For Ilie Sanchez and Sporting KC, La Masia connection pays dividends

For Ilie Sanchez and Sporting KC, La Masia connection pays dividends

When midfielder Ilie Sanchez signed with Sporting Kansas City, he became the third from Barcelona’s famed La Masia Academy to make the jump. Oriol Rosell and Jordi Quintilla were previous Sporting products More »

Chiefs: Off-season answers from Andy Reid, Dee Ford and Spencer Ware

Chiefs: Off-season answers from Andy Reid, Dee Ford and Spencer Ware

Kansas City Sports & Fitness Magazine caught up with the KC Chiefs Andy Reid, Dee Ford and Spencer Ware and discussed a variety of off-season topics including the QB position plus recent More »

Injury to pitcher Danny Duffy puts Royals’ rotation in a bind

Injury to pitcher Danny Duffy puts Royals’ rotation in a bind

The next time Danny Duffy takes the mound for the Kansas City Royals will be after the All-Star break. In a season where little has gone right for the Royals, they lost More »

For the Royals, time is rapidly running out for a turnaround in 2017

For the Royals, time is rapidly running out for a turnaround in 2017

I’m not ready to wave the white flag yet on the season for the Kansas City Royals, but I have taken it out of the closet and am close to running it 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 »

 

Injury to pitcher Danny Duffy puts Royals’ rotation in a bind

Danny Duffy

The next time Danny Duffy takes the mound for the Kansas City Royals will be after the All-Star break.

In a season where little has gone right for the Royals, they lost their best starting pitcher with a Grade-One plus oblique strain.

For the Royals, time is rapidly running out for a turnaround in 2017

Royals-time-running-out

I’m not ready to wave the white flag yet on the season for the Kansas City Royals, but I have taken it out of the closet and am close to running it up the pole.

I know it is a long season, but it is getting late to say it is early. A third of the season has passed and the Royals have shown little signs of making a serious run to make it into the postseason.

In fact, entering June the Royals are not only in last place in the American League Central, but have the worst record in the AL. That is the bad news. The good news is that despite their travails they are only 6½ games out of first.

Chloe’s Corner: Q&A with Aaron Marchetti

Aaron Marchetti

Aaron Marchetti is a former professional tennis player. He was an All-American tennis player at Virginia Tech and later went on tour with top pro players, including Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and James Blake.

He was inducted into the Virginia Tech sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Today he runs the Marchetti Tennis Academy with his brother, Adam, and father, Gino. Marchetti Tennis is at KC Racquet Club, but in June the academy will be moving to Clayview Country Club.

Golf Hospitality Association highlights professionalism on and off the course

Golf Hospitality Association

One of the most important elements in the enjoyment of a round of golf is also one of the least predictable. While most golf hospitality workers – marshals, rangers, starters, etc. – do a good job of providing a quality experience for patrons, the manner in which they perform their tasks can be quite different from one course to another. Mike Abell of the Kansas City-based Golf Hospitality Association hopes his organization can bring some consistency.

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:

  • DANNY DUFFY‘s injury puts ROYALS‘ rotation in a bind
  • Time is rapidly running out for a ROYALS‘ turnaround
  • CHIEFS off-season answers from Andy Reid, Dee Ford and Spencer Ware
  • EAGLES’ LANDING is designed for golfers to enjoy their rounds
  • Fun games to play on the golf course
  • GOLF TIP: Keep your head in the game!
  • GOLF HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION highlights professionalism
  • GOLFER’S ELBOW can strike more than just golfers
  • GOLF TIP: Proper hip rotation can add power to your swing
  • Physical restrictions can affect your golf game & how to fix them
  • More simple tips to help improve your golf game
  • La Masia connection pays dividends for SPORTING KC
  • GATEWAY VILLAGE brings unique experience to families
  • CHLOE’S CORNER: Q&A with Aaron Marchetti
  • Future Soldiers selected as June U.S. ARMY TOP PERFORMERS
  • KC ICE CENTER hosts summer camps and clinics

View more issues of KC Sports: Check out past issues here!

Countdown: The Top 5 NBA players drafted from Missouri basketball

Missouri Basketball Top NBA Players

As the NBA playoffs continue and the NBA draft approaches soon, plus to get our fill of basketball in the area until the college season starts, we decided to look at the best players drafted to the NBA from Mizzou, Kansas State and Kansas. This is all based on their NBA careers and not what they did in college. To that point, most of these players had good college careers that caused them to get drafted to the NBA. Not only that, we are only including players that were drafted, meaning anyone that went undrafted will not be included. To kick things off, we start with the best to come from the University of Missouri basketball program.

WinterStone Majors Series Tournaments are a hit… and continue with the U.S. Open in June

WinterStone Golf Course

The next time you find yourself forming a team for a scramble golf tournament, take a hint from Kane Chapman, head golf professional at WinterStone Golf Course. It’s a tip that applies well in life…Find yourself a good woman.

“Anyone who can hit from the forward tees and hit the ball a long way will be a big asset,” Chapman said. “The difference between the red tees, where most of our players will tee off, and the blue tees, where the ladies and seniors tee off, is more than 1,200 yards

Will May be better for the Kansas City Royals? They’re glad to be past April

Royals in May

Will May be better? It can’t be much worse than April was for the Royals.

When the Kansas City Royals hit a major league-worst .210 in April, you can expect a bad month. When you add to that a .270 on-base percentage and a .336 slugging percentage, also, all worst in the bigs, you know that is going to add up to a lot of losses.

When you score a big league-worst 63 runs, 24 fewer than the next club, it is going to be a long, long, month.

When your bullpen, once a strength, is 2-7 with a 5.67 ERA and with more blown saves, four, than saves, three, and you know it must be horrible month.

It was. Ending with a nine-game losing streak and the American League Central caboose.

Will Chiefs selection of Patrick Mahomes and other bold draft moves lead to big dividends in the future?

Patrick Mahomes draft pick

They finally did it! The Kansas City Chiefs traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft, which had Chiefs Kingdom all abuzz. Then, they took quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round. The trade was the first of four the Chiefs made to improve selections in the draft. The world as we know it changed.

Royals’ DH Brandon Moss says it’ll take time, but the team just has to “play good baseball” to overcome bad start

Brandon Moss

Brandon Moss knows the hole the Kansas City Royals dug early in the season.

While it is not the depth of Grand Canyon and can be climbed out of, it will be a mule-pack progress. It won’t be a quarter-horse sprinting at Ruidoso Downs Race Track.

Moss is hitting .159 with four home runs, three of them solos, and 24 strikeouts in early May.  The Royals are in last place in the American League Central thanks to a nine-game losing streak to end April.