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Live updates from the Royals’ Wild Card Game and festivities

Follow live updates from The Star’s reporting team on your mobile device or desktop as the Royals take on the Oakland Athletics in tonight’s AL Wild Card Game at Kauffman Stadium. The game starts at 7:07 and will be televised on TBS and aired on radio stations KCSP (610 AM) and WHB (810 AM).

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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.

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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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