Yordano Ventura dominates Indians as Royals push for postseason with 7-1 victory

Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez powered Royals’ offense, giving starter Yordano Ventura plenty of breathing room. He did not require much. The Indians looked smothered by Ventura’s arsenal across seven scoreless innings. Cleveland could only manage four hits and four walks. Ventura snuffed out any brief opening as he threw a career-high 117 pitches.


Leawood bitcoin business vows to fight federal shutdown

The Federal Trade Commission said it won a temporary restraining order against Butterfly Labs operator BF Labs Inc. and three individuals connected with the company. More than 20,000 consumers had bought computers from the company hoping to generate the virtual currency for themselves. The company said it will fight the federal action.

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Chris Bartholomew Softball Tournament honors a son lost in the crossfire

The mother of murder victim Chris Bartholomew has created a scholarship in his name for students aspiring to careers in criminal justice. Misty Kirwan and her son used to play softball together, and an tournament raises money for the effort. Barholomew, a Gladstone resident, was caught in crossfire seven years ago when violence erupted near Westport.

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Yordano Ventura goes seven innings, helps the bullpen

Tuesday night, Ventura spread four hits over seven innings and didn’t give up a single run. The Royals’ offense supplied seven runs, and that meant manager Ned Yost did not have to call on relievers Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis or Greg Holland. For the Royals to get a win and for those guys to get a night off is a big deal. It sets the bullpen up for at least the next two nights.

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Eleanor Nash: The Internet can bring teens together

“Teenagers are often portrayed in the media as wild, hopeless, dumb, doomed, uncontrollable and overall a disgrace to their elders,” writes Eleanor Nash,  a homeschooled 15-year-old who attends Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley part time.  “But this attitude is nothing new.”

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