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Can Royals’ All-Star surge carry Infante, too?

By NOAH TRISTER (Associated Press) The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of last Monday,…

Royals reinstate catcher Kratz, designate him for assignment

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Royals are sticking with Drew Butera as their backup catcher, reinstating Erik Kratz from the disabled list Thursday and designating him from assignment. Kansas…

St. Louis area high school cancels 2015 football program

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A St. Louis area high school has canceled its football program for next season because so few players signed up. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1e6LClf)…

Sweep, it is: Gordon, Volquez guide Royals past Twins 7-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — The Kansas City Royals reclaimed first place with a resounding three-game sweep on the road of division rival Minnesota. The Twins were beaten so…

Louisville Slugger mobile museum to make St. Louis stop

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Fans attending this weekend’s interleague series between the Kansas City Royals and the host St. Louis Cardinals will have the chance to touch a bit of…

Young shines in Royals’ 2-0 win over Twins

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — As ugly as the numbers looked for Chris Young over his previous two starts, the big right-hander felt he was just a couple of…

More turmoil for FIFA and World Cup bidding contests

By GRAHAM DUNBAR (Associated Press) — On another day of turmoil for FIFA and the World Cup, the bidding contest for the 2026 tournament was put on hold. FIFA secretary…

Jeremy Maclin leads new-look Chiefs wide receiver corps

By DAVE SKRETTA (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — When David Culley first got to know Jeremy Maclin, the young wide receiver was just another rookie fresh out of Missouri trying…

Arkansas reaches CWS with 3-2 win over Missouri State

By KURT VOIGT (FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., AP) — Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said he was as relaxed as he’d ever been entering this weekend’s super regional against Missouri State. He…

Mules golf coach named coach of the year

Central Missouri head men’s golf coach Tim Poe was named the Division II Central Region Coach of the Year as announced on Monday morning by the Golf Coaches Association of…