Vahe Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

120 miles from KC, Caitlyn Jenner’s former college coaches are happy for her

About 120 miles from Kansas City, the first exit in Iowa on Interstate 35 is for a remote town of about 2,300 named for a king in the Book of Mormon. It was against this improbable backdrop that Caitlyn Jenner — then known as Bruce, a Connecticut Yankee in King Lamoni’s court — became a star decathlete and future Olympian, before recently changing names and announcing she is a transgender woman.

Vahe Gregorian

Hiring of Ned Yost helped revive the Royals and Dayton Moore

Star columnist Vahe Gregorian writes that for all the hiccups and swerves and exasperating moments that came with general manager Dayton Moore’s fantasy to save the Royals, maybe none was more personally deflating to him than firing Trey Hillman in May 2010. That’s when Moore turned to special adviser Ned Yost, now the winningest manager in Royals history (411 wins) after his team beat Milwaukee 3-2 Thursday.

Vahe Gregorian

Cheer if you must, but St. Louis Cardinals hacking report hurts everyone

If you’re not a St. Louis Cardinals fan, there is plenty of fun to be had over the team’s alleged hacking of the Houston Astros’ computer database. But the allegations, if proved true, would be a loss for all. It would diminish not just the Cardinals but also further bludgeon a flickering belief in our institutions and, more specifically, the notion that ethics prevail in sports.

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