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Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround

The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.

Press Box: Know your 2014 Royals

News Tribune Sports Commentary

The answers are: Yes, there’s plenty of room; and, No, it’s not too late. The question leading to them is whether or not you can still get on the Royals bandwagon.

Wanting a win, Rams host Seahawks

Robert Quinn still has zero sacks on the season. And the St. Louis Rams have only one as a team.

Chargers set to host Chiefs

The bakery the San Diego Chargers have been visiting the past three weeks is closed. In other words, no more cream puffs.

Middle School Football: Lewis and Clark wins

The Lewis and Clark A team from Jefferson City finished the year with its third straight victory, a 32-6 win against Oakland Middle School.

Volleyball: Calvary JV tourney

Skyline defeated Calvary in two sets 25-9, 25-18 to win the inaugural Calvary JV volleyball tournament.

Vickers wins pole in strange Talladega qualifying

NASCAR's new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday's race.

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Driftwood Outdoors: A great chance to bond

Family camping adventure brings lifelong memories

Having just returned from a week on the road with my wife and two daughters, I’m now further educated on the joys and trials of a packing four people into a small recreational vehicle for a long vacation.

Timothy Peters wins Truck Series race at Talladega

Timothy Peters picked up his first NASCAR Truck Series victory of the season Saturday by holding off the field on a two-lap sprint to the finish at Talladega Superspeedway.

Saturday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 18, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Missouri embarrasses Florida 42-13 in Swamp

Marcus Murphy scored three touchdowns, including two on special teams, and Missouri embarrassed Florida 42-13 Saturday night.

Giants fan who caught home run ball gives it back

A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series. Then he gave it back.

Rookies lead Union over Sporting KC 2-1

Rookies Brian Brown and Pedro Ribeiro scored the second goals of their MLS careers and the Philadelphia Union beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Saturday night.

Bumgarner gets nod for Giants World Series opener

The reliable southpaw is getting the ball for another important Game 1. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch the World Series opener for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on Tuesday.

Chubb, defense lead Georgia past Arkansas, 45-32

Georgia's defense is making life without Todd Gurley more than bearable. Nick Chubb ran for 202 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 Georgia dominated on the road for the second straight week, beating Arkansas 45-32 on Saturday.

Saturday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Oct. 18, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on Oct. 18, 2014

Blas Perez scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season in FC Dallas' 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Tournaments played on Oct. 18, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Dutchman Joost Luiten extended his unbeaten run in the World Match Play Championship, routing Spain's Pablo Larrazabal 6 and 5 in the quarterfinals Saturday.

No. 7 Alabama steamrolls No. 21 Texas A&M 59-0

Blake Sims passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 43-yard run while leading No. 7 Alabama to 35 second-quarter points and a 59-0 pummeling of No. 21 Texas A&M on Saturday.

Davis' 2 TDs lead South Carolina

Mike Davis rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns as South Carolina ended a two-game losing streak with a 41-10 victory over FCS opponent Furman on Saturday.