• Baseball

    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)

  • Baseball

    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum could shine during World Series

    Posted 9:17 PM 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)

  • Baseball

    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)

  • Baseball

    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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  • Football

    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Posted 5:56 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    IRVING, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

    Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after (More)

  • Baseball

    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)

  • Baseball

    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)

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  • Sports

    Local Scores: Monday, Oct. 20

    Local Scores: Monday, Oct. 20

    Posted 10:14 PM 10/20/2014 by Stephanie Lorenc, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores from Monday, October 20.

    High School Volleyball Districts
    Russellville defeated North Callaway 25-17, 27-25

    High School Soccer
    Southern Boone defeated Jefferson City 2-0

     

  • Baseball

    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)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Posted 6:08 PM 10/20/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou tailback Marcus Murphy hauled in another award from the SEC and defensive end Shane Ray tallied his third honor from the conference this year.

    The SEC named Murphy as the All-SEC Special Team's Player of the Week, and it named Ray Defensive Lineman of the Week after a (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    Week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Poll results are no longer available.

    Posted 12:23 PM 10/20/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week! What an end to the regular season of mid-Missouri high school football. Voting for the final plays of the week ends Friday at 3 p.m. and make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 6 to see the results.

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