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Vahe Gregorian

Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start next week

The runup to the Rio Olympics has made for endless anxieties about the city’s ability to host the Games. Most every host city has had issues to overcome, and it generally seems to somehow work out. But Rio’s issues are so multi-faceted that athletes and visitors will need to approach it by focusing on finding solutions, being wary but not paranoid and flexing their senses of humor.

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Family in Liberal coping a year after bat boy Kaiser Carlile’s death

The start of August marks the one-year anniversary of when Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays, was accidentally struck in the head by a bat in the on-deck circle at the NBC World Series and died a day later. Kaiser’s death sent his parents spiraling, only to find the support of each other and others was enough for them to carry on.

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Salvador Perez says maybe the Royals are 'tired'

The Royals lost 8-3 to the Rangers on Friday night, falling to 49-53 on the season. After the game, catcher Salvador Perez conceded that perhaps the last two seasons have taken a toll on the Royals.
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Salvador Perez says maybe the Royals are 'tired' 1:44

Salvador Perez says maybe the Royals are 'tired'

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers 1:01

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury 0:52

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio 1:57

9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio