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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
The Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd sits down with columnist Vahe Gregorian and photographer John Sleezer to discuss their trip to the Dominican Republic to cover the funeral services for Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who died last week at the age of 25. 

 

Jan 25, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What did C.J. discover after a rewatch of KU's loss to West Virginia? And where can freshman Josh Jackson improve most? The two also preview the upcoming Kentucky game and briefly touch on early reports of an alleged rape at McCarthy Hall.

Jan 20, 2017

The Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest news with Kansas basketball. Can talented Josh Jackson survive without a three-point shot? And should coach Bill Self consider more retro inside-out basketball? The two also discuss KU-Kentucky, comparisons to Villanova and Melvin Weatherwax.

Jan 16, 2017
The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' frustrating 18-16 divisional-round home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Where did this rank on the Chiefs' level of losing? How did the Chiefs shoot themselves in the foot? Why couldn't they stop Le'Veon Bell? Is the quarterback the problem? They discuss all that, plus answer your questions and more.​
 
Jan 13, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two take Twitter questions about Kansas basketball. How important is the Kentucky game really? And will Frank Mason end the season with a 20-point-per-game scoring average? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailuk's grade, Carlton Bragg's performance and the recruitment of Trae Young.

Jan 4, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss Kansas' 90-88 victory over Kansas State. Why has KU's defense been so bad? And how can the Jayhawks fix it? The two also talk about a smart play from Devonté Graham, debate whether Dwight Coleby can be a rotation mainstay and take Twitter questions from readers.

Jan 3, 2017

 

Sam Mellinger takes a break from covering the Chiefs' division title and discusses the Royals' offseason with Kansas City Star beat writer Rustin Dodd. Sam and Rustin talk about the meaning of the quiet offseason, a possible extension for Danny Duffy and some offseason projections. A bonus crash course on the Chiefs comes at the end.
Jan 2, 2017

​​​The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor dissect the Chiefs' 37-27 win over the San Diego Chargers. Join them as they discuss Travis Kelce's mystery absence, potential playoff scenarios, fans' satisfaction level with winning the AFC West plus answer​ your questions.

 
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