<![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 2015 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 Last year’s taste of success emboldens, motivates Royals manger Ned Yost http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11358815.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:20:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11358815.html Royals third-base coach Mike Jirschele: ‘a baseball man’s baseball man’ http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11103284.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:14:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11103284.html AL Central may not be the best division, but it could be the most competitive http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11041616.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:43:06 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11041616.html The Royals’ optimism at spring training finally has legitimacy http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10981097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:24:56 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10981097.html A newfound love of sports helps 12-year-old girl combat bullying http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10754828.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:12:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10754828.html In the Major League Soccer labor dispute, the field is tilted in the owners’ favor http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10675085.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:31:16 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10675085.html Kansas Jayhawks ‘getting better every day,’ when it matters the most http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10275416.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 17:16:25 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article10275416.html Up from the chasm: MU’s way out of hole is successful recruiting http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9919172.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:30:26 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9919172.html In the end, Royals beat baseball’s system with James Shields trade http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9626657.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:44:20 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9626657.html A little selective memory would serve Royals well this season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9462296.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:44:03 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article9462296.html NFL wins again with a wild and beautiful Super Bowl http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8927273.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Feb 2015 23:29:56 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8927273.html Former Chief Will Shields made impact in KC that went beyond football http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8885318.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:10:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8885318.html This could be the last great moment for Patriots’ Tom Brady http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8868299.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:44:12 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8868299.html As Clark Hunt nears 50th birthday, credit him for identifying his shortcomings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8834093.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:30:17 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8834093.html Being a guard has hindered Will Shields’ Hall of Fame prospects http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8605157.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:23:28 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8605157.html Profiting as a Super Bowl host city isn’t always a sure bet http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8531720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:27:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8531720.html Seahawks’ Richard Sherman has become the conscience of the NFL http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8431083.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:08:15 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8431083.html College basketball needs some help — starting at the top http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8081097.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:39:09 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article8081097.html Deflategate controversy is really just a bunch of hot air http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7971198.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:04:13 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7971198.html Patriots vs. Seahawks is the perfect Super Bowl matchup, and the hype will be huge http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7481024.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:28:54 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7481024.html Right offseason moves could make Chiefs AFC contenders next season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7055273.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:49:33 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article7055273.html Marcus Foster still has chance to make a place for himself in K-State hoops history http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article6602511.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:21:36 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article6602511.html First week of Big 12 play sets tone for KU’s run to another title http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5955522.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:31:37 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5955522.html Cutting Tamba Hali is only the start of what the Chiefs need this offseason http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5641455.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:14:56 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5641455.html St. Louis should not give in to billionaire Rams owner who wants a better stadium http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5525871.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:40:45 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5525871.html K-State’s loss to UCLA in the Alamo Bowl amounts to a disappointing end to the season http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5374989.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 23:20:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5374989.html Bol Bol, 14 years old and 6 feet 10, reaches for his father’s heights http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5352999.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:10:42 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5352999.html Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston is worth every penny http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5089776.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:46:22 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5089776.html Why home-field advantage at Arrowhead may not be what you think http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5017464.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:26:43 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article5017464.html Odds aren’t great, but the Chiefs aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4876347.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:00:36 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article4876347.html