Monthly Archives: December 2017

Royals will have big shoes to fill for the 2018 season

There will be baseball at Kaufman Stadium in 2018, but the Kansas City Royals of the past six years will not look anything like the new model.

The teams that went to back-to-back World Series in 2014-15 won’t resemble the 2018 squad. After topping the New York Mets in the 2015 World Series, the Royals have played sub-.500 baseball.

Nine – count ’em – Royals have applied for free agency. The list starts with Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain, all who rejected qualifying offers to test the free agent markets.  The others are Jason Vargas, Alcides Escobar, Mike Minor, Melky Cabrera, Peter Moylan and Trevor Cahill.

Reality is beginning to set in – although the Royals’ front office probably knew all the time – that bringing back any of the big three appears to be miniscule.

Marcus Peters plays havoc, remains a lightning rod

Marcus Peters is somebody fans love to hate. When the defense falters, he has often been involved either by committing an unfortunate penalty or getting burned on a deep pass.

After the Washington Redskins scored their only two touchdowns on passes to receivers he was covering in a Week 4 win, Peters described his game as “hella weak.”

In the Week 11 loss to the Giants, he committed pass interference in the end zone, leading to the game’s only touchdown.

Peters has also been a lightning rod for controversy.

Girls Golf teams in Kansas City Metro have banner year

Metro high schools thrived in the girls golf state championships. The high school girls golf season recently wrapped up and plenty of teams around Kansas City have a lot to be proud. Here’s a look into the great seasons and championship runs local high school girls golf teams experienced:



St. Thomas Aquinas won the Kansas 5A state championship, but there was something more to the team’s win.

Ankle Sprains: ways to recover from rolling your ankle?

Ankle sprains are caused by the forceful stretching of ligaments, which are thick bands of tissue that connect bones together. Minor sprains result in more of a stretch of the ligaments, while bigger sprains cause partial or full ligament tears.

These injuries often occur when walking or running on uneven surfaces, awkward landings, falling or sports that involve cutting and turning.

The ankle is most commonly sprained when the foot is forcefully rolled inwards, causing ligaments on the outside of your ankle to stretch.

Stay healthy this cold and flu season with these simple habits

This time of year, temperatures aren’t the only things dropping. People drop left and right from the cold and flu. But you don’t have to be one of them!

I’m not going to write yet another article about washing hands. I think we all know how important it is to wash our hands and avoid touching our faces. And then wash our hands again for good measure. Instead, here are some off-the-beaten-path ways to make a real difference for your health this cold and flu season.