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  • Cameron: OK, we called this one Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Journalists who go out on a limb and get a story exactly correct when the whole world seems to be saying the opposite, well… We try to remain relaxed and humble about it. But we aren’t. Hell, no, we throw our arms in the air, shout ...

  • Royals sign OF Alex Gordon to $72 million, 4-year deal Royalscolor.mercury

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With a cold wind blowing outside and the warmth of spring training still more than a month away, Alex Gordon walked into the home clubhouse of Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and grinned. He was home. And he will be for a while. The All-Star outfielder signed a $72 ...

  • Rose deserves a fair shot at Hall of Fame Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Forgive me for stepping outside the good cheer of the season, just for a few minutes. But I’m angry. Or maybe frustrated is a better word. The event that just lit me up once again was the announcement by Major League Baseball czar Rob Manfred that Pete Rose’s ...

  • Cameron: Free agency leaves Royals with tough decisions Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dillon Gee. Never mind who he is for a moment. Instead, consider the panic he’s caused. Despite back-to-back World Series appearances and winning the whole enchilada last season, Royals fans are frightened. Maybe it comes from two decades in the wilderness — yes, just two, although it ...

  • Royals going all in with pitching, pen Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    KANSAS CITY — Here’s one stone-cold fact we learned last year: Trusting the Royals’ scouts might be the safest bet in baseball. Given this group’s track record of finding gold in dry river beds (Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Ryan Madson, Kris Medlen, etc.), you probably wouldn’t blink if ...

  • Cameron: Tough road for Royals in free agency

    KANSAS CITY — No question, Royals fans are terrified. You can see it on the guy wearing his “World Series Champion” hoodie at the grocery store — face pinched, body slightly hunched as though waiting to absorb a mighty blow. This is what baseball folk call the “Hot Stove League.” (That term, ...

  • Local bowlers compete at state meet

    A number of local youth bowlers from the Manhattan area competed in the USBC state championship this past weekend in Olathe. The Little Apple Lanes 1 team won the Division 1 team competition with a score of 2,873, finishing 184 pins better than second place. The team was made up of Manhattan’s Dustin ...

  • 5-year-old golfer hits hole-in-one

    It may be another few years before Charlie Haney fully understands the scope of his accomplishment at Colbert Hills Golf Course earlier this month. The 5-year-old golfer hit a hole-in-one on No. 3 at Colbert Hills’ Par 3 Course, sending a shot over the creek with his driver before it bounced up ...

  • Harkin wins tennis tournament

    Daniel Harkin won a major regional tennis tournament, and two other Manhattan kids also turned in impressive finishes this past weekend. Harkin, a seventh-grader at Eisenhower Middle School, won the 12-and-under boys singles title at the winter Sweet 16 tournament, held in Topeka. The Sweet 16 included the top 16-ranked entrants from ...

  • Hoops expert sets 14 world records

    Not one, not two, but 14 world records. That is an amazing accomplishment by one man. All of these records have to do with basketball free throws, and they were all set by a man from rural Kansas. Bob Fisher is the man who set these world records. He grew up ...

  • Everyone wants to be the Royals

    BOCA RATON, Fla.  — Terry Ryan looked around the room, where most of the major league general managers were gathered. “There’s really no excuse for all us here not to be competitive,” the Minnesota Twins GM said Tuesday. Everyone wants to be the Kansas City Royals, who won the ...

  • Cameron: Thanks for everything, Alex, but Royals are moving on Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    It almost seems unfair. Just a week ago, Royals fans were gearing up for the fifth game of the World Series — riding a dreamy high that exploded with a dramatic comeback victory over the Mets that same night. Yes, that was all just a week ago — and it was only ...










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