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.

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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.


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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Sprint owner’s pursuit of DreamWorks boosts stock 30 percent

Shares of DreamWorks Animation rose almost 30 percent on Monday after news of a proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. SoftBank, which controls Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. and recently dropped a bid to acquire T-Mobile US Inc., has offered to buy the studio for $32 a share, according to a person familiar with the talks.


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.


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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