Sam Mellinger

Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs

The night that changed the Kansas City Chiefs’ season — a 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in front of a national audience on “Monday Night Football” — came out like a fist fight and ended like a party. The NFL changes fast, faster than any of our other sports, but even by those standards this was a bolt of lightning.


Kansas City cheers Royal blue while also rooting in Chiefs red

Monday was one of the biggest days in the memory of local sports fans. Arrowhead’s first chance to host Monday Night Football since 2011 went back to back with the Royals’ appearance Tuesday in postseason play for the first time in more than a generation.


Police find body of missing Arkansas real estate agent

Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave Tuesday, and a man arrested in connection with her kidnapping is expected to be charged in the death, authorities said. Investigators found the body of real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49, Tuesday at Argos Concrete Company in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.

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Jovan Belcher’s brain showed signs of CTE, according to post-mortem exam

A post-mortem analysis of the brain of Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs linebacker who killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins in a Dec. 1, 2012, murder-suicide, found the 25-year-old linebacker was likely suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, The Star has learned. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found among people who’ve suffered repeated head trauma, including football players.

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