I’ll root for chaos. I’m one of those. Specifically, that means Alabama losing. That means the top seed, the sport’s biggest power from the sports’ best (and most overrated) league, losing. Nothing against Alabama or Blake Sims or Amari Cooper or anyone else.
The Royals have expressed interest in signing outfielder Melky Cabrera, but remain wary of his current contract demands, according to people familiar with the situation. Another team has emerged as the leading candidate for Cabrera’s services this week: the Seattle Mariners.
Ahead of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, The Kansas City Star’s Andy McCullough & CineSport’s Noah Coslov talk about pitching and outfield options for the Royals, plus whether the team will spend more money.
On Monday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in the Cavaliers’ game against the Nets in New Jersey. That’s William and Kate, of course, and naturally they visited with LeBron James and a hosts of off-the-court stars.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
One of the awesome and frustrating things about following the NFL is how each game makes for its own story, and by product of both a 16-game proving ground and the way each of those games are often turned on a small handful of plays, it is our country’s greatest breeding ground for overreaction.
The Jayhawks have now won four straight since suffering a beatdown to No. 1 Kentucky at the Champions Classic. They have four days off before facing No. 18 Florida at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night. And there are questions.
Reports on Monday night said that a Rams executive reportedly apologized to the St. Louis County Police for the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture five players did before St. Louis’ game Sunday against Oakland. A short time later, the Rams denied that.
With the possibility of a tie atop the standings after the football season, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby on Monday admitted the conference’s “One True Champion” slogan is more of a reference to the conference’s round-robin scheduling “method” than actually crowning a true champion.
Five St. Louis Rams players took the field Sunday in a hand-up pose, which the St. Louis Police Officers Association deemed to be offensive. The Association’s business manager, Jeff Roorda, called for “the players involved to be disciplined and for the Rams and the NFL to deliver a very public apology.” The NFL said the players would not be punished for their actions, according to USA Today.
The Chiefs worked so hard, and went so creative to make up for that 0-2 start with a surge that put them in clear control of a playoff spot and a shot at unseating the Denver Broncos in the AFC West. But they’ve undone two months of good with two weeks of bad.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City’s leading wide receiver, is listed among the Chiefs' 46 active players for their showdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers a Heinz Field. Bowe missed practice all week with what the team called an illness.
The similarities between former Chiefs offensive lineman John Alt and last year’s top overall draft pick Eric Fisher are striking. Two tall, athletic, raw prospects taken in the first round. Both relatively new to the position. Both with a lot of learning to do, and even more potential.
No, the Royals didn’t win the World Series, and there’s no assurance they’ll make it back soon. Just the same, the 2014 season created a transformative new frame of reference. It’s one that says “same old Royals” is an obsolete term, that you needn’t look at every setback as crippling, that a trapdoor isn’t inevitably waiting to spring open, and that it’s rational to have hope.
The Chiefs need two wins in their final two games, starting Sunday at Pittsburgh (noon on CBS), to ensure a playoff berth for the second straight season. So there was lots to talk about with Terez A. Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Star and answered your questions Friday in a Q&A. Check out a replay here.