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No. 9 Kansas survives ugly game at TCU, wins 64-61

In the final three minutes, Kansas nearly blew an 11-point lead before sophomore guard Brannen Greene iced the game with two free throws and a key block with 20 seconds left. Even then, TCU had a desperation chance to tie after Mason missed two free throws in the final seconds.

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Tackle football is unsafe for children, researchers suggest in head impact study

As anticipation mounts for Sunday’s Super Bowl, researchers investigating the impact of football on the brain have released another study questioning the sport’s safety, particularly for children. Former NFL players who started playing the sport before age 12 fared worse in a battery of thinking tests than those who started playing later, according to the study.

Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.  

Former Chiefs teammates say Will Shields deserves spot in Hall of Fame

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields will be among 15 modern-era candidates up for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowler who made a club-record 223 regular-season starts for the Chiefs during 1993-2006, is a finalist for the fourth consecutive year since he’s been eligible.

Becoming Yordano: A journey to the launch point of the Royals’ rocket arm

Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.  

Former Chiefs teammates say Will Shields deserves spot in Hall of Fame

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields will be among 15 modern-era candidates up for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowler who made a club-record 223 regular-season starts for the Chiefs during 1993-2006, is a finalist for the fourth consecutive year since he’s been eligible.

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

The mayor of Glendale, Ariz., says his town may lose $3 million by playing host to Super Bowl XLIX, and this is one of the stories the NFL would rather you not hear about this week. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a bonanza of both dollars and exposure for everyone involved, and it is in many ways, but that windfall is buried by the reality of how these things are put on and how the money is counted.

Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

The mayor of Glendale, Ariz., says his town may lose $3 million by playing host to Super Bowl XLIX, and this is one of the stories the NFL would rather you not hear about this week. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a bonanza of both dollars and exposure for everyone involved, and it is in many ways, but that windfall is buried by the reality of how these things are put on and how the money is counted.

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Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet

The mayor of Glendale, Ariz., says his town may lose $3 million by playing host to Super Bowl XLIX, and this is one of the stories the NFL would rather you not hear about this week. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a bonanza of both dollars and exposure for everyone involved, and it is in many ways, but that windfall is buried by the reality of how these things are put on and how the money is counted.