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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nike Air Max 90 Bianche Uomo . -- 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." Nike Air Max 90 Grigie . According to the Winnipeg Free Press, the Blue Bombers confirmed that linebacker Henoc Muamba and wide receiver Chris Matthews worked out with the NFLs Minnesota Vikings after the window for free agents opened on December 1. Nike Air Max 90 Gialle . The second game of the Tigers scheduled four-game series at the Chicago White Sox was postponed Tuesday night.Guingamp, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Paris Saint-Germain will aim to bounce back from its first loss of the season in any competition on Sunday when the defending champions travel to the Stade du Roudourou to face Guingamp. The capital club has been in outstanding form for the majority of the season, heading into Sundays clash still unbeaten in league play with 10 wins and seven draws through 17 Ligue 1 matches. The clubs first defeat in any competition came on Wednesday with a 3-1 loss at the hands of Barcelona in the final group stage match of the Champions League. PSG took the lead at the Camp Nou after 15 minutes thanks to a goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Lionel Messi equalized for the Catalans four minutes later and Neymar put Barcelona in front four minutes prior to the intermission. Luis Suarez then put the result away for Barcelona with a goal 13 minutes from time to seal all three points. The defeat means little for PSG, however, as the club had already booked its place in the knockout round of the Champions League, but by finishing second, their potential round-of-16 opponents present more of a challenge. I think we lost tactically. We can always say that when we lose, said PSG manager Laurent Blanc. But I think its a little too early to try and analyze this match. We had the chance to make it 2-2, but we didnt take it. Defensively, we conceded three goals and its not easy to win when you do that. We had more scoring chances than in the first leg, but we scored only once. The difference tonight was all about puutting away your chances, said defender David Luiz. Nike Air Max 90 Nere. Barcelona scored more goals than us, and so they won the match. Now we turn our attentions to our next game. It is going to be a very difficult last 16 tie, but, to win the Champions League, you have to beat everybody. In February, we will be ready to beat anyone. Guingamp, meanwhile, will be aiming for its fourth straight win across all competitions following a 2-1 triumph over Greek side PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday. Domestically Guingamp has won two straight with victories over Reims and Caen. Against PAOK, Guingamp took the lead after seven minutes through Claudio Beauvue, but Stefanos Athanasiadis equalized with a penalty kick in the 22nd minute. But Beauvue completed a brace in the 83rd minute to hand Guingamp all three points. Also in Ligue 1 on Sunday, league-leading Marseille will aim for a second consecutive win in league play against Monaco at the Stade Louis II. A win will keep Marseille one point ahead of PSG, but can go as many as four points clear if PSG falls. Nice welcomes Saint Etienne to the Stade Municipal du Ray, while Lille hosts Toulouse at the Grand Stade Lille Metropole. On Saturday, Nantes clashes with Bordeaux at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Bastia hosts Rennes, Lorient tangles with Metz, Montpellier battles Lens and Reims hosts Evian at the Stade Auguste Delaune II. Fridays action saw Alexandre Lacazette scored a pair of goals and Yassine Benzia added another strike as Lyon claimed a 3-0 win over Caen at the Stade de Gerland. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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