Sportswriter for The Kansas City Star.

Royals set TV rating record on Fox Sports KC — The final local television ratings numbers are in and the Royals were a smash. Royals games on Fox Sports Kansas City in 2015 averaged an all-time best 12.3 rating - 114,000 households - in the Kansas City market, according to Nielsen.

Sean Smith’s stops slow Bengals temporarily, but not enough in Chiefs’ loss — The Bengals' first two possessions Sunday became an identical blur to the Chiefs defense. Seven plays, 80 yards, touchdown. Seven plays, 80 yards, touchdown. The score stood 14-3 and the Chiefs were in desperate need of a stop. Cornerback Sean Smith delivered.
Oct 05, 2015

Sean Smith’s stops slow Bengals temporarily, but not enough in #Chiefs’ loss:…

Santos seven: Chiefs kicker boots way into record book — Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos made all seven field goal attempts to set a team record. Only one person has kicked more field goals in an NFL. But he said he would have preferred extra points to field goals as the Chiefs lost to the Bengals 36-21

Travis Kelce’s fumble proves costly for Chiefs — Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had this game circled. Not that the Cincinnati Bengals held any special feeling but Kelce played his college ball a few miles away from Paul Brown Stadium, for the University of Cincinnati. He came up with 40 tickets for family and friends from the area and his hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Chiefs’ Eric Fisher kept focus from sideline before getting chance to start — Chiefs right tackle Eric Fisher started his first game of season Monday and played ever snap of the 38-28 loss to the Packers. After playing a total of three snaps on offense in the first two games, Fisher was back in the lineup for the first time since the preseason opener.

Georgia-Alabama clash resonates in Chiefs’ locker room — Crazy as it seems, Alabama and Georgia, programs that rank in college football's top 15 for all-time victories, exist in the same conference, located in adjoining states and separated by 275 miles have met only 14 times in the regular season in the previous 43 years.

After first NFL reception, Chiefs’ Chris Conley wants more — Receiver Chris Conley likely will be involved in the game plan when the Chiefs visit Cincinnati on Sunday. Conley's action time soared against the Packers. He played a total of 52 snaps.

Bengals’ A.J. Green says there’s more in the tank — After perhaps the best game of his young career, Cincinnati Bengal wide receiver A.J. Green thought he could have a better game, better than 10 receptions for 227 yards

Sean Smith returns just in time for Chiefs — With an indication from Chiefs coach Andy Reid that he'll start his first game this season, cornerback Sean Smith could hardly have drawn a more difficult assignment. The Chiefs travel to Cincinnati on Sunday and take on an undefeated Bengals team that includes one of the game's top wide receivers in A.J.

Day after Chiefs loss looks just as bleak — A night's sleep, or perhaps a sleepless night, didn't soften Chiefs coach Andy Reid's mood about his team's 38-28 loss to the Packers on Monday night.
More Articles →
Oct 06, 2015

Highlights of #Royals presser: Ventura/Cueto/Volquez in Gs 1-3 and no good reason why team responds to Esky hitting 1st, but he stays there

Oct 06, 2015

#Royals player & pitcher of the month for Sept/Oct: Kendrys Morales (.316/7HR/16 RBI) and Yordano Ventura (4-1/3.14 ERA/49Ks)

Oct 05, 2015

RT @ChrisFickett: #Royals ALDS times: G1 Thu: vs. HOU at 6:37 or vs. NYY at 7:07 (FS1) G2 Fri: vs. HOU/NYY at 2:45 (FS1) G3 Sun: at HOU/NYY at 3:10 (MLB Net)

Oct 05, 2015

D2 fb poll: 3. NW Missouri St. 13. Pittsburg St. 18. Emporia St. Votes: Ft. Hays St., Central Missouri, Washburn

Oct 04, 2015

Home field advantage important to the #Royals? They went 3-11 at Texas, Toronto, Houston and NYY

Oct 04, 2015

Final: Bengals 36, #Chiefs 21. Santos becomes 7th player NFL history with at least 7 FGs in game. The 6 other teams won.

Oct 04, 2015

A fatigued Cairo Santos boots kickoff out of bounds

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.