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A sports podcast by the Kansas City Star's sports writers and columnists, including in-depth commentary and analysis on the Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, FC Kansas City, KU, MU and K-State, Big 12 and the SEC.
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Mar 15, 2016

Louis Riddick, Bill Polian and Greg Cosell give their impressions of the players the Chiefs held on to in free agency, like Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry and Jaye Howard, and players they let go, like Sean Smith and Jeff Allen.

Mar 8, 2016

The Star previews the Big 12 Tournament, which runs Wednesday, March 9 through Saturday, March 12 at the Sprint Center. Blair Kerkhoff, Jesse Newell and Sam Mellinger make predictions, and talk about KU and K-State and more.

Mar 3, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian sat down in Surprise, Ariz., for another Royals spring training edition of SportsBeat KC, this time focusing on Sal Perez's 5-year, $52.5 million contract extension and more.

Feb 24, 2016

Live from Royals spring training in Surprise, Ariz., The Star's Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff and Sam Mellinger sit down to discuss the start of camp and some of the key storylines so far.

Feb 22, 2016

The Star's Terez A. Paylor previewed the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine with an eye on the Chiefs' needs. 

Feb 20, 2016

The Star's Blair Kerkhoff welcomed Bob Davis to the studio for an interview about Davis' career. Not only has he served as the voice of the Kansas Jayhawks, but also as a broadcaster in Hays, Kan., and in Kansas City, where he also called Royals games. Davis is retiring after the end of the KU basketball season.

Feb 17, 2016

In his KC Star podcast debut, new KU beat writer Jesse Newell talks Jayhawks basketball with Blair Kerkhoff, discussing the chances of the Big 12 title streak continuing, what makes Kansas a good team in March and more.

Feb 17, 2016

The Star's Terez A. Paylor plays interviews of NFL greats Michael Irvin, Cris Carter and Deion Sanders talking about Chiefs rookie cornerback Marcus Peters. Also in this episode, Bart Scott says he could have won multiple Super Bowls with Alex Smith at quarterback. Terez also has interviews about Jamaal Charles and Mitch Morse.

Feb 11, 2016

Rustin Dodd, who covers the Royals for The Kansas City Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger broke down the team's roster heading into spring training. In part one, Dodd and Mellinger discussed the Royals' key issues.

Feb 11, 2016

Rustin Dodd, who covers the Royals for The Kansas City Star, discussed the team's key issues going into spring training. Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger was also in the studio. In part two, Dodd and Mellinger discuss individual players.

Feb 4, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Vahe Gregorian discuss the Royals as they prepare for spring training, plus a few news items that came out of the team's FanFest.

Feb 1, 2016

The Star's Terez A. Paylor talks with two guests, Louis Riddick of ESPN and former NFL defensive end Chuck Smith, about the Chiefs' offseason, their current players and college prospects to watch.

Jan 26, 2016

Rustin Dodd, The Star's new Royals beat reporter, joins columnist Sam Mellinger inside the SportsBeat KC studio to discuss the team's offseason.

Jan 26, 2016

Terez A. Paylor was joined by Star sports columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian for another SportsBeat KC episode focused on the Chiefs and their offseason to-do list, which includes re-signing several free agents and improving some position groups. The group also picked Chiefs season award winners.

Jan 19, 2016

The Star's Terez A. Paylor and his A-Team gathered after the Chiefs' AFC Divisional round playoff loss at New England to dissect the defeat and discuss what comes next for the Chiefs.

Jan 14, 2016

The Star's Blair Kerkhoff and Tod Palmer discussed the NCAA violations discovered in the Missouri men's basketball program and the effect the self-imposed sanctions will have on the struggling Tigers and coach Kim Anderson. (Music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod)

Jan 12, 2016

The Chiefs finally won a playoff game. Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Andy McCullough (in his Kansas City Star swan song) talked about it, previewed the AFC Divisional matchup with the Patriots, played "Who he play for?" and "Old-man football," and more.

Jan 7, 2016

In his second-to-last SportsBeat KC appearance as The Kansas City Star's Royals beat reporter, Andy McCullough joined KC Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger to discuss Alex Gordon's four-year, $72 million contract signing with the Royals and more about the team as it prepares to defend its World Series championship.

Jan 5, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor leads another Chiefs edition of SportsBeat KC, this time to discuss the team's playoff chances against the Houston Texans. Guests included Andy McCullough (who had NFL questions), Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff.

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