<![CDATA[Gregorian Chants: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/ en-us Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:06:42 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:06:42 CDT Gregorian Chants 60 Wild Card Game vs. A’s transformed Royals franchise http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article18830025.html#storylink=rss The rally in last year’s AL Wild Card Game to beat Oakland, which returned to Kansas City for a weekend series, not only enabled the Royals to advance in the 2014 playoffs but also cut them loose for all that’s happened since.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:20:09 CDT

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Toasts, and roasts, from Rob Riggle’s speech on Kansas City sports and their nemeses http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article18675201.html#storylink=rss Shawnee Mission South and Kansas grad Rob Riggle was the featured guest and final speaker at the Kansas City Sports Commission’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday night. With the help of The Star’s Blair Kerkhoff, below are excerpted highlights of his speech, an all-encompassing celebration of the changing KC sports landscape and its nemeses … with a few humorous jabs, naturally.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:53:02 CDT

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Video: Vahe Gregorian on what Royals have shown in hot start http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article18595290.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian talks about how Alex Rios’ injury will test the Royals, and Ned Yost’s role in the team’s early success.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:32:33 CDT The Kansas City Star

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Can the excitement of the Royals’ improbable 2014 playoff run be topped? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article17020043.html#storylink=rss Clearing out the notebook from spring training with a last look at the singular magic of 2014, how much longer Ned Yost wants to manager, the sustaining advice Derek Jeter gave Mike Moustakas, and Yost’s indelible first impression of Salvador Perez.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:58:21 CDT

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Video: Vahe Gregorian on whether the Royals can match last year’s thrills http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article17130305.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Noah Coslov try to answer the question of whether a World Series win would surpass last year’s run.

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Video: Will Gregg Marshall remain at Wichita State beyond this season? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article16303406.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Vahe Gregorian talked with CineSport’s Noah Coslov talk about Wichita State caoch Gregg Marshall’s future and what his thinking says about the coaching profession. Plus, they talk about Marcus Foster’s situation at Kansas State.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:48:13 CDT

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Jayhawks hope to avoid joining history of No. 2 seeds losing to 15s http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article15449423.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:00:57 CDT

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#TheHuddle: KC Star sportswriters dissect the NCAA Tournament bracket http://www.kansascity.com/sports/article14577773.html#storylink=rss In our latest episode of #TheHuddle, KansasCity.com’s weekly sports show, columnists Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star break down the NCAA Tournament field, including a possible KU-Wichita State matchup in Omaha, Neb., the Big 12 and more.

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:35:40 CDT

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Video: Vahe Gregorian on Jeremy Maclin, other Chiefs moves http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article13797890.html#storylink=rss The KC Star’s Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Noah Coslov discuss the of signing wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and the Chiefs’ overall direction.

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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:33:05 CDT The Kansas City Star

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Video: Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian talk about Royals, Ned Yost and KU http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article11928410.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star sports columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger discuss the Kansas City Royals, manager Ned Yost and whether Kansas will win another Big 12 title in this week’s show.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:29:48 CST The Kansas City Star

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Oklahoma enables a bittersweet realization of Reat Griffin Underwood’s dream http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article11652773.html#storylink=rss Reat Griffin Underwood, the 14-year-old who was killed last year in the Jewish Community Center shootings, dreamed of signing the national anthem at a University of Oklahoma game. The school made that happen posthumously Saturday.

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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:09:43 CST

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Video: Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff discuss Sunflower Showdown, Missouri basketball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article11017229.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star’s Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff discuss the upcoming Sunflower Showdown and Missouri basketball in this week’s sports show.

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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:35:27 CST The Kansas City Star

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With a few big asterisks, DGB could be target for Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article10735025.html#storylink=rss If the Chiefs find themselves in position to draft Dorial Green-Beckham, the abundantly talented receiver whose University of Missouri career was snuffed out after a series of off-field incidents, they will be facing what NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock aptly called a “polarizing conversation.”

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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:02:27 CST

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Royals GM Dayton Moore’s thoughts on 11 prospects http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article10556858.html#storylink=rss Speaking to the Tiger Club of Kansas City on Tuesday at the Westport Flea Market, Royals’ general manager Dayton Moore was asked nearly as many questions about up-and-coming Royals as he was about the current core. Among those he spoke about was righty Kyle Zimmer, who Moore said was healthy but whose goal is to compete in the rotation in 2016.

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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:00:00 CST

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Watch the latest KC Star sports columnists chat: Royals, KU hoops and more http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article10532333.html#storylink=rss In another edition of our Kansas City Star sports columnists chat, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff put a case closed sign on whether Alex Gordon should have gone and also discuss Perry Ellis’ missed layup in KU’s loss at West Virginia:

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Video: Is it fair for Mizzou coach Kim Anderson to face criticism? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article9745265.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Noah Coslov talked about how long coach Kim Anderson will have to build the Missouri program as the Tigers are currently on a 10-game losing streak.

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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:36:24 CST

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The Star’s sports columnists discuss Dean Smith, college basketball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article9670409.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star sports columnists Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff got together again this week and discussed Dean Smith’s passing, plus other college basketball topics.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:51:13 CST

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The Star’s sports columnists hold round-table discussion in first edition of new video series http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article9353870.html#storylink=rss In the first episode of a soon-to-be regular and yet unnamed feature on KansasCity.com, KC Star sports columnists Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff chat about KU’s stranglehold on the Big 12, Mizzou coach Kim Anderson and more.

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Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:57:29 CST

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Pete Carroll’s mistake colossal even if Marshawn Lynch might not have scored http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article8942480.html#storylink=rss The decision to pass might have been influenced by the Seahawks’ experience in their loss to the Chiefs.

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Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:49:21 CST

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Greetings, musings and a hearty Thai wai from halfway around the world http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article7732805.html#storylink=rss Wow, what a weird New Year this has been. It started in Orlando for Missouri’s game in the Citrus Bowl. A day after returning from that, I left for the Dominican Republic to retrace the rise of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:10:30 CST

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Video: Will Royals manager Ned Yost face pressure this season? http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article6500118.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Noah Coslov talk about whether or not fans will be back to heavily scrutinizing KC Royals manager Ned Yost after the success the team had last season.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:53:41 CST

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Video: Vahe Gregorian on researching Yordano Ventura in Dominican Republic http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5564445.html#storylink=rss Star columnist Vahe Gregorian and staff photographer Dave Eulitt are spending the week in the Dominican Republic for an exclusive project on the background and rise of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. In this video, he talks about the experience they’ve had so far.

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Royals’ Yordano Ventura thrilled to see Pedro Martinez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5522016.html#storylink=rss Count Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura among the Dominican countrymen who are thrilled to see Pedro Martinez elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. But Tuesday on his Twitter account, he called Tuesday a “day of pride for all Dominicans.”

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:21:39 CST

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Royals Academy relies on dummies (read on) to help the next Ventura http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5494818.html#storylink=rss Royals Academy field coordinator Victor Baez has a collection of what he calls “poor dummies” that act as hitter stand-ins during a young pitcher’s throwing session. He remembers the time Yordano Ventura knocked the head off of one — twice.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 12:11:28 CST

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Sights from a day with Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura in his hometown http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5450304.html#storylink=rss Star photographer Dave Eulitt and I are spending our first day in the Dominican Republic, retracing the roots of Royals phenom Yordano Ventura. We went to his youth baseball field, the childhood home where his family still lives, the beach where he swims and runs, the 145-step stairs he runs 8-10 times every other day, and his favorite place to grab a bite: Restaurant Luis on the beach in Coson, where we ate grouper fresh out of the ocean.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 13:49:24 CST

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A quick stop for some Dominican winter league baseball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5461536.html#storylink=rss As a bonus on the way back from Las Terrenas to Santo Domingo, we’ve stopped in San Francisco to see a Dominican winter league game between the Estrellas and host Gigantes.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 16:45:01 CST

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The lengths Star photographers will go to get the right angle http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5456523.html#storylink=rss Star photographer Dave Eulitt took a pitch off his hip from a prospect on a tryout as he was shooting a picture of Yordano Ventura, perched behind home plate on Ventura’s childhood field in the Dominican Republic.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:28:19 CST

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Touching down in the Dominican, land of Royals ace Yordano Ventura http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5442180.html#storylink=rss This week, Star sports columnist Vahe Gregorian and staff photographer David Eulitt are in the Dominican Republic for a project on the background of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. Check back here for their dispatches, and watch for their coming expose on one of the hottest young players in the game.

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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:21:45 CST

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Chiefs A-Z: A look back at what went wrong (and right) in 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article5105574.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs have stabilized under coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey, but they stagnated in 2014.

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Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:15:34 CST

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Chiefs A-Z: A look back at Kansas City’s 20-12 loss to the Steelers and what it means http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/gregorian-chants/article4792122.html#storylink=rss The Chiefs’ 20-12 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was Kansas City’s fourth loss in five games, and the Chiefs’ slim playoffs chances depend on outside help.

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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:00:00 CST

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