Around the Kingdom: Royals in Playoffs, Tamba Hali, Russell Hansbrough, Montell Cozart


Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (not shown) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US]A TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals blew a chance to tie Detroit for the A.L. Central lead by losing to the White Sox 5-4 on Saturday.

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The fact is, the Royals simply gave up too many home runs to overcome. The Sox bashed 3 against Kansas City, including a 3-run shot in the 1st inning by Jose Abreu and 2 solo jobs by September call-up Josh Phegley.

The pitching failure proved costly, as the Twins knocked off the Tigers 12-3 to give KC a chance to make up their one-game deficit in the A.L. Central.

Alas, it was not to be.

The Chiefs get to watch the rest of the NFL play on Sunday along with everyone else, as they prepare for Monday’s game against New England. Jamaal Charles and De’Anthony Thomas practiced on Friday, while Eric Berry appears as if he will miss another week.

All three Mo-Kan D I colleges played on Saturday, with KU losing 23-0 to Texas, MU rallying for a 21-20 win over no. 13 South Carolina, while the K-State Wildcats smashed UTEP 58-28.


"There will be time to analyze soon enough, to talk about these last few games (Hosmer’s heating up!), and the games to come (should Guthrie bump Vargas from the playoff rotation? Is Yost really serious about starting Shields on short rest on Monday?). There may even be a long apology posted that I need to start writing. But right now, I just want to enjoy the moment. I want to enjoy this moment. The moment I’ve been waiting for since I was ten years old."

"There is a ‘z’ or an ‘x’ (depending on your publication) next to Kansas City in the standings today:  the Royals are in the playoffs.  Forget for a moment the debate over whether a wild card one and done game is the real playoffs and just enjoy the fact that your Kansas City Royals are going to be playing baseball when the majority of the teams will be headed home for the winter.  Not sure if you noticed, but it has been a while since that has happened."


"This isn’t like a guy who has one move. He’s got probably 8, 9, 10 good pitches in addition to being strong, explosive, athletic and a guy who plays hard on every snap. He’s really an impressive football player. There are so many things to like about the way he plays and the productivity."


  • MUTigers.com – Tigers rally for 21-20 win over no. 13 Gamecocks:

"Russell Hansbrough scored three touchdowns on the ground, the final with 96 seconds left, to lead Mizzou to a 21-20 upset over No. 13 South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night."


"K-State Football (3-1, 1-0) closed out its non-conference slate with a bang, romping the UTEP Miners (2-2, 0-0), 58-28, in front of 52,899 faithful at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The No. 25-ranked Wildcats dominated play, scoring 42 unanswered points on six-consecutive drives at one point en route to their third win of the season."


"Signs pointed to head coach Charlie Weis at least considering making a change at quarterback, where more often than not Cozart looks like he’s a year or two away from leading an offense efficiently."

There yous have it KC fans, the news Around the Kingdom.