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Royals’ James Shields passed kidney stone during ALCS but is ready for World Series

kansascity.com — As the Royals wrapped up their first berth in the World Series since 1985 last week, James Shields was grappling with the effects of a kidney stone, the pitcher told The Star on Monday. Shields will face Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner after 11 days off in game one at Kauffman Stadium (7:07 p.m.
Oct 20, 2014

Shields, Pinkel share an obsession with amnesia. The Royals' ace also passed a kidney stone (via @McCulloughStar): kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

He copied Lamb! @fox4sports RT @jeff_rosen88: TOUGH GUY: #Royals’ James Shields passed kidney stone during ALCS. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @McCulloughStar: One reason James Shields didn't pitch Game 4 of the ALCS? He was too busy passing a kidney stone. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

Sounds like fun. MT @McCulloughStar: One reason Shields didn't pitch Game 4 of ALCS? He was passing a kidney stone. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

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State board president, superintendent groups at odds over plans for choosing next education commissioner

kansascity.com — Education groups in Missouri frustrated by controversies with retiring Commissioner Chris Nicastro want board President Peter Herschend to expand and open the search for her successor.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @J_Hancock: State board president, superintendent groups at odds over plans for choosing next Missouri education commissioner kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Oct 21, 2014

State board president, superintendent groups at odds over plans for choosing next Missouri education commissioner kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Twitter Tuesday: the Royals are in the freaking World Series

kansascity.com — I've typed stories about sports every day for most of the last month or two. Once, I even typed a story about sports the day after a friend's bachelor party, and did this WITHOUT eating Chipotle. As I type these words, there is a cut on my thumb from the other day, when I was chopping onions.
Oct 21, 2014

Twitter Tuesday: Royals and the World Series, a national anthem idea, Frank White feud, Jamaal Charles and regret. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Romney to campaign for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts

kansascity.com — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to campaign for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in suburban Kansas City next week, the latest national figure working to save the embattled three-term incumbent.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @aterkel: RT @TomBeaumont: OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Romney to campaign for embattled Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Oct 20, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Romney to campaign for embattled Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Photo gallery: Star Shots, best photos from Oct. 20

kansascity.com — Best photos by Kansas City Star and wire photographers from Oct. 20, 2014.

With the Royals in the World Series, Kansas City is a baseball town again

kansascity.com — From the minor-league Blues and the Monarchs of the Negro Leagues to the Athletics and Royals of the major leagues, Kansas City has always has been a baseball town. This October, as the Royals return to the first World Series for the first time since their championship season of 1985, reminds us of that.

TheChat: Government missteps make the Ebola crisis worse

kansascity.com — And...Schweich launches an audit of 10 municipal courts to see if speeding tickets are being used to fund basic services
Oct 21, 2014

TheChat: Gov't missteps make the Ebola crisis worse, @RoyBlunt says...and @TomSchweich2014 looks at municipal court: kansascity.com/news/local/new…

Stadium parking for World Series will be $25

kansascity.com — The cost of tickets to the World Series games in Kansas City may be through the roof, and parking won't be cheap either. A parking pass to Tuesday's game will cost $25, the same as for the American League Champion Series.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @KCStar: For the #WorldSeries opener, parking lots will open at 2 and the stadium opens at 4:30 p.m. bit.ly/1pwIEW9

Yost has been making ‘most of what he has’ since growing up a Giants fan

kansascity.com — The managerial career of Royals skipper Ned Yost is rooted in his family-first upbringing near San Francisco as a fan of the Oakland A's ... but especially that other team across the bay.

Royals Photos & Videos

kansascity.com — Look for our Chiefs Extra print section in The Kansas City Star each Friday before the Chiefs play for a new action figure. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to sports@kcstar.com for a chance to win prizes. This week's prize is a $100 gift card to Price Chopper.

#RoyalsOdyssey: Finding fans of ‘America’s team’ on the road to the World Series

kansascity.com — The Star's Eric Adler and Monty Davis are traversing the western half of the country to gauge support for the Kansas City Royals.

Baby chimp at the Kansas City zoo named “Royal George”

kansascity.com — A chimpanzee born at the Kansas City Zoo was named in honor of the Royals on the eve of their return to the World Series.
Oct 21, 2014

World Series fever hits KC Zoo; baby chimp named “Royal George” kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Royals were best poised to capitalize on recent trend in baseball

kansascity.com — Teams are scoring less and hitting with less power, the Royals style of speed ball takes advantage of that.
Oct 20, 2014

Why some teams are looking at the Royals as a model in how to win, and it's not what you might think: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Lee Jeans calls for KC to send Levi’s back to San Francisco

kansascity.com — Lee Jeans, which calls Kansas City home, is asking people to show their support for the Royals Wednesday by ditching their jeans made by Levi Strauss & Co., which calls San Francisco home. The donated jeans will be sent to homeless shelters in San Francisco.
Oct 20, 2014

This kind of stuff is stupid: RT @cronkb: Lee Jeans calls for KC to send Levi’s back to SF bit.ly/1r2MqqJ @Royals @sfgiants

As focus faded and losses picked up in late July, Royals changed their game

kansascity.com — The sight unnerved Rusty Kuntz as he entered the visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park on July 20. The KC Royals had dropped their third game in a row and fallen below .500 for the first time in a month, but a collection of players were focused on their iPads, playing a game called "Clash of Clans."
Oct 21, 2014

RT @McCulloughStar: As the Royals' season burned in July, an iPad game called Clash of Clans acted as the fiddle. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 21, 2014

As the Royals' season burned in July, an iPad game called Clash of Clans acted as the fiddle. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

As focus faded and losses picked up in late July, @Royals changed their game kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

As focus faded and losses picked up in late July, Royals changed their game kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Oct 20, 2014

Great detail on turnaround RT @McCulloughStar: How the Royals learned to grow up and stop playing Clash of Clans. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

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