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    Who's moving up (and down) the Kansas City Chiefs' depth chart? A SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 35:59

    Days away from the Chiefs preseason opener the team released its first depth chart and it mostly read as expected. But trhere were a couple of surprises. We talk about those and on today's SportsBeat KC with beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell along with columnist Sam McDowell. Also, Rashad Fenton returned to practice this week, bolstering the cornerback position, and find out which players defensive backs coach Dave Merritt called the “Fab FIve.” Story link: Chiefs assistant coach has this nickname for players in the secondary https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264247206.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kansas City Royals' season pivots to the rookies. How to handle the new reality: podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 36:48

    The Royals' future is now. Bobby Witt Jr., and MJ Melendez have been with the club all or most of they season. Now they've been joined by players like Nick Pratto, Michael Massey and Nate Eaton. The final weeks of the season are about getting them major league experience. That makes the season a little sad–it means the Royals are contending–but interesting at a time when a team with the Royals; record would be playing out the string. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnist Vahe Gregorian discuss a team in transition. The show started as a SportsBeat Live. Story link: How rookies are revitalizing KC Royals: ‘All of us ... are falling in love with them' https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article264274446.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: Chiefs like their cornerback depth enough they cut a former first-round pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 32:49

    The Chiefs made some roster noise on Sunday, cutting cornerback Deandre Baker, a former first-round draft pick who appeared in 10 games over the past two seasons in Kansas City. Also, Geron Christian, a fifth-year pro who joined the Chiefs this season, ran with the starters at right tackle. Beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell broke down those moves and added their practice observations on today's podcast, which started as a SportsBeat Live. Chiefs training camp continues this week until the team plays its first preseason game, at the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Story link: KC Chiefs continue to try new faces at right tackle; Sunday was Geron Christian's turn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: Carlos Dunlap wants all the snaps. Will the Chiefs accommodate him?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 32:30

    The Chiefs have a new defensive end, but even though Carlos Dunlap played only 38 percent of the defensive snaps last season as a member of the Seattle Seahaws, he's says he wants to be an every-down player for the Chiefs. Dunlap revealed that and more when he spoke to reporters on Thursday. You'll those comments and more on today's SportsBeat KC. Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell discussed Dunlap's latest NFL stop and what happens with the defensive end rotation. Also, hear why rookie wide receiver Skyy Moore sits behind Patrick Mahomes in meetings, and how defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is challenged by the Chiefs' rookies. Story links: What Steve Spagnolo sees from four Chiefs rookies, including this recent riser https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264066681.html Skyy Moore talks about what it's like working with Patrick Mahomes https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264198081.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: Chiefs brought huge draft class to camp. Who is making the most progress?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 35:41

    The Chiefs' 10-player draft haul has made it through two weeks of training camp. What are the early returns? On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell join columnist Vahe Gregorian in breaking down the progress of the drafted rookies. At least are headed for starting jobs and a majority should be part of the two-deep. We discuss the camp's biggest surprises and disappointments? Also on today's show, third-year linebacker Willie Gay Jr., is poised for his biggest season. He'll tell you about his biggest areas of improvement. Story link: Willie Gay Jr., sets this lofty goal ahead of 2022 season https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264066601.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Welcome to KC Chiefs camp, Orlando Brown Jr. (now we can change the subject): podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 31:35

    For the first time since his contract situation became newsworthy, Chiefs left tackle Orlando Brown Jr., practiced with the team and spoke about his future. Brown arrived at training camp this week, and said he wanted to be a member of the Chiefs for the rest of his career. He also immediately practiced with the first team. You'll hear from Brown along with beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell, along with columnist Vahe Gregorian. Also discussed: the special teams' role in roster composition, and tight end Travis Kelce addresses his recent restructured contract. Story links: Orlando Brown's return despite contract dispute reflects vital part of Chiefs culture https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article264094076.html Travis Kelce says he wants to be a Kansas City Chief for the rest of his career https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264046481.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Trade winds are blowing for the Royals. And Salvy's home run went how far? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 38:34

    The Royals have been active in trades over the past few weeks, and now that the clock is ticking toward the end of the trade deadline, how much more work can they do? On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Vahe Gregorian talk about the players who have arrived and those who might be leaving. Also, we challenge the distance of Salvador Perez's home run in Chicago against the White Sox on Monday. Was it really just 452 feet? Pffft. Finally, you'll hear a tribute from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and its president Bob Kendrick to Buck O'Neil, the museum's founder who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last week. Story links: Kansas City Royals add a pair of relievers, trade away third baseman Emmanuel Rivera https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article264068106.html Royals, fans think Statcast whiffed on 452-foot estimate of Salvador Perez home run https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article264072051.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: A practicing Orlando Brown Jr. is good news for Kansas City Chiefs and Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 30:03

    Orlando Brown Jr., is back. Well, not quite back but headed in the right direction. The Pro Bowl left tackle didn't participate in the first week of Chiefs training camp, but his agent said he'll be at the camp site at Missouri Western for the second week. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Jesse Newell and Herbie Teope along with columnist Sam McDowell discussed the impact of Brown's absence and his return. Also, Monday marked the first day of practice in pads. Who stood out? And was that Patrick Mahomes limping at the end of the workout? Yes, it was. Story links: KC Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes briefly leaves practice after injury scare, but is ‘OK' https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264015686.html Here are Andy Reid's thoughts on Orlando Brown Jr.'s return to the Kansas City Chiefs https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article264051206.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: How newly acquired Carlos Dunlap fits into KC Chiefs plans at defensive end

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 35:09

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    Podcast: Why KC Chiefs' JuJu Smith-Schuster had a good first day at training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 33:28

    JuJu Smith-Schuster is excited about his prospects in Kansas City. One day into training camp he spoke of lining up in different positions on the field and running more routes in one practice than he did in a season at Pittsburgh. Will he become Patrick Mahomes favorite target? We discuss Smith-Schuster and other Chiefs topics on today's SportsBeat KC with beat writers Jesse Newell and Herbie Teope along with columnist Sam McDowell. Also, on the first day of veterans' participation, we discuss who got the call at left tackle, cornerback and other positions of uncertainty. Story links: Here's the change JuJu Smith-Schuster is most excited about https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article263801928.html The biggest victim of Orlando Brown's absence from Chiefs camp? Himself. Let's explain https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mcdowell/article263886167.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Return of Salvador Perez means Royals will have to make some lineup decisions: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 35:43

    The Kansas City Royals figure to be an active participant in the final week before the Aug. 2 MLB trade deadline, which would continue a makeover for a team that's getting younger by the week. Also, the Royals are winning. They're an AL Central-best 19-16 over their last 35 games. So what happens when Salvador Perez returns to the lineup? We cover these topics and plenty more on SportsBeat KC, The Star's sports podcast, with beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell. Also, baseball's great ambassador Buck O'Neil got his day in Cooperstown, New York when he was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Gregorian was there to cover the festivities and shares his experiences. Story links: Salvador Perez slated to begin a rehab assignment; Bobby Witt Jr., not in the lineup From Old Slave Mart in Charleston to Cooperstown: Buck O'Neil's induction resonates When MLB players visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Every day was Buck O'Neil's day in the sun. Here's what Ken Burns, others had to say about Hall induction

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:21

    Buck O'Neil had his day in the sun. Then again, when did it ever feel like anything but a sunny day when you were around baseball's greatest ambassador? O'Neil was enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, and Star columnist Vahe Gregorian was on hand to cover the event. On today's show you'll hear a conversation between Gregorian and filmmaker Ken Burns, whose 1994 documentary mini-series “Baseball” thrust O'Neil into the national spotlight. You'll also hear a conversation between Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro League's Baseball Museum in Kansas City–founded by Buck O'Neil–and former Star columnists Joe Posnanski. Poz worked with O'Neil on the book, “The Soul of Baseball,” as they traveled the nation and spoke with former Negro Leagues players. Story links: It's official at long last: Buck O'Neil takes his place at Hall of Fame in Cooperstown https://www.kansascity.com/sports/article263784343.html From Old Slave Mart in Charleston to Cooperstown, Buck O'Neil's induction resonates https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article263781718.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Kicking a conference when it's down is part of the realignment experience: a podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 33:57

    The college sports realignment adventure continued this week as commissioners from the SEC and ACC spoke at their respective football media days events, the Big 12 reportedly said it wasn't interested in a merger with the Pac-12 (but was linked to an NBC deal with Notre Dame), and California Gov. Gavin Newsom demanded an explanation of why UCLA is leaving the Pac-12 with USC for the Big Ten. Whew. There is plenty to discuss, so we're chatting on today's SportsBeat KC podcast with K-State beat writer Kellis Robinett. We break down the week's news, quotes and speculation and wonder whether there's room for any empathy in the cold business of realignment. We also discuss the significance of Kansas State's latest basketball commitment, Darrin “Dai Dai” Ames, a top-50 prospect from Chicago. Story links: Who won the realignment battle between the SEC and Big Ten? Look South says Greg Sankey Kansas State kicks off 2023 recruiting class with Darrin Ames Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: Projecting next moves for Chiefs, Orlando Brown Jr., as training camp begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 34:29

    Football's off-season is about to end. The Chiefs' training camp opens this week at Missouri Western in St. Joseph, where players and coaches will gather to see the building process of a team seeking to make it five straight trips to the AFC Championship Game. Quarterbacks and rookies only for the first few days. The rest of the squad is scheduled to begin on Wednesday. One of the early questions: When–or will– Orlando Brown Jr., show up? The team's Pro Bowl left tackle didn't come to terms with the Chiefs on a long-term deal and will play under the franchise tag this season. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Jesse Newell and columnist Sam McDowell discuss the Brown situation and the Chiefs' options if Brown doesn't practice. Story link: Chiefs, Orlando Brown fail to get long-term deal done before deadline. This is what it means https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article263354903.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Podcast: Mizzou's best team under Drinkwitz? Here's what the Tigers had to say

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 36:47

    Missouri had its day at SEC Kickoff in Atlanta this week with head coach Eli Drinkwitz, defensive back Martez Manuel, defensive lineman Isaiah McGuire and wide receiver Barrett Banister taking the stage. You'll hear from the players today on SportsBeat KC. Manuel and McGuire spoke about a defense that looks to make big strides this season despite having a third coordinator in three years. After posting three straight seasons of break even records in the regular season, they're ready to break through and become a division contender. Banister said there was no doubt he would return for a sixth season of eligibility of discusses the responsibility of being a leader.. Story links: Maybe third defensive coordinator in three years will be the charm for Missouri Tigers Mizzou has returners, a transfer and a freshman vying at quarterback. Any could win the job Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: As trade season approaches, how will Royals approach non-vaccinated players?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 33:14

    Baseball resumes Friday after the All-Star Break, and the Royals likely will soon make some roster decisions. They're not a contending team, so who will and won't be part of the club as the second half unfolds? And will the recent news of players not having vaccinations and unable to travel to Toronto factor into decisions? Those are the primary topics on SportsBeat KC, The Star's sports podcast. Beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Sam McDowell and Vahe Gregorian discussed the Royals and how players like Whit Merrifield, part of the group that didn't get vaccines, might be viewed by the club. We also discussed the draft, with the Royals selecting position players with their first two picks, and college talent for their first 10. How soon can we see some of them in the majors? Story links: Here's the mentality that helped the Royals produce the biggest upset in MLB this season Royals lean on college players early in MLB draft, see plenty of upside Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A glimpse into what K-State, KU are thinking amid realignment: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 39:21

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    SportsBeat KC: Visionary and rear-view mirror sightlines by Big 12 commissioners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 38:12

    For the first time, Big 12 Media Days opened with two commissioners at the podium. Brett Yormark, who starts the job on Aug. 1, shared the stage with outgoing boss Bob Bowlsby. On today's SportsBeat KC, you'll hear from both. Yormark provides his vision for the Big 12, and obviously the outlook is changing with the recent realgnment shuffle that is sending USC and UCLA from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten in 2024. Add navigating the Big 12 through the latest choppy waters to the to-do list, topped by landing the league's new TV package. Bowlsby has been through it all in his decade as Big 12 boss. He opened up to reporters about the state of college sports, the successes of the league, and offered a surprising regret, or disappointment. Story link: As Bob Bowlsby leaves Big 12 commissioner's role on high notes, here is his biggest regret https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article263424558.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From trades to lineup, Kansas City Royals' makeover is underway. What's next? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 31:25

    Not a bad day for the Kansas City Royals on Monday. The team picked up two victories against the Detroit Tigers and three players from the Atlanta Braves. We discuss the haul and more on today's SportsBeat KC podcast with beat writer Lynn Worthy. The Royals didn't surrender a player in the trade, giving up a competitive balance round draft pick, No. 35 overall, in exchange for three minor league players. The closest to the majors is center fielder Drew Waters, who has been added to the 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A Omaha. The deal prompts some questions: What does the deal say about the center field position going forward? And why surrender a draft pick? Also, as the Royals look to the future, rookies occupied the top three spots in the batting order for the second game on Monday, and produced in a big way. A couple of veterans also were in the news. Whit Merrifield's club-record games played streak is over, and Andrew Benintendi is the team's much-deserved All-Star selection. We discuss it all on SportsBeat KC. Story links: Here's what the Royals trade means for center field and the MLB deadline Bobby Witt Jr. has four hit night as Royals complete doubleheader sweep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Playing offense, not defense appears to be Big 12's position in this round of realignment: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 35:21

    The Big 12 isn't exactly sitting out this round of realignment but the league didn't take a direct hit this time. The latest move, USC and UCLA leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, has thrown the college landscape into another period of uncertainty. What are the Big 12 options here? The league expanded after last year's announcement of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC, and the conference could do the same again with remaining Pac-12 schools. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Kellis Robinett discusses how the Big 12 appears to be operating from a position of strength and not playing defense like it has in other rounds of realignment. After a break, we preview Big 12 media days that happen in Arlington, Tex., this week, and discuss the significance Kansas State's latest football commitment, quarterback Avery Johnson. Story links: The question another school asked that led to Maize QB Avery Johnson picking K-State K-State picked fifth, KU last in 2022 Big 12 Conference preseason football media poll Winners & losers as college sports realignment sends USC, UCLA to Big Ten Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sporting KC's role in World Cup bid and what it's like covering world's biggest event

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 37:04

    Four years from now, the World Cup will be winding down in North America, and Kansas City will have been a part of it. On today's SportsBeat KC, we continue to examine how our selection as one of the host cities came to be. Star columnist Sam McDowell breaks down the role of Sporting Kansas City and principal owner Cliff Illig in the World Cup process. The city's soccer culture, which undoubtedly played a major role in the choice of Kansas City as a site, is due in large part to the presence and success of Sporting KC. After a break, we speak to The Star reporter who has covered a World Cup to get an idea of what to expect in Kansas City. Pete Grathoff spent a month in Germany in 2006 and took in not only the games but the sites and sounds. He shares that experience on today's show. Story links: Can't miss this opportunity: How Kansas City is thinking big as World Cup host https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mcdowell/article262786973.html This is how it will look and feel when the World Cup comes to Kansas City https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article262552327.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Royals would be one of baseball's hottest teams except for that pesky ninth inning. Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 37:53

    Two innings have cost the Royals a five-game winning streak. Relievers surrendered walk-off home runs in two of the past three games to prevent the perfect stretch. But they've been playing better baseball lately, especially the starting pitching. On today's SportsBeat KC hosted by Vahe Gregorian, KC Star writers break down the good and bad about the week and look ahead as the season closes in on the midway point. Who is on the trading block and who is off-limits? How's Vinnie Pasquantino adjusting to major league pitching? The group bats around these questions and more. Story links: Royals' bullpen collapses late, serves up walk-off loss at Houston Andrew Benintendi not sweating trade deadline, things he cannot control Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Kansas State keep football recruiting momentum? Next pledge will tell. SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 38:19

    Kansas State has some momentum on the football recruiting trail. Last weeks, Coach Chris Klieman's program picked up a commitment from standout running back Dylan Edwards from Derby and soon hope to be the landing spot from another Wichita-area product, quarterback Avery Johnson from Maize. On today's SportsBeat KC, Kansas State beat writer Kellis Robinett talks all things Wildcats, including how the men's basketball roster under new coach Jerome Tang is shaping up. Also, the BIg 12 has a new commissioner. Brett Yormark, CEO of Jay Z's Roc Nation, an entertainment agency, will succeed Bob Bowlsby. What is the advantage of departing from the traditional college adminstrator route? Story links: Maize quarterback Avery Johnson will choose among K-State, Oregon and Washington in early July https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/kansas-state/article262820758.html Big 12 makes bold move, targets Brett Yormark for new commissioner https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/article262964138.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How getting younger impacts Kansas City Royals' timetable to contend: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:49

    The future is now for the Royals. With the call up of first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino, the Royals are likely to have three rookies in the lineup, along with infielder Bobby Witt Jr., and catcher MJ Melendez, for many games the remaining of the season. To get young, the Royals had to bid farewell to a veteran, and that's what happened with the trade of 36-year-old Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell break down the moves and look ahead to what might come next. Also, we discuss the return from the Mariners for the Santana trade, the thumb injury to catcher Salvador Perez that's opened up playing time for Melendez, and more. Story links: A look inside Vinnie Pasquantino's first day with the Royals https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article262945338.html “I lost all feeling in my body,” What call up of Vinnie Pasquantino means to the Royals https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article262945373.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Kansas City Chiefs player has the most to prove in 2022? We answer in podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 37:37

    You've got questions, we've got answers. Actually, the questions were ours, too. On today's SportsBeat KC, Chiefs beat writer Jesse Newell and host Blair Kerkhoff batted around some reponses to such questions as: *What Chiefs player has the most to prove this season? *Who fills the leadership role left by safety Tyrann Mathieu? *Which wide reciever leads the Chiefs in receptions? And more. We didn't always agree on the answers but covered plenty of ground in the attempt. Let us know if we didn't get it right. Story link: Juan Thornhill seeks to fill leadership void in absense of mentor Tyrann Mathieu https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article262563567.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Why a time machine would complete KC Current's new $18 million training center: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 29:45

    With team owners, the league commissioner, some players on hand, the Kansas City Current cut the ribbon and opened their new training facility in Riverside, Mo. The $18 million structure includes the essentials except one, according to veteran midfielder Kristen Edmonds. “A time machine,” Edmonds said, “for me to get five years younger so I could play a little bit longer.” The facility is believed to be the first built exclusively for a women's professional soccer team - in the U.S. or anywhere else. Owners Angie and Chris Long, along with Jessica Berman, commissioner of the National Women's Soccer League and Edmonds spoke to setting the bar for women's teams and you'll hear their interviews on today's SportsBeat KC. “People are talking about Kansas City in Europe,” Berman said. Finally, you'll hear from Sporting KC's Peter Vermes. I asked about Kansas City landing the FIFA World Cup in 2026 after the team's U.S. Open Cup victory over Omaha Union on Wednesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How will NBA Draft play out for KU Jayhawks Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 31:38

    The NBA Draft has arrived and there's a good chance you'll hear a pair of Kanasas Jayhawks who played high school basketball in the Kansas City area hear their names called. Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun helped KU win the NCAA championship in April. They take center stage once again in Thursday's draft Agbaji is widely seen as a first-round selection, Braun a late first-round/second round pick. KU beat writer Gary Bedore breaks down the Kansas players' draft prospects. After a break, you'll hear from a KU player who won't get drafted, Jalen Wilson. He recently announced is intention to return to KU and met with reporters this week. You'll hear most of that interview here. NBA Draft first-round players from Kansas under Bill Self 2020 Udoke Azubuike 2017 Josh Jackson 2015 Kelly Oubre 2014 Andrew Wiggins 2014 Joel Embiid 2013 Ben McLemore 2012 Thomas Robinson 2011 Markieff Morris 2011 Marcus Morris 2010 Cole Aldrich 2010 Xavier Henry 2008 Darrell Arthur 2008 Brandon Rush 2007 Julian Wright 2005 Wayne Simien Story links: KU's Ochai Agbaji grew into projected NBA Draft lottery pick in 4 years with Jayhawks Jalen Wilson in no hurry to leave KU Jayhawks for NBA: ‘I can't rush a place like this' Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun look to join list of NBA first-rounders from KC area Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Too soon to reconsider Kansas City Royals' direction during this mini hot streak? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 35:02

    Thanks to some success on the current road trip, the Kansas City Royals no longer have baseball's worst record. But is winning four of the last five enough to change the way fans should feel about the season and this team's potential? On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Sam McDowell and Vahe Gregorian discuss the Royals' mini-run, what it might mean and the importance of it being led by starting pitching. Also, we break down why the Royals now are keeping three catchers, and with Lorenzo Cain out in Milwaukee and contemplating retirement, we remember some of his great moments in a Royals uniform. Story links: Why Mike Matheny doesn't like MLB limiting rosters to 13 pitchers Lorenzo Cain's Royals legacy? Scoring from first and never a moment too big Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Did Kansas City Chiefs get everything accomplished before training camp starts? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 34:05

    It's vacation time for the Chiefs. What, amounts to an off-season, five weeks between the end of organized team activities and the beginning of training camp, has arrived. The Chiefs wrapped up their Arrowhead practices last week. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell wrap up the workouts and break down what some Chiefs veterans like Chris Jones and Juan Thornhill had to say last week. Did the Chiefs check all the OTA boxes? After a break, Patrick Mahomes field questions about the Tyreek Hill podcast and other topics. Also covered: The signings of players like Jerrick McKinnon and Chris Lammons, the World Cup's impact on Arrowhead Stadium, training camp information and more. Story links: Why Kansas City's World Cup 2026 host duty could hasten end of Arrowhead as we know it https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article262635807.html ‘I'm a little surprised.' Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes responds to Tyreek Hill podcast https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/sam-mcdowell/article262588947.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    FIFA World Cup 2026 next steps now Kansas City's focus: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 39:47

    Kansas City will host games in the world's largest sporting event, the World Cup. Amazing. Dozens of U.S. cities wanted in, 11 were selected. With three in Mexico and two in Canada as part of the joint North American event, Kansas City is the smallest of the 16, in terms of metropolitan-area population. But no city worked longer and harder to land these World Cup matches. On today's episode of the SportsBeat KC podcast, Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell discuss the news more deeply with host Blair Kerkhoff. How did Kansas City beat out larger cities, what impressed FIFA officials, and what's in store for the heart of America in 2026? Story links: “No one wants it more than you,” What made Kansas City's World Cup bid stand out World Cup reiterates KC is world class and reminds of transformative powers of sports How Kansas City landed games as host for 2026 FIFA World Cup soccer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Here's what Kansas City would bring to World Cup if it's selected as a host: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 39:18

    As FIFA prepares to announce the U.S. cities that will be the site of 2026 World Cup games, Kansas City has its fingers crossed. We're one of 16 spots in the running to be host cities. Ten or 11 will be selected. Will Kansas City make the cut? On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, columnist Vahe Gregorian and soccer writer Daniel Sperry break down the strengths and weaknesses of Kansas City as a bid candidate. Arrowhead Stadium and other facilities and the region's soccer culture are seen as pluses. Market size would seem to work against Kansas City. Or does it? We discuss. U.S. cities bidding for the 2026 FIFA World Cup: New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Nashville, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Denver, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle Story link: How does Kansas City stack up against other cities bidding to host 2026 World Cup games? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How can Kansas City Royals pitchers stop issuing free passes? SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:32

    Oh, those base on balls. The line originated from Frankie Frisch, then manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates as he watched his pitcher pile up walks. Frisch later repeated it often as a broadcaster with the New York Giants. Royals manager Mike Matheny can relate. The Royals issued nine walks in their series opening loss at the San Francisco Giants on Monday, and bases on balls have been a problem all year for Royals starters and relievers. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell discuss how this problem has contributed to the Royals' owning baseball's worst record. On the positive side, the Royals have been taking better approaches at the plate and hitting numbers have improved. It coincides with the elevation of Alec Zumwalt as the team's hitting coach. Baseball's walks issued leaders (through June 13) 242 Royals 239 Reds 238 White Sox Story links: Royals outhit Giants but lose 6-2 after pitchers surrender nine walks Royals pitching staff has its share of problems. Let's start here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who'll show up and who won't for Kansas City Chiefs' mandatory minicamp? Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 33:05

    The final week of the Kansas City Chiefs' offseason workouts have arrived and mandatory minicamp means players like defensive linemen Chris Jones and Frank Clark should be in town this week. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell preview the week ahead. Also, 2022 looms as an important season for players like running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and linebacker Nick Bolton. Edwards-Helaire looks to firmly establish himself as the Chiefs' top option and Bolton takes over at middle linebacker and the responsibilities that come with it. After this week, the Chiefs and rest of the NFL take a break. Next stop: training camp at Missouri Western in St. Joseph in late July. Story links: Why this is a vital year for Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton settling in nicely with new ‘green dot' role Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers? Marques Valdes-Scantling weighs in on who's best: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 31:50

    Chiefs wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling considers himself fortunate to be a pass catching connection with two of the game's great quarterbacks. He spent four seasons in Green Bay piling up numbers while working with Aaron Rodgers. Now, he's in the first few weeks of getting to know Patrick Mahomes. Valdes-Scantling spoke about working with both quarterbacks when he met with reporters this week and shares his thoughts on today's SportsBeat KC podcast. Also, Clyde Edwards-Helaire finds himself in a running backs room with several new faces. What has he picked up from his new teammates? Story link: Marquez Valdes-Scantling's role could expand with the KC Chiefs, Reid. Here's why Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What the return of Matt Nagy means to Chiefs offense, Mahomes: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 44:46

    When Matt Nagy was last with the Chiefs, he was the offensive coordinator on a team with Patrick Mahomes as the reserve quarterback. After four years as head coach of the Chicago Bears, Nagy is back as the quarterbacks coach and now gets to work with one of the NFL's top players. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, Nagy shares thoughts about his return to Andy Reid's staff and working with a more fully formed Mahomes. Also, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell weigh in on severaltopics. The Tyreek Hill podcast tease that caused some ruffled feathers and the retirement of former Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel are among the talking points as the Chiefs begin to wind up off-season workouts. Story links: Two Mizzou Tigers and handful of former Chiefs on College Football Hall of Fame ballot https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article262204302.html Former Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel announces his retirement from the NFL https://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article262244487.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Looking at Royals trade possibilities as season sinks away: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 31:51

    Assuming the Kansas City Royals will soon change the tense on their season — from present to future — it's time to begin thinking about what they could bring back in trades. And who are the team's top candidates to deal? On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Sam McDowell and Vahe Gregorian discuss trade value of Royals players and what the return might bring. Also, signs are positive for Salvador Perez with a pair of home runs over the weekend. He got some advice from an interesting source. And starter Daniel Lynch has now had two straight rough outings. What's the problem? Story links: Daniel Lynch victimized by home runs as Kansas City Royals lose opener to Blue Jays Kansas City Royals star Sal Perez sought advice from former hitting coach Terry Bradshaw Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: Missouri Tigers on prowl for QB, and how will future SEC schedules look?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 30:38

    The end of the school year means a peek ahead to next football season. The Missouri Tigers will look to build on last season's 6-7 finish and the first task for Coach Eli Drinkwitz is to find his starting quarterback. There are four candidates, two returning players and two newcomers, and the ideal scenario would have a starter in place for fall camp. Drinkwitz discussed the position and several other topics in a recent gathering with reporters. Coaches attended the recent SEC business meetings and considered several changes like playing a nine-game league schedule once Texas and Oklahoma are part of the conference. On today's SportsBeat KC, you'll hear what Drinkwitz said about the program, the conference, the implementation of name, image and likeness and other subjects. Story links: Who will be the Missouri Tigers' starting quarterback this fall? https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article262092127.html If SEC expands its football schedule, what teams would Missouri prefer to face? https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article262077167.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver room might shake out: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 40:31

    The Chiefs' makeover at wide receiver is among the biggest story lines of the off-season and it's the primary topic on today's SportsBeat KC podcast with beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell. The departure of Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle led to the addition of Marquez Valdes-Scantling, JuJu Smith-Schuster and draft pick SKyy Moore. Among the top four receivers from last season, only Mecole Hardman returns, So, assuming the Chiefs keep six at the position, who else makes the squad, and how will special teams ability play into the decision? Wide receivers on Chiefs roster Mecole Hardman Marquez Valdes-Scantling JuJu Smith-Schuster Skyy Moore Jerrion Ealy Justin Watson Mathew Sexton Justyn Ross Cornell Powell Gary Jennings Josh Gordon Daurice Fountain Cory Coleman Omar Bayless Story link: How the Kansas City Chiefs are giving star quarterback Patrick Mahomes more control Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From NBA's Lakers to NWSL's Current, the water's just fine for new KC team president

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 40:01

    Allison Howard left her job with one of the world's most recognizable professional sports brands in the Los Angeles Lakers to become president of a team that's looking to create its identity, the Kansas City Current. On today's SportsBeat KC, Howard sits down with host Blair Kerkhoff to discuss her move to the Heartland and the challenges she faces with the NWSL team in its second season. After a break, Star soccer writer Daniel Sperry discusses the troubles of Sporting Kansas City. One of Major League Soccer's most successful franchises finds itself at the bottom of the Western Conference standing. What's gone wrong for Peter Vermes' club and what must Sporting do to reverse fortune? Story links: In latest sign of ambitions, KC Current hires Los Angeles Lakers exec as president https://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article261714712.html Sporting KC falls into Western Conference cellar with 1-0 home loss to Vancouver https://www.kansascity.com/sports/mls/sporting-kc/article261718137.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    When does the future become present for the Kansas City Royals? SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 33:26

    The Kansas City Royals have bottomed out, at least in the standings. They join the Cincinnati Reds as the owner of baseball's worst record at 16-31 headed into Tuesday night's game at Cleveland. The only way to go is up, right? But what does that look like, and when does the future become the present? We discussed the Royals season on SportsBeat Live with beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Sam McDowell and Vahe Gregorian. Listen to it on today's podcast. Royals records in May 2022: 9-19 (one game remaining) 2021: 11-17 2020: didn't play in May because of COVID 2019: 10-18 2018: 13-15 2017: 15-14 2016: 17-11 2015: 14-12 2014: 12-17 2013: 8-20 Story links: Kansas City Royals GM Picollo: Pasquantino and Pratto getting closer, but not there yet The Kansas City Royals have been disappointing. Here's what needs to come next Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    As Chiefs OTAs open, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce open up on several topics: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 44:06

    OTAs are underway for the Chiefs, and on Thursday it was time to play catch-up with Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. On today's episode of the SportsBeat KC podcast, you'll hear from them all on a wide range of subjects, from newcomers to the roster, to Mahomes' hosting of players in Texas, to the recent mass-shooting tragedies. You'll also hear Mahomes talk some smack involving “The Match” — the upcoming golf event in which he'll participate alongside Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen — and Kelce, who speaks to fellow tight end George Kittle's comments about how Kelce is wildly underpaid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Touring with the Catbackers; K-State coaches take originally intended approach to NIL: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 30:43

    The Catbackers Tour rolled into Kansas City, bringing Kansas State coaches and athletes into a pep-rally like setting at Children's Mercy Park. New men's basketball coach Jerome Tang, assistant head football coach Van Malone and women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie were the headliners. On today's SportsBeat KC, you'll hear from some coaches and players. These events also serve as media opportunities, and the school officials spoke to such issues as name, image and likeness and the recruiting calendar. Beat writer Kellis Robinett opens the show with his take on what's happening in Kansas State athletics, and a look-ahead to next year's football and basketball seasons. 2022 K-State football schedule Sept. 3 South Dakota Sept. 10 Missouri Sept. 17 Tulane Sept. 24 at Oklahoma Oct. 1 Texas Tech Oct. 8 at Iowa State Oct. 22 at TCU Oct. 29 Oklahoma State Nov. 5 Texas Nov. 12 at Baylor Nov. 19 at West Virginia Nov 26 Kansas Story links: Jerome Tang throws shade at former K-State coaching staff, vows to improve recruiting Kansas State lands juco linebacker who held a scholarship offer from USC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is it time to re-start the Kansas City Royals' rebuild? SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 34:13

    The first game of the MLB season's second quarter ended like the final game of the first for the Royals: A loss after gaining a sizable lead. Sunday it happened against the Minnesota Twins, when the Royals lost 7-6, squandering a six-run lead after seven innings. On Monday, the Royals jumped on Arizona for four first-inning runs but couldn't make it hold up in a 9-5 loss. So it's five straight losses and tied for last place in the AL Central for the Royals. Frustrations mount, but are there any quick fixes? It may be time to charge a rebuilding process with some younger players at the expense of veterans like first baseman Carlos Santana. Beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell share their thoughts on what may be in store for the Royals. The show started as a SportsBeat Live. Royals' record after 40 games since 2018 (excluding shortened 2020 season) 2022: 14-26 2021: 18-22 (74-88 final record) 2019: 14-26 (59-103) 2018: 13-27 (58-104) Story links: Royals start fast but can't keep pace as Zack Greinke gives up 7 in loss at Arizona Royals' 7-6 loss to the Twins may have been a breaking point for Kansas City fans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Breaking down Kansas City Chiefs' defense ahead of OTAs, especially this position

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 36:31

    The Chiefs begin OTAs this week, kicking off a final, month-long offseason program before a break. Veterans and rookies will be in camp, and although players won't be in pads, the Chiefs should begin to see their starters and position rotations take shape. Perhaps the position group with the most uncertainty is defensive end. The Chiefs addressed it in the draft by selecting George Karlaftis. But they lost Melvin Ingram, who signed a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. Another player who might have fit the bill, Jadeveon Clowney, is returning to the Cleveland Browns. Are the Chiefs set with the position rounded out by Mike Danna and Joshua Kaindoh? Beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell break down the defense heading into OTAs and tell us who they'll be keeping an eye on as the weeks unfold. Story links: Newcomers to KC Chiefs' defense will fight for jobs: more early roster predictions Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed's vehicle shot up in Louisiana hometown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: Getting up to date on some Kansas Jayhawks past, present and future

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 35:03

    The NCAA championship remains fresh in the memory for Kansas but the next season has arrived. The roster is taking shape with decisions by players to turn pro and others through the transfer portal. On today's SportsBeat KC, KU beat writer Gary Bedore provides the updates on players like Christian Braun and Jalen Wilson, plus the status of transfer targets like Tyrese Hunter and Kevin McCullar. Spoiler alert: One has committed to the Jayhawks. Also: KU players in the NBA playoffs, look who graduated and more. Story links: Kansas Jayhawks' Bill Self comments on NBA Draft status of Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article261622307.html Former Kansas Jayhawk Andrew Wiggins praised by Steph Curry after Warriors win https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article261599002.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: Want to bet Chiefs, Royals, Jayhawks, Tigers, Wildcats? Soon you can...in Kansas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 39:49

    Want to bet on Patrick Mahomes' touchdown pass total in a game, or Kansas State-Oklahoma football, or Kansas basketball against Duke in the Champions Classic? You won't have to leave Kansas to do that now that sports betting was signed into law last week by Gov. Laura Kelly. Now, Kansas is one of 30 states with legal sports wagering. It will take a few weeks, perhaps months to get it up and running but soon Kansans won't have to travel to another state to make a wager. On today's SportsBeat KC, beat writer Jesse Newell and Kellis Robinett discuss the ramifications of local sports wagering and share some of their favorite types of sports bets. Story links: Sports betting is legal in Kansas. Here's what you need to know Legal Sports Report - Kansas - website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: Royals shake up staff by firing hitting coach. That addresses half the problem

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 34:38

    The first big change from the Royals disappointing season came Monday when hitting coach Terry Bradshaw was fired and Alec Zumwalt took over the position. Are more moves on the horizon? Perhaps, if the Royals don't show signs of improvement soon. On today's SportsBeat KC, columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam McDowell discuss the recent events with host Blair Kerkhoff and their impact. The show started as a SportsBeat Live. Royals hitting coaches since 2009 2009-2012 Kevin Seitzer 2013 Jack Maloof, George Brett, Pedro Grifol 2014 Grifol, Dale Sveum 2015-17 Sevum 2018-2022 Terry Bradshaw 2022 Alec Zumwalt Story links: Firing of hitting coach reflects Kansas City Royals' broader issues, need for urgency Kansas City Royals' firing of hitting coach proves a change in front office operations Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    With Melvin Ingram's departure, a Chiefs position of need becomes a scramble: Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 29:34

    Defensive end was already a position of need for the Chiefs. Now that Melvin Ingram has signed with the Dolphins, the heat is turned up on general manager Brett Veach to solidify the position and address the team's pass rushing needs. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell discuss defensive end and other positions the Chiefs could target before next season. Also, you'll hear from Chiefs rookie offensive lineman Damian Kinnard, the fifth-round draft selection from Kentucky who can play guard and tackle. Finally, we switch sports and bring you a clip from an interview after Sporting KC's lopsided loss at Portland on Saturday night. Johnny Russell couldn't hide the disappointment and embarrassment from the defeat. Story links: Melvin Ingram signs with the Miami Dolphins. Where with the Chiefs turn next? Sporting KC captain Johnny Russell rips team's showing after meltdown in Portland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC: With 2022 schedule, If Chiefs can get to halftime with a lead...

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:38

    The full NFL schedule was released on Thursday, putting an end to the hype, leaks and misinformation preceding the announcement. For the Chiefs, the back end appears more manageable than the first half. According to Elias Sports, the Chiefs' slate in an NFL first. They're the first two meet teams that finished with winning records over the previous season in their first eight games. Sked tweet 0514 On today's show, beat writers Herbie Teope and Jesse Newell break down the schedule, which opens with a road game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 11. After a break, you'll hear from two draft picks who participated in rookie mini-camp last week, cornerback Joshua Williams from Fayetteville State and safety Nazeeh Johnson of Marshall. Story links: Exciting as the NFL schedule release is, Chiefs' fate will be determined by own makeup Here's what stands out about the Chiefs' 2022 schedule Chiefs 2022 schedule Sept. 11 at Arizona 3:25 p.m., CBS Sept. 15 L.A. Chargers, 7:15 p.m., Prime video Sept. 25 at Indianapolis, noon, CBS Oct. 2 at Tampa Bay, 7:20 p.m., NBC Oct. 10 Las Vegas, 7:15 p.m., ESPN Oct. 16 Buffalo, 3:25 p.m., CBS Oct. 23 at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m., FOX Oct. 30 BYE Nov. 6 Tennessee, 7:20 p.m., NBC Nov. 13 Jacksonville, noon, CBS Nov. 20 at L.A. Chargers, 3:25 p.m. CBS Nov. 27 L.A. Rams, 3:25 p.m., FOX Dec. 4 at Cincinnati, 3:25 p.m., CBS Dec. 11 at Denver, 7:20 p.m., NBC Dec. 18 at Houston, noon, CBS Dec. 24 Seattle, noon, FOX Jan. 1 Denver, noon, CBS Jan 7 or 8 at Las Vegas, TBD Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sunday NASCAR Cup event at Kansas Speedway is anyone's race: SportsBeat KC podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 32:07

    It's racing weekend in Kansas City, and Kansas Speedway will be the site of three races: the Dutch Boy 150 ARCA race and Heart of America 200 trucks run on Saturday and NASCAR Cup Series AdventHealth 400 on Sunday. It's the first time since 2019 that a scheduled spring-racing event at Kansas Speedway will not be directly affected by the pandemic. On today's episode of The Star's SportsBeat KC podcast, we chat with veteran sportswriter Randy Covitz, who has covered every Cup race at Kansas since the track's inaugural season in 2001. He previews Sunday's marquee race and discusses the impact of the new Next Gen cars. After a break, Kansas Speedway president Pat Warren talks about how the track and NASCAR have battled through the previous two years of disruptions, delays and limited fans. Story links: NASCAR Cup Series postseason grid already filling up fast Kansas Speedway schedule and ticket information Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    SportsBeat KC podcast: Still waiting for Royals hitters to deliver in the clutch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 31:17

    The Royals can't find any momentum. Last week, after a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, they were hammered 10-0 the next day. After taking the first game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, the Royals dropped the second game and lost the series on Monday. Lack of clutch hitting continues to be the biggest issue. Slugger Salvador Perez seems to be coming out of his malaise with two hits in each of his last three games, raising his batting average by nearly 40 points. But Whit Merrifield continues to be mired in a season-long slump. On today's SportsBeat KC podcast, we sort through it all with beat writer Lynn Worthy and columnist Sam McDowell. The show started as a SportsBeat Live. Story links: Carlos Hernández's outing falls apart as Kansas City Royals lose finale in Baltimore How catcher Sal Perez snapped out of his recent slump at the plate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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