Jack Steadman, an influential figure in success of the Chiefs, dies at age 86

Jack Steadman was Lamar Hunt’s right-hand man starting with the formation of the American Football League and founding of the franchise in 1960. He oversaw three AFL championships and a Super Bowl victory and was the principal force behind the construction of the Truman Sports Complex, home to Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. He helped make Kansas City a major-league city.

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Royals beat Twins 3-2 on ninth-inning walk-off double, earn series split

Lorenzo Cain scored from first on Eric Hosmer’s ninth-inning double as the Royals slipped past the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and earned a split in their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Danny Duffy worked six-and-a-third effective innings as Kansas City restored a four-and-a-half games lead over the Twins in the American League Central.

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FC Kansas City’s Amy LePeilbet has unique perspective on U.S. Women’s World Cup final matchup

Amy LePeilbet won’t be suiting up for the United States national team vs. Japan in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, but she’s a FC Kansas City teammate of U.S. defender Becky Sauerbrunn and was on the field the last time the Americans were in the final, in 2011, when Japan won on penalty kicks.

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The Fourth of July in Kansas City: A river runs through it

Fireworks, music and food drew tens of thousands to Fourth of July’s KC RiverFest, but for many the focus is the Missouri River. Besides the entertainment — bands, colorful kites, jugglers — getting folks to see and appreciate the river is a chief goal of the festival, which was organized by Friends of the River-Kansas City.

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