Sportswriter for The Kansas City Star.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif may have earned a starting spot on Chiefs’ offensive line — Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Friday that Laurent Duvernay-Tardif could be the Chiefs' starter at right guard for the regular-season opener against the Houston Texans.

Chiefs receiver Chris Conley will bring momentum into regular season — Chiefs wide receivers didn't have many drops during the team's 4-0 preseason run, but when one happened in Thursday's game against the Rams, the response was ideal. Rookie Chris Conley couldn't hold on to a Chase Daniel pass. On the next snap, he hauled in a 16-yarder to give the Chiefs a first down.

Around the nation: Viewers guide to college football’s opening weekend — Alabama vs. Wisconsin at Arlington, Texas The Badgers look to get the Paul Chryst era off to a big start. Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is a fifth-year senior with a 21-7 career record as a starter, but he's going against what should be one of the nation's top defenses.
Sep 04, 2015

College football kicked off last night, here's a viewer's guide to rest of #big12, #sec and #aptop25 games this wknd…

Chiefs’ Zach Fulton makes most of first start at center — Chiefs offensive lineman Zach Fulton had been a guard throughout his college and NFL career. But Thursday he started at center and had a key block early in the preseason finale against the Rams on Thursday night.

Nathan Scheelhaase’s coaching career has fast tracked at Illinois — A departing coach creates opportunities down the line, and in the case of Illinois' football staff those openings had to be filled at the oddest of times - one week before the season kicked off. But soon after Illinois fired Tim Beckman last Friday, the pieces fell in place.
Sep 03, 2015

Column by @BlairKerkhoff on former Rockhurst QB Nathan Scheelhaase's rise up coaching ranks at Illinois…

Sep 03, 2015

RT @ChrisFickett: Column by @BlairKerkhoff on former Rockhurst QB Nathan Scheelhaase's rise up coaching ranks at Illinois…

Five story lines as major college football kicks off Thursday — Labor Day weekend is the only one of the football season when the colleges play and the NFL does not - and the young players take full advantage of the exposure. With five consecutive days of college football games, beginning Thursday night, it's kind of like bowl season.

Five things to watch in Thursday’s Chiefs-Rams game — In the final week of the NFL preseason, the Kansas City Chiefs visit the St. Louis Rams. Here are five things to know about the Chiefs going into that game (7 p.m. Thursday on KCTV, Ch. 5).

Royals TV ratings continue to soar; FSKC sets record for August — The Royals' TV ratings surge continues. August was the highest-rated month for Royals broadcasts in Fox Sports Kansas City history. The games on FSKC averaged a 13.3 household rating (122,000 households) in the Kansas City market, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Franchise Four brings Frank White back to Kauffman Stadium — Eight-time Gold Glove winner Frank White returned to Kauffman Stadium for the first time in a baseball capacity in four years when he was honored as one of the Franchise Four, an MLB fan-vote contest. White was honored by the tribute.
Sep 01, 2015

First time on field in four years RT @KCStar: Franchise Four brings Frank White back to Kauffman Stadium:…

Chiefs waive Junior Hemingway, Tavon Rooks to reach 75-man roster limit — Wide receiver Junior Hemingway, who caught 25 passes with two touchdown receptions over the previous two seasons, and Tavon Rooks, a free agent from Kansas State, were cut Tuesday by the Chiefs.
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Sep 04, 2015

RT @DHoltzy: The @Royals officially will be above .500 from game #1 to #162 for 1st time in club history. Will be only MLB team in 2015 to do so.

Sep 03, 2015

KC #Chiefs 3 undefeated preseasons: 1966 (season ended in Super Bowl I), 1969 (won Super Bowl IV)....2015

Sep 03, 2015

Tickets distributed to #Chiefs-Rams at Edward Jones: 37,616. Not close to that in the house

Sep 03, 2015

Chris Conley becomes the 5th different #Chiefs WR to catch a TD pass in the preseason (Maclin, Williams, Brown, Hammond.

Sep 03, 2015

RT @HerbieTeope: For folks who didn't know watching tonight's game, Rams WR Daniel Rodriguez is a decorated Army combat veteran. Has a Purple Heart.

Sep 03, 2015

Well, that was quick. #Chiefs get turnover on Sorensen int off deflection, 2 plays later Spencer Ware 1 TD. 7-0 Chiefs, 12:29 1st

Sep 03, 2015

Va Tech to wear helmet stickers honoring 2 reporters killed last wk. OhioSt asked if it could wear same sticker & granted. Well done, both

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