Vahe Gregorian

Hard road ahead of Marcus Mariota? As former elite draft pick, Chiefs’ Alex Smith can relate

Ten years ago, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was in an uncannily similar position to Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota after he had finished fourth in Heisman voting and was drafted first overall by a 49ers organization that had gone 2-14 the year before.

Vahe Gregorian

Two poor outings aren’t enough to start worrying about Johnny Cueto, Royals

In the news business, we figure twice is a coincidence and three times is a trend story. So starter Johnny Cueto’s outings Wednesday night n the Royals' 8-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles and earlier in Boston against the Red Sox aren’t reason for Kansas City fans to panic.

Vahe Gregorian

Video: When Alex Gordon returns to Royals, what position will Ben Zobrist play?

Kansas City Star sports columnist Vahe Gregorian and CineSport’s Noah Coslov discussed Royals pitcher Kris Medlen’s first start, where Ben Zobrist will play when Alex Gordon returns and the uptick in play from Omar Infante and Alex Rios.

Vahe Gregorian

For one Staley senior, an extended family made a return to football, and much more, possible

As LeAnn Cruce gazed down from the stands at some 200 young football players from Blue Springs and Staley High, she thought about how every one of them probably has faced something difficult to contend with in life. She knows about one of these stories for sure: Staley’s Kyle Cambrice, a senior linebacker who doesn’t know his birth father and essentially was abandoned by his mother along with his older brother at a year old.

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