7:49 AM EDT, Tue September 30, 2014
Topeka Capital-Journal 4 hours ago

Chiefs break Seahawks' Guinness noise record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest outdoor venue in sports. After claiming the record last season, and then losing it to the Seattle Seahawks, the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs reclaimed the mark with a reading of 142.2 decibels in the first half of their game against the New England Patriots on Monday night. Guinness World Records was on hand to record the noise level. The record had been 137.6. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 5 hours ago

Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. read more

Vince Wilfork Says Chiefs 'Beat Us Like We Stole Something'

The Kansas City Chiefs offense ran roughshod over the New England Patriots defense, and nose tackle Vince Wilfork was none too thrilled about it after the game. Hear his takeaways after the humiliating 41-14 loss at Arrowhead Stadium.
Topeka Capital-Journal 7 hours ago

Local briefs for Sept. 29: Autopsy shows chiefs LB belcher had brain damage

An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 8 hours ago

Chiefs blow out Brady, Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and the Kansas City Chiefs beat New England 41-14 on Monday night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots. Charles, who missed last week’s win in Miami with a sprained ankle, ran for 92 yards and a score. He also caught two short TD passes from Alex Smith, who finished with 248 yards and three touchdowns through the air. read more
Sacramento Bee 10 hours ago
A capsule look at the A's-Royals playoff game

A capsule look at the A's-Royals playoff game

A look at the American League wild-card playoff between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics: Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.
Topeka Capital-Journal 12 hours ago

Royals likely loading up bench against A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Perhaps it’s fitting Ned Yost likely will manage the first postseason game of his career the same way he’s managed many previous Royals games. But that might be the recipe for success when the Royals square off against Oakland ace Jon Lester and the A’s in the wild-card game at 7:07 p.m. Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Lester (16-11, 2.46 ERA) has been a longtime nemesis for the Royals, even throwing a no-hitter against them when he was with Boston. So it’s unlikely the Royals will just swing for the fences against him. Instead, they will probably play small...
Topeka Capital-Journal 13 hours ago

Clint Bowen makes good on promise in taking over as KU football interim coach

LAWRENCE — It was almost 20 years ago when Clint Bowen, serving as a GA for Kansas football, went on one of his first dates with his future wife, Kristie. “What are you going to be in life?” she asked him. Bowen didn’t hesitate. “I’m going to be the head football coach at Kansas.” Bowen smiled wide when recalling the story Monday, enjoying one of his first moments in the spotlight as KU’s new interim football coach following Sunday’s firing of Charlie Weis. “To be standing here today,” he said, “is truly one of the greatest honors I’ve ever had in my life.” read...
Topeka Capital-Journal 14 hours ago

Kevin Haskin: Shields value measured by Royals reaching postseason

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Few trades in the history of the Kansas City Royals were as controversial, or as meaningful, as the deal that brought James Shields to town. The pitcher’s impact can be measured by his mere presence Tuesday in Kauffman Stadium. Shields will start for the Royals in their first postseason game in 29 years, an American League wild-card matchup against Jon Lester and the Oakland Athletics. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 16 hours ago

Alex Gordon happy Royals aren't watching playoffs from couch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon will finally get to live out a boyhood dream on Tuesday night. He just hopes it doesn’t end too soon. When Gordon and the Royals take the field for a 7:07 p.m. wild-card game Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, it will officially put an end to a 29-year playoff drought that was the longest in baseball. Gordon has seen both sides of it, growing up a Royals fan and wearing the team’s uniform for eight years now. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 16 hours ago

Big 12 coaches react to KU's firing of Weis

The common reaction was to be expected from Big 12 Conference football coaches when asked about the firing of Charlie Weis at Kansas: Any dismissal of a colleague is cause for concern in a volatile profession. “You develop a relationship with the coaches and they become your friends and you hate to see that happen to anyone,” said first-year Texas coach Charlie Strong, who was on the opposite sideline last Saturday for Weis’ final game. “Kansas had to make a decision and they made it. We’re in this business and we understand there can be pitfalls.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 19 hours ago

Take 5: Five reasons the Royals can beat the A's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Five, give or take a few, is about the number of times the Royals were given up for dead this season. But each time they came back to life, earning a spot in the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. That achievement was more difficult than winning one single game, so here are five reasons the Royals can beat the A’s. 1. James Shields read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 19 hours ago

Royals-A's projected lineups for 7:07 p.m. Tuesday at The K

The Kansas City Royals will make their first postseason appearance in 29 years when they take on the Oakland Athletics in the wild-card game Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a look at the probable lineups for both teams. PROJECTED LINEUPS Athletics Avg. ... HR ... RBIs CF Coco Crisp ... .246 ... 9 ... 47 DH Adam Dunn ... .219 ... 22 ... 64 3B Josh Donaldson ... .255 ... 29 ... 98 LF Brandon Moss ... .234 ... 25 ... 81 RF Josh Reddick ... .264 ... 12 ... 54 read more

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