KC’s case as soccer capital of America is strengthening

There is a movement here locally to brand Kansas City as the soccer capital of America. It’s a cute title, something for the soccer community here to grab onto, but also something that is entirely subjective and made-up and that other cities could beef with. Except the evidence continues to push in Kansas City’s direction.

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Sprint heading for No. 4 ranking through 2020, forecast says

Subscriber trends projected by Strategy Analytics Inc. show T-Mobile US Inc. moving ahead of Sprint in market share this year and maintaining a hold on the No. 3 rank over the next five years. Sprint says it has gained customers beyond others’ expectations and will let others “speculate” about the future.

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Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

Baseball can claim victory, a good All-Star starting lineup selected with — by far — the biggest voter “turnout” in history and the biggest voting discussion in at least 58 years. For a sport in need of buzz and creating younger fans, this is a terrific outcome. For the Royals, this is more about hometown support, and less about hijacking the system.

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Why did Wade Davis pitch to Joe Mauer?

Coming into Sunday’s game, Joe Mauer had hit .429 off Wade Davis. The two hitters that followed Mauer — Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe — had each hit .167. The solution seemed obvious: walk Mauer and go after Hunter and Plouffe. So why did Wade Davis pitch to Joe Mauer?

 
 
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