Yordano Ventura struggles as Cardinals beat Royals 6-1 to avoid sweep

Despite overcast skies and some light rain, the only delay in the Royals’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday was Yordano Ventura’s effectiveness. The first four Cardinals reached and two scored, setting the stage for their 6-1 victory before 36,342 at Kauffman Stadium.


Replica of wall gives hundreds an opportunity to remember those who died in Vietnam

An 80 percent scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., is on display through Monday on the grounds of the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. “You see a lot of grown men cry,” said Bob Collier of Kansas City, one of the volunteers on hand to assist wall visitors.


Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies at 85

Anne Meara, also the mother of Ben Stiller and whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for her supporting role on “Archie Bunker’s Place.”

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Broadway shows reveal grit, beauty and quirky stories

Robert Trussell writes: A theater critic can root for a show based on the subject matter and the artists involved but walk away disappointed. Or On the other hand, sometimes a show you know little about about which you know little takes you by surprise, especially if you’ve conscientiously avoided reading the reams of hype generated by the commercial theater media. A recent quick theater tour of Tony Award-nominated shows offered versions of both experiences.

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