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Three early candidates emerge for Chiefs’ GM position

The first known candidate for the Kansas City Chiefs’ now-vacant general manager position is in, and it’s an in-house option in co-director of player personnel Brett Veach, a source confirmed to The Star on Monday. The club has also requested to speak to Seattle’s Scott Fitterer and Tennessee’s Ryan Cowden for the position.

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Sources: Communication, management style were factors in Chiefs’ firing of Dorsey

Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt’s decision to fire general manager John Dorsey was fueled, in part, by concerns about his internal communication and management styles, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Star on condition of anonymity. As one of the sources said while describing how Dorsey had removed two front-office executives without much explanation: “John does stuff and doesn’t tell people why.” Another source said Dorsey’s personality could “rub people the wrong way.”

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Despite bizarre nature of Dorsey firing, Chiefs’ GM job seen as ideal across NFL

Nearly a dozen NFL front-office executives, who all spoke to The Kansas City Star on the condition of anonymity and came from a wide range of management — from decision-making, player evaluation and coaching — agreed that despite the bizarre timing of John Dorsey’s firing by Clark Hunt, taking over as KC Chiefs general manager is not only a good job, it might even be an ideal one.

Kansas City Royals

Sam Mellinger: After nearly quitting baseball, Starling closer than ever to majors

In April 2017, Bubba Starling wanted to quit baseball. He started poorly in his sixth full professional year after signing with the Kansas City Royals for $7.5 million out of Gardner Edgerton High School in 2011. But after talking with his parents, he stuck with it. Since May 7, a span of 35 games, he is hitting .333 with a .367 on-base percentage and .508 slugging percentage for the Class AAA Omaha Storm Chasers. Starling is as close as he has been to a major-league call-up. The worst baseball of his life, immediately followed by the best.

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Shocker legends talks about team's move to the AAC

Former Shocker basketball players Cheese Johnson, Xavier McDaniel and Aubrey Sherrod discuss Wichita State’s impending move to the American Athletic Conference.
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Shocker legends talks about team's move to the AAC 9:05

Shocker legends talks about team's move to the AAC

Paul Suellentrop explains the complicated formation of Wichita State's new athletic home 2:38

Paul Suellentrop explains the complicated formation of Wichita State's new athletic home

A resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir 1:47

A resort on the shores of a Kansas reservoir

Alcides Escobar on improved hitting: 'I'm feeling really good' 1:58

Alcides Escobar on improved hitting: 'I'm feeling really good'