<![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 Jayhawks got beat by a tougher team, and that will haunt Bill Self http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article16057400.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:07:51 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article16057400.html One phrase sums up KU’s plan to beat Wichita State http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15671339.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:36:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15671339.html Think KU and Wichita State players see this as a rivalry? Think again http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15535613.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:56:36 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15535613.html Jayhawks wrestling with expectations created by their own past success http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15397922.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:47:44 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15397922.html With contract talks nonexistent, this could be Alex Gordon’s last spring with Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15295946.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:46:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15295946.html Finally healthy, Alex Rios believes he’ll see a surge in his power numbers with Royals http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15198683.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:21:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article15198683.html If Lorenzo Cain duplicates his success at plate, Royals can duplicate their success in standings http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14721548.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:28:45 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14721548.html Ned Yost trusts the always-dependable Alcides Escobar to deliver in leadoff spot http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14527220.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 19:53:21 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14527220.html For the Kansas Jayhawks, it all seems to come down to matchups http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14470979.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22:23:52 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14470979.html Missed layup by Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler brings a wave of undeserved pain http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14173520.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:26:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article14173520.html KU’s three-point shooting remains in a slump, a trend that can’t continue http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13920278.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:30:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13920278.html New Chief Jeremy Maclin has shared some of Eric Berry’s fears http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13596455.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:17:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13596455.html Bruce Weber has the most interesting team in the Big 12, and that’s not a great thing http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13272695.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:42:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13272695.html Cliff Alexander case shows how NCAA rules need to evolve http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13154753.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:48:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article13154753.html Big 12 basketball needs to validate praise with strong showing in March http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article12965339.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:33:06 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article12965339.html Jayhawks’ comeback is a story that will be told for years http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article12379106.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:41:24 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article12379106.html Failure to lock up Justin Houston last year is John Dorsey’s biggest misstep with Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11944526.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:05:46 CST http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mellinger/article11944526.html Last year’s taste of success emboldens, motivates Royals manager 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