Leonard Nimoy, world famous to “Star Trek” fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam, says the actor died Friday morning in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Three months after two rival plans for Kemper Arena collided and crashed, the American Royal has been in discussions outside Kansas City about moving, and some are suggesting that the Royal’s most popular event, the barbeque, could move to Arrowhead Stadium.
Steve Paul: Some might think that the United States and our allies in the West and the Middle East have been drawn into a live-action, apocalyptic video game, given the Islamic State’s sophisticated penchant for social media and visual propaganda. But the horrors are all too real and the solution is extremely difficult.
Iowa State’s loss on Wednesday means No. 8 Kansas, which sits at 11-4 in the Big 12, retained a one-game lead and can clinch a share of the Big 12 title with home victories over Texas on Saturday and No. 20 West Virginia on Tuesday. The Jayhawks still have to travel to No. 16 Oklahoma next Saturday, and the Sooners, 10-5, still control their own destiny in terms of grabbing a piece of the title. But if Kansas can protect its home floor, it will collect another ring.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. On Thursday night, a picture of a dress was worth a million tweets as social media went berserk debating whether the dress was #whiteandgold or #blueandblack.
Quite simply, Kansas City’s defense was a shell of its former self in 2014. A unit once renowned for its consistency, ability to stifle shots and scoring chances, and stick together while pressing a high defensive line collapsed after the World Cup.