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Girl who loves unicorns, hates cancer is first to receive second wish from new charity

A quickly arranged trip to Florida for an Olathe girl and her family came courtesy of Sporting Kansas City’s newest philanthropic endeavor, Sporting Wishes, a program for children battling cancer for a second, third or even fourth time. It fills a need for children facing life-threatening illnesses who already received a granted wish from programs like the Dream Factory and Make-A-Wish Foundation, which approve only one wish per child, no matter which charity provided it.

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As Sporting KC roster gets younger, Peter Vermes goes back to school

Sporting Kansas City, without a Major League Soccer playoff victory since 2013, underwent perhaps its most significant turnover in a single offseason since Peter Vermes assumed the head coaching job in 2009. The team will open the 2017 season at 6 p.m. Saturday at D.C. United. In trying to understand how best to manage younger players, Vermes went to a college lecture on millennials.

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Benny Feilhaber: 'Gotta shoot to score, right?'

Sporting KC midfielder Benny Feilhaber describes his goal in a 2-1 win against San Jose at Children's Mercy Park on March 18, 2017.
Sam McDowell The Kansas City Star
Benny Feilhaber: 'Gotta shoot to score, right?' 0:50

Benny Feilhaber: 'Gotta shoot to score, right?'

Matt Besler, Peter Vermes on Sporting KC scoreless draw 1:29

Matt Besler, Peter Vermes on Sporting KC scoreless draw

Graham Zusi on Sporting Kansas City's new players and leadership 1:12

Graham Zusi on Sporting Kansas City's new players and leadership

Benny Feilhaber on Sporting Kansas City playing at home and on the road 1:25

Benny Feilhaber on Sporting Kansas City playing at home and on the road