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A sports podcast by the Kansas City Star's sports writers and columnists, including in-depth commentary and analysis on the Royals, Chiefs, Sporting KC, FC Kansas City, KU, MU and K-State, Big 12 and the SEC.
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Sep 19, 2016

The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez A. Paylor answered your questions and dissected the Chiefs' 19-12 loss against the Houston Texans on Sunday during a Facebook Live session. They talked about the woeful passing offense, the enigmatic Marcus Peters and much, much more. Here is the audio.

Sep 16, 2016

On this week's episode of Chiefs NFL Matchup, The Star's Terez Paylor chats with Houston Chronicle beat writers John McClain and Aaron Wilson to break down this week's opponent, the Houston Texans. The guys discuss the Texans' new-look backfield, the Texans' ferocious pass rush and potential defensive weaknesses. Terez also quizzes Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy about the difficulty they had picking up stunts on Sunday against San Diego and Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton about the difficulty they had stopping the run. Finally, Terez gives his prediction for this week's outcome.

Sep 15, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Vahe Gregorian meet up at Kauffman Stadium to discuss a disappointing season from Joakim Soria, the fallout from his latest blown save on Tuesday, and the future of the Royals' bullpen in 2017. 

Sep 14, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, and fall MU sports reporting intern Alec Lewis, discuss Saturday's SEC opener for the Tigers, against Georgia.

Sep 13, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore give their impressions of KU's 37-21 loss to Ohio. The two also discuss some recent comments by coach Bill Self about the state of the 2016-17 Jayhawks.

Sep 12, 2016
The Star's Terez A. Paylor wraps up the Chiefs' stunning 33-27 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday by answering your questions about Marcus Peters (both his play and the protest), Alex Smith's gunslinging ways, the Chiefs' mostly-pourous run defense and much more.
 
Sep 10, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss the latest KU basketball news. How does DeAndre Ayton's commitment to Arizona affect the Jayhawks? Will KU's defense be improved this year? C.J. also gives his over/under picks for the Jayhawks' three-point percentages.

Sep 9, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor previews the Chiefs' season-opening game against the San Diego Chargers (noon Sunday on CBS). Kevin Acee, a columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, joined the show to give a scouting report on the Chargers, while Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden joined the show to talk about what, in his opinion, makes Alex Smith a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback.

Sep 6, 2016
Missouri beat writer Tod Palmer and The Star's fall intern Alec Lewis break down what we learned about the Tigers from a season-opening 26-11 loss at West Virginia and look ahead to Saturday's home opener at 6:30 p,m. against Eastern Michigan at Memorial Stadium.

 

Sep 2, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff dissect the Chiefs' 17-7 win over Green Bay in the preseason finale. With the 53-man deadline looming, they discuss backups who impressed, possible cuts and answer your questions.

Sep 1, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore answer KU questions from Twitter followers. What's Svi Mykhailiuk's best-case scenario? Why does KU not have a starting quarterback? And what's the reason for the uptick in Late Night visitors? The guys take on those questions and also discuss Bill Self's ceiling as a politician.

Aug 30, 2016

On this episode of SportsBeat KC, Royals beat writer Rustin Dodd sits down with reliever Peter Moylan and discusses his winding path to the big leagues. Moylan, an Australian native, was cut by the Minnesota Twins when he was a teenager and spent close to six years as a day laborer and pharmaceutical rep back home Australia. Moylan explains how he eventually landed in the major leagues. You can find a written version of this story at KansasCity.com. 

Aug 29, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, previews Saturday's season opener at West Virginia (11 a.m. Central on FS1) with WVMetroNews.com columnist Allan Taylor, who covers the Mountaineers.

Aug 29, 2016
The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor tackled your questions in a Facebook Live video following the Chiefs' 23-7 preseason win over the Bears on Saturday in Chicago. Here is the audio. What's going on with Albert Wilson? How are the cornerbacks looking? All that and much more...

 

Aug 26, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Mizzou beat writer, broke down the football team's offense earlier in the week and now shifts his attention to the defense. Check out a position-by-position look at the Tigers' D and what to expect as the season dawns.

Aug 26, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by ESPN's John Gasaway, who discusses his top 25 college basketball player rankings. What does he think of the three Jayhawks on the list? Did he consider putting Devonte' Graham ahead of Frank Mason? Gasaway also sizes up KU's chances to win the Big 12 and explains his obsession for offensive rebounds.

Aug 25, 2016

Tod Palmer, the Mizzou beat writer for The Star, talks about the remade men's basketball team and sits down for a 15-minute conversation with Tigers coach Kim Anderson about the Italy trip and what he learned in those 10 days.

Aug 24, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' recent surge and their chances of making the playoffs before delving into Danny Duffy's Cy Young chances and future in Kansas City.  

Aug 24, 2016

Tod Palmer, The Star's Missouri beat writer, breaks down the 2016 Tigers offense position-by-position and explains what's reasonable to expect and necessary for the team's improvement.

Aug 22, 2016

The Star's Terez Paylor and Blair Kerkhoff dissect the Chiefs' 21-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday and answer your questions about the spotty run defense and other pressing issues.

Aug 19, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore bring new KC Star KU insider Gary Bedore onto the podcast. Bedore discusses his recent move from the Lawrence Journal-World and also tells behind-the-scenes stories about KU's last two national championships, former coach Roy Williams and Raef LaFrentz's commitment to the Jayhawks.

Aug 14, 2016

The Star's Sam Mellinger and Terez Paylor tackled your questions in a Facebook Live video following the Chiefs' 17-16 preseason loss to Seattle. Here is the audio. Is Dee Ford ready? Which young players stood out? How does Alex Smith look? All that and more in this week's episode.

 
Aug 12, 2016

KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore discuss Bill Self's summer comments about his team and also take mailbag questions. Does KU focus too much on Big 12 titles? How does KU's frontcourt compare to other years? The two also discuss Svi Mykhailuk's shooting and what to expect from Dwight Coleby.

Aug 11, 2016
Tod Palmer, Mizzou beat reporter for The Star, and Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger were at new Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk's news conference Thursday in Columbia. They break down the hire and why Sterk seems like a good choice at a time when Tigers athletics are in turmoil ... or are they?
 
Aug 11, 2016

The Star's Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger discuss the Royals' collapse in July and the team's list of problems in 2016. The topics include Alex Gordon's performance, the starting rotation and the bullpen. They also look ahead to 2017 and the main priorities of the offseason. 
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