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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.

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NFL says Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for slide, prayer in end zone

The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but the NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.

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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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