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Gyorko homers again to lift Cardinals over Astros 8-5

(HOUSTON, AP) — Jedd Gyorko is providing enough power to keep banged-up St. Louis going. Gyorko and Tommy Pham each homered to help the Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 8-5…

Duffy, 4 homers lead Royals over Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press (DETROIT, AP) — Justin Verlander has been one of the hottest pitchers in baseball for the last six weeks. For most of Tuesday night, he…

Royals, Nats minor league pitchers suspended 72 games each

(NEW YORK, AP) — Pitchers Miguel Medrano of Kansas City and Yonaiker Oropeza of Washington have been suspended 72 games each under baseball’s minor league drug program following positive tests…

Chiefs’ Charles off PUP list, makes training camp debut

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has made his training camp debut. Charles had been on the physically-unable-to-perform list the first three weeks of…

Kennedy pitches Royals past Tigers 3-1; Cabrera hurt

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press (DETROIT, AP) — Ian Kennedy knew his good stuff was back by late July. He had nothing to show for it until Monday night, though. The…

Rookie Chris Jones gains attention in preseason opener

By AMIE JUST Associated Press (ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — Kansas City rookie defensive end Chris Jones gained attention in the Chiefs’ preseason opener. The team’s first pick of this year’s…

Piscotty homers in 8th to lead Cards’ comeback over Cubs 6-4

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press (CHICAGO, AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are further down than usual in the NL Central standings. Still, they may see the major league-leading Chicago Cubs…

Orlando, Cain each have 4 hits, 3 RBIs, Royals beat Twins

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press (MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — With Paulo Orlando a double shy of the cycle, Kansas City manager Ned Yost said the Royals were hoping their best hitter could…

Cubs win 11th straight, Szczur hits 2 HRs to rout Cardinals

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press (CHICAGO, AP) — Matt Szczur hit two home runs and the Chicago Cubs won their 11th straight game, backing Jake Arrieta and battering Adam Wainwright…

Warner Throws Her Way To The Top

Warner Throws Her Way To The Top

By ALI OVERSTREET Sports Editor (Warrensburg, Mo., digitalBURG) — A Central field athlete just missed her shot at Rio. Heavin Warner placed fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials July 6…