Planned hotel credited as four large conventions pick Kansas City

Visit KC said the bookings — the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, the Mothers of Preschoolers International, the American Public Works Association and Quilts Inc. — could generate more than $17 million for the local economy. “As I’ve said before, the convention hotel is a game changer,” said Ronnie Burt, Visit KC’s president and chief executive. “Usually, this type of interest doesn’t happen until the shovel is in the ground.”


Judge throws out Tom Brady’s four-game suspension

A federal judge on Thursday erased New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the “Deflategate” controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of Brady.

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Yordano Ventura overwhelms Tigers, Royals’ bats come alive in 12-1 drubbing

In his fifth consecutive strong showing, Yordano Ventura struck out 11 Detroit batters, and Kansas City hits four homers in a 12-1 rout of the Tigers on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium. Ben Zobrist, Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Cheslor Cuthbert homered for the Royals, the first time since June 28, 2013, that Kansas City batters had gone yard four times in a game.

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Food Truck Friday Lineup

Don’t miss these great street eats — including ice cream, barbecue, tacos, Cajun, Spanish tapas and more — as Labor Day Weekend kicks off with The Star’s Food Truck Friday.

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