Danny Duffy's grandmother Terry Schneider played baseball in the era of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League as chronicled in the movie "A League of Their Own." Schneider, a left-hander, played shortstop and outfield for New York Life Insurance, where she worked during the day. Danny Duffy's arm strength may be attributable to her arm and that of his mother, Deanna, a longtime softball player who played many catch games with her son. Duffy's father, Dan, showed off Schneider's glove.
See the batting cage where Kansas City Royals pitcher Danny Duffy learned to pitch and hit with the help of his parents, Dan and Deanna, who've also kept many pictures of Danny and other baseball memorabilia at their home in Lompoc, California.
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.
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.
James and Carol Berry spoke to Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian on Monday about their son, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and their memories of hearing about his lymphoma diagnosis in 2014. Eric stayed in his parents' home, in Fairburn, Georgia, during his treatment and recovery. On Sunday, he returned to Atlanta as the Chiefs faced the Falcons, made two huge plays and gave each parent a game ball.
Branch Global and the Overland Park Soccer Club have partnered to provide refugee children in northeast Kansas City an opportunity to play soccer, a common denominator for the immigrants from 16 countries who are trying to make a life here.
Royals catcher Salvador Perez was a "shark" for Shark Tank Teacher Edition on Monday at the Gem Theater. In addition to being a panelist and donating $3,000, he capped the night with an improvised Salvy Splash.
After the Chiefs' 26-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday in Oakland, Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor (who started off with a dramatic reading of NFL Films' "The Autumn Wind"), Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff discussed the game and answered your questions on Facebook Live. Here is a replay:
After the Chiefs' 24-3 victory over the Jets on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff discussed the game and answered your questions on Facebook Live. Here is a replay:
After the Chiefs' 19-12 loss to the Texans on Sunday in Houston, Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff broke down the game and answered your questions on Facebook Live. Here is a replay of the entire session.