Mar 4, 2013; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson (15) dunks the ball as Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Jamal Williams, Jr. (23) trails during the second half of the game at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 79 to 42. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

KC Headlines: Madness Begins, Donnie Avery, Francona Does the Harlem Shake


About last night…

The Royals came away with another spring training win, this time a 4-2 victory over Seattle. Ervin Santana dominated, striking out seven in only four innings of work. Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas each had run scoring hits in the win. Before the start of the game, Ned Yost announced Luke Hochevar would be moved to the bullpen.

The Big 12 and SEC basketball tournaments started up with Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State advancing in their respective brackets. Kansas will get things started for the local schools at 2 p.m. against Texas Tech, followed by Kansas State playing Texas at 6 p.m. Missouri will finish things off at 9 p.m against Texas A&M.

The Chiefs lost Glenn Dorsey but added wide receiver Donnie Avery in the second day of free agency. The biggest Chiefs news might have come from Denver when they announced they had signed wide receiver Wes Welker.

Kansas City also made official the signings of Chase Daniel, Mike DeVito, Dunta Robinson, and Anthony Fasano, while also consummating the Alex Smith trade. Andy Reid says he intends to make Smith a Hall of Fame quarterback. I won’t complain if he succeeds.

In other news…

Lorenzo Cain has a chance to be a breakout player for the Royals this season. (KC Kingdom)

Coming to Kansas City was Alex Smith’s top choice. (KC Star - paywall)

If you are hoping Luke Hochevar is going to get traded, you’re going to be disappointed. (Kings of Kauffman)

A Royals fan is taunting the St. Louis Cardinals with beer. (KCTV 5)

Elsewhere and other places…

Mike Silver says Tom Brady should be upset New England let Welker walk. (Yahoo!)

This is a really cool “Vine” video of Jim Leyland. (Yahoo!)

The KC FilmFest lineup has been announced. (The Pitch)

A “Veronica Mars” movie is a go. Why? I don’t know. (E!)

Clive Burr has died. (Seattle PI)

Olivia Wilde told Justin Beiber to put a shirt on. Twitter got mad. (ACESHOWBIZ)

One more thing…

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The Cleveland Indians harlem shake video is a mess. I feel better about the Royals chances already. (via The Big Lead)


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