Pro Sports

Chivas USA disbands after 10 troubled years

Chivas USA ceased operations Monday after 10 troubled and unsuccessful years in Major League Soccer, with the league planning a new franchise for Los Angeles that will begin play in 2017 with new ownership and a new soccer-specific stadium.

Royals head home trailing 3-2 in World Series

Eight of the past 10 teams that headed home trailing 3-2 in the Series won it all. Kansas City is one of the teams that did it, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to beat St. Louis for the franchise's only championship in 1985.

Giants beat Royals 5-0 for 3-2 World Series lead

After a day off, the Series resumes Tuesday night at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. In a rematch of Game 2 starters, Jordano Ventura pitches for the Royals and Jake Peavy for the Giants.

Cardinals outfielder Taveras dies in car accident in Dominican Republic

National police spokesman Jacobo Mateo Moquete confirmed Oscar Taveras' death on his Twitter account.

Kansas City Chiefs win Governor's Cup from St. Louis Rams

Alex Smith was 24 of 28 for 226 yards passing, and Knile Davis capped a run of 34 unanswered points with a short touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The final score was 34-7.

Blues top Blackhawks, snap skid at 2 games

Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin all scored, and the Blues snapped their skid with a 3-2 win against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Giants beat Royals 11-4 in Game 4

The outcome ensured the Series will go back to Kansas City. In the meantime, there's Game 5 on Sunday when postseason ace Madison Bumgarner starts for the Giants against struggling James Shields.

Finnegan passes big test, helps Royals win Game 3

Only four months after he pitched in the College World Series, the 21-year-old reliever trotted into a troubling seventh inning, got two key outs and helped the Kansas City Royals hold off San Francisco 3-2 Friday night in Game 3 of the World Series.

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. The Royals' reaction to Leavy became a subject of debate Friday.

For boy with cancer, World Series game is a win

Wednesday, Noah Wilson and the rest of his family made their way into Kauffman Stadium, where — thanks to an inspiring stretch of kindness and generosity — they were set to watch game two of the World Series from some of the best seats in the house.

Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants

The season is over for Giants pitcher Matt Cain, but he continues to watch his team in the World Series from the sidelines.

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in World Series

With the move from American League rules to National League rules for Game 3, Royals look to their pinch hitter, Billy Butler.

Chiefs quartback Alex Smith gets another crack at Rams

The Chiefs quarterback gets another shot at the Rams after an injury against the team two years ago cost him the starting spot on his former team, the 49ers. The teams face off at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

The Kansas City Royals catcher wore Victoria's Secret perfume in the late 2013 season and stuck with it after a four-hit game when Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him. He recently switched this year to 212 Men by Carolina Herrera cologne.

Rams have banged-up secondary for Chiefs

Cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson are both questionable for Kansas City, and backup Brandon McGee was ruled out Friday with plantar fasciitis, a foot injury that worsened during the week.

Rams receiver Quick fined $8,268

Quick was penalized at the end of the first quarter after Rams running back Tre Mason lost 2 yards. His fine was announced by the league on Friday.

Cardinals Wainwright undergoes elbow surgery

The Cardinals say Friday's operation was an arthroscopic procedure to trim a small piece of cartilage from the right elbow. The 33-year-old Wainwright is expected to begin physical therapy in two weeks and resume his offseason throwing program in eight weeks.

Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

Hudson is set to take the mound Friday night for the Giants when they return home to face Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in Game 3 of the World Series after a two-game split in Kansas City.

At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

Hosmer, Alex Gordon, Mike Moustakas and most of the Royals will get their first look at quirky AT&T Park during a workout Thursday. Then it's on to Game 3 on Friday with Kansas City and the Giants tied at 1-all.

After rough start, Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos gets comfortable

"I've talked to a lot of vets out there that have helped me establish a better routine," Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos said. "We do have a play clock, 40 seconds. So take your time, feel the wind. That's what I've been doing and so far it's been working."