James Shields fixed his eyes upon the man approaching from the dugout. He glared at KC Royals manager Ned Yost as a final, vain gesture on a night marred by his futility. Shields’ departure with none out in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s 7-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants in game one of the World Series, the first loss for the Royals this postseason, left a taste of bitterness.

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Donovan McNabb to reunite with Chiefs’ Andy Reid in a new role

This week, Donovan McNabb, who led Andy Reid’s Eagles teams to five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl, will start a new phase of his broadcasting career in a game coached by Reid. McNabb will make his debut as a Fox game analyst for the Chiefs-St. Louis Rams game at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

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Ducks are getting their due among chefs and home cooks

A growing number of local farmers are raising ducks for both meat and eggs, meeting increasing demand from chefs and adventurous home cooks.  “Duck has arrived, at least in restaurants,” says author Hank  Shaw, who drove nearly 30,000 miles through 45 states to promote his book “Duck, Duck, Goose.” “People are eating much more duck than they ever have.”

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Sarah Donohoe: You can’t beat baseball’s traditions

New Lenexa resident Sarah Donohoe, who writes a weekly, slice-of-life column for the Estes Park (Colo.) News called The Thunker, writes: The game of baseball has a way of stirring patriotism in one’s soul. It is a clean-cut sport, with the athletes wearing nice-fitting uniforms and patting each other on the backside rather than trying to knock each other over with the brute force of an angry bull.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

New jobs report shows Sam Brownback’s tax cuts still a costly failure

According to new figures released Tuesday, Kansas is still trailing about 30 states throughout the country in its rate of total employment growth since Jan. 2013, when Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts took effect. In fact, look at the numbers closely, and they especially don’t look that positive for Brownback, as he tries to fend off Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race this fall.
 
 

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