Vahe Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

Mourning the loss of Yordano Ventura, whose Royals career was the stuff of legend

Yordano Ventura’s death in a car crash leaves an excruciating void in a city that embraces its athletes as its own, and a Kansas City Royals organization that cultivated and in some ways helped raise him.

Vahe Gregorian

Nathan Chen: The future of U.S. men’s figure skating?

U.S. men’s figure skating is amid a long international drought, both in terms of the Olympics and World Championships. Daredevil 17-year-old Nathan Chen, who is doing unprecedented things with quad jumps, may be just the force to change that -- even if he comes from an entirely improbable background.

Vahe Gregorian

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

Because of her background in the state, two-time defending U.S. champion Gracie Gold will have a sense of familiarity when she competes in Kansas City in the U.S. Figure Skating championships beginning Thursday at the Sprint Center. And maybe that will help her get her mojo back after a rough 2016 triggered by an agonizing free skate at the World Championships.

Vahe Gregorian

When it comes to Chiefs-Steelers, past performance no indication of future results

The Steelers clobbered the Chiefs 43-14 on Oct. 2 in Pittsburgh, and they earned a rematch next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium by beating Miami 30-12 on Sunday. Much has changed since that first game for the Chiefs, but the Steelers’ diverse offense will make beating them thorny — at least if quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is healthy enough to play well after leaving Heinz Field with a walking boot on his right foot.

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Chiefs 33, Broncos 10: Postgame analysis

​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissected the Kansas City Chiefs' 33-10 win over the Denver Broncos on Facebook Live after the game Sunday night. They discussed "Hungry Pig Flight", Travis Kelce's big day and potential playoff scenarios, plus answered​ your questions.

Vahe Gregorian

Apathy lurks over MU basketball

MU fell to 5-6 with its 75-66 loss to Illinois on Wednesday in St. Louis, but maybe the most jarring part of the game was the attendance: less than 13,000 for a game that used to be considered a St. Louis Christmas spectacular. The result is that MU coach Kim Anderson is falling behind in his season of truth.

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Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

After finishing fourth in the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Gracie Gold, the 2014 and 2016 U.S. champion and Olympic team medalist who grew up in Springfield, said she is excited to show the world she is ready for the 2017 U.S. nationals in Kansas City.
Video by Jill Toyoshiba, reported by Vahe Gregorian The Kansas City Star
Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016 1:20

Missouri-made Gracie Gold seeks reset after jarring 2016

Chiefs 33, Broncos 10: Postgame analysis 42:20

Chiefs 33, Broncos 10: Postgame analysis

'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey 6:02

'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey

Refugee children in Kansas City find solace in soccer 3:47

Refugee children in Kansas City find solace in soccer