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1. Having beaten cancer, there's no telling what Chiefs safety Eric Berry can do no

By Sam Mellinger - Kansas City Star

"There is no wrong way to fight cancer. Not if your mind is right, anyway. Eric Berry, one of the Chiefs' and NFL's best young players, knows this now.

That wasn't always true, of course. In the beginning, in those strange and foggy first days when the cancer diagnosis still felt like someone else's reality, Berry wasn't sure he had this fight in him. He didn't know where to start.

Berry learned by error. In the beginning, he thought about it all wrong. How do you fight for your life when you're not sure you can get out of bed? You can't, not really, which is why he ended up in tears over breakfast with his dad one day."    READ MORE…

Eric Berry's First Day Back

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry's first day back in uniform since his diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma.

2. Alex Smith and other veteran QBs end their summer vacations early

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The quarterbacks have to end their summer vacations earlier than their veteran teammates, but in this case vacation is a relative term. Smith, Daniel and Murray have been throwing regularly since the end of offseason practice more than five weeks ago.

But they were doing it on their own and there's a huge difference between that and tossing to NFL receivers.

"Anyone you can," Smith said when asked the identities of his receivers in recent weeks. "High school kids, friends, anyone in between.""    READ MORE…

3. One Direction rekindles the mania before a large, loud and fervid Arrowhead crowd

By Timothy Finn - Kansas City Star

"One Direction hit the stage several minutes past 9 p.m., detonating a gale of squeals, screams and cheers that lasted through the first five or six songs. The stage was flanked by two massive video screens that broadcast images from the stage, in black and white and color, giving fans in the upper deck a vivid view of what was going on.

A four-piece band delivered live accompaniment, as did One Direction's Niall Horan, who played electric and acoustic guitar throughout the show. Behind the band, another massive video screen projected graphics and other visuals. There were lasers and streamers and fireworks, too."    READ MORE…

4. The Life and Career of Chiefs Legend, Emmitt Thomas

By B.J. Kissel - Chiefs.com

"It was before a game his junior year against Prairie View A&M, which had a standout receiver named Otis Taylor, that his coach told him that some professional football people were coming out to watch the game that week.

"Lamar Hunt and one of the scouts came to see Otis Taylor," Thomas recalled. "My coach told me Taylor thinks he's going to get a shot. So he said you ought to go and play defense against him tonight at cornerback.

"So I went over and played defense. They came back later after that next season and signed me to a contract.""    READ MORE…

5. Seven Things to Keep in Mind When You're Headed to Chiefs Training Camp

By Staff - Chiefs.com

"Training Camp can truly be regarded as Autograph Season.

With different Chiefs signing every day, training camp is the absolute best time all year to grab an autograph from your favorite player."    READ MORE…

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