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Hot, muggy weather to return to KC for the weekend

kansascity.com — Kansas City's brief break from the hot and muggy conditions will come to an end Friday. While Friday is expected to be the hottest day, the heat index is expected to exceed 100 degrees both Friday and Saturday.

Billy Butler leads American League in double plays once again

kansascity.com — Little about Billy Butler looks normal in 2014. His power is down. His batting eye looks hazy. His offensive statistics have all fallen short of expectations. Except for one. He leads the American League lead in grounding into double plays.
Jul 24, 2014

#BBDP RT @McCulloughStar: Plus links, odds, Matt Pryor. RT @KCStar: Billy Butler leads AL in double plays once again: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jul 24, 2014

Plus links, odds and Matt Pryor. RT @KCStar: Billy Butler leads American League in double plays once again: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Kansas City, Hickman Mills school districts to give all students free meals

kansascity.com — Both districts are taking advantage of a new federal provision for high-poverty districts to forgo the expensive paperwork and bureaucracy in managing lunch accounts and simply feed all kids the same.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @eyokley: Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts in Missouri to give all students free meals. @robertsonkcstar reports: kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Olathe, Overland Park police plan DUI checkpoint, patrols

kansascity.com — Olathe and Overland Park police announced they will have special enforcement efforts Friday targeting drunken driving.
Jul 24, 2014

Olathe, Overland Park police plan DUI checkpoint, patrols bit.ly/1uiMWaH

Police seek help identifying suspected beauty store shoplifters

kansascity.com — Police seek the identity of a man an woman who are suspected of shoplifting items from a beauty supply store over a three day period.
Jul 24, 2014

Police seek help identifying suspected beauty store shoplifters bit.ly/1uiMQQo

Here’s something about Jamaal Charles that Chiefs fans might regret reading

kansascity.com — So, you know that Jamaal Charles agreed to a contract extension with the Chiefs just ahead of the start of full-squad training camp today.
Jul 24, 2014

DKTM: Here's something about Jamaal Charles that Chiefs fans may regret reading. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Transferring in college sports can’t become free-agency

kansascity.com — The transfer culture in college football and basketball has been accepted, if not warmly embraced, and some area examples show how messy and complicated it can all be. Oklahoma is seeking to gain immediately eligibility for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, despite his legal troubles at Missouri.

Photo gallery: Manchester City 4, Sporting KC 1

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Mike Moustakas, Royals slide into 2-1 victory over White Sox

kansascity.com — Dropped ball at the plate in the top of the ninth inning allows Mike Moustakas to score the game-winning run as the Royals beat the White Sox 2-1 in Chicago.
Jul 24, 2014

Mike Moustakas broke up a play at the plate and the Royals escaped Chicago with a series victory. kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kan…

Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK

kansascity.com — In a 6 p.m. Wednesday news conference at Sporting Park, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Sporting Club and Wyandotte County officials will unveil plans to construct a $60 million-plus National Training and Coaching Development Center - which they hope will serve as the future home of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Jul 24, 2014

Another win for Wyco: Sporting Club plans to build national soccer training center in KCK @sportingkc bit.ly/1nXeoBc

Jul 23, 2014

RT @ChrisFickett: Exclusive: Sporting will announce plans tonight to build national soccer training center (via @SamMcDowell11): kansascity.com/sports/mls/spo…

Jul 23, 2014

From this evening: Sporting Club plans $75 million national soccer training center. More USMNT games at Sporting Park kansascity.com/sports/mls/spo…

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Poll: Which soccer team would you want to see play a game in KC?

kansascity.com — Manchester City takes the field tonight at Sporting Park, following a long list of other world greats that have played in Kansas City. Who would you like to see play here?
Jul 24, 2014

Poll: Which team would you like to see play in KC? (I didn't stuff the ballot box for Dortmund.) kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Three Thoughts: Sporting KC falls to Manchester City

kansascity.com — Manchester City defeated Sporting Kansas City 4-1 in front of a nearly-packed house at Sporting Park.

Manchester City dominates Sporting KC with 4-1 win in international friendly match

kansascity.com — Kansas City's claim as America's Soccer Capital took a monumental step forward with Wednesday afternoon's announcement of the construction of the U.S. Soccer National Training Center. Sporting Kansas City was unable to put a cherry on Wednesday's soccer sundae, losing 4-1 in its Champions Shield international friendly match to defending English Premier League champion Manchester City at Sporting Park.

Mayor Sly James pushes for an open carry ban in Kansas City

kansascity.com — Following Mayor Sly James' lead, the Kansas City Council's public safety committee on Wednesday endorsed a measure banning the open carry of firearms in the city limits. The full Council votes July 31. But if the state legislature overrides a governor's veto in September, it could void any new city law.

Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the Chiefs

kansascity.com — Jamaal Charles earned every cent of his contract extension. The shelf-life of running backs is cruelly short, and Charles is absolutely right to get paid while he can. More importantly for the Chiefs' future, this does not affect their ability to work out more complicated contract situations with Justin Houston and Alex Smith.
Jul 24, 2014

ICYMI: Getting Jamaal Charles deal done was easy. #Chiefs' real contract challenges remain. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @TerezPaylor: Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the #Chiefs - well put by @mellinger: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jul 23, 2014

Jamaal Charles’ deal was easy, now comes the hard part for the #Chiefs - well put by @mellinger: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

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