Berry back, Charles gone as Chiefs make offseason moves

Berry back, Charles gone as Chiefs make offseason moves

MARCH 2017 – Eric Berry will be back, but Jamaal Charles will not be as the Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of significant moves entering March. Berry agreed to a six-year More »

Royals second base job is wide open

Royals second base job is wide open

MARCH 2017 – There was no competition for the second base job in 2016, but it was still a big question mark in spring training for the Royals. The Royals owed Omar More »

Royals Bullpen will have a different look in 2017

Royals Bullpen will have a different look in 2017

MARCH 2017 – Once upon a time, the Kansas City Royals bullpen had HDH, a dominant shut down trio of pitchers. That would stand for Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. More »

Current issue of KC Sports is now available at over 700 locations…plus online!

Current issue of KC Sports is now available at over 700 locations…plus online!

Click here to check out our current issue of KC Sports & Fitness online! Our print version of this issue is also available at over 700 locations across KC! Articles inside this More »

Bill Self is on Hall of Fame ballot

Bill Self is on Hall of Fame ballot

FEBRUARY 2017 – This has been a milestone season for Kansas coach Bill Self as the Jayhawks enter February chasing their 13th straight Big 12 title. In November, Self became the winningest More »

 

Berry back, Charles gone as Chiefs make offseason moves

Chiefs offseason

MARCH 2017 – Eric Berry will be back, but Jamaal Charles will not be as the Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of significant moves entering March.

Berry agreed to a six-year $78 million contract making him the highest paid safety in NFL history.

“Keeping Eric Berry in a Chiefs uniform long-term has been a significant goal of ours,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said. “He’s a special football player and an incredible person. We’re thrilled we were able to get this deal done.”

Coach Andy Reid called Berry “one of the backbones of our defense and a team leader.”

Royals second base job is wide open

Royals 2nd Base

MARCH 2017 – There was no competition for the second base job in 2016, but it was still a big question mark in spring training for the Royals.

The Royals owed Omar Infante a lot of money and are still paying him this year. There was hope he could regain his glory days after hitting a puny .220 in 2015 and left off the World Series roster with an injury.

But with Infante struggling with a .239 average and no power, the Royals released him on June 21 last season, even though he still had 1 ½ years left on his contract.

This year the Royals have four candidates for the starting second base job, but none has a great deal of big league experience playing there.

Royals Bullpen will have a different look in 2017

Royals Bullpen

MARCH 2017 – Once upon a time, the Kansas City Royals bullpen had HDH, a dominant shut down trio of pitchers.

That would stand for Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland.

A couple of spring trainings ago, manager Ned Yost was told other teams were trying to replicate the Kansas City Royals’ success with similar bullpens.

“Good luck with that,” Yost replied on finding arms like Herrera, Davis and Holland to close out games.

Frank Mason wants to take KU to Glendale

KU's Frank Mason

MARCH 2017 – Frank Mason was on hardly any major college program’s radar despite a standout career at Petersburg (Va.) High, where he scored 1,901 points and finished second in school history on the scoring charts behind Naismith Hall of Famer Moses Malone.

In fact, the 5-11 Kansas senior point guard committed to Towson University before attending Massanutten Military Academy in 2012-13. Four years later, the once overlooked Mason has emerged as arguably the best player in the country and one of the top players in KU history.

Current issue of KC Sports is now available at over 700 locations…plus online!

Our current issue

Click here to check out our current issue of KC Sports & Fitness online!

Our print version of this issue is also available at over 700 locations across KC!

Articles inside this issue of KC Sports:

  • FRANK MASON wants to take KU to Glendale
  • KSU’s KAMAU STOKES painful progress
  • Remember when MU was good at basketball?
  • ROYALS’ second base job is wide open
  • ROYALS bullpen will have a different look
  • SPORTING adds youth, speed to veteran mix
  • HEARTLAND honors soccer community
  • US ARMY TOP PERFORMERS  from Harrisonville HS + 348th Engineer Company
  • High School Bowling is growing in popularity
  • Berry back, Charles gone as CHIEFS make offseason moves
  • Chiropractic Care speeds recovery time for golfers
  • Have Jumper’s Knee? Leap for PT
  • CHLOE’S CORNER: Q&A with Rebecca Falkner
  • MAVERICKS: Smooth as Reed “Ice” Seckel
  • KC ICE CENTER: Struggling Jets ready to make noise in playoffs

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Bill Self is on Hall of Fame ballot

KU Coach Bill Self

FEBRUARY 2017 – This has been a milestone season for Kansas coach Bill Self as the Jayhawks enter February chasing their 13th straight Big 12 title.

In November, Self became the winningest coach in Allen Fieldhouse history, surpassing his good friend Ted Owens. On Dec. 6, he won his 600th career game against UMKC, joining 31 other coaches in the club and becoming just the ninth-fastest coach to reach that milestone.

On Dec. 21, Self received his highest individual honor to date when he was nominated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Royals and Chiefs earn Top-20 Spots in ESPN Ultimate Standings of 2016

ESPN Ultimate Standings

JANUARY 2017 – Congrats Kansas City fans, our very own professional teams earned top spots in the ESPN Ultimate Standings of 2016. Out of the 122 teams in the four major sports leagues, the Royals ranked number 9 and the Chiefs ranked number 20.

A Review of the Chiefs last 5 Playoff Appearances

Playoff History Chiefs

Before the start of the 2016-17 postseason, let’s take a look back at the Chiefs’ 5 playoff appearances since 2000.

The Chiefs are just 1-5 in the 21st Century. That’s a .167 win percentage.

Best Sports Moments: Kansas City Sports’ Top 5 of 2016

JANUARY 2017 – With another year in the books, we wanted to take a look back at the best sports moments of 2016… and see what made last year so great. Some of our teams didn’t quite live up to expectations or make the postseason run we wanted, but they filled the past year with some great moments. As we start into the new year, let’s take a look back at the 5 best of 2016.

‘Bust’ or a Canton ‘Bust’ for Dee Ford?

Dee Ford

DECEMBER 2016 – Dee Ford has turned things around.

The term “bust” has a wide range of meanings and implications in the National Football League. How wide? Oh, from “worst ever” to “best ever.”

When an NFL Draft pick—especially a first-round pick—doesn’t live up to expectations, he is called a “bust.” But when he far exceeds expectations, the talk leans toward whether he will have a “bust” in Canton, Ohio, the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dee Ford was definitely in the former category heading into the 2016 season