ESPN draft analysts say Chiefs didn't force picks based on needs

The Chiefs invested all nine of their draft picks this year on players at only six positions — where the Chiefs needed more depth. But ESPN draft analysts Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. agreed that the Chiefs didn't force those picks based on need.


Tigers crush Jeremy Guthrie as Royals lose 6-4 in series finale

In the wake of Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie inflated his ERA to 6.52 in five outings. As the two clubs split a four-game set, the series finale underscored the most obvious concern for the Royals as they defend their American League crown: the starting rotation.

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Kansas City area veterans recall the end of World War II

Don Boyer. Harley Sprague. Rober Garrett. G. Taylor Hess. Lee Lamar. Marvin Snyder. They remember. Seventy years ago this week, they celebrated the end of World War II. Not in Kansas City, where the war’s end brought a muted reaction, but abroad, where the soldiers knew their lives were changing. The six veterans shared their stories with reporter Brian Burnes and photographer Dave Eulitt.

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With new goalkeeper in net, Sporting KC shuts out Chicago Fire 1-0

Replacing Luis Marin as goalkeeper, Tim Melia posted the first shutout of his MLS career Sunday, a much-needed clean sheet to lift Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 victory against the Chicago Fire at Sporting Park. Paulo Nagamura was the only player to find the back of the net, when he redirected a 75th-minute crossing pass from defender Jalil Anibaba.


The Monday Poll: Baltimore, gay marriage and more

Hot topics abound this week. Protests and arrests of police officers in Baltimore; debates on gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court; and stories about Bishop Robert W. Finn and gas tax increases all are vying for the public’s attention. Put it all together, and we offer a Monday Poll potpourri.

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The word ‘thug’ in Baltimore coverage ignites debate

The word “thug” is on many people’s lips after the recent unrest in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, both of whom are black, both used it to describe those causing mayhem in the city’s streets, but other voices find it problematic.


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