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Smith scores 23 to carry Denver over Kansas City 63-55

Jan. 17, 2022 22:41 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tevin Smith had a season-high 23 points plus 10 rebounds as Denver snapped its 10-game road losing streak, defeating Kansas City 63-55 on Monday night. Jordan Johnson had 17 points for Denver (7-14, 3-5 Summit League). He also had seven turnovers but only...

Two large Kansas school districts shuttered as COVID surges

Jan. 17, 2022 16:31 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Two large school districts in Kansas have canceled classes this week as COVID-19 cases surge among their staff and students. Olathe Public Schools and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported....

Chiefs open up offense against Pittsburgh, eye Buffalo next

Jan. 17, 2022 12:25 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had to learn to dink and dunk their way through this entire season, contrary to every instinct of go for broke quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as opposing defenses simply refused to let themselves get beaten deep. You can bet they...

Kansas City police ID man found shot to death in vehicle

Jan. 17, 2022 09:26 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have identified a man found shot to death inside a vehicle over the weekend. Maurice Bell, 45, was found Saturday night unresponsive inside a vehicle sitting in the front yard of a home, police said in a news release. Bell died at the...

Retirement awaits Roethlisberger after 42-21 loss in KC

Jan. 17, 2022 00:46 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised some eyebrows ahead of their wild-card game against the defending AFC champion Chiefs on Sunday night when he admitted that “we probably aren't supposed to be here.” Well, he wasn't wrong. ...

Mahomes leads Chiefs to 42-21 wild-card romp over Steelers

Jan. 17, 2022 00:45 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were going nowhere on offense against Pittsburgh early Sunday night, so coach Andy Reid had wide receiver Mecole Hardman take a shotgun snap and hand off to running back Darrel Williams on a trick play. Their exchange hit the ground, T.J. Watt...

Steelers have Harris, Smith-Schuster for playoff game in KC

Jan. 16, 2022 19:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers had running back Najee Harris and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster available for their wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Harris, who ran for a franchise rookie-record 1,200 yards this season,...

Kansas City police investigate city's third homicide of 2022

Jan. 16, 2022 11:02 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot inside a vehicle. Kansas City police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said gunshots were reported just before 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of East 78th Street, which is near...

Abmas scores 26 to help Oral Roberts beat Kansas City 82-74

Jan. 15, 2022 23:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Abmas scored 26 points, including six 3-pointers, Kareem Thompson had 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Oral Roberts beat Kansas City 82-74 on Saturday night. Trey Phipps added 14 points, Isaac McBride scored 11 and DeShang Weaver 10 for Oral...

Former NFL player Siavii found dead in Kansas federal prison

Jan. 14, 2022 22:39 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle was found dead in a Kansas federal prison where he was being held on charges of illegal firearms possession, a prison official said. Saousoalii Siavii Jr., 43, was found unresponsive at the U.S. Penitentiary in...