In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum watches from the dugout during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. The Cubs fired Sveum on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, after finishing last in the NL Central for the first time in seven years, ending a two-year run that produced more losses than any other in the team's cursed history.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Changes on Royals coaching staff

The Kansas City Royals hired Dale Sveum to handle infield instruction and other coaching duties, three days after he was fired as manager of…

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) celebrates a touchdown with fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Chiefs missing Charles at practice

The Kansas City Chiefs were missing several key players, including Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, as they began preparing for Sunday'…

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Shields gets 100th win in Royals victory

Royals pitcher James Shields struck out 10 and scattered four hits over seven innings for his 100th career win, and the Royals beat Chicago …