5:18 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Still Waiting For Arrowhead Announcement

Arrowhead Stadium.
Elana Gordon KCUR

There's still no word from Arrowhead officially announcing that Andy Reid is the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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10:45 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Reid Will Be New Chiefs' Coach

Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs have a contract agreement, according to several media reports.

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9:22 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Chiefs And Pioli Separate

Clark Hunt on the left and Scott Pioli on the right.

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that general manager Scott Pioli is no longer with the football team. 

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3:24 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Players Keep Own Counsel, Pioli's Future Remains Uncertain

Arrowhead Stadium.
Elana Gordon KCUR

The organization that is the Kansas City Chiefs is operating in such uncertainty only the owner may know how the repair work will appear.

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4:31 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Players React To Crennel Ouster As KC Chiefs' Coach

Scenes of KC Chiefs' great moments hover over somber locker room as Romeo Crennel is fired as coach.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

One week short of a year from being hired as the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Romeo Crennel today learned he’d been fired.

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10:30 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Crennel Out, No Word About Pioli

omeo Crennel coaches Glenn Dorsey during footwork drills.
flickr user BabyBare11

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that Romeo Crennel, the team's 12th coach, has been "relieved of his duties as head coach" after a 2-14 season. This record matches the team's worst in its 53-year history.

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Up to Date
10:46 am
Fri December 21, 2012

A Fan's Notes: The #1 That Got Away

Indianapolis Colts 2012 #1 draft pick, quarterback Andrew Luck, will take the Arrowhead Stadium field in this Sunday's match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs.

As the year comes to close, A Fan’s Notes commentator Victor Wishna looks back on “the year that was” in the world of Kansas City sports… with a glimmer of hope at what could be.

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9:14 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Fans React To Chiefs Tragedy

“It’s a beautiful day and hopefully some healing can happen,” said Chiefs’ fan Lisa Smith, before the team went on to beat the Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday.
Elana Gordon KCUR

The Kansas City Chiefs broke their eight-game losing streak yesterday, beating the Carolina Panthers  27-21. The win comes in the wake of Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher's death.

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3:30 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Chiefs Linebacker Kills Girlfriend, Self

Chiefs officials outside the training facility where Linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide this morning.
Laura Ziegler KCUR

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times around 8 a.m. Saturday, drove to the team's training facility, thanked coaches for supporting him, walked away and shot himself in the head, police said.

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10:52 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Reports: Kansas City Chiefs Player Shoots, Kills Self

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 3, 2012 5:45 am

A Kansas City Chiefs player shot and killed himself at Arrowhead Stadium early Saturday morning after fatally shooting his girlfriend.

Police say linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, shot the woman at her home, then drove to a training facility at the stadium just east of Kansas City, Mo. When police arrived at the scene, according to reporter Laura Ziegler of member station KCUR, they found Belcher with a pistol to his head, thanking team coaches for everything they had done for him.

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Up to Date
10:20 am
Fri November 16, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Jinx

At least one local college football team is on the brink of a perfect season. But as Victor Wishna explains in this month's edition of "A Fan's Notes," that storybook ending is in jeopardy, thanks to a cover.

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Central Standard
3:28 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Missouri Mavericks: Winning In Independence

Credit Missouri Mavericks

Name the area professional sports team to make it to the playoffs the last two seasons.  Hint: it doesn't play in Kansas City.

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6:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs Coach Out As Team's Defensive Coordinator

Romeo Crennel is out as the Chiefs' defensive coordinator.

No change at general manager, no change at head coach, but the Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is taking himself out as the team's defensive coordinator. 

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6:39 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Cassel Out, Quinn In As Chiefs Quarterback

Coach Romeo Crennel announces a change at quarterback
Kansas City Chiefs

Matt Cassel is out and Brady Quinn is in as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Romeo Crennel made the announcement on Monday.

Crennel emphasized that he is not blaming Cassel for the team's failures, but says no other changes would have had as broad an impact. He said he made the change that would change the dynamic of the team the most.

Central Standard
7:36 am
Mon October 15, 2012

KC Sports Report

flickr / Jeremy Brooks

We’re unfolding the newspaper for a look at the latest headlines from the sports section. Did you miss a game this season? ...or all of them?

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Up to Date
10:15 am
Fri October 12, 2012

A Fan's Notes: Misplaced Cheers?

Matt Cassel
Jeffrey Beall

When the bad news is about the fans instead of the game, you know things just aren’t right.

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4:59 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Despite Concussion, Cassel Not Ruled Out Of Play...Yet

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on the ground after getting injured on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Larry W. Smith EPA

Kansas City Chiefs head football coach Romeo Crennel confirmed today that quarterback Matt Cassel has a concussion as the result of play in Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens.  

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Central Standard
9:37 am
Wed October 3, 2012

KEI: Refugee To Soccer Superstar

There were happy days for soccer star Kei Kamara growing up in war-torn West Africa. But then, there were also days that haunt his dreams to this day.

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The Two-Way
7:43 am
Wed September 26, 2012

After Uproar, No Signal That NFL Refs Will Be Back Soon

Things haven't been going well for these guys: Some of the NFL's replacement referees, during a Sept. 23 game between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

Originally published on Wed September 26, 2012 1:22 pm

  • David Green and Tom Goldman talk on 'Morning Edition'

Though the nation's football fans — from President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to the average couch quarterback — are begging the two sides to settle their contract dispute so that regular NFL referees can come back to work, there seems to be no clear reason to think that's going to happen in time for this week's games.

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Up To Date
11:01 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Writing 'Paterno'

Simon & Schuster

For a sportswriter like Joe Posnanski it had to be a dream come true: unprecedented access to the most revered figure in college football, Joe Paterno. 

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10:34 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Former KC Chiefs Player Returns, Loss For Home Team

Tony Gonzales, tight end with the Atlanta Falcons, played Sunday against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs.
courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons

One of the best players in Kansas City Chiefs history returned to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.  It was a triumphant return - for the visiting team.

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Up to Date
12:34 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

A Fan's Notes: This Is Our Youth

Not one player on the 2012-2013 Kansas City Chiefs' roster is over the age of 30.

The Kansas City Chiefs open their regular season this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s hard to see underneath those protective uniforms, but this years’ team is….well, let’s not sugar coat it – young.

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8:45 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Walter Byers Legacy Virtually Ignored At NCAA Office

The NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. In 1999, the NCAA relocated from Kansas City, Mo.
Greg Echlin KCUR

There will be plenty of college football viewing choices on television this weekend. It has come a long way since Kansas City native Walter Byers engineered the NCAA’s first national television rights contract in 1952.

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A Fan's Notes
2:04 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games: Inspiration Through Perspiration

U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones

The 30th Summer Olympic Games come to a close on Sunday in London.

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The Torch
11:21 am
Fri July 27, 2012

London Olympics: Watching The Opening Ceremony, And This Weekend's Events

The Olympic torch is delivered by row boat to the royal barge, Gloriana, on the River Thames, near Tower Bridge in London ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday.

Originally published on Fri July 27, 2012 12:46 pm

The London 2012 Summer Games are set to begin in earnest, with today's opening ceremony kicking off a weekend of gold-medal competitions. But if you're in America and you hope to watch the Opening Ceremony live, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed: NBC is tape-delaying its broadcast until Friday night.

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Sweetness And Light
9:03 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

From Obscurity To The Olympics Back To Obscurity

Know who this gymnast is? You will soon. Seventeen-year-old Jordyn Wieber will compete for the U.S. women's gymnastics team in the 2012 London Olympics.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 7:12 am

Why do we like the Olympics?

If somebody hadn't thought to start them up again 116 years ago, would ESPN have invented them to fill in summer programming?

I'm not being cranky. It's just that most of the most popular Olympic sports are the groundhog games. Swimming, gymnastics and track and field come out every four years, see their shadow and go right back underground where nobody pays any attention to them for another four years. Can you even name a gymnast?

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Up to Date
12:53 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Ending The Myth Of Amateurism In College Sports

State Library and Archives of Florida

College athletes are considered amateurs in their sports because they are not allowed to be paid for their efforts. 

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KC Currents
12:09 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Raytown Native, And His Family, Head To London Olympics

"Awesome Joolie" Flickr

Many athletes dream of going to the Olympics, but few ever succeed in representing their country on sport’s most prestigious stage. 

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2012 All-Star Game
1:58 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Royals Fans Hope To See All-Stars In Kansas City Again Soon

Royals blogger Michael Engel has seen a lot in 27 years of Royals fandom. Just not a lot of good.
Jeremy Bernfeld KCUR

The Kansas City Royals have won the World Series every time they’ve made the playoffs the last 27 years. Problem is, they’ve only made the playoffs once in that span – in 1985.

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10:30 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Who Knew There's A Kansas City In Missouri?

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All-Star fans got a geography lesson when they learned that this year's host city is actually in Missouri, not Kansas. There is, of course, a Kansas City in Kansas, but schooling all of America on our geographical intricacies may be too much to hope for. Especially now that the events are over and all the visitors are getting out of Dodge, so to speak. Arrowhead Pride amassed a collection of tweets during the Home Run Derby from viewers who seemingly had no idea that Kansas City, Mo. was a thing. Click on their link below.
Twitter is great for a lot of things -- breaking news, communicating with fans and staying in touch on a variety of topics. It also opens our eyes to the number of people who stunned -- stunned! -- to learn that Kansas City is in fact in Missouri.