The Star's Rustin Dodd, Sam Mellinger and Pete Grathoff sat down during spring training in Surprise, Ariz., to discuss Yordano Ventura and his path to becoming the Royals' top starting pitcher in 2016, as well as how the 25-man roster is shaping up and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Star's Terez A. Paylor previewed the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine with an eye on the Chiefs' needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rustin Dodd, The Star's new Royals beat reporter, joins columnist Sam Mellinger inside the SportsBeat KC studio to discuss the team's offseason.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger reflects on Alex Gordon's impact with the Royals.
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.
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.
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.
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).