Sports

Outdoors

Star outdoors editor Brent Frazee wins two national awards

Brent Frazee, The Star’s outdoors editor, received two national writing awards at the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s annual conference July 16-18. He took first-place honors in one category for his feature on Terry Hart, who salvages wooden vintage boats, restores them and uses them to tour Lake of the Ozarks. He received a third place in another category for his feature on Dennis Steinman, who invented a high-tech device that attaches to arrows and helps bow hunters locate deer they have shot.

Sam Mellinger

Baseball Hall of Fame opens for Buck O’Neil, but he’s already earned something better

The metaphorical door that had been locked and shut forever to Buck O’Neil is open again, just a sliver, enough for the light to come through but not enough to see what’s on the other side. A hundred possibilities come from the Hall of Fame’s announcement of structural changes. The one of most interest around Kansas City is a rewrite of how folks from the Negro Leagues will be considered.

Royals

Royals lose to Rangers 2-1, fall under .500 for first time since May 16

Delino DeShields’ solo home run off Kansas City reliever Luke Hochevar was the difference as the Texas Rangers beat the Royals 2-1 on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium to win the three-game series two games to one. Texas limited the Kansas City offense to just one run on a Kendrys Morales homer in the fourth. With the loss, the Royals’ record dropped to 48-49.

Videos

Royals general managaer Dayton Moore says he's not going to dismember the team

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore doesn't plan on dismembering the team in trades, but says no player is untouchable.
John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
Royals general managaer Dayton Moore says he's not going to dismember the team 3:01

Royals general managaer Dayton Moore says he's not going to dismember the team

Video captures the life of a Royals fan in 2016 1:52

Video captures the life of a Royals fan in 2016

Dom Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC routs Seattle Sounders FC 1:23

Dom Dwyer scores twice as Sporting KC routs Seattle Sounders FC

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his strong outing vs. the Rangers 1:18

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez on his strong outing vs. the Rangers