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Updated at 1:44 AM

BOSTON (AP) " First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began. Organizers of the Grand Prix of Boston, which had been planned for Labor Day weekend this year and again each year through 2020, told the open wheel circuit Friday that they have scratched plans to bring a race to the city. Like the Olympics before it, the IndyCar race ran into public opposition and a wavering commitment from local leaders. Mark Miles, the president and CEO...

Updated at 12:17 AM

It’s getting so we can’t go outside anymore. With the Zika virus transmitted by our friendly neighborhood mosquitoes, maniac drivers who don’t understand four-way stops (it’s not that hard, people) and the...

Updated at 12:16 AM

"April showers bring May flowers” is the traditional saying and we are getting plenty of needed rain as I write this column. Spring is a time of new life and growth, so it’s appropriate that it’s scholarship season here...

Updated at 12:16 AM

Sen. Richard M. Webster, R-Jasper, was a noteworthy lawmaker in many ways. His Senate tenure spanned 30 years. A one-man tour de force, he was respected by his colleagues and feared by his adversaries. As minority leader, even when...

Updated at 12:15 AM

By his standards, Northern Iowa all-purpose running back Darrian Miller didn’t have the standout season he’d hoped for. He rushed for 307 yards on 66 carries, caught 13 balls for 269 yards and returned three kicks for 43...

Updated at 12:15 AM

For any jet lag or tired legs the Allen Americans might have carried into Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for Friday’s Game 1 against the Missouri Mavericks, they found the perfect jolt early on. Defending ECHL Kelly Cup champion...

Updated at 12:14 AM

Neither rain nor bouts of wind nor chilly Friday afternoon temperatures could prevent Cody Oliphant from delivering his pitches – or from retiring batters. The Fort Osage senior dealt with the elements by throwing a complete game in...

Updated at 11:58 PM

For just the second time since its inception in 2008, the Gary Parker Invitational was not completed at Peve Stadium. Because of inclement weather, Blue Springs boys track and field coach Joe Cusack cancelled the event Friday with only...

Updated at 11:55 PM

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The competitive juices are flowing for legendary Kansas City golf icon Tom Watson, whose next competitive tournament will be his own Tom Watson Challenge, June 3-5 at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood. Hallbrook...

Updated at 11:52 PM

It wasn’t exactly ideal weather for a no-hitter. But that didn’t stop Blue Springs pitcher Max Gibler Friday. The junior threw a weather-shortened, five-inning no-hitter and struck out nine with five walks in a 2-0...

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