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Chiefs' cut day tracker: Amaya, Webb and Schwenke among those released

kansascity.com — With a 3 p.m. deadline to cut their roster from 75 to 53 men looming, the Chiefs have begun the process of waiving players.

Did that really happen? A look back at KU football’s fleeting glory

kansascity.com — Just three years after the program's finest moment, Kansas football was already mired in the worst four-year run the school has ever seen. The two extremes exist to highlight the other, showing how a program goes from really good to really bad, really fast.
Aug 30, 2014

Seriously, though, seven years ago, Kansas football got a No. 1 vote in the FINAL AP POLL. How wild is that. kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Aug 30, 2014

Along with the story on the fall, a look back at seven moments that were once KU football — crazy as it seems now: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Five seasons ago, KU football started a fall that continues today

kansascity.com — How did KU football go from really good to really bad, really fast? The time after Mark Mangino's departure has been marked by crucial missteps, ego clashes and a power vacuum that has driven the on-field product into the worst four-year stretch in the program's history.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @rustindodd: Seven seasons ago, Kansas won the Orange Bowl. How a program goes from really good to really bad, really fast: kansascity.com/sports/college…

Aug 30, 2014

ICYMI: Seven seasons ago, Kansas won the Orange Bowl. How a program goes from really good to really bad, really fast: kansascity.com/sports/college…

Aug 30, 2014

RT @rustindodd: Seven seasons ago, Kansas won the Orange Bowl. How a program goes from really good to really bad, really fast: kansascity.com/sports/college…

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K-State Wildcats Sports News

kansascity.com — It's been 25 years since Bill Snyder started coaching football at Kansas State, which is why we are republishing Sam Mellinger's column on Snyder from the Wildcats' 2012 Big 12 championship season in which the coach, already famous for one Manhattan Miracle, turned around the program again.

Missouri-South Dakota State football preview

kansascity.com — Missouri looks to win its 13th consecutive season football opener Saturday when the Tigers take on South Dakota State at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Columbia. The game will air on ESPNU.

For passenger pigeons, flight from abundance to extinction was short

kansascity.com — A century after Martha, the last of the birds, died in Cincinnati, some researchers are working to resurrect them. Others say the focus should be on saving the endangered species we still have.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @KCStar: For passenger pigeons, flight from abundance to extinction was short. Can researchers bring them back? kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Future Tigers Fridays: Q&A with Blue Valley’s A.J. Harris

kansascity.com — Kansas high school football won't start for another week, but Blue Valley senior A.J. Harris isn't worried about trying to entice scholarship offers. Harris committed to Missouri in April and chatted about that decision with The Star.

Indians’ victory over Royals tightens division race

kansascity.com — The Indians' 6-0 victory over the Royals allowed them and the Detroit Tigers to gain ground on first-place Kansas City in the American League Central standing.

Once again in this long season, Royals can show what they’re made of

kansascity.com — Let's be clear and reasonable here: Only a fool would panic. After all, Saturday marks the latest the Royals have been in first place since - wait for it - 1985. Even with just 28 games left, it's a stretch to talk about a season being at a true crossroads.

Missouri won’t overlook FCS South Dakota State

kansascity.com — No. 24 Missouri doesn't expect South Dakota State to be a pushover Saturday when the 2014 season kicks off at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The Jackrabbits, who are ranked No. 10 in the Football Championship Subdivision, reached the second round of the FCS playoffs last season.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended nine games by NFL

kansascity.com — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, a Raytown High graduate who played at Missouri, has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues.
Aug 29, 2014

On top of the 5 games Aldon Smith missed last season in rehab, he was suspended for 9 more today by the NFL: kansascity.com/sports/nfl/art…

The Star’s 53-man Chiefs roster prediction

kansascity.com — With NFL teams mandated to get down from 75 to 53 man by 3 p.m. Saturday, The Star's Terez Paylor takes a stab at a roster prediction, with the caveat the Chiefs will likely scour the market for upgrades at the backend of the roster.

Steve Kraske: Claire McCaskill flirts with a run for Missouri governor

kansascity.com — She has long viewed herself as executive timber well qualified to become the first woman governor in Missouri history. All signs point to Missouri's senior senator taking a hard look at running for the state's top job in 2016.

Sporting KC announces formal partnership with Brazilian club Fluminense FC

kansascity.com — Sporting KC announced a formal partnership Friday with Fluminense FC that will include player loans, transfers and academy exchanges through the 2016 season. The two clubs will also share coaching philosophies, business practices and marketing strategies.