<![CDATA[Sam Mellinger: Sports Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/ The Kansas City Star newspaper and KansasCity.com in Kansas City, MO bring you Sam Mellinger from sports columns and blogs. en-us Copyright 2014 The Kansas City Star Wed, 21 May 2014 09:36:58 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 21 May 2014 09:36:58 CDT Sam Mellinger 60 On Eric Fisher, a new friendship, and how the Chiefs’ past is helping its future http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4696104.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:39:46 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4696104.html The Royals missed their dream offseason but gave themselves a good reality http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4597012.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:37:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4597012.html Alex Rios a fine consolation prize, but Royals’ chances still hinge on core players http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4507279.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:05:11 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4507279.html The Travis Kelce Experience: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4484143.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:56:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4484143.html Jayhawks basketball team must find ways to score http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4473302.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:15:51 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4473302.html How bad are the Chiefs’ receivers? An attempt to quantify heavy stink http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4434413.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:46:35 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4434413.html Kendrys Morales headed to the Royals, and that better not be all http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4428488.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:16:17 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4428488.html Bad calls or not, the refs did not beat the Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4334224.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:15:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4334224.html Not big enough? John Brown’s journey from Pitt State to the NFL proves otherwise http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4311104.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:44:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4311104.html New coach is just the start of what KU football needs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4304842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:33:57 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4304842.html Royals will need to spend to hit ‘Better Than 2014’ goal http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4249134.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4249134.html This loss shifts trajectory of the Chiefs’ season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4218374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:14:16 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4218374.html Coaching search should lead back to Clint Bowen, but KU needn’t rush http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4204439.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:16:55 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4204439.html Chiefs safety Eric Berry gets support from his ‘hero’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4178140.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:12:33 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4178140.html Chiefs safety Eric Berry has right attitude for what could be fight of his life http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4128000.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:42:15 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4128000.html How the Chiefs can beat Peyton Manning by being very good, not perfect http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4049840.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:39:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4049840.html Chiefs have no excuses for this loss, but it doesn’t have to ruin their season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4042717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:01:15 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4042717.html Billy Butler and the Royals and a mutually beneficial breakup http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4012641.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:49:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4012641.html How the Chiefs won by being tougher than the NFL’s toughest team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3974204.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:13:24 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3974204.html Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe has a lot at stake this weekend and beyond http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3942469.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:12:29 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3942469.html Chiefs’ defense was supposed to be decimated by injuries; instead, it has thrived http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3920457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:38:37 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3920457.html Chiefs’ win would have been impossible without Andy Reid http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3680071.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:38:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3680071.html What Justin Houston means when he calls his sacks ‘a group effort’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3622495.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:20:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3622495.html Chiefs’ decision to move home game to London hurts fans in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3607280.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 17:23:49 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3607280.html Hurdles remain, but Royals coming around to idea of Billy Butler at DH in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3586612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 16:56:03 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3586612.html After five years away, Carl Peterson thrilled to return to Arrowhead http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3544964.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:35:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3544964.html Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has taken rushing the passer to the highest level http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3528782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2014 19:41:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3528782.html This season laid the foundation, but it’s on Royals to take next step in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3503545.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:09:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3503545.html In the New York Jets, there’s a lesson for Chiefs fans about taking the so-called safe route http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3481340.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:56:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3481340.html Series loss won’t diminish Royals’ magical season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3462717.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:13:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3462717.html The Royals’ crazy ride has reached a game seven — and history beckons http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3432499.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 23:40:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3432499.html Fear of the big moment won’t drag down the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3411703.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 22:26:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3411703.html James Shields taught the Royals to become winners, and now it's up to them http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3396999.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:37:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3396999.html Royals’ flaws show up in 11-4 loss to Giants http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3383851.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:39:53 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3383851.html A toast to Ned Yost: Royals manager paints a game three masterpiece http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3365191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:22:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3365191.html Royals are on the verge of making even more history in World Series http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3338539.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:03:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3338539.html Billy Butler comes through in key moment for Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3315863.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:45:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3315863.html Royals must rediscover momentum, moxie and magic http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3219035.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:08:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3219035.html Royals were best poised to capitalize on recent trend in baseball http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3113391.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:45:52 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3113391.html Pulling out a close victory over Chargers can be a big boost to Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3079950.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:47:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3079950.html The Royals’ journey from a joke to the World Series http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3014456.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:57:26 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article3014456.html Chiefs did what they had to when they dumped cornerback Brandon Flowers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2920322.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:30:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2920322.html The World Series-bound Royals have transformed KC’s sports identity http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2849191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:35:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2849191.html Mike Moustakas’ catch embodies this crazy playoff run for the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2782084.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:52:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2782084.html Royals are cashing in by the millions, and what they do with the money is critical http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2693814.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:01:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2693814.html Trade that sent Zack Greinke to Milwaukee paved Royals’ road back to playoffs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2694012.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:27:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2694012.html What a strange trip it’s been for the Royals and their fans http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2686750.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:39:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2686750.html Midnight magic: Alex Gordon’s blast powers the Royals to another thrilling extra-inning win http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2676425.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 01:35:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2676425.html Royals legends are relieved to see this team create 1985-like memories http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2639230.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:23:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2639230.html These Royals are eager to include their fans in this long-awaited moment http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2535406.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:42:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2535406.html Royals’ revival is on the shoulders of many players http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2528245.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:15:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2528245.html Sam Mellinger files: Yordano Ventura comes of age in Royals’ playoffs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2508060.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:18:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2508060.html Why the Royals are built for the playoffs (and could stick around awhile) http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2512593.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17:41:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2512593.html A determined Danny Duffy rises to the challenge as reliever for the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2493292.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 01:33:18 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2493292.html Salvador Perez is the engine that revs the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2450080.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:31:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2450080.html Royals fans deserve to celebrate like this http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2378491.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:58:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2378491.html Jamaal Charles’ return, blowout of Patriots change everything for Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2321248.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:31:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2321248.html Kansas City’s baseball moment has finally arrived http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2314475.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:25:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2314475.html Day off Monday is just what Royals needed before Tuesday’s Wild Card game http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2289853.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:24:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2289853.html KC Royals miss an opportunity with Saturday loss http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2281835.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:37:17 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2281835.html Royal Again: KC celebrates after a long road back to playoffs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2270644.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:33:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2270644.html Wild card for the Royals would be nothing to complain about http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2252314.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:42:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2252314.html Young football player from Norway to meet his hero, Jan Stenerud, in KC http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2249283.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:32:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2249283.html Chiefs running back Knile Davis shows he’s more than just the next man up http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2199305.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:32:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2199305.html Chiefs can have a losing season without it being a lost season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2184018.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:41:37 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2184018.html Royals fall flat in series opener to Tigers and need to get up quickly http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2176709.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:33:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2176709.html Royals’ big series with Tigers similar to one in ’85 http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2158407.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:06:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2158407.html Chiefs’ Alex Smith can be more than a ‘game manager,’ and needs to http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2157383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:05:19 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2157383.html Latest plot twist by the Royals beats everything http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2122010.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:47:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2122010.html There are no moral victories, but Chiefs showed improvement Sunday http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2109792.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:37:50 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2109792.html Goodell, NFL have fumbled dealing with domestic abuse http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2101428.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 18:32:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2101428.html KC Royals pick particularly bad month to go into hitting funk http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2073011.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:02:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2073011.html James Shields can’t lay claim to his nickname, but he wears it well http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2060149.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:43:27 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2060149.html The pivotal game of the season may be at hand for the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2047890.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article2047890.html Royals’ blemishes shine through in their loss to the Tigers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1991578.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:05:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1991578.html Derrick Johnson’s injury is brutal for the Chiefs but appalling for him http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1872693.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:47:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1872693.html KC sports fans have a terrific dilemma as Chiefs and Royals vie for their attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1741447.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 16:23:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1741447.html Getting to the postseason is easy ... staying there is not http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1514696.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:50:35 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1514696.html Appreciating Alex Gordon’s brilliance means setting aside MVP conversation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1470570.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:58:05 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1470570.html Salvador Perez again shows his value with 3 hits, 3 RBI in Royals' 4-3 win over Rangers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1343292.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:57:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1343292.html Alex Smith’s contract extension with the Chiefs makes sense for both sides http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1337786.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:15:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1337786.html George Brett says these Royals more talented than ’85 team http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333393.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:53:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333393.html Once again in this long season, Royals can show what they’re made of http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1330168.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:52:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1330168.html Royals’ playoff push has special meaning to fan diagnosed with cancer http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333107.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 18:45:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1333107.html Chiefs need coach Andy Reid’s expertise to separate preseason stink from regular-season hope http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1321609.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:38:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1321609.html Looking back at Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, 25 years and two Manhattan Miracles later http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1320380.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:09:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1320380.html How Yordano Ventura’s hurting back is affecting the Royals’ mood and (possible) playoff rotation http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1305849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:04:14 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1305849.html On a glorious night for the Royals, Ned Yost manages to dump on the fans http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1306960.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:06:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1306960.html Royals deserve some national attention http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1299275.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:58:30 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1299275.html KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1275179.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:42:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1275179.html A PSA for Royals fans: What to do when your team no longer stinks http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1237145.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:31:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1237145.html Roster moves before start of season are paying off now for Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1218571.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:01:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1218571.html Royals’ trade for Josh Willingham is reminder of how fast things can change http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1199779.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:23:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1199779.html You want crazy? The Royals are giving you crazy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1188036.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:52:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1188036.html Royals have bigger goal than a wild-card berth http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1185068.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:13:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1185068.html After rough start, Chase Daniel shows why Chiefs’ backup quarterback job is still his http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1170276.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:44:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1170276.html To avoid a cultural free-for-all, Chiefs form alliance with American Indian groups http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1161612.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:11:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1161612.html Why Bengals' Andy Dalton’s contract means nothing for KC Chiefs' Alex Smith’s deal http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1009966.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:40:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article1009966.html Forty years later, Royals Academy lives on in memories http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article940797.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 07:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article940797.html Royals can blame themselves for being losers at the trade deadline http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article843115.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article843115.html