Houston Astros beat Royals 6-5 to sweep three-game series

The deciding play in a 6-5 Royals loss to the Houston Astros occurred in an instant, but both clubs waited four minutes and 10 seconds for a replay review in New York to confirm the call at Minute Maid Park: Jose Altuve was safe, a seventh-inning comeback from Kansas City was for naught, and a sweep by the Astros was imminent.

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What would you give for a Royals bobblehead?

Last season’s World Series run has ignited fans’ interest in the gameday giveaways. Royals fans have stood for hours in the heat, offered Schlitterbahn passes in trade, and bid, bid, bid on eBay for one of these nodding figures in blue.

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FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn a big part of U.S. women’s shutout streak in World Cup

Much of the glory went to U.S. goal scorers Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara for the team’s thrilling 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday night in the Women’s World Cup semifinals. But equally heroic in Montreal — and throughout the tournament — has been the U.S. back line, a quartet of tenacious, smart defenders on a 513-minute shutout streak that includes Becky Sauerbrunn of FC Kansas City.

Travel

Summer travel: Odd attractions in Missouri and Kansas

If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.

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