Sam Mellinger

Pulling out a close victory over Chargers can be a big boost to Chiefs

The Chiefs got a 23-20 win over the Chargers. They are 3-3, with a tough win on the road, and in the division. They will be favored at home the next two weeks. They are rested after a bye week, and now carry the swagger of a team that just won in the most encouraging, yes-we-can way a team can win – their quarterback leading them down the field in the last two minutes for the winning points.

Sam Mellinger

The Royals’ journey from a joke to the World Series

The Kansas City Royals have gone from a joke of a franchise to the World Series in eight years, the absolute best story in sports right now with eight postseason wins in a row. But to make this journey, owner David Glass had to accept that his leadership pushed the Royals into becoming a punchline. He would need help pushing them back to the top.

Sam Mellinger

The World Series-bound Royals have transformed KC’s sports identity

The Royals will play in the World Series. Saying or hearing or reading those words will send chills down the arms of fans across Kansas City and beyond. This is the kind of thing that always happens somewhere else. But today in Kansas City, the franchise once defined by a manager saying it can always get worse is now, somehow, America’s team and the greatest story in sports.

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