KANSAS CITY, Mo. Cheap Shoes Wholesale . -- Royals ace James Shields is open to staying in Kansas City beyond this season. That news should make the thousands of fans, already flying high over the teams strong finish a year ago, feel even better as they turned out for their annual FanFest on Friday. The Royals exercised their $13.5 million option on Shieldss contract shortly after going 86-76 last season, their best finish since 1989. The durable right-hander was a big reason behind the success, going 13-9 with a 3.15 ERA in an American League-leading 228.2 innings. Shields told a small group of reporters at Bartle Hall that he was willing to discuss an extension, but he said those talks with general manager Dayton Moore have not taken place. "Id definitely be open-minded to it," Shields said. "A player in my position, where I have one more year left before free agency, I mean, Im definitely open to it. I like Kansas City. I like the organization and I like the direction were going." If Shields went to the open market, its unlikely that the Royals would be a player in the chase. There were reports this off-season that he would seek a contract similar to that of former Royals star Zack Greinke, who signed a $147 million, six-year deal with the Dodgers last season. "Thats absolutely not true at all," Shields said. "I have no clue where he got that from, to be honest with you. Ive had no discussions with Dayton at all. "If Dayton wants to talk about it, Im more than willing to sit and talk about it. But during the season, my main focus is trying to win games and get some wins for this team." Pitchers and catchers are due to report to Surprise, Ariz., for the start of spring training on Feb. 14. The first full-squad workout is Feb. 20. Most of the Royals key pieces return from last season, when they contended into September for the first time in a decade. Their two biggest holes were filled by trading reliever Will Smith to Milwaukee for right field Norichika Aoki and signing Omar Infante to solidify second base. "I didnt think our defence could get any better," Shields said, "but theyre definitely filling some holes that we had. And theyre great additions to our lineup." Then theres the starting rotation, where Ervin Santana has become a free agent. While the right-hander has yet to sign elsewhere, the Royals appeared to move on when they signed left-hander Jason Vargas to a contract early in the off-season. Along with Jeremy Guthrie, the first three spots in the rotation are set. That leaves two up for grabs among a handful of candidates, including starters-turned-relievers Wade Davis and Luke Hochevar, veteran Bruce Chen, left-hander Danny Duffy and flame-thrower Yordano Ventura. "Ive just been working hard, resting my arm," said Ventura, who had a 3.52 ERA in three late-season starts in Kansas City. "Ive just been getting ready because I want to get out there and make the team." That doesnt figure to be an easy task given the glut of competition. "Its a competitive game anyway," Davis said. "Why not do it from within a little bit?" Davis said that he spent the off-season in the weight room, and pronounced himself more ready for this season than any previous year. He also said that hes already been throwing some bullpen sessions, giving him a head start on reporting for spring training. "Im definitely going in to start," said Davis, who began last season in the rotation but was demoted to the bullpen when he proved ineffective. "Hopefully I get that opportunity." Cheap Shoes .Y. -- Mike Zigomaniss goal at 5:53 of the third period stood up as the winner as the Rochester Americans hung on to defeat the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 on Saturday in American Hockey League action. Cheap Shoes From China . Trailing 5-4 in the third set, the 12th-ranked Isner fought off two match points and evened it at 5-5 with consecutive aces. The former University of Georgia star had his only service break of the match to go up 6-5 before firing the last four of his 30 aces to close out Ginepri, an Atlanta resident ranked 281st.Pasadena, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Hundley settled in after an early blunder and finished with three passing touchdowns and another on the ground to lead No. 11 UCLA to a 38-20 victory over No. 24 Southern California on Saturday. Hundley threw for 326 yards on 22-of-31 passing after tossing an interception on his first pass of the game and for the Bruins (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12), who have won three straight games against the rival Trojans. We are building something special here, UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. Its not done yet, its not close to being finished, but we are moving in the right direction. Paul Perkins rushed for a game-high 93 yards and a score on 24 carries, Thomas Duarte hauled in two passes for 95 yards and a touchdown and Devin Lucien and Eldridge Massington each added receiving scores in the win. UCLA can now move on to the Pac-12 Championship Game against Oregon with a win over Stanford next Friday. Cody Kessler, who compiled 771 yards and nine touchdowns in his two previous games, was limited to just 214 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception on a 22-of-34 completion rate. Javorious Allen ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and Justin Davis made a TD catch for the Trojans (7-4, 6-3), who were coming off a 38-30 win over California. They come right together and hung as a team, which is hard thing to do through disappointment and adversity, USC head coach Steve Sarkisian said. Leading 24-14 at halftime, the Bruins continued to separate themselves with two quick scores early in the third quarter. Duartes 38-yard catch moved UCLA deep into USC territory and after Hundley found Mossi Johnson for a 10-yard pickup on third down, Perkins rushed into the end zone from 10 yards out. USC went three-and-out and Hundley took advantage by moving the offense 66 yards down the field in just one minute and capped the drive by carrying the ball for a 15-yard score. Early in the fourth, the Bruins were on the doorstep after Nate Starks 24- yard catch, but Hundley bobbled the snap to give USC the ball at its own 9- yard line. Kessler completed back-to-back passes of 11 yards to JuJu Smith and Darreus Rogers and Allen made an 11-yard catch before finding the end zone on a 3-yardd scamper for a 38-20 game with 3:08 left to play. Cheap Shoes For Sale. Kesslers pass on a two-point conversion attempt was incomplete. After USCs initial drive stalled just past midfield, Anthony Sarao jumped in front of a receiver to pick off Hundleys first throw of the game and darted down the sideline before diving over the left pylon for a 17-yard score. UCLA was forced to punt on its following drive, but got the ball back after Nelson Agholor muffed the punt, giving the Bruins the ball at their opponents 8. Three plays later, Hundley found a wide-open Lucien in the middle of the end zone to tie the game with 8:40 to play in the opening stanza. Duarte hauled in a pass over the middle, juked past a defender and took off for a 57-yard touchdown to increase UCLAs lead to 14-7. The Trojans received favorable field position at the UCLA 30 after Matt Mengel dropped a snap and amassed just 13 yards on his punt. USC was unable to capitalize, however, as Allen was stuffed for no gain on 4th-and-2 at the 5- yard line, resulting in a turnover on downs to end the first. Kessler hit Smith along the sideline for a 26-yard gain, which set up Davis 2-yard TD catch for a 14-14 game early in the second. Kaimi Fairbairn capped a 12-play, 52-yard drive by splitting the uprights from 32 yards out for the lead with 5:54 remaining in the first half. On USCs ensuing drive, Kesslers pass was tipped into the air and intercepted by Eric Kendricks at the Bruins 32. Devin Fullers 13-yard catch moved the hosts into Trojan territory, Jordan James and Hundley each converted on third down with 2-yard rushes and Massington hauled in a 13-yard TD pass for a 24-14 lead with 14 seconds left in the first half. Game Notes Hundley now has 11,353 career total yards of offense , surpassing Cade McNown first overall in Bruins history... UCLA has won three straight games against USC for the first time since 1996-98 ... The Trojans reinstated cornerback Josh Shaw, who was suspended for the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles ... UCLA cornerback Ishmeal Adams left the game with an ankle injury ... The Trojans were held to 62 yards rushing ... UCLA outgained USC, 461-276. ' ' '
Royals ace James Shields is op
Royals ace James Shields is op