The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Royals 3-2 on Sunday to deny Kansas City a sweep of the three-game series. The game turned in the eighth inning when the Rays completed a double play as Tampa Bay catcher Rene Rivera tagged out Ben Zobrist, the potential tying run, then batter Kendrys Morales after Morales hit a groundball down the first-base line that was ruled fair.
Autumn is almost here, and with the change in seasons comes a calendar filled with cultural events across the Kansas City area. Click here to find links to all the stories from The Star’s fall arts preview section, published on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Like many who fled Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago one step ahead of the floodwaters, Lisa Peacock expected to be back home in a few days. “We’re still here,” Peacock said at her home in Overland Park. “We’ve settled here.”
An African-American soon to be sentenced in a criminal case illustrates the changing face of the sovereign citizen movement, whose members believe the government is corrupt and out of control and has no jurisdiction over them. A surge in the number of nonwhite sovereign citizens is underway across the country.
There is one area in which the Big 12 finds itself in a minority position but is indisputably correct. Because the 10 teams all play each other, the league stands alone in producing the most qualified champion among power conferences. It raises a bigger issue as college football continues its transition into a playoff era. College football needs more uniformity in scheduling.
Sara Kindler is organizing a September 5K walk/run to honor husband Zach, who died in August 2014. It will join a list of events that area residents have started to heighten awareness of sometimes obscure medical conditions, raise money for research and bring continued meaning to a life cut short.
Demetrius Harris, a second-year tight end who missed all of the Chiefs’ organized team activities and training camp while recovering from foot surgery, was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list and practiced Sunday.
A majority of Kansans re-elected Brownback after four years, so they must have liked what he was doing enough to send him back to Topeka. Those voices are rarely heard. In the spirit of fairness, I will attempt to air those favorable views.