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Royals get World Series rings, then shut out by Mets

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — After raising a championship banner before their opener Sunday, the Kansas City Royals got their World Series rings in a pregame ceremony Tuesday. New York Mets right-hander…

Syndergaard, Mets shut out Royals following ring ceremony

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was amused when Kauffman Stadium’s sound system played “American Woman” as he trotted out to the mound for the first inning.…

Cardinals fall to Pirates 6-5 in 11

By NATE BARNES Associated Press (PITTSBURGH, AP) — Cardinals starter Michael Wacha struggled for much of his 2016 debut. However, he made the pitch he needed to escape a two-on, one-out situation…

Kershaw brilliant as Dodgers embarrass Padres, 15-0

By BERNIE WILSON Associated Press Sports Writer (SAN DIEGO, AP) — Dave Roberts took a moment to soak up the atmosphere before his first game as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.…

Sale pitches White Sox to 4-3 win at Oakland in opener

By JANIE McCAULEY Associated Press (OAKLAND, CALIF., AP) — Chris Sale struck out eight in a solid season debut to build off his franchise record last year, and the Chicago White Sox…

Williams and Tar Heels stunned by last-second loss to ‘Nova

By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press Sports Writer (HOUSTON, AP) — Roy Williams cried. He felt powerless — not a feeling to which he’s accustomed. He told his North Carolina players that if they…

Naturals, Royals extend player development agreement

(SPRINGDALE, Ark., AP) — The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have announced a four-year extension of the club’s player development agreement with the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals. The agreement announced Monday…

Carlos D’Armas: The pride of Venezuela

Carlos D’Armas: The pride of Venezuela

By JASON KETZ Sports Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Senior starting pitcher Carlos D’Armas is continuing to play the game that he loves thousands of miles away from home in La Victoria,…

Moustakas homers, drives in 5; Royals top Giants 16-10

By ALAN ESKEW Associated Press (SURPRISE, Ariz., AP) — Mike Moustakas homered, doubled and drove in five runs to help the Kansas City Royals outslug the San Francisco Giants 16-10 Tuesday…

Blues beat Avalanche 3-1, keep pace with Stars atop Central

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press (ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brian Elliott could not believe his ears. The St. Louis goalie received a standing ovation after giving up a goal late in…