KANSAS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/KANSAS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NFL: Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439866-77/yards-chiefs-yard-dolphins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439866-77/yards-chiefs-yard-dolphins.html.csp">NFL: Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN WINE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-21T18:12:47.861-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 06:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami Gardens, Fla. • The first victory of the season provided some relief for the injury-ravaged Kansas City Chiefs. Alex Smith shook off five sacks to throw three touchdown passes and help the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday. Smith led touchdown drives of 62, 76 and 66 yards in a span of four possessions as Kansas City took leads of 14-0 and 21-10. The defense protected the early lead, allowing only four third down conversions and sacking Ryan Tannehill four times. The Chiefs im...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584398662014-09-21T18:12:47.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-21T18:12:47.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58439866@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:12:47 MDT Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58426045-77/league-round-espn-europa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58426045-77/league-round-espn-europa.html.csp">Thursday’s TV/radio sports programming</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T21:51:01.563-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Television College football • Auburn at Kansas St., 5:30, ESPN Prep football • Sky View at Provo, 7 p.m., KJZZ Golf • European PGA Tour, Wales Open, first round, part II, 8 a.m., TGC • Web.com Tour Championship, first round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., 12 p.m. • LPGA, Yokohama Tire Classic, first round, at Prattville, Ala., 3 p.m. Major League Baseball • Arizona at Colorado Rockies, 6:30 p.m., ROOT NFL • Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 6:15 p.m., CBS/NFL Soccer • UEFA Europa League, Partizan vs. Tottenha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426045@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:51:01 MDT Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420370-68/taylor-court-kobach-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58420370-68/taylor-court-kobach-ballot.html.csp">Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Political Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T11:10:02.509-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 11:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official’s decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate. The court focused on whether a formal letter from Democrat Chad Taylor to withdraw from the race was enough to require Secretary of State Kris Kobach to remove Taylor’s name from the Nov. 4 ballot. Som...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584203702014-09-16T11:10:02.509-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-16T11:10:02.509-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420370@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:02 MDT MLS: Dom Dwyer breaks Sporting K.C. scoring record in 4-0 win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410348-77/dwyer-tie-york-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58410348-77/dwyer-tie-york-angeles.html.csp">MLS: Dom Dwyer breaks Sporting K.C. scoring record in 4-0 win</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T23:43:26.456-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Carson, Calif. • Dominic Dwyer broke Kansas City’s single-season scoring record with his 19th goal to help Sporting beat Chivas USA 4-0 on Friday night. The previous club record was set by Preki in Kansas City’s inaugural season of 1996. It was Dwyer’s third goal in his last four games to get within two scores of New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips for the MLS lead. Kansas City (13-10-6) snapped a four-game losing streak, while Chivas (6-16-6) was shut out for the eighth time in nine games and ha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584103482014-09-13T23:43:26.456-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T23:43:26.456-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58410348@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT AP source: Chiefs sign DT Kevin Vickerson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393342-77/chiefs-vickerson-kevin-achilles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393342-77/chiefs-vickerson-kevin-achilles.html.csp">AP source: Chiefs sign DT Kevin Vickerson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • A person with knowledge of the deal says the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson to a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team had not announced the move. Vickerson will likely start right away. The Chiefs lost defensive tackle Mike DeVito to a season-ending ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday’s loss to Tennessee. Vickerson has spent the last four years in Denver, making 41 starts and will ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933422014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:51.04-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas, Democrat Chad Taylor shook up the Senate race by dropping out last week, giving an independent candidate, Greg Orman, a clean shot at the incumbent, Pat Roberts. At least one poll showed Orman with a 10-point lead over the 78-year-old Rober...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393019@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:06:37 MDT NFL: Titans 26, Chiefs 10 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385681-77/locker-chiefs-titans-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385681-77/locker-chiefs-titans-game.html.csp">NFL: Titans 26, Chiefs 10</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jake Locker made a strong case for a new contract from the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Alex Smith did very little to show the Kansas City Chiefs that he deserves his new deal. Locker threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, Smith was intercepted three times and the Titans rolled to a 26-10 victory in coach Ken Whisenhunt’s regular-season debut with Tennessee. Locker picked apart a Kansas City defense that lost Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and starting defensive tackle Mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583856812014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:15.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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By nightfall, he was standing on second base in the middle of a pennant race. These are heady times for the Royals, a franchise that hasn’t been to the postseason in nearly 30 years. They were clinging to a 1-game lead over Detroit in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583757742014-09-04T23:16:03.433-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T23:16:03.433-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the team had not announced the deal, which will keep Smith in Kansas City through the 2018 season. The Kansas City Star first reported the agreement. Smith and his representatives had been discussing an extension with the Chiefs for s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583594152014-09-02T17:16:21.939-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T17:16:21.939-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58359415@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:16:21 MDT Soccer: Utahns Bogus, Reed prep for NWSL title match http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354988-77/bogus-reed-league-nwsl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354988-77/bogus-reed-league-nwsl.html.csp">Soccer: Utahns Bogus, Reed prep for NWSL title match</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Christopher Kamrani The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:32.753-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">That familiar ding of an email woke Elli Reed one morning while back home in Park City. Still a bit starry-eyed, she grabbed her phone and read the news that every U.S.-based female professional soccer player eventually read. The Women’s Professional Soccer league was folding. The Park City High School product and former University of Portland star grabbed a soccer ball went to the nearest soccer field and starting practicing on her own. “I was just trying to play,” Reed said. “I remember that d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58354988@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Famous barbecue eatery dropping Oklahoma name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348909-79/kansas-oklahoma-joe-restaurant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348909-79/kansas-oklahoma-joe-restaurant.html.csp">Famous barbecue eatery dropping Oklahoma name</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • The nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que restaurant in Kansas City plans to change its name by the end of the year to reflect that it hasn’t had any connection to Oklahoma for 17 years, the co-owner of the business said. The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, co-owner Jeff Stehney said. Oklahoma Joe’s has made several national lists of top barbeque restaurants and has drawn some famous diners....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583489092014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:24:02.151-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Those two states sued the Elections Assistance Commission after the agency refused to adjust the federal voting registration forms it distributed in Kansas and Arizona to reflect those states’ requirements that voters present d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583351902014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:27.619-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335190@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:27 MDT Chiefs’ offense on 0-for-16 skid in scoring TDs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331369-77/chiefs-game-kansas-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331369-77/chiefs-game-kansas-offense.html.csp">Chiefs’ offense on 0-for-16 skid in scoring TDs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • The Kansas City Chiefs had three decent opportunities to finally score a touchdown with their first-team offense on Saturday night. They came up empty on all of them. Twice, Alex Smith was picked off by the Minnesota Vikings. The other time, coach Andy Reid opted to kick a 21-yard field goal rather than punch it into the end zone on fourth down. So much for building some positive vibes heading into their preseason finale. “You know, I think tonight was disappointing in the sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583313692014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T18:11:17.383-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58331369@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:11:17 MDT D.C. United takes down Kansas City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329373-77/conference-kansas-sporting-toronto.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58329373-77/conference-kansas-sporting-toronto.html.csp">D.C. United takes down Kansas City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:02.694-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • D.C. United shocked Sporting Kansas City with three first-half goals in an eight-minute span for a 3-0 victory on Saturday night in a matchup of the top teams in the MLS Eastern Conference. Fabian Espindola scored in the 24th minute, Chris Rolfe in the 28th and Perry Kitchen in the 31st to move United (13-7-4) one point ahead of Sporting KC (12-7-6) into the conference top spot. Luis Silva assisted on the first two goals. Red Bulls 4, Impact 2 • In Harrison, N.J., Thierry H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329373@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:02 MDT NFL: Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58309757-77/charles-chiefs-reid-panthers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58309757-77/charles-chiefs-reid-panthers.html.csp">NFL: Chiefs’ Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs’ defense during three weeks at Missouri Western. It wasn’t until he was leaving their training camp home that he got hurt. Charles was in the process of moving out of the dorms last Thursday, when the team was getting ready to shift the rest of camp to their own practice facility, when he came to a grassy slope. He wound up slipping just a bit ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583097572014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T16:46:03.138-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Dwyer earned his second penalty kick when he was tripped up on his way to goal. He trails New York’s Bradley Wright-Phillips by two goals for the MLS lead. Toronto FC (9-8-5) pulled ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583044582014-08-17T18:16:12.73-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T18:16:12.73-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304458@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:16:12 MDT MLB: First-place Royals? Better start to believe it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288484-77/royals-kansas-anything-baseball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288484-77/royals-kansas-anything-baseball.html.csp">MLB: First-place Royals? Better start to believe it</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school. Kansas City was sitting atop the AL Central and the playoffs were closer than opening day. After they won their eighth straight game Monday night, against AL West-leading Oakland no less, the Royals assumed control of their division at the latest point in a season since 2003. Perennial powerhouse Detroit had...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582884842014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:57.563-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT Players who leave NFL find it hard to return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288350-77/season-nfl-chance-players.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58288350-77/season-nfl-chance-players.html.csp">Players who leave NFL find it hard to return</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVE SKRETTA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Mo. • Professional football is not a career that encourages sabbaticals. Hundreds of fresh rookies arrive every summer ready to grab a roster spot from any veteran who wanted to take a season off. A handful of players — some who took religious missions, others who tried coaching, journalism or acting — are trying to make the comeback this season. “When you get out, it’s so hard to get back in,” said offensive lineman Ryan McKee, one of a handful of players trying to get a second cha...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582883502014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T23:12:57.698-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288350@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT U.S. settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285541-79/state-kansas-pension-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285541-79/state-kansas-pension-system.html.csp">U.S. settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROXANA HEGEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wichita • Federal authorities announced Monday that Kansas has agreed settle a securities fraud charge accusing the state of misleading investors about the financial health of its public employee pension system in 2009 and 2010 — at the time the second-worst underfunded system of its kind in the nation. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that the state has consented to its cease-and-desist order to settle the case, without admitting or denying its findings. No financial sanctions...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582855412014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T15:37:01.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285541@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:37:01 MDT