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Apr 17, 2013; Harrison, NJ, USA; Sporting KC defender Aurelien Collin (78) shakes hands with Sporting KC defender Matt Besler (5) in front of Sporting KC midfielder Paulo Nagamura (6) and Sporting KC midfielder Graham Zusi (8) and Sporting KC forward C.J. Sapong (17) after Collin

KC Headlines: Adios Albert?, Davis Deals, Sporting Superb, Patton's Pitch, Hayden Panettiere

Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Television actress Hayden Panettiere walks the red carpet prior to the GQ Party at the Elms Mansion leading up to Super Bowl XLVII. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

ABOUT LAST NIGHT…

It appears the Chiefs may be close to dealing Branden Albert to Miami. This is only a report right now but there seems to be a strong sense that both teams are very serious in their discussions. We talked yesterday about what the Chiefs could do with one of Miami’s second round picks. Here’s hoping the Chiefs get the higher of Miami’s two second round picks.

April 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) and shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) celebrate beating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Royals won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals won a 1-0 pitcher’s duel in a clutch victory yesterday afternoon. I was convinced the Royals were going to get crushed after the way Tuesday night ended but the Royals had a stronger resolve than I did. Wade Davis was wonderful, striking out seven, walking zero, and allowing no runs in seven innings of work. Kelvin Herrera bounced back in a big way to work a drama-free eighth inning, and then Greg Holland struck out the side in the ninth for the save. In all, Royals pitching struck out 11, gave up six hits, walked zero, and allowed no runs. The offense? Well, we won’t talk about the offense. KC will have Thursday off before traveling to Boston to face the Red Sox. It will be the Sox first home game since the bombing on Monday.

Sporting Kansas City won the first leg of a bicoastal, four-day road trip against the New York Red Bulls 1-0. Aurelien Collin headed home a Graham Zusi (who else would it be?) corner kick in the 13th minute for the game’s only goal. This mark’s Sporting’s fifth-straight shutout, highlighted by a 519 minute stretch where they have not allowed a goal. Sporting will be in first place by one point in the Eastern Conference when they play the LA Galaxy on Saturday.

The University of Kansas is going to build an $18 million facility to house the original rules of basketball that were written by James Naismith. Good to know KU isn’t hurting for cash. Meanwhile, KU assistant men’s basketball coach Joe Dooley is leaving the program to become the new head basketball coach at Dunk City, er, Florida Gulf Coast.

IN OTHER NEWS…

– President Obama has canceled a trip to KU in order to speak at a memorial service in Boston. (Journal World)
– Thompson, Lockett ready to make big plays for K-State next year. (Capital Journal)
– Dorial Green-Beckham is looking good so far the Spring. (Post-Dispatch)
– Former Chiefs defensive back Gary Barbaro will read KC’s second day draft picks. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Brian Henry shines some optimism on Eric Hosmer. (Kings of Kauffman)

ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…

An explosion in West Texas has devastated a town. Tragedy.
– A Mississippi man was arrested in the ricin case. Body-parts conspiracy.
– The NBA regular season is over. Playoffs.
– The NFL schedule will be revealed tonight. 7 p.m.
– Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, has left “Splash” and will be replaced by Louie Anderson. Injury.
– Well this is just awesome: Boston Bruins national anthem last night. Chills.

ONE MORE THING…

Patton Oswalt is a nerd. An awesome, awesome, awesome nerd. [Hitflix]

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