Royals owner David Glass discusses Billy Butler leaving, Alex Gordon potentially staying long-term

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.”

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KC students walk out of Gov. Jay Nixon’s speech in apparent protest of Ferguson shooting

A dozen students at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy stood and raised their hands during the speech. The students walked out of the speech shortly after it began. Asked about the incident later, Nixon said he understood the students’ concerns. Nixon was at Lincoln to recognize its status as a National Blue Ribbon School.

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Just whine, baby: Five reasons to dislike the Oakland Raiders

Bagging on the Raiders is like shooting fish in a barrel. Way too easy. Let’s start with some simple statistics. (Don’t worry, Raiders Fan — this won’t involve math.) Oakland has lost 17 straight games. The team is 0-10 so far this season. The Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002. See? Too easy.

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