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Past articles by Pete:

Orioles’ John Means, the Gardner Edgerton grad, thrilled to be an unlikely All-Star

Baltimore Orioles left-hander John Means jokes that his fellow All-Stars won’t know his name, but he’s thrilled to be part of the MLB showcase because of the long road he’s traveled since his days in Olathe. → Read More

Patrick Mahomes admires Chiefs fan’s ‘ChampStamp’ tattoo during Jimmy Kimmel visit

During a visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes talked about his love of Kansas City and took note of a fan in the studio who had a tattoo of his image with the words “Champ Stamp.” → Read More

Chiefs fans sound off after full audio recording of Tyreek Hill and fiancee is aired

KCSP (610 AM) aired the full 11-minute audio recording of Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal in a Dubai airport. Fans had mixed reactions to what that might mean for Hill. → Read More

Kansas City makes an impression nationally with its support for U.S. at World Cup

Kansas City held parties at the Power & Light District during U.S. games at the Women’s World Cup and the videos were shown on Fox Sports. Fans around the country were impressed with the support in KC. → Read More

Max Scherzer tried celebrating a Nationals walk-off win over Royals ... in 8th inning

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer thought his team had wrapped up a win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon in the eighth inning. Scherzer came out to celebrate the walk-off win a bit early. → Read More

Two Royals prospects have scoreless outings at All-Star Futures Game

Brady Singer and Kris Bubic, who are in the Kansas City Royals’ minor-league system, each pitched in Sunday’s All-Star Game Futures Game and both didn’t allow a run. Here is how they performed. → Read More

Here is how newspapers around the globe covered the United States’ World Cup victory

Newspapers around the world reported on the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s victory in the 2019 FIFA World Cup. Here is a look at the headlines from those news outlets after Sunday’s win. → Read More

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel’s show on Monday night

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be making another visit to a late night talk show on Monday. Mahomes will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and he is expected to discuss the upcoming ESPYs. → Read More

Nike releases epic commercial to celebrate U.S. World Cup victory, fight for equality

The United States women’s national soccer team won its second straight World Cup title on Sunday by beating the Netherlands. Nike released a epic commercial to toast the squad’s victory and fight for equality. → Read More

Here is how people reacted on Twitter to U.S. women’s soccer team’s World Cup win

The United States women’s national soccer team won the FIFA World Cup on Sunday, and fans from all walks of life congratulated the squad on the victory and celebrated America. Here is what people were saying. → Read More

Watch highlights from United States’ 2-0 win over Holland at World Cup

The United States women’s national soccer team won the 2019 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday in Lyon, France. Here are the highlights from the game, including the goals. → Read More

Alex Morgan’s goal celebration at World Cup gets thumbs up from tea companies

Tea companies were thrilled by Alex Morgan’s goal celebration after scoring in the U.S. national team’s 2-1 win over England in the Women’s World Cup. Some took to Twitter with messages of support. → Read More

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes credits girlfriend for helping him eat better, lose baby fat

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a goal of getting his body fat percentage down to the single digits. He’s changed the way he is eating and said his girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, has helped. → Read More

Greg Holland implodes as Dodgers win by drawing five straight walks in ninth inning

Former Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland was one strike away from wrapping up a win for the Arizona Diamondbacks but he walked four straight Dodgers batters. T.J. McFarland then walked in the winning run. → Read More

Blues coach’s day with Stanley Cup was the stuff of nightmares for Germaphobes

St. Louis Blues coach Craig Berube took the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Calahoo, Alberta, in Canada and let kids drink from it. The manner in which Berube did that left some people grossed out. → Read More

Sacramento Kings unveil throwback jerseys from days in Kansas City

The Sacramento Kings showed off jerseys the team will wear for a few games in the upcoming NBA season as it celebrates its anniversary of moving from Kansas City. Here is a look at the jerseys. → Read More

Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett says Airbnb host canceled reservation because of his wealth

Former Kansas State star Tyler Lockett tweeted that his Airbnb reservation was canceled because “he was overqualified.” Lockett, who is with the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL, said that the company made amends. → Read More

Current, former Royals players pay tribute to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs

Kansas City Royals catcher Martin Maldonado was teammates for parts of two seasons with Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died Monday. Maldonado and other Royals paid their respects to Skaggs. → Read More

Here are highlights from the United States’ 2-1 win over England at the World Cup

The United States women’s national team defeated England 2-1 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the World Cup in France. You can watch the highlights of all the goals and more from the contest here. → Read More

Twitter buzzed as Alex Morgan trolled England with goal celebration at World Cup

Alex Morgan broke a tie with her goal in the first half of Tuesday’s semifinal game against England at the Women’s World Cup in Lyon, France, and she celebrated by pretending to drink a cup of tea. → Read More