Matt Hays

  • joined Dec 06, 2010
  • last login May 08, 2013
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I cover the Royals for SB Nation - Kansas City. Been bleeding blue since birth. Also spend entirely way too much time following the ups and downs of Aston Villa and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

I can be followed on twitter @mhays83

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Royals Look To Carry Momentum Up The Coast Against The Oakland Athletics

After Kansas City's pleasant road series victory over the Los Angeles Angels, the Royals will look to continue the solid play of the past two games as they head to Oakland to face the 1-3 Oakland Athletics.

Royals Loss Overshadows Fantastic Opening Game By Bruce Chen

Kansas City lost their first game of the 2012 regular season to the Angels by a 5-0 score on Friday evening, and with that it is time for some knee jerk reactions from the opening game. First off,...

Bruce Chen Looks To Quiet Big Bats Of The Angels On Opening Day

Kansas City will be the last team to get their season underway as the Royals don't take to the field until 9:05 CST on Friday evening to play the retooled Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim's Angel Stadium. With baseball's idiotic Opening Day Week schedule, it will cause a lot of Royals fans to be chomping at the bit on Thursday and for most of Friday as well.

Is Bruce Weber Next In Line For Kansas State?

According to a tweet from local Associated Press sports writer David Skretta, Kansas State officials have scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. With AD John Currie...

Alex Gordon Signs Long-Term Deal With The Kansas City Royals

On Friday evening the Kansas City Royals announced they have come to an agreement on a four-year contract extension with left fielder Alex Gordon. The contract includes a player option for a fifth...

Kansas City Royals Set Lineup As Opening Day Approaches

Kansas City has finalized their initial 25-man roster as we get ever closer to the beginning of the new baseball season. In a somewhat surprising move, second year reliever Louis Coleman was...

Major League Baseball Fouls Up Opening Day By Venturing To Japan

If you happened to miss it (which you probably did), the 2012 major league baseball season is underway after the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 in 11 innings on Wednesday afternoon (or very early morning if you are in the United States) in Tokyo, Japan.

Kansas Looks To Improve Shooting If Jayhawks Are To Punch Final Four Ticket

Sunday afternoon in St. Louis will be chalked full of storylines on and off the court as the North Carolina Tar Heels and Kansas Jayhawks do battle with a ticket to New Orleans and the Final Four...

Kentucky Looks To Leave Atlanta With Victory Over Baylor, Final Four Ticket

Coming off the heels of a 102-90 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers, Kentucky finds themselves now just one game away from punching a ticket to New Orleans and the Final Four. Baylor will likely be...

Baylor Vs. Kentucky Elite 8 Preview: Bears Need Big Game From Brady HeslipTo Upset Wildcats

Baylor may have played against run and gun teams such as Missouri during Big 12 play, but that will be taken to another level on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta as the Bears will face the 35-2 Kentucky...

Luke Hochevar Shines In Royals' 2-0 Victory Over The Dodgers

Kansas City only got two runs and seven hits on Friday, but it was enough as Luke Hochevar looked great in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Many have been waiting (and hoping) for...

Chipper Jones Injury Update: Braves Star Slated To Return For Home Opener

According to a tweet from @Braves, it appears Chipper Jones is expected to return to the team in time for the home opener on Friday, April 13th, as the Braves will take on the Milwaukee Brewers. In...

NCAA Women's Tournament Final Score: Tennessee Wears Down Kansas Jayhawks For 84-73 victory

The Cinderella story for the Kansas Jayhawks looked like it may continue on Saturday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa as the Jayhawks ran out to an early 26-12 lead over the Tennessee Lady Volunteers...

2012 NFL Draft: LSU lineman Michael Brockers Visiting Kansas City Chiefs

Among many teams that LSU defensive lineman Michael Brockers has or will be visiting with before next month's NFL Draft, the former Tigers second-team All-SEC selection will be visiting with the K...

Chipper Jones' Injured Knee Took Place Before Retirement Announcement

As everyone planned a great send-off season for Chipper Jones, it has quickly turned into more a tragedy as we learn that Jones' knee injury took place just an hour prior to him having the...

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Recap: Dan Uggla's 3 RBI Powers Braves To 9-4 Victory Over The Mets

Dan Uggla had three hits, including two-run home run in the fifth inning as the Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 on Friday at Champion Stadium. For Uggla it was his fifth home run of the spring season. Mike Minor went 4.2 innings in his start for the Braves, giving up three runs on three hits. He walked three while striking out four New York batters.

Dallas Mavericks Face Tight Race In Western Conference Playoff Standings

Tonight's matchup takes importance not only from the standpoint of two Texas rivals facing off, but also because of their current standings in the NBA's Western Conference. The Mavericks are in...

NCAA Women's Basketball, Kansas Vs. Tennessee: Live Stream

For those of you unable to get near a television this afternoon, you can view the Kansas women's basketball game online via ESPN's online streaming feature. The game is in the early stages from Des...

Stars Vs. Flames: NHL Game Preview, TV Info And More

Dallas takes the ice for an afternoon game on Saturday as the Stars try to snag a string of three losses in four games, when they host the 34-26-15 Calgary Flames. Heading in the game, Calgary finds themselves in the midst of a current four-game losing streak themselves.

Kansas City Royals Trade With Houston Astros For Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois

With the injury to Salvador Perez leaving the Royals thin at catcher, Dayton Moore struck a deal late Tuesday afternoon when the Royals sent left-handed prospect Kevin Chapman to the Houston Astros...

Joakim Soria Injury Fears: Few Pitchers Have Came Back Twice From Tommy John

In a 2007 story for USA Today, it was published that the odds a player returns from a second Tommy John surgery to a pre-surgery level of baseball is roughly 20%. Granted there have likely been...

All Signs Point Towards Tommy John Surgery For Royals' Joakim Soria

Well this about the worst news Royals fans could imagine. According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, it appears that Royals closer Joakim Soria is headed towards Tommy John surgery, the...

The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Spring Training For The Kansas City Royals

Currently the Kansas City Royals sit with a 5-5 record in the Cactus League after Monday's tough 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Following spring training baseball is much as it seemed as...

March Madness Bracket 2012: How Kansas State Got There

Kansas State will be looking to open some eyes during the NCAA Tournament as Rodney McGruder looks to lead the Wildcats past the opening weekend for the first time since 2010.

March Madness Bracket 2012: How Kansas Got There

After falling to Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament Semi-Finals, Thomas Robinson and crew are planning big things in the NCAA Tournament for the Kansas Jayhawks.

March Madness Bracket 2012: How Wichita State Got There

Gregg Marshall's Wichita State basketball team is geared up to make some noise in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

SI.com: Redskins Paid An 'Astronomical' Price For RG3

The Washington Redskins went to the St. Louis Rams on Friday evening with their best hand possible in the Robert Griffin III sweepstakes, and many in the national media feel it is a risk that came...

SI.com Predicts FC Dallas Will Finish In Sixth Place In West

On the heels of a 15-11-7 season, SI.com is predicting that FC Dallas will finish sixth in the West Division this MLS season. It should be noted the Dallas has finished lower than fifth in the division just once in their history. 2009 saw the squad finish seventh.

North Carolina Defeats NC State 69-67, Advances to ACC Title Game

When it came down to crunch time, North Carolina's Kendall Marshall was the hero as his jumper from just outside the lane propelled UNC to a 69-67 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack....

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