Vahe Gregorian

James Shields and company fulfill promise of his arrival in Kansas City

James Shields was the no-brainer starter for the Royals in their single-elimination, high-wire act Tuesday night against the A’s. And with some help, he got the job done. “Epic, absolutely epic,” Shields said. “You don’t write a story that goes this way. It’s truly special.”

Joco Diversions

Sushi Mido keeps rolling with plenty of options

Sushi Mido in Shawnee offers an all-you-can-eat sushi while discouraging over ordering and waste. The all-you-can-eat special costs $21.99 per person. If you typically order three or four rolls that cost $8, it’s a good deal — especially because the meal comes with crab rangoon or edamame, plus soup or salad.

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Judging the Royals

The best game I ever saw: The Royals beat the Athletics

It’s 1:17 in the morning and I’m sitting here covered in champagne and beer, trying to figure out how to describe what I just witnessed. Half a dozen players asked me how I was going to write about that game. Longtime Royals scout Art Stewart wanted to know if I’d ever seen one like that. Eric Hosmer walked by and said: "Un-real." A dozen other players and coaches said they’d never seen anything like it. Then Jason Frasor said: "Why don’t you just say it was the best game you ever saw?" OK: the Royals played 12 innings, kept their playoff dreams alive, drove a crowd of over 40,000 people insane while beating the Athletics 9-8 in the best game I ever saw.


Beset by troubling lapses, the Secret Service won’t be fixed with platitudes

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson tried on Tuesday to explain to Congress why problems persist at the agency charged with protecting the president. She wasn’t very convincing. No doubt Pierson has tried her best to correct institutional problems, but she came up through the ranks, embedded in the culture that now fails. Sometimes it is hard to fix an organization from the inside.

816 North

High school homecomings: Traditions of autumn fun

The football games will be the place to be. Homecoming queens will be crowned. Students will muster the courage to ask for dates to the homecoming dances, some devising elaborate invitations for those special someones. It’s an important cultural moment for the school and the community.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah

Supporting Kansas City Chiefs, Royals comes with some great costs

Never have the tremendous benefits — and the often-unacknowledged costs — of being a major league city been on better display than they were from Monday evening until late Tuesday night in Kansas City. Sure, the Chiefs smashed the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Yet way too many Chiefs fans participated in the near-racist tomahawk chop and chant.

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