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James Shields revels in ‘Big Game’ atmosphere as Royals host Wild Card Game

James Shields considers himself “an adrenaline junkie,” and the impending moment will rank at the top of his list of thrills. The Royals acquired him for a night like this, for the AL Wild Card Game against Oakland, for an assignment no one in this organization besides him has experienced, for a situation in which he revels.


NFL says Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah shouldn’t have been penalized for slide, prayer in end zone

The Chiefs’ Husain Abdullah returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown Monday night, slid on his knees and bowed in prayer. His celebration drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but the NFL said Tuesday that Abdullah should not have been penalized. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a statement asking that the NFL take steps in response to the penalty.

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TV review: We’ve been to ‘Gracepoint’ before

If “Gracepoint” is what America wants on TV, get ready for more mysteries that take a season to solve. You’ll also want to prepare yourself for more squabbling detective duos. Fox’s new crime drama is well-executed and entertaining. But how many times can we watch the same basic story?

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Kansas tax collections $23 million short in first quarter

The state took in $42 million less in personal income tax revenue in the month of September than it had estimated, a figure that’s 17 percent below estimates and represents an 18 percent drop from the previous year, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. The state did outperform estimates in corporate income tax, beating expectations by $21 million for the month of September, which is 33 percent above expectations.

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