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Blue Valley School District turns megachurch into a children’s campus

The district bought the campus for $9 million in 2012 after the property at 7700 W. 143rd St. went into foreclosure and then set about doing $17 million in renovations. Now the 51-acre Hilltop Campus in Overland Park is done. With the slogan “Education Beyond Expectations” emblazoned on its building, it houses an early childhood learning center, conference center, Parents as Teachers program and Student Services.

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Chiefs’ Eric Berry suffers sore ankle and Marcus Cooper hurts hamstring in practice

The Chiefs injury list in the secondary grew on Thursday morning when Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry and cornerback Marcus Cooper left practice because of injuries. Berry had a sore ankle and Cooper had a tight hamstring, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. Reid also said Sanders Commings will have surgery for an ankle injury.

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Justin Timberlake brings back the glory of entertainment

The former boy-band star gives a crowd of more than 15,000 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City an extravagant and electrifying display of music, choreography and musicianship. It was the first of two nearly sold-out Sprint Center shows in two days. Thursday’s crowd is in for a treat.

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Baseball trade deadline tracker: Tigers acquire David Price

Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Thursday, and one deal that was struck in the morning was a doozy: the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. Near the deadline, Detroit landed Rays left-hander David Price in a three-team deal. Check here for the latest moves on what has been an active day of trades.

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Why the Minnesota Twins’ Phil Hughes got hit in the sixth inning

Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitched five innings, gave up three hits and no runs. In the sixth inning, Hughes gave up four hits — three of them doubles — and three runs. So what happened? How could a pitcher be so dominant for five innings, then get whacked all over the yard in the sixth? Probably because it was the third time through the order.