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Aug 10, 2017

The Chiefs will take the field again on Friday, and Sam "Olympic Melo" Mellinger, Terez "Corporate Champ" Paylor and Blair "Face" Kerkhoff have you covered! Join the A-Team as they dissect several players to watch in the exhibition opener, including Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt. They also play a fun game of over/under - lots of jokes there - and answer your questions. 

 
Aug 1, 2017
The A-Team is back with its first dispatch from training camp, as Sam Mellinger, Terez Paylor, Blair Kerkhoff and David Eulitt of The Kansas City Star check in to dissect the Chiefs' first eight practices. They talk about Pat Mahomes' development, the possible reasons for John Dorsey's firing as GM and give additional camp observations, while also playing a rapid-fire edition of "Who He Play For."

 

Jul 28, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take part in the second annual Kansas men's basketball player draft while making selections they believe will end up with the highest point-per-game totals. Why is C.J. optimistic about Svi Mykhailiuk? And did Jesse reach in his selection of Udoka Azubuike? The guys end with Twitter questions. What was the reason for Jack Whitman's transfer? Will the Jayhawks be forced to more small ball again? The two also discuss Netflix shows and whether a KU player would be better off with a name change.

Jul 14, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore, as the two bring on special guest Nick Elam — inventor of basketball's "Elam Ending." So what is it exactly? And what are some of the positives it could bring to today's game? Elam also talks about how he came up with the idea, speaks about both pros and cons and gives his hopes for his idea after it was adopted by The Basketball Tournament last month.

Jul 13, 2017
The Star's Blair Kerkhoff and Tod Palmer discuss day three of SEC Media Days, which took place Wednesday in Hoover, Ala., and included the Missouri Tigers' appearance. What's in store this season for Drew Lock? The answer may surprise you.

 

Jul 11, 2017
Blair Kerkhoff and Tod Palmer of The Kansas City Star check in after day two of the 2017 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on the eve of Missouri's appearance at the annual too-early football hypefest.

 

Jul 11, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Tod Palmer and Blair Kerkhoff discuss Day one of SEC Media Days, including commissioner Greg Sankey's remarks and Mizzou and Auburn not switching divisions.

Jul 7, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two take on KU basketball summer mailbag questions. Which team would make the best non-conference game for the Jayhawks? And will this be Mitch Lightfoot's year to emerge? The two also discuss Bill Self's recruiting record, Devonté Graham's role and the biggest obstacle (besides depth) that the Jayhawks will face next season.

Jun 23, 2017

The Kansas City Star's Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as they discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. How does Josh Jackson fit in as a Phoenix Sun? And should Frank Mason be excited about his opportunity with the Sacramento Kings? The guys also tackle Twitter questions, which includes a look ahead to which Jayhawks might get taken in the 2018 draft.

Jun 3, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the Kansas men's basketball team on the SportsBeat KC podcast. How much does Svi Mykhailiuk's return help the Jayhawks next season? And was it a surprise he decided to come back? The guys also take on Twitter questions. Will Frank Mason get drafted? And what rule changes would be best for college basketball? The two also banter about who would win in a one-on-one game and talk about Jesse's favorite topic, three-pointers.

May 26, 2017
With the first week of offseason practices in the books, ESPN draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay drop in to break down the Chiefs’ draft haul. Former Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden also checks in give his thoughts on Patrick Mahomes’ fit in Kansas City, while the A-Team breaks down the quarterback situation, early OTA surprises and the Chiefs’ competitive crop of receivers.
 
May 19, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest happenings with Kansas basketball. How does Mohamed Bamba's decision to attend Texas change the Big 12 race? And which teams appear to be the biggest challengers to KU in its pursuit of a 14th straight Big 12 title? The two also talk about Dwight Coleby's departure and Svi Mykhailiuk's looming NBA decision before answering reader-submitted Twitter questions.

May 11, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the KU basketball team. Will "small ball" be out in 2017-18? And what should fans expect from graduate transfer Jack Whitman? The two also take Twitter questions and banter about Svi-sus, Trevon Duval, Vegas and Hershey Hawkins.

Apr 28, 2017

The Star's Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian, Blair Kerkhoff and Terez Paylor get together after the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to dissect the Chiefs trade up and selection of Patrick Mahomes II. How risky is it? Did they give up too much Why not Deshaun Watson? They cover it all.

 
Apr 27, 2017

Rustin Dodd and Sam Mellinger break down the Royals' winless road trip and where they go from here. 

 

Apr 26, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore as the two discuss the latest with the KU basketball team. What should fans expect from Memphis transfers Dedric and K.J. Lawson? And what about Cal's Charlie Moore? The guys also look back at their preseason wagers and take Twitter questions. Can Devonte' Graham step into a Frank Mason-like role? Will KU stick with "small ball"? Discussion also includes bathroom renovations and fast-food tacos.

Apr 25, 2017
Missouri beat writer Tod Palmer sat down with new Tigers men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin for a conversation about his first six weeks on the job, including the addition of top 2017 prospect Michael Porter Jr.

 

Apr 25, 2017
Missouri beat writer Tod Palmer sat down with first-year Tigers athletic director Jim Sterk to discuss his excitement about the momentum building within the department. He also provides updates on the stadium project and the status of the academic-fraud investigation.

 

Apr 20, 2017

One week before the draft, The Star's Terez Paylor, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian get together to dissect the Chiefs' needs (QB? DL? CB) and some intriguing players they could be interested in, including Patrick Mahomes, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, DeDe Westbrook, Samaje Perine, Malik McDowell, Gareon Conley and more.

 

Apr 7, 2017
​In the second edition of the SportsBeat KC Crossover Hour, Royals reporter Rustin Dodd and Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star get together to talk about the Royals' rough start, a sneaky-good QB fit for the Chiefs, whether the Royals' or Chiefs' locker room is more depressing after a loss, and much, much more.
Mar 29, 2017

Mizzou beat writer Tod Palmer is joined by columnists Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian to discuss a momentous 10 days for the Tigers men's basketball program.

Mar 28, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What's the best case offseason scenario for the Jayhawks in 2017-18? And will Devonté Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk return? The two also give their final thoughts on KU's season-ending loss to Oregon before answering questions from a full Twitter mailbag.

Mar 22, 2017

The Star's Terez Paylor drops in during the middle of free agency to chat with Turron Davenport of Eagles Wire to get the low down on Chiefs receivers coach Greg Lewis and defensive tackle Bennie Logan, both of whom spent 2016 in Philadelphia. The two also chat about the Senior Bowl and prospects (Josh Dobbs?) that might be nice fits for the Chiefs in this year's draft.

 
Mar 21, 2017

Kansas City Star reporter Jesse Newell is joined by C.J. Moore of Bleacher Report as the two discuss the latest with Kansas basketball. What did the Jayhawks do well against Michigan State? And what should fans watch for when KU takes on Purdue? The two also take Twitter questions, discuss Dwight Coleby and conclude with a reading of rap lyrics.

Mar 17, 2017
 
In the first edition of the SportsBeat KC Crossover Hour, Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor and Royals reporter Rustin Dodd get together to talk Kansas City sports. 
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