Derrick Johnson has been a daily fixture in the Chiefs’ locker room while recovering from surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. It’s his way of contributing to a 7-4 season that has the Chiefs a half-game out of first place in the AFC West.
Titled "Touching Home: The Story of the Kansas City Royals' Dream Season and Magical Run to the World Series," compiles the best coverage from The Kansas City Star's award-winning sports department and photography staff.
This is the story about two people and something that is almost unheard of these days. It’s the story about a politically opposite friendship — a conservative and a liberal who don’t agree on anything but still manage to have an amazing friendship.
Royals owner David Glass was willing to chat about the season just past and the season ahead with a few reporters at the quarterly MLB owners meetings at The InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza. In this Q&A, he says the Royals’ payroll is likely to rise: “The way it works, it’ll cost a lot more just to keep the team intact.”
“It is good,” said Karen Bardales of Kansas City. “But it is a little bit too late for my brother.” Her mixture of wariness and joy was voiced by many in the Kansas City area. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach called the executive order clearly illegal and accused the president of “shredding the Constitution.”
The Royals had four players take part in the Japan Series, which wrapped up this week. Judging by their activity on social media, Salvador Perez, Jeremy Guthrie, Alcides Escobar and Erik Kratz had a blast during their time in Japan.
Winnie the Pooh, the world’s most beloved honey addict, is getting no love from officials in a small Polish town who think the pantsless character is not an appropriate mascot for a children’s park there.