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Top 5 Headlines 3/30: Chiefs have coach, QB that can take them to Super Bowl

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest news from local and national media


1. Clark Hunt: Chiefs have a coach and quarterback that can take them to Super Bowl

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Like any leader, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt understands that he has to set a bar for his employees, and give them clear objectives.

But when it comes to the football side, one thing he does not do, however, is set a mandatory win total. Instead, he gives coach Andy Reid and general manager a larger, all-encompassing objective.

"The expectation is that we have a team that can compete for a championship every year, and to have that, you have to be building every year," Hunt said at the NFL's annual meetings this week. "I don't want to see us get in a position where we're mortgaging the future trying to win it all this year. We always want to be in a building mode.""    READ MORE…

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2. Ole, ole! Fans cheer for Mexico's soccer team, coming Tuesday to Arrowhead Stadium

By James Fussell - Kansas City Star

"Unless you're Mexican, you don't understand.

You don't understand the passion for the Mexican national soccer team, a team so popular that its match against Paraguay Tuesday night was too big for Sporting Park and will be played at Arrowhead Stadium. You don't understand the reverence, the loyalty and the love.

But if you are Mexican? Then you know, fans say. You were born into the madness. It stirs in your soul. Boils in your blood."    READ MORE…

3. City, county unite to keep Chargers

By Eric D. Williams - ESPN

"Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday that the city and county will collaborate on an agreement allowing the two government entities to hire a high-powered negotiation team, expert attorneys and an investment banker to facilitate future talks on a stadium deal with the San Diego Chargers.

The expert consultants, Faulconer said, will help vet a conceptual finance plan for a stadium proposal at the Mission Valley site recommended by the citizens' stadium advisory group that he should receive by May 20.

Faulconer said the group will split the costs for the consultants, which could exceed $500,000.

"This partnership helps make it official, that the entire San Diego region is united," Faulconer said. "We are coming together, and there is real progress that is being made.""    READ MORE…

4. C.J. Anderson to enter OTAs as Broncos' starting RB

By Kevin Patra -

"One of the most intriguing offseason battles to watch this summer will take place in the Denver Broncos' backfield, which is stocked with young runners C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.

"Who's going to be the bell cow, who's going to play every down, who's going to be the three-down player, they've got to sort that out," coach Gary Kubiak said this week from the NFL Annual Meeting, per the team's official website.

It should be noted that the above quote, given during the AFC coaches breakfast, was buried within a heaping helping of praise regarding Anderson."    READ MORE…

5. Russell Wilson goes deep in spring training return

By Dan Hanzus -

"Russell Wilson continues to hold on to his baseball dreams.

The Seahawks quarterback was back on the diamond Saturday morning, joining the Texas Rangers at their spring training base in Arizona for the second-consecutive year. Wilson turned double plays with other Rangers second basemen and took live batting practice, an activity he passed on last year. Wilson, who hit five homers in 379 minor league plate appearances, cleared the fence with one swing."    READ MORE…

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