Jul 12, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler (16) drives in a run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Around the Kingdom: Billy Butler, Colon, Eric Berry, Wiggins, Dom Dwyer

Looking Around the Kingdom, the Royals won the rubber game of their series in Oakland behind a stellar start from James Shields. While it doesn’t make up for Dayton Moore whiffing at the trade deadline, winning 2 of 3 games on the road against the team with the best record in baseball is an encouraging sign.

Who knows, maybe miracles can happen. However, seeing the Royals make the playoffs after Dayton Moore simply hoped the team would improve wouldn’t feel right. But, it would be a Royals way to succeed.

Chiefs training camp continues after the Hall-of-Fame game kicked off the NFL season in Canton, Ohio. Eric Berry and Marcus Cooper returned to practice. We are now 3 days away from the Chiefs first pre-season game on August 7.

Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer, he of the viral selfie, has just been named to the MLS All-Star team, joining teammates Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, and Aurelien Collin on the squad.

Former Kansas star Andrew Wiggins seems unlikely to play for the Cavaliers after the club discontinued his Cleveland jersey. Rumors continue to swirl that he will be dealt to Minnesota for Kevin Love.

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Colon went 1-for-4 at the plate, but looped a leadoff double in the fifth to begin a four-run rally. He executed a few awkward plays in the field, though, as his more natural positions are shortstop and second base. He failed to field a grounder toward him in the eighth, which bounced into left field for a hit.

Billy Butler is the single biggest problem on the 2014 Kansas City Royals team, and Billy Butler’s failure to produce this year, and by extension his whole career, is a microcosm of Dayton Moore’s Royals and their failure to become something great.

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Thomas also says he tries to model himself after LeBron James because LeBron is such a great teammate. I’m not sure that’s the first thing I’d associate with James but it is interesting Thomas looks at LeBron and that’s the first thing to come to his mind.

  • Arrowhead Pride – Eric Berry and Marcus Cooper return to practice Sunday.

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On Sunday, Wiggins told ESPN: “I just want to play for a team that wants me. So whichever team wants me I’ll play for.”

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Dwyer ranks second among MLS players with 14 goals this season, third most on the team’s all-time single-season goal scoring chart. His nine left-footed goals and three headed goals lead the League, as do his four multi-goal games.

The 24-year-old is the only player to appear in all 26 competitive matches for Sporting KC this season. He was named MLS Player of the Month in May with goals in four consecutive game.

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

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