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Royals banking on Morales, Rios to fuel power-starved lineup

In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, then-Texas Rangers' Alex Rios hits a home run off of Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during the third inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Royals made the World Series last year without a single player hitting 20 home runs. Even Dayton Moore knows that would be a tough feat to replicate. So the GM signed Alex Rios and Kendrys Morales, two players with power potential, during his offseason binge. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Dayton Moore knows perfectly well how rare it was for a team as starved for power as the Kansas City Royals were last season to make the playoffs, let alone the World Series.

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AP Source: Chiefs place franchise tag on All-Pro Houston

In this Nov. 30, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, left, is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, March 2, 2015, because the Chiefs have not announced the move.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro pass rusher Justin Houston.

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Ellis has big game as No. 8 Kansas rallies past Texas, 69-64

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) dunks over Texas center Prince Ibeh (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Rick Barnes was asked what made Kansas forward Perry Ellis so difficult to contain, and the Texas coach twice pointed out the way his senior instincts have developed.

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Northern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchup

In this Feb. 8, 2014, file photo, Wichita State forward Darius Carter, top, tries to steal the ball from Northern Iowa forward Seth Tuttle during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The No. 10 Panthers and No. 11 Shockers will play Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015,  for the regular-season championship.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The most famous player ever to lace up his sneakers in the Missouri Valley Conference has been watching Northern Iowa and Wichita State for most of the season.

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