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James Shields revels in ‘Big Game’ atmosphere as Royals host Wild Card Game

James Shields considers himself “an adrenaline junkie,” and the impending moment will rank at the top of his list of thrills. The Royals acquired him for a night like this, for the AL Wild Card Game against Oakland, for an assignment no one in this organization besides him has experienced, for a situation in which he revels.

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TV review: We’ve been to ‘Gracepoint’ before

If “Gracepoint” is what America wants on TV, get ready for more mysteries that take a season to solve. You’ll also want to prepare yourself for more squabbling detective duos. Fox’s new crime drama is well-executed and entertaining. But how many times can we watch the same basic story?


NFL says Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for slide, prayer in end zone

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.

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Kansas City’s lost generation of baseball fans to witness first playoff game

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.

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