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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

On this episode of SportsBeat KC, Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd sits down with reliever Peter Moylan and discusses his winding path to the big leagues. Moylan, an Australian native, was cut by the Minnesota Twins when he was a teenager and spent close to six years as a day laborer and pharmaceutical rep back home Australia. Moylan explains how he eventually landed in the major leagues. You can find a written version of this story at KansasCity.com. 

Aug 29, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, previews Saturday's season opener at West Virginia (11 a.m. Central on FS1) with WVMetroNews.com columnist Allan Taylor, who covers the Mountaineers.

Aug 29, 2016
The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor tackled your questions in a Facebook Live video following the Chiefs' 23-7 preseason win over the Bears on Saturday in Chicago. Here is the audio. What's going on with Albert Wilson? How are the cornerbacks looking? All that and much more...

 

Aug 26, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, broke down the football team's offense earlier in the week and now shifts his attention to the defense. Check out a position-by-position look at the Tigers' D and what to expect as the season dawns.

Aug 26, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by ESPN's John Gasaway, who discusses his top 25 college basketball player rankings. What does he think of the three Jayhawks on the list? Did he consider putting Devonte' Graham ahead of Frank Mason? Gasaway also sizes up KU's chances to win the Big 12 and explains his obsession for offensive rebounds.

Aug 25, 2016

Tod Palmer, the Mizzou beat writer for The Star, talks about the remade men's basketball team and sits down for a 15-minute conversation with Tigers coach Kim Anderson about the Italy trip and what he learned in those 10 days.

Aug 24, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' recent surge and their chances of making the playoffs before delving into Danny Duffy's Cy Young chances and future in Kansas City.  

Aug 24, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Missouri beat writer, breaks down the 2016 Tigers offense position-by-position and explains what's reasonable to expect and necessary for the team's improvement.

Aug 22, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff dissect the Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday and answer your questions about the spotty run defense and other pressing issues.

Aug 19, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore bring new KC Star KU insider Gary Bedore onto the podcast. Bedore discusses his recent move from the Lawrence Journal-World and also tells behind-the-scenes stories about KU's last two national championships, former coach Roy Williams and Raef LaFrentz's commitment to the Jayhawks.

Aug 14, 2016

The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor tackled your questions in a Facebook Live video following the Chiefs' 17-16 preseason loss to Seattle. Here is the audio. Is Dee Ford ready? Which young players stood out? How does Alex Smith look? All that and more in this week's episode.

 
Aug 12, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss Bill Self's summer comments about his team and also take mailbag questions. Does KU focus too much on Big 12 titles? How does KU's frontcourt compare to other years? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailuk's shooting and what to expect from Dwight Coleby.

Aug 11, 2016
Tod Palmer, Mizzou beat reporter for The Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger were at new Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk's news conference Thursday in Columbia. They break down the hire and why Sterk seems like a good choice at a time when Tigers athletics are in turmoil ... or are they?
 
Aug 11, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' collapse in July and the team's list of problems in 2016. The topics include Alex Gordon's performance, the starting rotation and the bullpen. They also look ahead to 2017 and the main priorities of the offseason. 
Aug 11, 2016
The A-Team gets back together to assess the Chiefs after 14 practices. The gang breaks down the camp surprises, camp disappointments and makes early predictions for the Chiefs' 2016 record.
Aug 4, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by Luke Winn, college basketball writer for SI. Winn discusses the KU players' performances at adidas Nations camp, describes how he upset an NBA player on Twitter and also gives his reasoning for putting KU No. 2 in his preseason Power Rankings.

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