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Manager Ned Yost’s coaching staff will have some new but familiar faces — if you’re familiar with members of the Kansas City Royals’ minor league organization. The team promoted from within in finalizing its 2018 coaching staff. Terry Bradshaw was named hitting coach, Cal Eldred pitching coach and Vance Wilson bullpen coach. In addition, Pedro Grifol will …

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If first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and/or center fielder Lorenzo Cain do, in fact, leave as free agents, the Kansas City Royals will get something in return: a high compensation pick in the 2018 draft for each departure. That’s because the Royals extended one-year qualifying offers to the players for the 2018 season. They …

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Jeremy Maclin came to Baltimore looking to bounce back from an injury-marred, unproductive season in Kansas City. His tenure with the Ravens has thus far been an unexpected flashback. Maclin missed two games with a sore shoulder and has 19 catches for 212 yards through the first half of the season. Though …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sight was oh-so-familiar to Chiefs fans: That familiar speed of Jamaal Charles hitting the hole, the talent that made him one of the NFL’s best running backs during nearly a decade in Kansas City. When he coughed up the ball Monday night, it was another familiar sight. Not that Charles …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith was sacked three times and rookie sensation Kareem Hunt managed 21 yards on nine carries in the Chiefs’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers two weeks ago. Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif should help ensure that doesn’t happen again. Derek Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns without an …

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Bill Self was first introduced to what he calls “Kansas math” when he inherited a program that had lost stars Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich to the NBA and was still expected to win the Big 12 title. Anywhere else, that would have been reason for a rebuild. But there is no …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles ran through the tunnel onto the field at Arrowhead Stadium 51 times as he built a legacy in Kansas City as the Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher. Even so, he is unsure what response awaits him Monday night when he takes the field as a member of the Denver Broncos. …

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After missing most of the 2016 season with a knee injury, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas came back in 2017 to hit 38 home runs, breaking a franchise record that had stood since 1985. The Sporting News noticed, naming him the American League Comeback Player of the Year. He is the second Royal to win …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Oakland Raiders had seven games to prepare for Kareem Hunt, the Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie who has taken the league by storm, and still couldn’t stop him. Slow him, yes. Stop him, no. So while the Chiefs spent the weekend ruing a last-play loss to the Raiders on Thursday night, …

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have played nearly a season’s worth of games against the AFC West without a loss, dominating one of the toughest divisions in football with ruthless efficiency. They’ve figured out a way to solve their nemesis, the Broncos. They’ve found a solution to their hated rival, the Raiders. …

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