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Kansas basketball team footing bill for Korean trip, which is partly why Canada game was not on TV — Kansas beat Team Canada on Tuesday night in a basketball exhibition ahead of the World University Games. It will cost the KU athletic department about $250,000 to travel and stay in South Korea and that is one reason why the exhibition game wasn't on TV.

All-Star Game votes for Royals are legit, baseball official says — Baseball has received some bad ballots from fans in All-Star Game voting. It happens every year. But the votes that propelled eight Royals to the lead at their positions when the latest voting update was released Monday are valid, a Major League Baseball official says.

Joe Blanton shows no rust, pitches Royals to 10-2 win over Brewers — Down a starting pitcher? Whatever, say the Royals. For the second straight night, the Royals got a superb effort from a starter who wasn't part of the season opening rotation. This time it was Joe Blanton, making the most of his first starting assignment since 2013, in a 10-2 victory over the Brewers.

Royals reach agreement with first-round draft pick Ashe Russell — The Royals announced they've signed first-round draft pick Ashe Russell, who was introduced at a news conference before Wednesday's game against Milwaukee at Kauffman Stadium.

CFL’s Montreal Alouettes put Michael Sam on suspended list — The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League have placed Michael Sam on the suspended list after the former Missouri star defensive end and first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team unexpectedly left training camp last week.

Omar Infante moves into voting lead, giving Royals eight possible All-Star Game starters — Royals second baseman Omar Infante is mired in a slump in the batter's box, but he's rallied at the ballot box. Infante moved ahead of the Astros' Jose Altuve in voting for the starting position for the American League in the All-Star Game next month in Cincinnati.

On All-Star Game ballot, Royals fans are happily voting along party lines - repeatedly — This marks the first year that balloting for baseball's All-Star Game is 100 percent online, and a total of 35 votes can be sent from one email address. But Royals fans have found a way to continue to cast their votes for only Kansas City players.

Outfielders are Royals’ targets early in second day of MLB Draft

Seven Royals now lead their positions in American League All-Star voting — Seven Royals are now in position to start the All-Star Game, July 14 in Cincinnati, for the American League. Eric Hosmer has overtaken Miguel Cabrera at first base and Kendrys Morales now leads Nelson Cruz among designated hitters in the latest update of voting released Monday.

Royals select Indiana high school pitchers with first two draft picks — The Royals selected Ashe Russell, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher from Cathedral High in Indianapolis, with the 21st overall selection in the Major League draft.
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Jun 23, 2015

International incident avoided, KU/USA beats Canada 91-83. Frank Mason took over final minutes finishes with 28 pts, 6 reb, 5 assists

Jun 23, 2015

Metric system call on KU, an 8-second backcourt violation, results in turnover, but Frank Mason 3 at 2:20 gives KU/USA 2-pit lead

Jun 23, 2015

Mason-to-Traylor results in late basket to end 3rd Q, KU/USA leads Canada 66-61 as "USA" chants break out at Sprint

Jun 23, 2015

Jays down 35-25 to the Ehs, 35-25 midway thru 2nd Q of KU/USA-Canada exhibition.

Jun 23, 2015

Summer hoops at KC/Sprint, KU, repping USA for World U. Games in Korea, vs Canada

Jun 22, 2015

Blue Jays' 3rd baseman Josh Donaldson also up 4.1 mil votes from last week, wipes out nearly all of Moustakas' 1.6 mil lead

Jun 22, 2015

.#Royals call up Michael Mariot from Omaha, send Aaron Brooks back to AAA

Jun 22, 2015

That's a 4 million vote week for Miguel Cabrera, the biggest jump by any player in the All-Star voting month.

Jun 22, 2015

Cabrera passes Hosmer at 1st, Trout becomes leading OF vote-getter. Infante, Moose, Esky, Morales, Perez, Cain, Gordon lead ASG votes

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