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How The Star snubbed All-American Willie Cauley-Stein during high school

When The Kansas City Star selected its All-Metro high school basketball teams in spring 2012, it did not deem Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein worthy of the first or second team. Yes, that’s right. A 7-footer headed to a blue-blood program and a future unanimous first-team All-American was not thought to be one of the 10 best players in a metro area of about 2.3 million people. Who was the genius that decided this?


Arrowhead Stadium plays host to soccer fiesta, but the party gets out of hand

A crowd of 38,114 fans at Arrowhead Stadium on Tuesday night saw Mexico defeat Paraguay 1-0 in an exhibition soccer match. At the conclusion of the match, fans were seen running onto the field and were tackled and led off by authorities under a shower of beer cans and bottles.


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These kids are having a ball with ballroom dancing

A group called Culture through Ballroom Dance teaches the artistry of motion and also some lessons about social interaction, thanks to its partnerships with the Center, Liberty and North Kansas City school districts. And the kids love the chance to learn these dance moves.


Pitcher Luke Hochevar will begin season on disabled list for Royals

The Royals bowed to the reality of Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. Luke Hochevar bowled over hitters with fastballs and froze them with his curveballs this spring, but the organization still feels his surgically-reconstructed right elbow is “not ready for the rigors of a major-league bullpen right now,” manager Ned Yost said.


Baby chimp makes his debut at the Kansas City Zoo

A male chimpanzee born Friday at the Kansas City Zoo made his first public appearance Tuesday as the troop of primates enjoyed the warm weather. Zoo officials said the mother, a 40-year-old named Rachel, was keeping the baby close to her, so it may take patience for visitors to see the newborn.

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Mindy Corporon: How to heal and make a ripple by reaching out

Mindy Corporon, whose father and son were killed outside the Jewish Community Center on April 13, 2014, writes: Can seven days of love and other focused activities really make a ripple to change the world? We think so. We must take a stand with the idea that it is better to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

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