Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.
It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has (More)
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Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.
No splash shot.
"We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)
Posted 4:35 PM 10/23/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-nine years of patience paid off for Kansas City Royals fans. The Royals not only made it to the World Series, but the team has also showed it can compete with the San Francisco Giants.
Patience especially paid off for one of Mid-Missouri's biggest Royals' fan Don (More)
Posted 11:13 AM 10/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - The 2014 World Series wasn't the only World Series in Kansas City Wednesday.
The 118th American Royal Livestock Show kicked off in Kansas City, an event with strong ties to the 2014 American League champions. While the Kansas City Royals played their first game in 1969, their (More)
Posted 1:54 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.
The one (More)
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Posted 2:51 PM 10/22/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - It has been 29 years and for one Royals fan, Tuesday and Wednesday were worth the wait. Andy Muelleman is a junior at the University of Missouri and from Kansas City.
Muelleman has been a Royals fan all of his life and for the first time, gets to watch the boys in blue in the (More)
Posted 9:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - Even after a loss in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, Royals fans are not hanging their heads.
The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-1. The Giants jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
Chris Burford, a (More)
Posted 10:45 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.
A day after saying he hadn't been sure until this year that the Royals played in Missouri rather than Kansas, Pence jolted Kauffman Stadium with a two-run, first-inning homer that quieted the crowd and sparked the San (More)
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Posted 8:09 AM 10/21/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - Starting Tuesday, the national spotlight will shine on Kansas City baseball for the first time in nearly three decades.
What could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coverage is the city's deep Negro Leagues heritage.
"Kansas City is the birthplace of the Negro (More)
Posted 7:32 PM 10/21/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Business managers say they know how to prepare for big games involving the St. Louis Cardinals but are unsure what preparation should like for Kansas City Royals games, as the World Series kicks off Tuesday.
One business owner said during the regular season he was able to (More)
Posted 6:42 PM 10/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter
KANSAS CITY - The Royals have called Kansas City home since 1969, but before the Royals, there was Municipal Stadium.
Built in 1923 Municipal Stadium, originally named Muehlebach Field, hosted all of Kansas City's sports teams. The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League were first (More)
Marcus Murphy ran for two touchdowns to help his team get the lead, and Maty Mauk threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes to seal the win as No. 19/20 Missouri won its fifth straight game, a 29-21 victory over Tennessee at Neyland Stadium.
The Mizzou men's swimming and diving team claimed the 2014 Mizzou Invite team title as the Tigers scored 1304 points to best four other programs. Drury placed second with 732 points, followed by West Virginia (667), UNLV (459) and Missouri S&T (202).
The Mizzou women's swimming and diving team set four new school records en route to the 2014 Mizzou Invite team title Thursday through Saturday at the Mizzou Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo. The Tigers racked up 1115 points to take first while Florida International (586), Nebraska (513) and Illinois (506)...
Mizzou (2-1) will take part in the EA Sports Maui Invitational (Nov. 24-26) for the first time since the 1997-98 season, first taking on Arizona (3-0) on Monday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Freshman Karissa Schweizer closed out her stellar debut season at the NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday (November 22). She placed 155th in the premier field, navigating the 6000-meter course on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in 21:36.30.