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Yordano Ventura tames Texas Rangers as KC Royals win 6-3

Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out six Rangers across six innings of one-run baseball Friday night in Arlington, Texas, as the Royals won for the fifth time in seven games on the road. Billy Butler and Josh Willingham both had solo homers.

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KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

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2014 Fantasy Football Guide

It’s that time of year when all you can think about is showing up your friends. Hey, this is fantasy football. Win and you can crow about it for nine months. Lose and you’ll be selectively answering your phone.

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The top of the second inning: how the Royals put together a rally

The Royals’ recent offensive production has been excellent, and the boost in power lately has been one of the main reasons that Kansas City has been the hottest team in baseball over the past month. But, as the Royals know all too well, power can be fleeting, and this offense is built on stringing together hits, getting guys on base, getting them over, and getting them in. After Billy tied up the game with his solo shot, the Royals lineup did an excellent job of this in the top of the second.

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KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.

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Coming Sunday: The Star’s annual special football preview

Few plays electrify a football stadium like a thundering sack of the quarterback. That’s why we chose to feature the current rulers of the Chiefs’ pass rush — Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and rookie Dee Ford (above from left) — in our annual special preview that will appear in Sunday’s print editions of The Kansas City Star as well as on KansasCity.com and our mobile apps.

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