The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game’s best bullpen

FILE - In this June 25, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore watches batting practice before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kansas City, Mo. The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades.

AP’s Run to the Roses: Mubtaahij No. 8

UAE-owne Mubtaahij, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, crosses the finish line to win the UAE Derby with the US$2,000,000 prize during the Dubai World Cup horse racing at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

A horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij.

Warriors beat Clippers 110-106

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, dribbles behind his back while Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, right, falls to the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd.

Kentucky’s platoon system gives way to traditional rotation

Kentucky coach John Calipari smiles during his news conference after Kentucky's 68-66 win over Notre Dame in a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional finals, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari’s platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.

Randle leads Stanford past ODU in NIT semis

Stanford's Chasson Randle (5) protects the ball from Old Dominion's Jordan Baker during the first half of a semifinal at the NIT college basketball tournament Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chasson Randle came into the NIT semifinals 11 points away from setting Stanford’s all-time scoring record. The Cardinal needed much more than that from their senior star after blowing a 21-point first-half lead.

Jacks beat NJIT 68-61

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona’s fans spilled out of the stands and jumped almost in unison at center court of the Walkup Skydome. One was brave enough to do a snow angel next to a pulsating throng that continued to grow as more people streamed from the seats.

Miami rallies to beat Temple 60-57

Miami's Ja'Quan Newton (0) and Davon Reed (5) react after a dunk by teammate Sheldon McClellan during the first half of a semifinal against Temple at the NIT college basketball tournament Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Already short-handed, Miami lost its starting center to a concussion just over six minutes into its NIT semifinal.

Three No. 1 seeds in the Final Four

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo holds up the net after his team defeated Louisville 76-70 in overtime in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Regional in Syracuse, N.Y., Sunday, March 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Post-Standard, Kevin Rivoli)

(AP) - If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.

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