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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference before Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bud Selig’s imprint clear in his final World Series as commissioner

- Associated Press

Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers able to contest calls by umpires, the final decision coming from a replay room far from the field.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury, Pool)

Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

- Associated Press

Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

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A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

- Associated Press

Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

Associated Press

Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

A Kansas City Royals fan watches during the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans

- Associated Press

Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City's best season in three decades, one day after the team's magical run came to an end with a Game 7 World Series loss to San Francisco.

Kansas-Baylor Preview Capsule

- Associated Press

Kansas (2-5, 0-4 Big 12) at No. 12 Baylor (6-1, 3-1), 4 p.m. (Fox Sports 1)

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

- Associated Press

The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

- Associated Press

For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

FILE - In this August 9, 2013 photo, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Menino, who was diagnosed with cancer a month after leaving office in 2013, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Boston. He was 71. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

- Associated Press

Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71.

Kansas City Royals players watch from their dugout the seventh inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

- Associated Press

Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate next to debris that has been set on fire in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police

- Associated Press

The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, center, celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Pence, Panda celebrate another World Series crown

- Associated Press

Hunter Pence herded his teammates into the center of a clubhouse that was ready to pop. As the Giants hollered and hugged, he kept asking: "Is everybody here? Is everybody here?"