Shawnee Mission East and Kansas grad Will Hancock died in the 2001 Oklahoma State plane crash. Hancock’s father, Bill, is one of the most powerful figures in collegiate sports. Bill Hancock largely has found his way by trying to provide hope for others.
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer asked how often you see a top-of-the-line pitcher give up three or four hits in an inning, and on Friday night Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez provided a good example of what Hosmer was talking about.
The Kansas City Royals missed a chance to tie Friday’s game in the ninth inning of a 1-0 loss. With Eric Hosmer on second base, Salvador Perez grounded ball down the third-base line. The umpire ruled it foul but it was a close call.
Remembered before Friday as the guy whose ‘wardrobe malfunction’ made some blush at Scouting Combine, new Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones was entertaining in other ways during an evening session with reporters.
The NFL’s biggest event short of the Super Bowl is the ultimate sports event in that it is only vaguely a sports event. It is a soap opera, manufactured drama, and that was true long before Laremy Tunsil became the most famous man of the night.
If you’ve been following this blog you already know that I went to the Royals’ team barber with Eric Hosmer and got the “Playoff Hos” haircut. But the story was just beginning; by taking a quantum leap forward in hair style, I’ve suffered some unintended consequences.
The Chiefs traded their first- and seventh-round NFL Draft picks for the 49ers second-, fourth- and sixth-round picks. It was anticlimactic to not have a first-round pick, but GM John Dorsey believes the “sweet spot” of the draft is in the acquired picks. Dorsey said the move was not in response to forfeiting their third-round pick, but it’s hard to believe that wasn’t factor.
So what’s gone wrong for Alcides Escobar? Escobar has tried to replicate his postseason success on swinging at first pitches this season, but it hasn’t worked nearly as well. At least part of it has been pitchers adjusting to him.
When Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was asked if anything surprised him about the NFL draft’s first round Thursday, he said there was one player he didn’t think would drop to the second round. “Yeah — Myles Jack is still on the board,” Dorsey said, “and he is a good football player. I am sure he will go early tomorrow.
Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe recently talked to reporters at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility to discuss how he is getting stronger, feeling better and in the best shape ahead of the 2016 season.