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Dec 31, 2015

Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger reflects on Alex Gordon's impact with the Royals.

Dec 31, 2015

The Big 12 Conference basketball season starts Saturday with KU taking on Baylor, Iowa State playing OU and West Virginia coming to K-State. The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff talk about the league race as KU shoots for a 12th straight title.

Dec 28, 2015

The Star's Terez A. Paylor, Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger and Blair Kerkhoff return to the studio after the Chiefs clinched a playoff berth Sunday going into the final week of the season. They also play another round of "Who he play for?" and introduce a new segment to the show.

Dec 22, 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs' eight-game winning streak gives The Star's Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff plenty to talk about in this week's football podcast. The Chiefs are the only team in NFL history to win eight straight games in a season after a five-game losing streak.

Dec 14, 2015

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Blair Kerkhoff discuss KU basketball after a win over Oregon State at the Sprint Center last weekend (and also a little KU volleyball after the Jayhawks reached the NCAA Final Four).

Dec 14, 2015

The Star's Andy McCullough and Sam Mellinger talk about what the Royals accomplished (and didn't do) at the Winter Meetings and expound on their payroll constraints as Alex Gordon likely won't return in 2016.

Dec 14, 2015

The Star's A-Team of Terez A. Paylor, Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian sat down for a Chiefs discussion that included an assessment of quarterback Alex Smith and whether he follows the 11 commandments of a great NFL QB.

Dec 9, 2015

The Star's Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Kansas City Chiefs, joined Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger for a lengthy discussion about playoff chances, future free agents and more, which also included answering questions submitted by our listeners. (Theme music by Kevin MacLeod)

Dec 8, 2015

The Star's Blair Kerkhoff and Rustin Dodd talked about the University of Kansas Jayhawks' close call against Harvard, their new No. 2 ranking and how the front court rotation will shake out with so many players at the position. Continuing coverage of college basketball.

Dec 1, 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs have won five in a row and are in playoff position after beating the Buffalo Bills 30-22 on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez A. Paylor are here to talk about that as well as the remaining schedule and how far the Chiefs could go in the postseason in this edition of SportsBeat KC.

Nov 20, 2015

Rustin Dodd, who covers University of Kansas basketball for The Star, and Blair Kerkhoff explained what went wrong for the Jayhawks in a loss to Michigan State at the Champions Classic in Chicago and look ahead to the rest of the season and the Maui Invitational.

Nov 17, 2015

The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez A. Paylor sat down after the KC Chiefs beat the Broncos 29-13 on Nov. 15 and discussed Peyton Manning's decline, the Chiefs' surge from 1-5 to 4-5 and whether they could actually make the playoffs or even catch Denver in the AFC West.

Nov 12, 2015

The Star's University of Kansas beat writer Rustin Dodd and columnist Blair Kerkhoff talk about the start of this basketball season, the Jayhawks’ frontcourt and backcourt rotations, the development of Wayne Selden and the ongoing eligibility saga of freshman big man Cheick Diallo. The season opens Nov. 13, 2015.

Nov 4, 2015
Right before the Kansas City Royals celebrated their World Series championship with a victory parade Tuesday in Kansas City, The Star's Andy McCullough, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian described the season-long ride to the franchise's first title in 30 years.

 

Oct 29, 2015

After the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 7-1 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium, The Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough and Blair Kerkhoff explained how the Royals have taken control and look like the better team as the series shifts to New York for Games 3 and 4, and if needed, 5.

Oct 26, 2015

The Star's Royals writer Andy McCullough and columnist Vahe Gregorian preview the Royals-Mets World Series, talk about Andy's days covering the Mets in New York, keys to the MLB series and more baseball.

Oct 22, 2015

An analysis of the Kansas City Royals' pitching decisions in the 5th game of the ALCS by columnists Sam Mellinger and Blair Kerkhoff. They debate the 6th inning, calling it the "bridge inning" to the Royals' good bullpen. The Royals lost 7-1 to the Blue Jays to send the series back to Kansas City for Friday's game.

Oct 19, 2015

The Kansas City Royals lead the ALCS 2-0 and are in Toronto for Games 3, 4 and possibly 5 against the Blue Jays. The Star's sportwriters Andy McCullough and Blair Kerkhoff discuss the series so far, and Game 3 on Monday night (7 p.m. on Fox Sports 1)

Oct 13, 2015

On the road: Sam Mellinger and Andy McCullough, sitting outside Minute Maid Park in Houston, try to make sense of the Kansas City Royals' four-run comeback in Game 4 of the AL Division Series against the Astros on Monday.

Oct 8, 2015

The 2014 AL Wild Card game transformed Royals’ franchise and set the stage for 2015 division title. Royals trailed by four with six outs to go and became first playoff team to steal seven bases in a game. Here’s the inside story of how the Royals pulled off one of baseball’s greatest playoff rallies.

Story by Andy McCullough. Read by Chris Fickett.

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article36750717.html

Warning: Explicit language.

"Round Drums" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com
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Oct 6, 2015

Kansas City Star Royals beat writer Andy McCullough and columnist Sam Mellinger talk about Royals players with a breakout year, the biggest surprises of the baseball season and what to watch for in the MLB playoffs. This is the first episode for SportsBeat KC. Music:"Round Drums" Kevin MacLeod

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