Professional sports

Sporting KC trips Toronto
August 17, 2014
Dom Dwyer scored his 15th and 16th goals of the season, converting two penalty kicks in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.
Chiefs’ Bowe suspended
August 16, 2014
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on Friday was suspended for the season opener against Tennessee for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Willingham keys big inning; Royals extend Central lead
August 16, 2014
Josh Willingham returned to Target Field and hit a three-run double in Kansas City’s five-run fourth inning, and the surging Royals hung on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5.
Chiefs say goodbye to St. Joseph
August 15, 2014
The Chiefs broke camp on the campus of Missouri Western on Thursday as they prepared for their second preseason game and will resume practice at their own facility in Kansas City next week. Now, the question becomes whether the Chiefs will ever return to St. Joseph.
Royals keep sizzling, upend A’s again
August 15, 2014
The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday.
Vargas, Royals shut down A’s
August 13, 2014
The crowd roared as Jason Vargas emerged from the dugout for the ninth inning, the Kansas City Royals trying to hold onto a 3-0 lead over the Oakland Athletics in a matchup of playoff hopefuls. Five pitches later, the crowd roared even louder.
Chiefs finally building depth at receiver
August 13, 2014
The past few years in Kansas City, it’s been Dwayne Bowe and everyone else at wide receiver. Anyone else, really.
Lester, A’s end Royals’ run
August 13, 2014
The Oakland Athletics’ combination of Jon Lester and Josh Donaldson was too much for the Kansas City Royals.
Royals trade for Twins OF Willingham
August 12, 2014
The Royals bolstered their offense Monday by acquiring outfielder Josh Willingham from the Minnesota Twins, a move the long-suffering franchise hopes will help them end a playoff drought that stretches back nearly three decades.
LHS grad Reaney earns 4th, 6th at swim meet
August 12, 2014
Lawrence High graduate Emma Reaney earned a fourth- and sixth-place finish, respectively, in the women’s 100- and 200-meter breaststroke at the Phillips 66 National Championships, which were held Wednesday-Sunday.
Chiefs’ Charles loves to block, too
August 12, 2014
Jamaal Charles may be known for his slick moves and world-class speed, but he also relishes a chance to lay the lumber on an unsuspecting defensive back or hard-charging linebacker.
Well, well, look who’s in first
Royals upend A’s, take Central lead
August 12, 2014
Alcides Escobar pumped his fist. Jarrod Dyson did a backflip. And for the first time in more than a decade, the Kansas City Royals were in first place in mid-August.
Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves
August 11, 2014
When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing.
Whitecaps hand Sporting 2-0 setback
August 10, 2014
Darren Mattocks scored for the fourth time in the last five games to help the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Sunday night.
Gordon promo a hit, 7-4
August 10, 2014
Alex Gordon is eager for another marketing gimmick.