Follow along on your mobile device or desktop for stats and updates by Star sportswriters and columnists from Saturday evening's Royals-Athletics game. First pitch is 6:10 p.m. The game is televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.
There were 1,300 patient appointments for Saturday’s safety-net clinic, which was organized by the Kansas City CARE Clinic and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. The one-day event was not designed as a Band-Aid. Patients were given three-month supplies of free prescription medications and referrals to safety-net clinics and social services available in Kansas City.
When Sporting KC takes on the Galaxy, the defending MLS champions, on Saturday, Kevin Ellis could shift to center back and play alongside Matt Besler — the consequence of Ike Opara’s season-ending Achilles tendon rupture.
From now until the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30, The Star will take a detailed look at each position group, ranking the top players. There are also several mock drafts, predicting how the first round might go and who the Chiefs might take.
The Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation held its 10th annual benefit fashion show featuring 16 local boutiques and designers on Friday evening at the Kansas City Convention Center with guest host Mario Lopez.
With all the bright lights, hum of generators and little kids running around, the parking lot in front of Union Station took on the air of a circus Friday night. Several dozen people packed bleachers to watch the first of two nights of filming for TV’s “American Ninja Warrior” and check out the obstacle course and all its rings, nets and bars. The thrills continue Saturday night.
It was reckless, how the A’s Brett Lawrie slid into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the seventh inning Friday. There is no need for Lawrie to come in with his spike high and off the base — directly into Escobar’s leg. But there is no reason to believe it was malicious, and there is an important distinction here.
Slow Food Kansas City holds a Culinary Garage Sale every other year to which raises funds for the organization and other food-oriented local nonprofits and initiatives. Mark your calendars because the next sale will be May 2.