Excelsior Springs, MO

Royals Review

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.
FOX Sports

Tigers host the Royals to start 3-game series

Kansas City Royals (27-47, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (29-45, fourth in the AL Central) PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Brad Keller (0-0); Tigers: TBD. BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Detroit has a 17-22 record in...

Amtrak, BNSF sue truck driver’s company in Missouri train crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Railway companies Amtrak and BNSF have now filed a federal lawsuit against the company the truck driver worked for in this week’s deadly Missouri train crash. The news comes just one day after that driver’s widow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a BNSF...
NBC Sports

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.
Wichita Eagle

On the Hall of Fame case for Otis Taylor, vital not just to KC Chiefs but pro football

In a more just version of his journey, Otis Taylor would have been in prominent view over this fourth quarter of his life instead of sight unseen. We’d routinely have seen him around Kansas City or out at Arrowhead Stadium, like so many other legendary Chiefs. He would have retained a measure of his uncanny command over a frame that was 6-foot-3, 215 pounds in his prime — when he was a revolutionary force in the influential glory days of the Chiefs and thus an essential figure in the rapid rise of the modern game itself.

Highway Patrol Accident &Arrest Reports

State Troopers investigated an assident in Ray County and mand an arrest in Caldwell County. A two-vehicle accident in Ray County left a Polo resident with minor injuries. The accident happened at about 9:13 am Wednesday, as a vehicle driven by 22-year-old Tayler J Harrah of Polo was pulling a vehicle on Route D, driven by 44-year-old Jeremy S Gurwell of Polo. The Highway Patrol reported Gurwell was not able to stop and struck the rear of the Harrah vehicle. Both vehicles ran off the road, overturned, and struck the ditch.

Excelsior Springs Man Killed In Wednesday Evening Collision

An Excelsior Springs man lost his life Wednesday evening in a two-vehicle accident in Ray County. According to the accident report from Troop A of the Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Excelsior Springs resident Randy D. Owens was driving a 2001 Chevy S-10 on Missouri Route 10 at Route M at 5:38 P.M. Wednesday when he began to slow and his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2008 Buick Enclave being driven by 46-year-old Richmond resident Michele L. LeMatty.