Why we need sports, now more than ever

Recent tragedies, including those in Kansas City, have shaken many around the country. Particularly during this campaign season, the news is full of divisiveness. There’s a tendency to think sports is irrelevant in the bigger picture, but it’s quite the opposite.

This week's circulars

In Depth

Energy company that heats and cools downtown Kansas City is going green

Veolia plant will drop coal in favor of natural gas

Plant provides “district energy” to heat and cool downtown buildings

Change will open up riverfront site for redevelopment

Videos

Funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton

Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Captain Robert "Dave" Melton was laid to rest on Saturday with a funeral service at Children's Mercy Park following the fatal shooting of the 46-year-old veteran officer on Tuesday.
David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
Funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton 3:26

Funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert Melton

Clinton/Kaine 2016: It's official 1:17

Clinton/Kaine 2016: It's official

Fly fishing in Yellowstone 2:40

Fly fishing in Yellowstone

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer 1:09

Danny Duffy dedicates win to boy who died of cancer