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Chiefs president opens up about why team is changing touchdown celebration song

Kansas City Chiefs president Mark Donovan said of the old song: “the performer and composer of the song is in a maximum security prison for crimes against children, and we just didn’t want to be associated with that song in any way, either directly or indirectly through a cover song.”

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Mass murders such as Columbine and Sandy Hook show uphill gun control battle for slain TV reporter's father

Andy Parker’s heart broke last week when a gunman shot and killed his daughter, newswoman Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward on live TV. He’s now on a quest for “reasonable” restrictions on gun purchases. But history — Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook — shows that battle is all uphill.

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Judging the Royals

Salvador Perez, Miguel Almonte and one too many fastballs

Rookie pitcher Miguel Almonte and catcher Salvador Perez teamed up to throw seven fastballs in a row to Ian Kinsler. Almonte throws in the high 90s, but no matter how hard you throw, big league hitters can dial it up and hit the heater — especially if they see nothing but fastballs. Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run and that was the difference in the game.

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