Gov. Sam Brownback announces, then cancels, unveiling of Kansas tax plan

The canceled news conference was the capper to a long day in Topeka — the 99th of the legislative session — which saw the Kansas Senate erupt in conflict as lawmakers feuded over tax policy and accused each other of trying to circumvent the democratic process.

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Sporting KC dominates FC Dallas in 4-0 victory

Former Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen whipped the 60th consecutive sellout crowd for an MLS game at Sporting Park into a frenzy Friday with his “I believe that we will win” chant before the opening kickoff. FC Dallas should have known it was in trouble at that moment, which set a raucous tone for Sporting KC’s ensuing 4-0 beatdown.


Royals bats come alive in 8-4 victory over Cubs

Following several days of slumber, the bats of the Royals stirred to life in Friday’s 8-4 victory at Wrigley Field. Lorenzo Cain led the charge with three hits and two runs scored. The Royals snapped a four-game losing streak and provided a bucket-list afternoon for the thousands of Kansas City partisans who descended onto the North Side.

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Wrigley Field; one game—five home runs

One of the first things big league ballplayers look at when they walk on the field are the flags. (Actually, the first thing big league ballplayers look at might be the attractive women in the stands, but I know the flags are in there somewhere.) Ballplayers want to know which way the wind is blowing and how that will change the game. At least the smart big league ballplayers do and smart big league fans should do the same. Especially in Wrigley Field.


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