Sam Mellinger

Sam Mellinger

Around KU, a strong distaste about resuming Border War with Mizzou

One of MU athletic director Mack Rhoades’ talking points has been an open desire to play Kansas again, and his mention of having discussions with Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger has let fans and media fill in the blanks. This makes it a good time to mention that there is no indication from Lawrence that renewal is more likely now than before.

Sam Mellinger

Yordano Ventura pitches through the drama, becomes a scene-stealer for the Royals

Pitcher Yordano Ventura’s starts this season have been defined by drama — cramps, taunts, ejections, and too often lots of runs. But in pitching seven scoreless innings Tuesday night in Kansas City’s 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, Ventura showed everyone why the Royals made him their opening-day starter and gave him a contract that guarantees at least $23 million.

Sam Mellinger

Dressed to the Nines event another sign of Negro Leagues museum’s staying power

The coolest, most ingenious, realest reason to believe in the future of an irreplaceable and often endangered crown of Kansas City is a pressed suit, sharp tie and matching pocket square. Dressed to the Nines is an idea that started a short time ago with a guy and his roommate, and already is an official Royals promotion with thousands of fans wearing suits and ties and even some red dresses for fun and to pay respect to the Negro Leagues and the baseball museum at 18th and Vine.

Sam Mellinger

NFL can’t seem to make punishments fit the crimes

A not-so-independent investigation took way too much time to come to a non-conclusion about the air inside footballs, but that was enough for the NFL to come in like a panting dog with an historic penalty for what became Deflategate: The Patriots are fined $1 million, lose two draft picks, including one in the first round, and — here’s the kicker — Tom Brady is suspended for four games.

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