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Past articles by Mick:

Royals select Bobby Witt, Jr. with second overall pick in MLB Draft

Baseball experts are calling Bobby Witt, Jr. one of the best shortstop prospects in 20 years. And now he's a Royal. → Read More

Jamaal Charles will end his career where it began: Kansas City

He may have worn Bronco and Jaguar jerseys the past couple of years, but Jamaal Charles was always a Chief. → Read More

Miller brothers now UMKC teammates for first time thanks to NCAA

Thanks to bad luck and then good fortune, Bryce Miller and his brothers, Walker and Maury, are teammates for one season at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. → Read More

Mizzou's Drew Lock must wait another day after being passed over in NFL Draft's first round

Thirty-two picks came and went without quarterback Drew Lock hearing his name called Thursday night in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville. → Read More

Merrifield extends hitting to 30 games, ties franchise mark set by George Brett

On Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 30 games. → Read More

Royals name Brad Keller their Opening Day starter

Brad Keller is Ned Yost's pick to start on Opening Day, a home game against AL Central foe Chicago. → Read More

Free agent cornerback Steven Nelson expected to sign with Pittsburgh for three-year deal

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting that Nelson will sign a three-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers worth around $25.5 million. → Read More

Report: Chiefs considering trading star pass rusher Justin Houston

A report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says the Chiefs have trade talks centered on pass rusher Justin Houston. → Read More

Mizzou quiet on Signing Day bringing in three more recruits

Missouri had so little to do during the February signing period that Barry Odom didn't even host a press conference Wednesday. → Read More

K-State inks seven on signing day, bringing class total to 23 for the Class of 2019

With 16 commitments already in the bag from the December signing period, Kansas State wrapped up its 2019 class with seven more signees on Wednesday. → Read More

KU in a familiar situation: Without Udoka Azubuike

And KU fans thought Saturday's 17-point loss to Iowa State was bad. Well, it paled in comparison to Sunday's loss ... off the court. → Read More

Good byes for Mahomes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One thing you know Patrick Mahomes will be doing during this ever-important bye week: watching games. He’s maybe the biggest sports fan in town, showing up at Texas Tech games at Sprint Center, becoming a staple at big Sporting KC matches, and he even famously sported a cut-off T-Bones jersey at a NASCAR race at Kansas Speedway over the summer. Mahomes. Loves. Sports. “You… → Read More

Royals get faster with pending addition of Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton

General Manager Dayton Moore has confirmed with 41 Action News that the team is close to a deal with free agent centerfielder Billy Hamilton. → Read More

Shaffer: Kareem Hunt only has self to blame

What a week for the NFL, the Chiefs, the Cleveland Police Department, and Kareem Hunt. → Read More

Kansas City signs Chris Owings from Arizona, can play both infield and outfield

It may be the offseason but the Royals are adding to their roster, signing infielder/outfielder Chris Owings to a one-year deal. → Read More

Mizzou extends Barry Odom through the 2024 season, giving him a $600,000 raise

Barry Odom is getting more than an invite to the Liberty Bowl this week. The Mizzou head football coach is also getting a raise. → Read More

Chiefs' Mahomes courts ketchup controversy

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes admitted to eating ketchup on just about everything, including steak and mac-and-cheese. But that's just fine, according to 41 Action News sports director Mick Shaffer. → Read More

KU prepares for basketball season amid Adidas investigation

Normally Kansas Men's Basketball Media Day is a welcomed distraction from the woes of the football team in the Fall. → Read More

Reading between the lines of Tyreek Hill's comments about Jaguars' Ramsey

It’s 2018 in the NFL so trash talk is muted (at least off the football field), but in advance of this week’s Chiefs/Jaguars game, two of the best in the business at playing and trash-talking did their very best to hold it in. → Read More

Chiefs poke fun at Mahomes' 'froggish' voice

It's the Midwest so Chiefs fans only politely pointed out Patrick Mahomes's unique voice over his past year-plus with the team. → Read More