Sam Mellinger

Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs

Jamaal Charles earned every cent of his contract extension. The shelf-life of running backs is cruelly short, and Charles is absolutely right to get paid while he can. More importantly for the Chiefs’ future, this does not affect their ability to work out more complicated contract situations with Justin Houston and Alex Smith.

Royals

Mike Moustakas, Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

A dropped ball at home plate in the top of the ninth inning allowed Mike Moustakas to score the game-winning run as the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday in Chicago. After limping into Chicago, the Royals exited on their first winning streak, albeit a brief one, in weeks.

Sporting KC

Manchester City dominates Sporting KC with 4-1 win in international friendly match

Kansas City’s claim as America’s Soccer Capital took a monumental step forward with Wednesday afternoon’s announcement of the construction of the U.S. Soccer National Training Center. Sporting Kansas City was unable to put a cherry on Wednesday’s soccer sundae, losing 4-1 in its Champions Shield international friendly match to defending English Premier League champion Manchester City at Sporting Park.

Chiefs

Jamaal Charles agrees to contract extension, will head to Chiefs camp

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing Wednesday afternoon to a two-year contract extension with the team, multiple sources told The Star. A person with knowledge of the situation said Charles is set to earn more than $18 million in new money from the deal and $8.3 million this season, which will make him the second-highest paid running back this year, behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

Mike Moustakas, Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

A dropped ball at home plate in the top of the ninth inning allowed Mike Moustakas to score the game-winning run as the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday in Chicago. After limping into Chicago, the Royals exited on their first winning streak, albeit a brief one, in weeks.

Jamaal Charles agrees to contract extension, will head to Chiefs camp

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing Wednesday afternoon to a two-year contract extension with the team, multiple sources told The Star. A person with knowledge of the situation said Charles is set to earn more than $18 million in new money from the deal and $8.3 million this season, which will make him the second-highest paid running back this year, behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK

In a Wednesday night news conference at Sporting Park, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Sporting Club and Wyandotte County officials unveiled plans to construct a $75 million-plus National Training and Coaching Development Center — which will serve as a home base for the U.S. Soccer Federation and its national teams.

Mike Moustakas, Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

A dropped ball at home plate in the top of the ninth inning allowed Mike Moustakas to score the game-winning run as the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday in Chicago. After limping into Chicago, the Royals exited on their first winning streak, albeit a brief one, in weeks.

Jamaal Charles agrees to contract extension, will head to Chiefs camp

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing Wednesday afternoon to a two-year contract extension with the team, multiple sources told The Star. A person with knowledge of the situation said Charles is set to earn more than $18 million in new money from the deal and $8.3 million this season, which will make him the second-highest paid running back this year, behind Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.

Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK

In a Wednesday night news conference at Sporting Park, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Sporting Club and Wyandotte County officials unveiled plans to construct a $75 million-plus National Training and Coaching Development Center — which will serve as a home base for the U.S. Soccer Federation and its national teams.

Blogs & Columns

Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs

Jamaal Charles earned every cent of his contract extension. The shelf-life of running backs is cruelly short, and Charles is absolutely right to get paid while he can. More importantly for the Chiefs’ future, this does not affect their ability to work out more complicated contract situations with Justin Houston and Alex Smith.

Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs

Jamaal Charles earned every cent of his contract extension. The shelf-life of running backs is cruelly short, and Charles is absolutely right to get paid while he can. More importantly for the Chiefs’ future, this does not affect their ability to work out more complicated contract situations with Justin Houston and Alex Smith.

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Fishing report for July 24

Brent’s best bet: Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma is a summer hot spot this week. The white bass fishing has been excellent early and late when the fish are chasing shad. The bow fishing also has been excellent, with many buffaloes being taken in backwater areas. And the fishing for crappies and catfish also has been very good.

Watson: Porthcawl is tougher than Hoylake

Tom Watson, one of the all-time masters of links golf with five British Open championships under his belt, has taken to his heart Royal Porthcawl, the venue for the British Senior Open starting on Thursday.

Fishing report for July 24

Brent’s best bet: Grand Lake in northeast Oklahoma is a summer hot spot this week. The white bass fishing has been excellent early and late when the fish are chasing shad. The bow fishing also has been excellent, with many buffaloes being taken in backwater areas. And the fishing for crappies and catfish also has been very good.

Watson: Porthcawl is tougher than Hoylake

Tom Watson, one of the all-time masters of links golf with five British Open championships under his belt, has taken to his heart Royal Porthcawl, the venue for the British Senior Open starting on Thursday.

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Chiefs

Chiefs’ Alex Smith wants offense to pick up where it left off

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was given the day off Wednesday at training camp in St. Joseph, but he’s ready for his offense to pick up where it left off at the end of last season: “We were really on a roll those last six weeks … moving the ball, scoring some points and protecting the football.”

Sports

Watson: Porthcawl is tougher than Hoylake

Tom Watson, one of the all-time masters of links golf with five British Open championships under his belt, has taken to his heart Royal Porthcawl, the venue for the British Senior Open starting on Thursday.

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