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Around the Kingdom: Chiefs vs. Titans, Wade Davis, Dom Dwyer

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Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Football season at last! Today is the first Sunday of NFL games, including the season opener for the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead vs. the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs need to take care of business against the Titans, because they face a tough slate of early games including trips to San Francisco and Denver in the season’ s early weeks.

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The Yankees snapped Kansas City’s 4-game winning streak by beating the Royals 6-2 in New York Saturday afternoon. The Royals got off to an awful start when Danny Duffy left the game after throwing one pitch due to shoulder soreness.

Things didn’t get much better the rest of the day. Rookie draft pick Brandon Finnegan‘s debut was the only bright spot. The left-handed Finnegan from TCU looked dominant as he pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief with 2 strikeouts—including future Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter.

Not bad for your first day in the big leagues.

Sporting KC continues their slide by losing their 4th straight match in New York falling 2-1 to the Red Bulls. Sporting needs to get thing turned around quick before the playoffs.

Meanwhile, KU, MU, and K-State all won on Saturday—making it a good college football Saturday for KC fans.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

"It seems crazy to call an opening day game a “must win” but it has been a while since the Chiefs faced a match with as much on the line as they do against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.The home opener is probably the only game out of the Chiefs’ first five in which they are generally favored. After this, the team goes on the road to Denver and then Miami, then plays the Patriots at home before a road trip to San Francisco.In other words, if the team drops this one and comes out looking flat, then they could be conceivably go into the Week 6 bye at 0-5."

  • Arrowhead Pride – Week 1 questions that need to be answered vs. the Titans

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

"But this year, while Holland has taken a slight step back, Wade Davis has replaced Hochevar and is putting up a season for the ages. Forget Royals’ history – Davis’ 0.72 ERA is the third-best in major-league history for any pitcher with 50+ innings. He didn’t give up an extra-base hit until July 31st, ending a streak of 49.2 innings going back to last September, the longest such streak by a reliever in major league history."

"One such fact was brought to my attention last night, when I learned that the average age of the residents of Kansas City is 35.2 years old. This means that, in theory, approximately half of the city likely cannot remember a September that the Royals were in first place before this year"

SPORTING KC

"Sporting Kansas City suffered the team’s fourth straight loss on Saturday in a 2-1 defeat against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena. Dom Dwyer scored his 18th goal of the season, tying the club’s single-season goal scoring record set by Preki in 1996."

KANSAS JAYHAWKS

  • KUsports.com – First impressions from KU’s 34-28 win over Southeast Missouri State:

"And like a shiny new toy that emerges from a mixture of colorful wrapping paper, bright ribbons and shiny bows on Christmas morning, the new-look Kansas offense led by coordinator John Reagan produced plenty of joy in this one, particularly in the first quarter when KU raced out to a 24-0 lead before having to hold on at the end."

There you have it KC fans, the news Around the Kingdom.