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No change at general manager, no change at head coach, but the Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is taking himself out as the team's defensive coordinator. 

Cassel Out, Quinn In As Chiefs Quarterback

Oct 22, 2012
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Matt Cassel is out and Brady Quinn is in as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Romeo Crennel made the announcement on Monday.

Crennel emphasized that he is not blaming Cassel for the team's failures, but says no other changes would have had as broad an impact. He said he made the change that would change the dynamic of the team the most.

KC Sports Report

Oct 15, 2012
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We’re unfolding the newspaper for a look at the latest headlines from the sports section. Did you miss a game this season? ...or all of them?

A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers?

Oct 12, 2012
Jeffrey Beall

When the bad news is about the fans instead of the game, you know things just aren’t right.

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Kansas City Chiefs head football coach Romeo Crennel confirmed today that quarterback Matt Cassel has a concussion as the result of play in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  

KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar

Oct 3, 2012

There were happy days for soccer star Kei Kamara growing up in war-torn West Africa. But then, there were also days that haunt his dreams to this day.

Though the nation's football fans — from President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the average couch quarterback — are begging the two sides to settle their contract dispute so that regular NFL referees can come back to work, there seems to be no clear reason to think that's going to happen in time for this week's games.

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For a sportswriter like Joe Posnanski it had to be a dream come true: unprecedented access to the most revered figure in college football, Joe Paterno. 

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One of the best players in Kansas City Chiefs history returned to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.  It was a triumphant return - for the visiting team.

The Kansas City Chiefs open their regular season this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s hard to see underneath those protective uniforms, but this years’ team is….well, let’s not sugar coat it – young.

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There will be plenty of college football viewing choices on television this weekend. It has come a long way since Kansas City native Walter Byers engineered the NCAA’s first national television rights contract in 1952.

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The 30th Summer Olympic Games come to a close on Sunday in London.

The London 2012 Summer Games are set to begin in earnest, with today's opening ceremony kicking off a weekend of gold-medal competitions. But if you're in America and you hope to watch the Opening Ceremony live, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed: NBC is tape-delaying its broadcast until Friday night.

Why do we like the Olympics?

If somebody hadn't thought to start them up again 116 years ago, would ESPN have invented them to fill in summer programming?

I'm not being cranky. It's just that most of the most popular Olympic sports are the groundhog games. Swimming, gymnastics and track and field come out every four years, see their shadow and go right back underground where nobody pays any attention to them for another four years. Can you even name a gymnast?

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College athletes are considered amateurs in their sports because they are not allowed to be paid for their efforts. 

Raytown Native, And His Family, Head To London Olympics

Jul 23, 2012
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Many athletes dream of going to the Olympics, but few ever succeed in representing their country on sport’s most prestigious stage. 

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The Kansas City Royals have won the World Series every time they’ve made the playoffs the last 27 years. Problem is, they’ve only made the playoffs once in that span – in 1985.

Who Knew There's A Kansas City In Missouri?

Jul 11, 2012

All-Star fans got a geography lesson when they learned that this year's host city is actually in Missouri, not Kansas. There is, of course, a Kansas City in Kansas, but schooling all of America on our geographical intricacies may be too much to hope for. Especially now that the events are over and all the visitors are getting out of Dodge, so to speak. Arrowhead Pride amassed a collection of tweets during the Home Run Derby from viewers who seemingly had no idea that Kansas City, Mo. was a thing. Click on their link below.

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The All-Star game is over.  The National League has the home field advantage in the World Series and the New York Mets host the 2013 All-Star game. 

The All-Star Game is known as the Midsummer Classic. But for all the attention it's bringing to their team's hometown, many Royals fans won't be distracted from their dreams of a World Series--and a Fall Classic in Kansas City. Victor Wishna explains, in this All-Star edition of "A Fan's Notes."

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There was a sense of “Finally!” when Billy Butler of the Kansas City Royals was named for the first time to the American League All-Star team.  

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While the managers of the American and National Leagues announced their starting lineups on Monday for tomorrow night's All-Star game at Kauffman Stadium, both acknowledged their links to Kansas City.

The All-Star Game Hits Kansas City

Jul 9, 2012

The throngs gather at Kauffman Stadium for the biggest summer sporting event, but for many, it's more than just a game.

At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, baseball fans got a mix of the young and the old on the diamond. In the Futures game that featured top minor league prospects, the USA team pounded the World team, 17-5.  

For Monday night's Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium, there is certain to be some tape measure jobs.  

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Kansas City's All-Star festivities officially kicked off Friday morning at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City.

Rejoice! KC Has An Incredible Football Team

Jul 5, 2012

With All Star weekend ahead, Kansas City has gone baseball crazy. And, why not? It’s not like we have a decent football team anymore... oh, but we do. Meet the KC Tribe.

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In the Olympic swimming trials Thursday night, Bobby Bollier of Mission Hills, Kan. had a tough assignment.

Balancing Competition And Fun In Youth Sports

Jun 25, 2012
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More than 52 million young people around the country participate in organized sports, according to the National Council of Youth Sports. 

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Two athletes with ties to Kansas and Missouri will have a chance to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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