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Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:18 PM

Grain Valley girls soccer coach Tyler Nichol said he felt like his team needed a spark on the defensive end. So, he moved Sam Berg, who played forward for her entire high school career, to left back with about three regular season games remaining, and the move has paid dividends. Since Berg was moved to defense, the Eagles (19-5) have surrendered just one goal in their last six games, including a pair of shutouts in the Class 3 District 15 tournament. The only goal given up in...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:17 PM

Joe Cusack had a big smile on his face, but it seems like the Blue Springs High School boys track and field coach is always smiling when he is around his team. Wednesday afternoon, with a handful of sprinters and jumpers on the track at...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:15 PM

The Kansas City Royals placed third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Such injuries usually sideline a player for a long period. Moustakas said he will seek...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:14 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 27 HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD 9:30 a.m. — Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Fort Osage, Lee’s Summit North, Truman, William Chrisman at Class 5 Missouri State High School...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:13 PM

AUSTIN, Texas – Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 10:13 PM

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred traveled to the "Field of Dreams" movie site in eastern Iowa to announce this year's National Baseball Hall of Fame tour stops in six cities. The Telegraph Herald...

Updated May 26, 2016 at 4:23 PM

Grain Valley’s Mariah Lister wasn’t that big into running early in her seventh grade year. She never imagined she would have success in a competitive environment. “In seventh grade I would walk with my best friend on...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 11:31 PM

A week before the district baseball tournament his senior year at Truman High School, the unthinkable happened to Tyler Bodenstab. While on the mound, he went after a bloop pop fly on the infield, collided with his first baseman, and...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 11:30 PM

With his team trailing 5-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday’s Class 5 sectional playoff, Blue Springs South first baseman Tate Holmes knew the Jaguars had one final rally left in their bag of tricks. And he...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 11:25 PM

MINNEAPOLIS – The Kansas City Royals had the opportunity to turn a solid road trip into an excellent six-game stretch. Dillon Gee didn't hold up his end. Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead, two-run home run in the fifth inning after...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 11:24 PM

FRIDAY, MAY 27 HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD 9:30 a.m. — Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Fort Osage, Lee’s Summit North, Truman, William Chrisman at Class 5 Missouri State High School...

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