A year ago, the NFL asked Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Warren Sapp to hold a symposium to help rookies avoid the pratfalls of success. That advice included having a friend be the designated “fall guy” if legal troubles befall the NFL player.
As LeAnn Cruce gazed down from the stands at some 200 young football players from Blue Springs and Staley High, she thought about how every one of them probably has faced something difficult to contend with in life. She knows about one of these stories for sure: Staley’s Kyle Cambrice, a senior linebacker who doesn’t know his birth father and essentially was abandoned by his mother along with his older brother at a year old.
The Chiefs ran a special message on the video board welcoming Eric Berry back to Arrowhead on Friday night. “I made sure to have my windows down,” he said about driving into the parking lot on Friday. Why? He wanted to smell the barbecue.
Quarterback controversy or merely a product of the preseason? Whatever the case, many Kansas City Chiefs fans expressed their desire to see Chase Daniel become the starting quarterback at the expense of Alex Smith.
Here’s what we’re going to do: last night I went out to dinner (my first Friday night off since March) and my son Paul watched the Royals-Red Sox game live. He then wrote what follows. Saturday morning I got up and watched the plays he wrote about and then wrote what I saw. I figure it’s kind of like watching a traffic accident and getting the witnesses to describe what happened and a traffic accident is a pretty good metaphor for the bottom of the second inning.
Major League Baseball gave Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost a cool present for being the American League skipper during the All-Star Game: an Apple Watch. It came with a caveat: He can’t use its smart-phone capabilities during games.
Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian chatted with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about the impact wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is having on the field and in the locker room during his first camp with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The KC Royals won an exciting game on Sunday night, rallying for a 4-3 win over the Angels. But the hot dog race (or condiment race, if you prefer) was an epic battle that featured two wipeouts and a first for the race.
Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante teaming up with shortstop Alcides Escobar for a 4-6-3 out against the Indians was the top Web Gem, but a curious thing happened. One day it just wasn’t, despite the fan vote.
Will safety Eric Berry see time for the KC Chiefs in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Cardinals at Arizona? Terez Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Kansas City Star, and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss the game and defensive end Allen Bailey.
The Kansas City Royals’ magic formula for winning baseball games is pretty simple: grab a lead somewhere in the first six innings, then turn the ball over to one of the best bullpens in the business. That formula has worked so well that the Royals won 111 games in a row when leading after seven innings. Thursday night Ned Yost followed that blueprint, pulled starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie after six innings and turned the lead over to the bullpen—but the Royals still lost.
The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian talked with CineSport’s Noah Coslov about how the Royals should and can handle pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose unpredictable outings may be the Royals biggest concern.
Royals manager Ned Yost is giving first baseman Eric Hosmer and center fielder Lorenzo Cain a day off. They’re not in the lineup against the Orioles in the finale of four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m.