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Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) goes in for a header against Orlando City forward Tesho Akindele (13) during an MLS soccer game, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. (Nick Tre. Smith/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Orlando City beats Sporting KC to run unbeaten streak to 7

Sep. 23, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Wednesday night to run its unbeaten streak to seven games. Akindele scored in the 36th minute. Two minutes later, Nani passed to Michel on the edge of the penalty area. Michel...

Incoming freshmen run through the University of Missouri columns on Aug. 19, 2020, for the Tiger Walk, in Columbia, Mo. As waves of schools and businesses around the country are cleared to reopen, college towns are moving toward renewed shutdowns because of too many parties and too many COVID-19 infections among students. (Owen Ziliak/Missourian via AP)

MU students face discipline over virus guideline violations

Sep. 23, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With nearly 700 confirmed student cases of the coronavirus at the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus, several students and organizations are facing potential discipline after being accused of violating guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the virus. The...

FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault (9) controls the ball in front of Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler (5) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Hollingshead scores in 86th, FC Dallas beats Sporting KC 3-2

Sep. 19, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 86th minute, Franco Jara had two goals and FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday. FC Dallas (5-2-4) has won three straight to move within a point of second-place Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2) in the Western Conference. Sporting KC tied...

3 Kansas City Council members boycott committee meeting

Sep. 16, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Kansas City Council members boycotted a committee meeting Wednesday because Mayor Quinton Lucas has not removed another council member as leader of the committee for what they called racist and unethical behavior. Council members Kevin O’Neill, Melissa Robinson and Eric...

FILE - Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York on Oct. 31, 2019. The holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate a myriad of restrictions and safety concerns. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Sep. 16, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people...

Suburban Kansas City commissioner warns of 'coming war'

Sep. 15, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A commissioner for the most populous county in Kansas urged constituents to buy firearms and prepare for a “coming war" in a Facebook post that described a chaotic end to law and order. Mike Brown, a white member of the Johnson County commission in suburban Kansas City, used the...

Man charged for standoff outside Arrowhead Stadium

Sep. 14, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man on Monday was charged with three felonies for his alleged role in a daylong standoff at Arrowhead Stadium. Joshua D. Newton was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with making a terrorist threat, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a...

Minnesota United forward Mason Toye, front, heads the ball against Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Johnny Russell lifts Sporting KC past Minnesota United, 1-0

Sep. 13, 2020 10:53 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the 80th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Sunday night to take the Western Conference lead. Minnesota (5-4-2) listed seven players not medically cleared for the match. Sporting Kansas City (6-3-2) had six on the list, including...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) stand with teammates for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL's new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their voice. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chiefs, Texans booed as racial justice stand sparks outrage

Sep. 11, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL’s new stance encouraging players to take a stand against racial injustice got its first test as some fans of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs booed during a moment of silence to promote the cause, touching off a fresh debate on how players should use their...

In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, a Kansas City Chiefs fan walks outside the stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Kansas City Chiefs fans who file into Arrowhead stadium Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 for a masked and socially distanced start to the current season won't be wearing headdresses or face paint amid a nationwide push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) File)

Chiefs nix headdresses, war paint to start NFL season

Sep. 11, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The roughly 17,000 fans of the Kansas City Chiefs who filed into Arrowhead Stadium for a masked and socially distanced start to the NFL season Thursday found themselves thrust into the middle of the nationwide discussion about social injustice. The Super Bowl champions had already...