KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals own a 2-0 lead in the World Series after Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) fired a two-hitter in a 7-1 rout of the New York Mets last night. Eric Hosmer delivered the tiebreaking, two-run single in the Royals' four run fifth before Alcides (al-SEE'-dehs) Escobar laced an RBI triple to cap a three-run eighth. Lucas Duda had the only hits and RBI for the Mets, who send Noah Syndergaard (SIHN'-dur-gahrd) to the mound against Yordano Ventura in Game 3 Friday in New York.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez is in the Dominican Republic to attend his father's funeral, but he plans to rejoin the team when it heads to New York later in the week. Daniel Volquez died of heart failure at age 63 on Tuesday, shortly before Edinson started Game 1 of the World Series.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant could be back in the lineup Sunday against Seattle after missing five games with a broken right foot. Bryant practiced today for the first time in almost seven weeks, although he was limited. The Cowboys are 1-4 since he was injured in the opener against the Giants.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill has announced his retirement due to health concerns, saying he didn't want to be a liability. The 54-year-old Kill has epilepsy and had to take a leave of absence from the team in 2013 while dealing with seizures. He was 29-29 in four-plus seasons with the Gophers.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Louisville graduate transfer Trey Lewis says athletic director Tom Jurich has assured players that Hall of Famer Rick Pitino will remain the Cardinals' coach amid escort allegations. Speaking during the Atlantic Coast Conference media day, Lewis said Jurich explained to the players that Pitino is going to be coach for "a long time." Allegations emerged earlier this month that from 2010-2014 an ex-staffer hired an escort and other dancers to strip and have sex with players and recruits.


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