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Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

Baseball can claim victory, a good All-Star starting lineup selected with — by far — the biggest voter “turnout” in history and the biggest voting discussion in at least 58 years. For a sport in need of buzz and creating younger fans, this is a terrific outcome. For the Royals, this is more about hometown support, and less about hijacking the system.

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FC Kansas City players cheer on teammates who won Women’s World Cup title

FC Kansas City’s Lauren Holiday scored once as the United States beat Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia. Holiday’s Blues teammates shared in the victory, watching the match with thousands of soccer fans in the Kansas City Live courtyard in the Power & Light District.

Jack Steadman, an influential figure in success of the Chiefs, dies at age 86

Jack Steadman was Lamar Hunt’s right-hand man starting with the formation of the American Football League and founding of the franchise in 1960. He oversaw three AFL championships and a Super Bowl victory and was the principal force behind the construction of the Truman Sports Complex, home to Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. He helped make Kansas City a major-league city.

Jack Steadman, an influential figure in success of the Chiefs, dies at age 86

Jack Steadman was Lamar Hunt’s right-hand man starting with the formation of the American Football League and founding of the franchise in 1960. He oversaw three AFL championships and a Super Bowl victory and was the principal force behind the construction of the Truman Sports Complex, home to Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. He helped make Kansas City a major-league city.

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Kurt Suzuki and a Royals scouting report

Kurt Suzuki, the Twins catcher, is known as a smart guy. I got lucky and Kurt spent some time talking to me a couple years ago and since then we always find time to chat when he comes to town. Saturday afternoon I asked Kurt about the Royals hitters; what was their reputation and how did the Twins approach them?

KU beats Brazil 81-72 for second consecutive World University Games win

Wayne Selden scored 23 points and Frank Mason added 15 Sunday as Kansas defeated Brazil 81-72 at the World University Games in South Korea. Hunter Mickelson scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds as the Jayhawks, who are representing the United States in the tourney, remained unbeaten at 2-0 in pool play.

KU beats Brazil 81-72 for second consecutive World University Games win

Wayne Selden scored 23 points and Frank Mason added 15 Sunday as Kansas defeated Brazil 81-72 at the World University Games in South Korea. Hunter Mickelson scored 11 and grabbed eight rebounds as the Jayhawks, who are representing the United States in the tourney, remained unbeaten at 2-0 in pool play.

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Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

Baseball can claim victory, a good All-Star starting lineup selected with — by far — the biggest voter “turnout” in history and the biggest voting discussion in at least 58 years. For a sport in need of buzz and creating younger fans, this is a terrific outcome. For the Royals, this is more about hometown support, and less about hijacking the system.

Chiefs may never have come to be without Jack Steadman

Lamar Hunt may well on his own have come to the conclusion that Kansas City was the right site for his pro football team, but the move at every stage was precipitated by the work and counsel of the steadfast Jack Steadman, who died Sunday at age 86.

Despite worry, All-Star Game voting is validated

Baseball can claim victory, a good All-Star starting lineup selected with — by far — the biggest voter “turnout” in history and the biggest voting discussion in at least 58 years. For a sport in need of buzz and creating younger fans, this is a terrific outcome. For the Royals, this is more about hometown support, and less about hijacking the system.

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World Soccer

Tweets from the World Cup final: U.S. beats Japan 5-2

The United States beats Japan 5-2 to capture the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the third time the American women have won the World Cup. The other two championships were in 1991 and 1999, when the United States hosted the event. The United States finished second to Japan in the last Women's World Cup in 2011.

Chiefs

Jack Steadman, an influential figure in success of the Chiefs, dies at age 86

Jack Steadman was Lamar Hunt’s right-hand man starting with the formation of the American Football League and founding of the franchise in 1960. He oversaw three AFL championships and a Super Bowl victory and was the principal force behind the construction of the Truman Sports Complex, home to Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. He helped make Kansas City a major-league city.

Royals

Royals beat Twins 3-2 on ninth-inning walk-off double, earn series split

Lorenzo Cain scored from first on Eric Hosmer’s ninth-inning double as the Royals slipped past the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and earned a split in their four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Danny Duffy worked six-and-a-third effective innings as Kansas City restored a four-and-a-half games lead over the Twins in the American League Central.