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'Our Time' turning into 'next time' for Royals

"Our Time" was the slogan chosen by the marketing gurus for the Royals this season, a simple two-word phrase meant to signify that the future is now, but the struggling squad is 37-47 and nearly 10 games back in the AL Central.

Rams quarterback Bradford still happy with choice to stay in school

Three years removed from his decision to stay in school at Oklahoma after winning the Heisman Trophy, St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford still believes he made the right move.

Giant blowout: NL routs AL 8-0 in All-Star game

Melky Cabrera homered and won the MVP award, and San Francisco Giants teammate Matt Cain started a strong pitching performance for the NL in its most-lopsided All-Star victory.

Kansas City fans continue to boo Cano during All-Star festivities

Kansas City fans were upset after the captain of the AL squad said he would choose a hometown player for his four-man team, but instead bypassed Royals star Billy Butler and went with Prince Fielder of the Tigers, Mark Trumbo of the Angels and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays.

Cardinals' coach Dave Duncan isn't planning return

Dave Duncan, All-Star manager Tony La Russa's pitching coach, is on an open-ended leave of absence to be with his ailing wife and is living in southwest Missouri. He hasn't officially retired, but said Tuesday he didn't anticipate coaching again.

Prince Fielder wins Home Run Derby for second time

Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd Monday night at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final.

Tony La Russa enjoying his encore performance

The man who went out on top last fall after leading the St. Louis Cardinals to an improbable World Series championship, and now is getting a unique encore, swears he doesn't miss managing.

All-Star Game turns spotlight on Kansas City

Kansas City baseball fans haven't had much to cheer about over the years, but they're ready to celebrate Tuesday night when the MLB All-Star Game comes to town.

All-Star Game focuses on young talents Harper, Trout

Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, baseball's youthful dynamic duo, will be watched by millions Tuesday night as the All-Star Game returns to Kansas City and Kauffman Stadium for the first time since 1973.

COMMENT: NL All-Star manager Tony La Russa won't knuckle under

Fewer people than ever care who wins the All-Star Game, even with home-field advantage in the World Series hanging in the balance, but Tony La Russa still does.

Cardinals get walk-off win to end first half of season

The Cardinals took two of three from Miami and headed into the All-Star break on a 6-2 streak.

Royals lose again, swept by Tigers

With home runs from Delmon Young, Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta, Detroit swept Kansas City in a three-game weekend series.

Key home runs help Tigers hold off Royals

Delmon Young and Prince Fielder each had home runs Saturday for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals.         

Cardinals beat the heat and the Marlins

Starting pitcher Kyle Lohse allowed just three hits in seven innings of work in 106-degree heat Saturday for the Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. 

Kansas City hopes All-Star police performance is stellar

Kansas City police have worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and several other agencies to create its game plan.

Tony Stewart makes late move to win Sprint Cup race at Daytona

Tony Stewart has 18 victories at Daytona, second only to the late Dale Earnhardt's 34 wins. Columbia native Carl Edwards finished the race in sixth place.

Marlins beat Cardinals 3-2 for 3rd in row

Ricky Nolasco allowed an unearned run in six innings and Jose Reyesgot the go-ahead RBI with an infield hit in the seventh, leading the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday

Smyly strikes out 10 in Tigers win over Royals

The win got the Tigers (42-42) back to .500 for the first time since May 15. They had failed the last eight times when needing one win to reach the mark.

All-Star telecast seeks KC's defining images

Kansas City seeks a icon as personality shot for the live broadcast of the 83rd All-Star Game.

Lance Lynn pitches six scoreless innings as Cardinals beat Rockies

Lynn (11-4) bounced back with a strong effort following three successive poor outings. The All-Star surrendered four hits and struck out seven in St. Louis' 6-2 victory over Colorado, his first win since June 13.

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