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Video shows teen after Independence police officer used stun gun on him

Bryce Masters, a 17-year-old Truman High School senior, is recovering from brain injuries he suffered when the police officer used a stun gun on him following a traffic stop. Questions continue to swirl about how a confrontation with police so severely threatened his health. Update: Video shot on a cellphone by a witness who was next door to the scene shows Runnels and Masters on the ground outside the car.

Vahe Gregorian

Monday’s energy is a no-show for the Royals on Tuesday

As much as we want to see connections from game to game and think we can divine defining moments and identify pivot points to this season, the game just doesn’t lend itself to that.  Every game is its own entity in baseball, its own compartmentalized picture within a picture. Simply put, how the Royals will fare is a completely day-to-day proposition of never-ending turns.

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Ned Yost gets flexible with the bullpen, but the move doesn’t work

Remember when Ned Yost was criticized for refusing to bring Kelvin Herrera into a game in the sixth inning? Well, since that game, Yost has changed his policy. He brought both Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis into Tuesday night’s game earlier than usual … and it didn’t work. Herrera and Davis gave up three runs and the Royals’ 5-4 lead and the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 7-5.
 
 

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