Jun 11, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; The Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr celebrates after the game against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Around the Kingdom: Meaningful Games for Royals, Joel Embiid, and Marcus Cooper

The Kansas City Royals remain the talk of KC despite disappointing a sold-out Kauffman Stadium with a 7-5 loss to the Mariners on Friday night.

Yeah, they lost. But when was the last time Kansas City was excited to see Royals baseball in the middle of June?

I can’t remember, either.

Joel Embiid underwent surgery on his injured right foot to correct a stress fracture. KU coach Bill Self talks about what he expects from his former star center in the NBA in the aftermath of the injury. Self seems to think it shouldn’t affect his draft prospects.

The Chiefs mini-camp went into it’s third day, giving fans a few more glimpses of what they might expect this upcoming season. Questions abound with the offensive line, safety position, and how the team will replace the lost production from Dexter McCluster.


Look at this a different way, even just for a few more paragraphs. This was a baseball celebration more than anything, a fan base that’s been far too patient finally able to show ownership and the rest of the baseball world what is capable here with just a crumb of hope.


  • KUSports.com – KU coach Bill Self believes Joel Embiid’s injury won’t affect his future:

“I’m glad they got the surgery done. I’m glad they got it out of the way. Anybody drafting is drafting for long term. I don’t think this should put much of a damper on it (Embiid’s draft stock), but the fact he’s been injured twice in the last three months may be a red flag to some. I can’t believe that would be true enough when you are talking about a kid as talented as Jo,” Self added.


Overall, I came away very hopeful. Cooper will never face a better offense in his career and with better safety play, would have done much better statistically.

There you have it KC fans—the news Around the Kingdom.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article592637.html#storylink=cpy

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