Kansas City, MO – The 2008 Olympics have come to an end, and the throngs of tourists have gone home. So what was it like to experience China as it became the center of world attention? And what's it like now that the excitement has died down? Throughout the summer, we caught up with sportswriter and former KCUR intern Anthony Tao, who grew in the Kansas City area. He's now in the fifth month of his visit to Beijing; Susan checked in with him one last time.
Kansas City, MO – The image of KU athletics took a severe hit Wednesday when two of the Jayhawks' best basketball players from last season were asked to leave the NBA's rookie transition program. Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur, each of whom left school early to turn professional, were the two players involved. KCUR's Greg Echlin explains why.
Kansas City, MO – The Bejing Olympics have grabbed the attention of Americans this week. We decided to check in with our former KCUR intern, Anthony Tao, who's there, working as a freelance journalist and blogger. Tao is a frequent contributor to ESPN online. You can check out his blog at Heart of Beijing.
Aya Sawaguchi(far right) and her family recently moved to Overland Park, Kansas from Japan. They came to Kauffman Stadium to watch Daisuke Matsuzaka?s first game with the Boston Red Sox, against the Royals.
Kansas City, MO – The Royals played their season-opener this week against the Red Sox. They started off winning unexpectedly, 7-1 on Tuesday . . . but just as the weather chilled in Kansas City, so did the Royals luck. And they lost the next two games. But the games themselves were overshadowed by the major league pitching debut of a Japanese superstar . . . Daisuke Matsuzaka. He's becoming known in the US as Dice-K.