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Jeremy Guthrie begins series for Royals in Oakland

kansascity.com — Eric Hosmer was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right hand and could miss up to six weeks. The team flew to the West Coast late on Thursday evening, unsure when they would make a roster move. Kansas City plans to activate Jason Vargas for his return on Saturday.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @McCulloughStar: Here are the pitching matchups for this weekend in Oakland. Not exactly fun. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Aug 01, 2014

Here are the pitching matchups for this weekend in Oakland. Not exactly fun. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

French bidder for T-Mobile leaves the experts guessing

kansascity.com — Iliad jumped in front of an expected Sprint bid for T-Mobile, but investment analysts can't figure out why. Iliad has little to offer T-Mobile, but it might be able to turn a relatively quick profit.

When it comes to learning NFL verbiage, Chiefs QBs face a tall task

kansascity.com — During his first position meeting with the Chiefs, rookie quarterback Aaron Murray remembers hearing his new teammates recite long, random mishmashes of words that sounded to him like plays. They were.
Aug 01, 2014

Holy Gruden! Learning Andy Reid's playcalls presents #Chiefs QBs a tall task. kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kan…

Eric Hosmer undergoes CT-scan to rule out surgery; Royals explain process on injured hand

kansascity.com — Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer underwent a CT-scan on his injured right hand Friday morning, as the club aimed to rule out the unlikely possibility of season-ending surgery. Hosmer initially was hit by a pitch on July 20 and suffered multiple setbacks before a non-displaced stress fracture was discovered on Thursday.
Aug 01, 2014

The Royals explain their process on Eric Hosmer's injured hand. Plus: the options to take his roster spot. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Kansas City murder problem demands sustained leadership

kansascity.com — Despite five murders in July, homicides are down in Kansas City this year. But violence continues to scar too many neighborhoods, and demands a sustained response. If any group has risen to that challenge, it is the Kansas City chapter of Mothers in Charge.
Aug 01, 2014

RT @KCSTARVOICES: Mothers in Charge help fight homicides in Kansas City. @kcstar editorial: kansascity.com/opinion/editor…

Graphic designer creates Star Wars/MLB mash-up logos for all 30 teams

kansascity.com — Graphic designer Mark Avery-Kenny clearly had some fun when he created Major League Baseball logos with a Star Wars theme. Here is a sampling of some, including the Royals. All 30 logos can be found on Instagram account.

Michael Sam’s former Mizzou roommate says Sam 'has changed'

kansascity.com — Former Missouri tight end Eric Waters, who is with the Pittsburgh Steelers, says Sam has changed a little since he publicly announced that he is gay earlier this year.
Aug 01, 2014

At Steelers camp, former #Mizzou TE Eric Waters (and former roommate) said he thinks Michael Sam has changed: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Lab who walked 30 miles back home to Kansas adopted

kansascity.com — An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her took a private jet to her new home with a Florida heiress.

Officers are cleared in Leavenworth shooting

kansascity.com — Leavenworth police officers who shot and wounded a kidnapping suspect last month did not violate Kansas law, according to Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson.

Boehner points to Obama’s legacy of lawlessness

kansascity.com — And Milton Wolf is up with a new ad again criticizing Pat Roberts for not debating him
Aug 01, 2014

The speaker rips Obama lawlessness, Clinton says he could've gotten bin Laden...and more. BuzzChat Fri: kansascity.com/news/local/new…

Guitarist, songwriter for Alice Cooper dies at 71

kansascity.com — Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71.
Aug 01, 2014

Born in '72? “@KCStar: Guitarist, songwriter for Alice Cooper dies at 71: kansascity.com/entertainment/…

$1 million fine ordered in KC-to-NY cigarette smuggling case

kansascity.com — A New York company conspired with others to avoid paying taxes by buying cigarettes in Missouri and shipping them to New York.
Aug 01, 2014

$1 million fine ordered in KC-to-NY cigarette smuggling case (smokes=NINE DOLLARS LESS per pack in Mo.!). kansascity.com/news/local/cri…

Chiefs’ Eric Berry sits out Friday with right heel problem as injury list grows

kansascity.com — Chiefs Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was unable to practice on Friday morning due to an ankle injury he sustained on Thursday, but cornerback Marcus Cooper was in pads.
Aug 01, 2014

Chiefs’ Eric Berry sits out Friday with heel problem as injury list grows. kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kan…