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Five-run first inning propels Seattle past the Royals

Kansas City, Mo (westernkansasnews.com)–This year’s slogan for the Kansas City Royals is “Our Time”. Unfortunately as of late, it’s been turning into “Maybe Next Time”. Seattle scored five runs in the first inning on their way to a 9-4 win in the first of four games between the teams this week. Kansas City tried...
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Fowler’s sacrifice fly gives Rockies much needed win

Denver, CO (westernkansasnews.com)–It was a dramatic ending to Monday night’s game in Denver between the Colorado Rockies and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh tied the game in their last at bat on a three-run home run by Pedro Alvarez to tie the game at four. Those runs came after a 53 minute rain delay. Colorado...
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K-State Linebacker named to Butkus Award watch list

Manhattan, Kan. (K-State Sports Information)–Kansas State senior linebacker Arthur Brown was named to his third preseason watch list on Monday as he is a candidate for the 2012 Butkus Award, which is presented to the nation’s best linebacker, the Butkus Foundation announced. Brown, who was named to the Bednarik Award and Nagurski Trophy watch...
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KSHSAA names new Assistant Executive Director for Communications/Sports Information

Topeka (KSHSAA)–The Executive Board of the Kansas State High School Activities Association has selected Jeremy Holaday, of Manhattan, Kansas, to serve as Assistant Executive Director for Communication/Sports Information. Holaday will also assume administrative responsibilities for the sports of baseball and softball during the coming year.  A graduate of Rock Creek High School, Holaday earned...
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Royals unable to turn hits into runs in a 2-1 loss to Chicago Sunday

Kansas City, MO (westernkansasnews.com)–Despite having 11 hits in the game, the Kansas City Royals had a tough time executing in getting runs home in the series finale with the Chicago White Sox Sunday afternoon, as the Royals fall 2-1 in the rubber game of the weekend series. Kansas City scored their lone run of...
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Philadelphia takes series with win over Colorado Sunday

Denver, CO (westernkansasnews.com)–The Colorado Rockies had their share of run issues Sunday in the final game of the three game series with Philadelphia, as the Phillies leave Denver with a 5-1 win. Marco Scutaro scored the Rockies lone run on a Carlos Gonzales triple in the sixth inning. Drew Pomeranz took the loss for...
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Jayhawks to Play in Blockbuster Basketball Marathon in November

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – Defending champion Kentucky will play Duke, and Michigan State meets Kansas in the Champions Classic Doubleheader that will cap ESPN’s 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon. The network announced Wednesday that the fifth annual day of hoops will start Nov. 13 at midnight EDT with West Virginia at Gonzaga. Eleven games will follow,...
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Baseball’s Elite Leaves Kansas City With a National League Rout

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Fans of Major League Baseball are going through two days of withdrawal following the National league’s 8-0 blowout in last night’s All Star Game. It was a midsummer classic that was anything but. Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval delivered a bases-loaded triple off Cy Young winner Justin Verlander of...
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Detroit’s Fielder Wins his 2nd Home Run Derby

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Detroit’s Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night. On a night when the Yankees’...
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Tigers Sweep Royals in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) Delmon Young homered for the fourth consecutive game, Prince Fielder hit a three-run shot and Jhonny Peralta homered and drove in three runs in the Detroit Tigers 7-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday to complete a sweep of the three-game weekend series. The power display backed Max Scherzer (8-5),...
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