9:45 AM EST, Mon January 23, 2017
Kansas City Star 9 hours ago

Five memorable moments in the career of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

The Star's Pete Grathoff gives five of the best moments of the late Yordano Ventura's career with the Royals. …
Kansas City Star 11 hours ago

Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil

Infielder Christian Colon and pitchers Danny Duffy and Ian Kennedy attended a candlelight vigil for teammate Yordano Ventura, who was killed in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic. The emotional gathering was held outside of Kauffman Stadium on Sunday night, Jan. 22, 2017. …
Kansas City Star 11 hours ago

Patriots beat Steelers by doing all the things the Chiefs didn’t

The New England Patriots like the motto “Do Your Job.” Their coach, Bill Belichick, uses it often, and it’s one of those football cliches that actually applies to a winning …
Kansas City Star 11 hours ago

KU women still winless in Big 12 after loss to TCU

The Kansas women’s team was searching for its first Big 12 Conference win Sunday, but the Jayhawks dropped an 83-68 decision to TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. The Jayhawks (6-13, …
Kansas City Star 12 hours ago

Royals GM Dayton Moore: “Players like Yordano are why coaches and teachers exist”

Dayton Moore is on the phone when he opens the door to his 26th floor hotel room here to let you in. The Royals general manager keeps his iPhone in …
Kansas City Star 13 hours ago

Notable dates in the Royals career of pitcher Yordano Ventura

The Royals life of Yordano Ventura, from his 2008 signing with the organization until his death early Sunday morning. Oct. 8, 2008 Yordano Ventura, 17, receives a $28,000 signing bonus …
News-Herald 13 hours ago
Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura, ex-Indian Andy Marte killed in separate car crashes

Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura, ex-Indian Andy Marte killed in separate car crashes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. >> Yordano Ventura quit school as a teenager so he could begin working a construction job to help his family make ends meet, laboring day after day in the hot sun of the Dominican Republic.It was a chance tryout with the Kansas City Royals that changed the trajectory of his life.
Kansas City Star 13 hours ago

Off the press: A look at some of Yordano Ventura’s most memorable moments

Although he only played in parts of four seasons with the Kansas City Royals, pitcher Yordano Ventura made a big impact on the mound, in the clubhouse and on the …
Kansas City Star 14 hours ago

When tragedy struck: other KC athletes who died while active

Pitcher Yordano Ventura died Saturday night in a vehicular crash in the Dominican Republic, and is the first Royals pitcher who has died while still an active player. Unfortunately, he’s …

Remembering the short, complicated life of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

The first time I saw Yordano Ventura throw a baseball was on the backfields of the Royals’ spring training complex. He looked like a high school player who had wandered …
Kansas City Star 14 hours ago

Yordano Ventura through the years

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died Sunday in a vehicle crash in the Dominican Republic at age 25. Here are some videos of him through the years with the Royals. …
Kansas City Star 15 hours ago

Star reporters remember the life of Yordano Ventura

The Kansas City Star reporters Blair Kerkhoff and Rustin Dodd and columnist Vahe Gregorian shared their memories of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura during a Facebook Live broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Ventura was killed in a car wreck in his native Dominican Republic this weekend. …
Kansas City Star 16 hours ago

Frank Mason’s ‘mistake’ results in basket for Jayhawks in win over Texas

Frank Mason dribbled through the lane, and with his eyes seemingly focused on wide-open forward Carlton Bragg, flipped a high-arcing shot — or was it a lob pass to the …
Kansas City Star 16 hours ago

Dayton Moore on Yordano Ventura: “We’re gonna miss him”

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who mesmerized fans with his precocious talent, scintillating fastball and fiery swagger, was killed in a traffic crash in his native Dominican Republic, the team confirmed Sunday morning. Ventura was 25. “He was a huge part of the history of The Royals and we’re gonna miss him,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. …
Kansas City Star 17 hours ago

Sense of loss: Kansas City had a love affair with Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura

We lost a part of ourselves this weekend. There’s no other way to say it. Yordano Ventura’s wide smile and indefatigable exuberance touched us all in ways that slice deeper …

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