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Top 5 Headlines 6/29: Why Jamaal Charles is worth the No. 1 pick

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1. Why Jamaal Charles is worth the No. 1 pick

By Matthew Berry - ESPN

""You can't win your league in the first round, but you can lose it." I've used that line a lot over the years, and it's proved to be true time and again. The first round (especially the first pick) is not a place to get cute or mess around. If you blow your first-round pick, you're probably done for the season. Just ask anyone with Adrian Peterson on their team last year.

The other line I use a lot -- I'm both a slave to tradition and fairly lazy -- is this: "You don't have to finish the year as the No. 1 player to be worth being the No. 1 pick." Both statements are practical, preaching being conservative over swinging for the fences early on.

That safety is why Jamaal Charles is my pick for No. 1. (Truthfully, he's neck-and-neck with Peterson for me now that Peterson has reported to the Vikings, but this article is about Charles.) Charles is the safest guy. No suspensions looming, no insane usage during the past four years where you worry about a decline, no injury concerns, no age or off-the-field issues, no concerns about lack of carries or him being touchdown-dependent. No, Jamaal Charles is as safe as they come."    READ MORE…

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2. For former Louisiana police diver, drowning of Chiefs' Joe Delaney remains haunting

By Vahe Gregorian - Kansas City Star

"When the call came over his radio about possible drownings in Chennault Park the afternoon of June 29, 1983, Marvin Dearman of the Monroe Police was patrolling his zone maybe 7 miles from the Louisiana park and the fateful pond by the Critter's Creek water slide.

"Critter's Creek," Dearman repeated over the phone last week.

As he said it, you could practically feel Dearman shaking his head with lament over all that had conspired there to take the lives of two children and Joe Delaney."    READ MORE…

3. Ed Sheeran Rocks Out, Takes Selfie with the Rolling Stones in Kansas City: 'What a Moment'

By Lindsay Kimble - People Magazine

"England rocked America on Saturday as Ed Sheeran and the Rolling Stones teamed up for an unforgettable performance in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sheeran, 24, took a break from his x tour, to join the Stones at their Missouri concert stop and surprise fans with a joint performance of the band's hit, "Beast of Burden."

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer expressed his excitement at the opportunity over social media on Saturday, Tweeting "Amazing night playing with @RollingStones, what a moment." "    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs Fantasy Camp gives fans behind-the-scenes experience

By Chris Oberholtz - KCTV5

"The second annual Chiefs Fantasy Camp will be held Aug. 25-26 at Arrowhead Stadium.

The event will give 100 fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes experience and a chance to learn from former Kansas City Chiefs players.

Some confirmed participants include Shawn Barber, Anthony Davis, Trent Green, Tim Grunhard, Dante Hall, Eddie Kennison, Mitch Holthus, Nick Lowery, Christian Okoye, Will Shields, Jan Stenerud and Dick Vermeil."    READ MORE…

5. Rolling Stones give a big Arrowhead crowd a rock 'n' roll show for the ages

By Timothy Finn - Kansas City Star

"When it comes to the Rolling Stones, you can put aside all the jokes about age and senior citizenship, about walkers and hip-replacements. Yes, they've been a band for 53 years. Yes, the four members are a combined 284 years old. And, yes, their lead singer is a great-grandfather.

But Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium, the Stones proved demonstrably that rock and roll is more about spirit than age and that they can still be as fierce as any rock band on earth.

Their two-hour performance was about as close to perfect as a stadium rock show can get. The weather was idyllic. The sound was pristine. The production was stunning. The set list was stellar. And the band appeared to be having as much fun as the 50,000-plus fans who filled the stadium with a mix of jubilation and reverence."    READ MORE…

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