Professional sports

Sporting KC falls to Houston
August 30, 2014
Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City, 3-1, on Friday night for the Dynamo’s second road win of the season.
Royals tumble in 10
August 29, 2014
Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
Chiefs buried by flags, Pack
August 29, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs’ receiving corps took two more hits, though coach Andy Reid seemed to be a bit more worried by all the flags.
Fantasy football illegal in Kansas
12:06 p.m., August 28, 2014 Updated 05:11 p.m.
People participating in fantasy football leagues in Kansas might be breaking the law, a state official said Thursday. Referring to fantasy football leagues that involve money or prizes, “We consider them to be illegal,” said Judith Taylor, general counsel for the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission.
Ex-Jayhawk Black signs two-year deal with Rockets
August 28, 2014
Basketball notebook. … Former Kansas University center Tarik Black has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday night.
Royals rally past Twins
August 28, 2014
Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending Kansas City to a 6-1 victory over Minnesota.
Chiefs, Packers ready for preseason finale
August 27, 2014
Don’t expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
Chiefs sign guard McGlynn
August 27, 2014
The Chiefs have signed veteran guard Mike McGlynn to help stabilize their shaky offensive line while waiving reserve offensive lineman Ben Gottschalk.
Yost implores Royals’ fans to show up
August 27, 2014
Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.
Gordon’s walk-off HR lifts Royals to 2-1 win
August 27, 2014
Alcides Escobar led off with a blooper to shallow right for a single, and Alex Gordon swatted the second pitch he saw over the right-field wall to give the AL Central-leading Royals a dramatic 2-1 victory over Minnesota — and help them avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
’Wolves welcome Wiggins
August 27, 2014
Andrew Wiggins is definitely feeling appreciated following his trade from Cleveland. By Gary Bedore
Chiefs’ Smith plays down contract status
August 27, 2014
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
Ventura to miss one start
August 27, 2014
The Royals are skipping right-hander Yordano Ventura’s next turn in the rotation to rest his sore back, clearing the way for Liam Hendriks to make his first start for the club since arriving in a trade from Toronto.
Chiefs release three
August 27, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs waived offensive tackle Ryan McKee and defensive backs Kevin Rutland and Damond Smith on Tuesday to reach the 75-man roster limit.
Hosmer cleared to swing
August 26, 2014
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month because of a stress fracture in his right hand.