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Report: Andrew Benintendi drawing trade interest from AL East rival

The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays are duking it out for second place in the American League East, and they might be competing on the trade market, as well. Toronto is "among the teams with interest" in Kansas City Royals outfielder Andrew Benintendi ahead of the Aug. 2 MLB trade deadline, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday.
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Mike Matheny is falling into the same habits that got him fired in St. Louis

When the Royals initially hired Mike Matheny, fans had some reservations despite a glossy résumé that included six winning seasons, four playoff appearances, a .555 winning percentage, and a National League pennant with the Cardinals. The reasons for concern were how he had taken a very successful franchise and overseen its decline, with his winning percentage dropping in each of his final four seasons in St. Louis. Even more concerning were how things deteriorated in St. Louis. Matheny was resistant to analytics, combative with the media, distant with his players, and oversaw a tense clubhouse that included a story of player hazing that ultimately led to Matheny’s firing.
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'West Bottoms' is both backdrop and character for a film set in Kansas City

The focus of the 20-minute short film "West Bottoms" is a father trying to reconnect with his college-age daughter with historic Kansas City buildings as its backdrop. Kansas City screenwriter and director Greg Sheffer finds the city's West Bottoms "incredible ... just because it's kind of been left untouched." Sheffer wrote the story and then felt that the old warehouses in need of rehabilitation matched the life of the lead character and decided to shoot the film there.

Several Starbucks in Kansas and Missouri have unionized. How can other workers do the same?

At the south end of Mill Creek Park on a recent Sunday afternoon, near the iconic fountain by  Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, workers, allies and politicians gathered in a semicircle.  Representing Starbucks Workers United, many were clad in black shirts and holding signs such as “Unions brew better coffee” and “Reinstate fired workers.” It […] The post Several Starbucks in Kansas and Missouri have unionized. How can other workers do the same? appeared first on The Beacon.
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Checking in on former Red Sox at season's halfway point

The Red Sox picked a good time to turn their season around. With an 18-10 record in June, they've given Boston fans something to cheer about after the Bruins and Celtics' seasons came to unceremonious ends. We won't hold it against you if you were too invested in the Celtics'...

Fourth of July fireworks: What’s legal in your city?

We've made the list, now it's time for you to check it twice before heading to a fireworks tent near you. Are you allowed to shoot off fireworks in your area? Check out our list of updated fireworks rules and regulations for cities across the metro area. MISSOURI. BELTON: Allowed...

Report: Utah Royals To Rejoin NWSL In 2024

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Royals will return to the NWSL in 2024, according to Jeff Kassouf of ESPN. Real Salt Lake owners David Blitzer and Ryan Smith have both publically stated in January that they plan on bringing the Utah Royals back to Utah. Blitzer was quoted saying that it would be a matter of “when” and not “if” when asked if he hopes to return professional women’s soccer back to the state of Utah.
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Remembering the Chiefs’ top 5 defensive plays of 2021

Training camp is less than four weeks away, and Kansas City Chiefs fans' excitement level to see this new defense is starting to heat up. The defense will look a bit different this year, given the numerous offseason additions to all three levels. Before we look at what this new defense will do in 2022, let's take just a moment to remember the highlights of the 2021 defense.
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Zack Greinke allegedly pretending to sign a kid’s ball and instead throwing it into the stratosphere might be the best Greinke tale yet

Zack Greinke is a weird guy. An ace, one of the best of his generation, to be sure, but a bit odd. Whether it be trying to close fantasy football trades midgame, purposefully beaning his own teammates during spring training in order to see more batters, or randomly showing up to the basketball park by his house to hoop with 12-year-olds, full bedhead and all, the legend of Greinke precedes him wherever he goes.