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Vahe Gregorian

Ready or not, worried or not, the Rio Olympics start this 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 problems to overcome, and it generally seems to somehow work out. But Rio’s issues are so multifaceted 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.

Chiefs

Chiefs sign tackle Eric Fisher to a four-year extension

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Saturday that they had locked up Eric Fisher, their 25-year-old starting left tackle, to a four-year extension worth $48 million. The deal includes $40 million in guaranteed money and averages $12 million a year, making Fisher the third-highest paid left tackle in football.

Judging the Royals

Win or lose, the Royals need to control what they can

The Royals lost 8-3 to the Texas Rangers on Friday night, and after the game, manager Ned Yost said there wasn’t much that the team could do except keep grinding away. That’s true if you’re playing well and just having bad luck, but the Royals aren’t playing well. It’s not all bad luck. There are things the Royals can control … and they’re not controlling them.

Videos

Perry Ellis describes NBA summer league experience as 'different'

Former Kansas basketball player Perry Ellis describes his summer league experience with the Dallas Mavericks during an interview on July 30, 2016, in Lawrence.
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Perry Ellis describes NBA summer league experience as 'different' 0:23

Perry Ellis describes NBA summer league experience as 'different'

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