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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Stanley Johnson Jersey . -- Royals general manager Dayton Moore will have at least two more years to prove that he can get the once-wayward franchise that he took over in 2006 back to the playoffs. After leading Kansas City to its best record in more than 20 years this past season, Moore was rewarded with a two-year contract extension Friday. The new deal, the financial terms of which were not disclosed, would keep him in charge of baseball operations through the 2016 season. "When Daytons contract was extended during the 2009 season, I felt that this franchise had begun to turn the corner and that we were pointed in the proper direction," Royals president Dan Glass said in a statement. "Its been a challenging process, but we are now seeing tangible evidence that the process is working." Moore took over an organization that would lose at least 100 games for the third straight season in 2006. But he quickly set about rebuilding the Royals farm system, using savvy moves and intelligent drafts to build it into one of the most talented in baseball. Many of those homegrown players have matriculated to the major leagues over the past couple of seasons. Among those who contributed to an 86-76 finish, the Royals best since the 1989 season, were Gold Glove first baseman Eric Hosmer, All-Star catcher Salvador Perez and All-Star closer Greg Holland, all of whom arrived in Kansas City under Moores watch. The Royals have also locked up several of their homegrown stars to long-term, club-friendly contracts, including Perez and Gold Glove outfield Alex Gordon. "Im very proud of the entire organization," Moore said, "especially our scouting and player development departments for their dedication and commitment to the Royals. Its a tremendous honour and privilege to work with Mr. Glass, Dan and the entire family." The Royals rewarded manager Ned Yost with a two-year extension in October, which meant that for the past couple months hed been working on a longer contract than his boss. Moore had said all along he wasnt worried about a new deal getting done. The team has been modest in free agency this off-season. The Royals are likely losing right-hander Ervin Santana, but theyve already signed left-hander Jason Vargas to a four-year, $32 million contract. Theyre also looking to upgrade in right field and at second base. Moore was born in Wichita, Kan., and grew up a Royals fan. He played baseball at Garden City (Kan.) Community College before graduating from George Mason. After a brief stint as a college coach, he joined the Atlanta Braves as a scout, and slowly rose through the ranks. He took over as assistant general manager in 2005, and interview for the Royals vacancy created by the firing of Allard Baird a couple of months later. 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Its fun to watch.Fitzpatrick started after being benched for two games for Ryan Mallett, who sustained a season-ending chest injury last week.Hopkins caught a 58-yard touchdown pass to extend Houstons lead to 24-0 just before halftime. The second score by Hopkins made it 31-14 later in the third quarter.He said learning from Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowler, has helped his improvement this year.I develop from sitting there talking to him every day, Hopkins said.Fitzpatrick passed for 358 yards and came up one short of tying the NFL record by throwing touchdown passes of 8, 7, 58, 34, 4 yards to his receivers before ending his day with a 1-yard TD toss to J.J. Watt.The quarterback raved about Hopkins.He makes plays, Fitzpatrick said. He is a pretty special player. Weve got two great ones on the outside, so theyve got to figure out (Sunday) what the matchup was.Watt had his third touchdown reception, two sacks, forced and recovered a fumble for Houston (6-6).Tennessees Zach Mettenberger injured his right shoulder playing behind a makeshift offensive line missing three starters. Jake Locker took over in the third quarter and threw for 91 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Titans (2-10), who have lost six straight.Here are five things to know about Houstons big win over its AFC South foe.METTENBERGER SHOULD BE OK: Mettenberger said he has a sprain and thinks he will be able to play next week, but that hell have an MRI on Monday.As minor as it seems right now well get it straightened out (Monday), he said. Hopefully I can put myself in a situation to play next week.The rookie finished with 184 yards passingg with a touchdown and an interception to remain winless in five career starts. Tracy McGrady Jersey. ATT FOR MVP?: After another big game from Watt, almost everyone from his teammates to the owner of the franchise was campaigning for the defensive end to be the first defensive MVP since Lawrence Taylor in 1986. Watt has 11 1/2 sacks and five touchdowns to make him the first player to have at least 10 sacks and three or more touchdowns in a season since 1982, when sacks became an official statistic.Hes just unbelievable and he continues to amaze all of us, Texans owner Bob McNair said. I think hes deserving of that kind of consideration, and I think that would be wonderful.THE WRIGHT STUFF: Tennessee receiver Kendall Wright was a bright spot in a dismal day for the Titans. He finished with seven catches for 132 yards and a touchdown. It was his third career 100-yard game and he has 51 receptions this season to make him just the second player in team history with at least 50 receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons.FOSTERS RETURN: Houston running back Arian Foster returned after missing the last two games with a groin injury and finished with 79 yards rushing and 26 yards receiving with a touchdown.He does a lot of things, coach Bill OBrien said. Obviously running the ball, but (also) blitz pickup, third down, catching the ball in the backfield. Hes done a lot for our football team this year, so its good to have him in there.LINE WOES: The Titans were missing rookie left tackle Taylor Lewan (ankle), centre Brian Schwenke (knee), who was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, and right tackle Michael Oher (toe), who was active but didnt play on Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt didnt provide an update on any of the injured linemen after the game and right guard Chance Warmacks status is unclear after he injured his ankle late in Sundays game.With new guys stepping in, weve got to pick it up on the line, left guard Andy Levitre said. Weve got to have more attention to detail, more focus. Weve got guys who have been here a long time and are fairly new to this offence so our attention to detail has to be that much greater.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL China Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Stitched NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '

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