Houston Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, July 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Royals shutout by Kazmir and Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings in his Houston debut, leading the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kanas City …

FILE - In this May 15, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith talks to the media after an NFL football training camp in Kansas City, Mo. Sean Smith has been suspended the first three games of the 2015 regular season by the NFL after pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge earlier this year.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Smith suspended first three games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith will miss the first three games of the regular season, including matchups against the B…

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall watches during practice for their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Louisville, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Atlanta. Wichita State plays Louisville in a semifinal game on Saturday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

MVC and ESPN strike 10-year deal

ESPN and the Missouri Valley Conference have announced a 10-year extension to their current media rights agreement .

St. Louis Cardinals' Jason Heyward, right, steals second base as Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante, left, is late with the tag in the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Royals fall in St. Louis

Ned Yost pulled Chris Young early, leaning on relievers who threw five scoreless innings.