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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The A-Team gets back together to assess the Chiefs after 14 practices. The gang breaks down the camp surprises, camp disappointments and makes early predictions for the Chiefs' 2016 record.
KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by Luke Winn, college basketball writer for SI. Winn discusses the KU players' performances at adidas Nations camp, describes how he upset an NBA player on Twitter and also gives his reasoning for putting KU No. 2 in his preseason Power Rankings.
KC Star beat reporter Jesse Newell and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore talk to NBC Sports recruiting analyst Scott Phillips about the Jayhawks' next recruiting class in 2017. Phillips discusses top-ranked DeAndre Ayton and KU's chances of landing him and also goes over some of the other big names Bill Self and staff are pursuing. Phillips also talks about KU's reputation in recruiting circles and shares what he believes are the team's biggest needs.
Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, and sports columnist Sam Mellinger sat down before the end of a nine-game homestand Wednesday and discussed the team's plans for the upcoming MLB trade deadline.
Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, talks with Brian Hanni, the new voice of Kansas football and basketball. Hanni discusses his personal history, the best advice he received from Joe Buck and the time he angered coach Bill Self on the sideline.
Rustin Dodd, Royals beat reporter for The Star, and sports columnist Vahe Gregorian talk a day after the 2015 World Series champs were honored at the White House, which was an odd departure from the tone of this year's season, which has the Royals at 47-47 entering Friday night's game.
The Star's Tod Palmer and Blair Kerkhoff talk about the unexpected news that athletic director Mack Rhoades is leaving Mizzou for the same same job at Baylor. The duo discuss Rhoades' tenure at Missouri and what the future holds.
After an eight-game road trip, the Royals are 43-41 with four games left before the All-Star Break. The Star's Rustin Dodd, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian talk about what's gone wrong, what's gone right, and the potential moves the Royals could make in the second half.
Jesse Newell, KU beat reporter for The Star, and Bleacher Report's C.J. Moore are joined by Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss., who discusses Malik Newman's strengths, weaknesses and his potential fit with Kansas.