CHICAGO (AP) - Matt Davidson drove in three runs with his 26th homer and a double, Yoan Moncada hit a two-run drive and the Chicago White Sox overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6. Alcides Escobar lined a solo drive and Eric Hosmer singled for two RBIs in a six-run, third-inning inning for the Royals, who dropped 4½ games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card with nine games left. White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson made his major-league leading 27th error.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Randal Grichuk scored after an error by Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, capping a frantic ninth-rally that lifted the surging St. Louis Cardinals over Pittsburgh 4-3. The playoff-chasing Cardinals won their fourth straight, despite trailing by a run entering the ninth. Grichuk scored when Mercer misplayed Dexter Fowler's sharp groundball.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Kansas revealed during a dinner for some of its most influential donors a $350 million plan to overhaul its football stadium and improve other facilities. Longtime benefactor David Booth kicked off the campaign with a $50 million pledge, the largest in Kansas Athletics history. The school also plans to build a $10 million volleyball facility.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - West Virginia has rolled to a pair of wins after a season-opening loss to Virginia Tech, while Kansas has dropped two straight after winning its opener. Now, two programs that seem to be headed in opposite directions will meet Saturday in Lawrence in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree sexual assault charge against former Creighton point guard Maurice Watson after questions arose about the accuser's story. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says his office has dropped the felony charge, filed when a 19-year-old woman accused Watson of assaulting her early Feb. 4 at a party in an Omaha home. Watson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for an encounter the same night with a different Creighton student.
DENVER (AP) - Denver's Von Miller gets the top billing in The Associated Press rankings of the NFL's best outside linebackers. Miller received nine of a possible 11 first-place votes to easily outdistance the field. Second was Kansas City's Justin Houston who is coming off a knee injury and third is Vic Beasley who is dealing with a hamstring injury but led the league in sacks last season.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Last week was a bad week to be a Tiger in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri mustered just three points in a loss to Purdue and Auburn struggled to beat Mercer. No. 15 Auburn and Missouri will now face off Saturday in a matchup of underperforming teams. Auburn is stout on offense, but has struggled with a dormant offense. Missouri's defense could provide a cure, since it has allowed an SEC-worst 443 yards per game this season.
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