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Alex Gordon plans to take things slow as he returns to Royals from wrist surgery

As he recovers from a January operation to repair an injury he managed for the second half of 2014, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has eased into his offseason routine. He expects to miss a week of spring games, but plans to be ready for Opening Day

Government & Politics

UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say

A report on the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s business school found that false data was knowingly submitted when applying for rankings and awards. But at the same time it found no reason to believe the school’s subsequent high rankings were undeserved even after accounting for misinformation. The report was commissioned by the university system’s Board of Curators after an investigation by The Kansas City Star.

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As Clark Hunt nears 50th birthday, credit him for identifying his shortcomings

Clark Hunt, if we’re being honest, has had a disappointing run as the Chiefs’ owner. He has now been in charge for eight years and is on his third GM and fourth head coach. But credit Hunt for admitting his shortcomings.

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Emotional Mike Alden says it was the right time to leave as Mizzou athletic director

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who has been publicly guarded throughout his 17-year tenure at the helm of the Tigers’ athletic department, struggled to fight back tears several times Friday as he discussed his impending retirement. He called it a “perfect time” to hand over the department to a new leader, touting the academic and athletic success of the Tigers in recent years.

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