After a month of leisure, the Chiefs will take their first real steps toward building on a breakthrough 2015 season as quarterbacks and rookies are due to report to training camp Tuesday at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
Royals starter Edison Volquez has been in trade rumors approaching the August 1 trade deadline, but Volquez said he wants to stay in Kansas City for the long haul. General manager Dayton Moore said no one the team is off-limits in a deal.
Blue Springs junior offensive tackle/defensive end Daniel Parker Jr. committed Sunday to Missouri. Parker won’t sign for more than 18 months, but he’s so comfortable with the staff and players that he didn’t hesitate to give his verbal pledge.
Greek club Olympiakos made a multimillion-dollar offer for Dwyer, but Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes said the team is not considering it under its current structure. Dwyer reached double figures in goals Sunday for the third straight season.
Texas Rangers coach Jayce Tingler lives in Smithville in the offseason. He gave baseball lessons to The Star’s Scholar-Athlete Jacob Bohlken for five years. The two reunited at the Royals’ game Sunday.
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.
Former NBA star Michael Jordan says he’s been “deeply troubled” by violence against African-Americans and police. Jordan says that all people deserve to be respected and supported. He made the statement to The Undefeated.
Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.
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.
The Chiefs have 90 players on their roster for training camp, which starts July 26 when rookies and quarterbacks report to Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph. Here’s a breakdown of the camp roster by position, with analysis.
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.
It was just last week when the Royals claimed Blue Springs product Nick Tepesch. But it was three other former Blue Springs players who touched the Kauffman Stadium field before Tepesch ever did in a Royals uniform when they played in the Ban Johnson All-Star Game on Sunday.
Sporting Kansas City utterly dismantled the visiting Seattle Sounders FC 3-0 on Sunday at a hot, humid Children’s Mercy Park. Dom Dwyer scored two goals and Jacob Peterson added the third. The payoff: Sporting KC climbed three spots in the Western Conference and moved back into playoff positioning.
A day after Children’s Mercy Park hosted the funeral service for Kansas City, Kan., police Capt. Robert David Melton, who was shot and killed Tuesday in the line of duty, a moment of silence honored him before Sporting KC played the Seattle Sounders FC. Sporting players also wore jerseys with the image of a KCK police badge with a black-and-blue band on it.
Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.