Mizzou freshman guard, Carrie Shepherd, where the University of Missouri-Columbia was located, going into her junior year at South Permiscot High School, Shephard would have not been able to tell you.

  • Wrestling. Wrestling Hosts Trio Of Duals Friday At Mizzou Arena

    Mizzou wrestling closes out their month of December action this Friday, Dec. 19 with three duals at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers are set to compete against Kent State at 1 p.m. (CT), South Dakota State at 3 p.m. (CT) and SIUE at 5 p.m. (CT).

  • Track. Dr. Rick McGuire Honored with the 2014 George Dales Award

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Dr. Rick McGuire was recognized for his contributions and life long commitment to the profession of coaching with the 2014 George Dales Award, one of the USTFCCCA's (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) most prestigious honors. Presented on Tuesday (December 16) at the USTFCCCA...

  • Wrestling. Houdashelt Awarded MAC Wrestler of the Week

    Tiger Style redshirt senior Drake Houdashelt was named the MAC Wrestler of the Week for Dec. 8-14, as announced today by the Mid-American Conference (MAC) office. The O'Fallon, Mo. native is coming off an outstanding weekend, as he recorded two victories over Top-10 opponents.