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Updated at 3:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions.Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki was not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson was starting in center field and batting eighth."We've made a couple adjustments," Yost said. "We didn't...

Updated at 3:05 PM

For the fourth consecutive season, Sebastien Thinel will wear the “C” on his sweater, as he has been voted the team captain by his Missouri Mavericks teammates.Former Denver Cutthroats star and 2013-14 CHL MVP Garett...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Following a spirited practice session, the Missouri Mavericks posed for a quick team photo, left the Independence Events Center to grab a pillow, a suitcase and a quick lunch, then returned for their first bus trip of the season.“It...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:16 PM

When Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland was a kid, he dreamed of playing in a World Series.“But I wasn’t the closer, I was the shortstop who hit the game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth,” said Holland,...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Rookie Brandon Finnegan is the answer to a special baseball trivia question.The Kansas City Royals left-handed pitcher is the only player in Major League Baseball history to appear in a College World Series and the major league World...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:14 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.No splash shot.“We were...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Greg Holland is the first Kansas City Royals reliever to win the Mariano Rivera Award (formerly the Fireman of the Year Award) since Jeff Montgomery claimed the top prize for an American League relief pitcher back in 2003.He was given the...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Despite coach Tyler Nichol resting many of his starters for next week’s district tournament, the Grain Valley boys soccer team still managed a win Thursday.Freshman Drake Bray headed in a goal with just three seconds left in...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Just about the worst thing that could happen to Chiefs rookie Cairo Santos came to fruition during his NFL debut, when he missed one of his two field-goal attempts while the man he replaced in Kansas City kept banging balls through the...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:05 PM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL7 p.m. — Lee’s Summit at Blue Springs7 p.m. — Blue Springs South at Wentzville Timberland7 p.m. — Warrensburg at Grain...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.The fancy handwriting, that is.In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower...

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