From the fall of 1985 to the final days of 1986, a group of children were born into Kansas City baseball, resigned to a life of errant cutoff throws and the longest postseason drought in North America. Today, they are homeowners and entrepreneurs, lawyers and architects, college basketball coaches and high school history teachers. And on Tuesday night, they will witness playoff baseball for the first time.
The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but the NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.
The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.
Kansas City Catholic Bishop Robert Finn is under examination by the Vatican for his fitness to lead the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, a church spokesman said Monday. A Canadian archbishop visited Kansas City last week to interview people about Finn’s leadership.
Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave Tuesday, and a man arrested in connection with her kidnapping is expected to be charged in the death, authorities said. Investigators found the body of real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49, Tuesday at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30 percent on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. SoftBank, which controls Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile US Inc., has offered to buy the studio for $32 a share, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Monday was one of the biggest days in the memory of local sports fans. Arrowhead’s first chance to host Monday Night Football since 2011 went back to back with the Royals’ appearance Tuesday in postseason play for the first time in more than a generation.