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  • Royals fans optimistic after season's first playoff loss

    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)

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  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    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)

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum could shine during World Series

    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)

  • Businesses compare preparation for Royals v. Cardinal games

    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)

  • Royals hope World Series adds to city's history

    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)

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  • Viewer pick BBQ joint welcomes Royals fans

    Posted 4:52 PM 10/21/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - We asked viewers on our Facebook page what their favorite Kansas City barbeque place was, and Oklahoma Joe's came away the big winner.

    The barbecue joint opened its doors Tuesday morning to a pack of hungry baseball fans eager to indulge in Kansas City-style barbecue.

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  • Lifelong Royals fan prepares for her first World Series game

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Tuesday is game one of the World Series. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that the Royals will be there, bringing back fond memories for many Kansas City fans.

    Alison Schenkelberg is an MU Law student originally from Kansas City. She said she grew up going to games with (More)

  • Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Posted 8:25 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

    Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

    "I (More)

  • Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Posted 8:04 PM 10/20/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - The Kansas City Royals have made it farther than the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season baseball for the first time in 29 years, but this won't make it any easier to find the Royals on the dial for the 2014 World Series.

    There are only three Royals affiliate radio stations in (More)

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  • Giants hit walkoff homer in Game 5 to end Cardinals' season

    Giants hit walkoff homer in Game 5 to end Cardinals' season

    Posted 10:39 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

    These every-other-year Giants clinched the NL Championship Series in Game 5 and (More)

  • Royals fans strike out looking for World Series edition newspaper

    Posted 7:00 PM 10/16/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter & Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians trying to get their hands on a piece of baseball history ran into trouble Thursday morning.

    Fans have cleaned stores out of the Kansas City Star's front page dedicated to the Royals first World Series berth in 29 years.

    KOMU called three Hy-Vee's, Barnes (More)

  • Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Posted 1:47 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

    The Cardinals ace is confident he made some key adjustments in a bullpen session Monday and will return to form when he starts (More)

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.