Kansas City Royals closing in on class of 85 as World Series dream lives on

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Royal win

The Kansas City Royals will compete in their first World Series since 1985 after a 2-1 win last night secured a 4-0 clean sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS match up.

The Royals remain unbeaten in the post season and manager Ned Yost was delighted with the team's efforts so far.

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"It was really ... the starting pitching was phenomenal. The bullpen was, man, unbelievable. (Kelvin) Herrera, (Wade) Davis, Greg Holland. Clutch hitting. We had clutch hits by just about everybody up and down the lineup.

(Mike) Moustakas had a phenomenal series. (Eric Hosmer) had a phenomenal series. Lorenzo Cain, phenomenal. Salvador (Perez) did a great job of handling the pitching staff, and it was just a whole team effort."

As for who Kansas City will take on in the showcase event, the San Francisco Giants go into tonight’s NLCS game against the St. Louis Cardinals knowing a win will see them progress.

NBA withdrawal

LeBron James has become the latest high profile name in the NBA to call for a reduced regular season.

The Cavs star joins his former Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, and German veteran Dirk Nowitski in suggesting the current 82 game schedule is asking too much of players.

The greatest of all time, Michael Jordan, has rubbished such claims however, claiming he never went a day during his pro career where he didn't want to play basketball.

Making him pay

And finally Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett has revealed back up running back Joseph Randle has been handed a significant fine after being arrested this week for shoplifting.

Randle, who earns a base salary of $495,000, is reported to have stolen cologne and underwear from a Texas mall.

That's all for now, join us again tomorrow for more.

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