Stories by Dave Skretta

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Banner year by Smith has brought Chiefs back

After losing five of its first six, Alex Smith has led the Kansas City Chiefs to 11 consecutive victories.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Every turnover a trophy for opportunistic Chiefs defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs had six interceptions all of last season.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Kansas, Oklahoma poised for possible 1-2 matchup

LAWRENCE, Kan. - There is a nice bit of symmetry to the fact that Kansas and Oklahoma could be meeting tonight at Allen Fieldhouse as the top two teams in the country. That's because they were ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Changes add dose of entertainment to college basketball

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Shorter shot clocks and fewer timeouts. Less hand-checking and physical play. All designed to speed up the game of college basketball, encourage scoring and make it more ...
By Dave Skretta

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015

Chiefs' Berry back at high level after beating cancer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There have been checkpoints every step of Eric Berry's comeback from cancer, mile markers that have told him that he not only conquered lymphoma but just might be better than ever.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Jayhawks' Self trying to manager his roster

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The biggest problem facing Kansas coach Bill Self these days might be precisely the opposite problem faced by every other college basketball coach in the country.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Missouri's Pinkel turns attention toward finishing season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The game had been over for nearly an hour when Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, his face worn after one of the most tumultuous weeks of his life, was asked about next weekend's game.
By Dave Skretta

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Royals reveling in their first title since 1985

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The jersey that Eric Hosmer wore in the decisive game of the World Series is headed to the Hall of Fame. So is the glove Salvador Perez used.
By Dave Skretta

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Volquez learns of father's death before Game 1 start

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, shortly before his son took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series against the New ...
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Blue Jays' return to playoffs comes to frustrating end

For the Blue Jays, it was a frustrating ending to a late-season surge that ended their own postseason drought dating to 1993.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Royals headed back to the World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain sprinted home from first base in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night to earn their second consecutive ...
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Logano breaks unwritten rule

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano scoffed at the seemingly unwritten rule that you don't spin someone when you're already guaranteed of advancing in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
By Dave Skretta

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Logano spins out Kenseth late, wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Joey Logano won his second Chase race in a row, spinning out Matt Kenseth with five laps remaining at Kansas Speedway to potentially spoil his rival's championship hopes.
By Dave Skretta

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Misplayed ball helps Royals rally to beat Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ben Zobrist's easy fly that somehow fell in for a hit began a five-run rally against David Price, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
By Dave Skretta

Kenseth has uphill climb in Chase

Just about everything that could go wrong for Matt Kenseth did a week ago at Charlotte, from pit-road penalties to rubbing the wall.
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Royals blank Blue Jays in Game 1 of ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Edinson Volquez right-hander combined with three relievers on a three-hitter and Kansas City rolled to a 5-0 victory in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
By Dave Skretta

Keselowski gets back up to speed in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Brad Keselowski won the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
By Dave Skretta

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Fireworks are expected from Royals, Blue Jays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays promise plenty of fireworks in their AL Championship Series, and not just because one team features power arms and the other power bats.
By Dave Skretta

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Royals surge past Astros, advance to ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Johnny Cueto delivered a masterpiece on his biggest stage yet, pitching eight dominant innings Wednesday night and leading the never-say-die Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 victory ...
By Dave Skretta

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Royals rally to even series with Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals whipped out the same formula that carried them to last year's World Series to turn back the Houston Astros and tie their AL Division Series at a game apiece.
By Dave Skretta
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