Rain in forecast for rest of week

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Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

None of them is expected to be severe.

Wednesday’s forecast is a 20 percent chance of showers and storms after 3 p.m. Skies will be partly sunny today, with a high near 85.

Wednesday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and storms. The low will be 69. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected.

On Thursday, expect a 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Most of the day will be mostly sunny with a high near 87. Rainfall amounts may total between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.

Thursday night, the forecast is partly cloudy skies with a low of 70.

Friday, storms and showers are still in the forecast. A 30 percent chance of rain is predicted. Skies will be mostly sunny most of the day, with a high of 86.

Friday night’s forecast is partly cloudy with a low of 72.

Saturday’s forecast is partly cloudy with a high near 87. Saturday night, there is a 30 percent chance of rain.

Sunday, there is finally a break from rain. The forecast for Sunday is partly sunny with a high of 87. Sunday night, the forecast is partly cloudy and a low of 74.

Monday, temperatures start climbing back up to close to the 90s, as a high of 89 and mostly sunny skies are predicted. Monday night, there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Sporting KC knocked out of U.S. Open Cup with 3-1 loss to Portland Timbers

Sporting Kansas City fell to the Portland Timbers 3-1 Tuesday evening at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Soony Saad scored the lone goal and Andy Gruenebaum made three saves in his second appearance for the club.

Sporting KC will return to action Friday night when it plays the Portland Timbers in the club’s first MLS match since June 6. The match will kick off at 10 p.m. and can be seen locally on KMCI’s 38 the Spot and across the Midwest on SKCTV.

The home side nearly jumped out to an early lead and former Timbers winger Sal Zizzo was in the thick of the action. Spanish midfielder Antonio Dovale played a corner kick to the near post and Zizzo’s diving header was tipped over the crossbar by goalkeeper Andrew Weber.

Sporting KC continued to create chances in the first half, but the Timbers got on the board first in the 30th minute. Kalif Alhassan’s cross from the endline fell into the path of Gaston Fernandez. The Argentine striker controlled the deflected ball and placed his shot into the far corner past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.

Portland doubled its lead in the 57th minute when Will Johnson converted a penalty kick. Referee Ricardo Salazar pointed to the spot after Aurelien Collin challenged Steve Zakuani inside the 18-yard box.

Fernandez scored his second goal of the match in the 68th minute, taping home a rebound attempt after Gruenebaum stopped Maximiliano Urriti’s initial strike.

Sporting KC made things interesting late as Timbers defender Danny O’Rourke was whistled for a handball inside the penalty box. Saad converted the spot kick for his third goal in as many games in all competitions and his fourth goal overall in the U.S Open Cup.

Following Friday night’s match at Portland, Sporting KC will return home to play host to the Chicago Fire on July 6. Limited tickets are available for the match, including recently released standing room only tickets, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 888-4KC-GOAL.
– Story from Sporting KC

KCK RBI recognized at Royals game

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)

KCK RBI Night was Monday, June 23, at the Royals vs. Dodgers game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

The Royals were the host for the youth in Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities programs in Kansas City, Kan.

The kids received complimentary tickets, food and special recognition during the game. A select group of ballplayers watched batting practice from behind the Royals dugout prior to the game.

More than 800 youth attended and 55 got the chance to watch batting practice and meet Royals players. KCK RBI executive director Cle Ross thanked all those who were involved in helping the youth who participate in this program.

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)

KCK RBI youth were recognized at Monday’s Royals game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo from KCK RBI)