The Kansas City sports stories that matter.
Get unrivaled Kansas City sports coverage from the best newsroom in the game.
LIVE

Kansas City

Get All access to The Athletic
Your teams. In-depth. Ad-free.

RECENT STORIES

Will Tyrann Mathieu return? How will the Chiefs add another WR? Plus, an Eric Bieniemy update: Mailbag
Nate Taylor
Feb 10
54
We answer questions on the start of the Chiefs’ offseason, the odds of a surprising move and how much salary cap space is possible.
Men’s college basketball power rankings: Chet Holmgren has actualized, pushing Gonzaga to a whole new level
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 10
132
Good morning. Let’s do some power rankings! We’ve got a new (or, well, return) No. 1 today, which, hey, fun times. Before we begin, though, one note: If you’re the kind of person tempted to write a comment below this post talking about how a certain dominant basketball program only...
Why more MLS players were sold abroad this winter than ever before
Sam Stejskal
Feb 10
20
The winter transfer window has seen more MLS players move abroad for a fee than ever before
‘I can’t believe I have to buy another bathroom trash can’: A Q&A with Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams
Steph Yang
Feb 9
9
After making the move from North Carolina to Kansas City, the two friends, teammates and podcasters talk about their efforts to settle in
Royals’ top 20 prospects for 2022: Keith Law ranks Kansas City’s farm system
Keith Law
Feb 9
14
Keith Law ranks the Royals top 20 prospects, projecting who will have the biggest impact in 2022, who is on the rise and who is falling.
Royals’ Whit Merrifield on MLB labor standstill: ‘We’re interested in getting to the table and getting a deal done’
Jayson Stark
Feb 8
133
“We've been frustrated for a long time,” Merrifield said. Then he took the time to explain why so many players share his frustrations.
Bubble Watch: We don’t talk about LSU. No, no, no. (OK, we need to talk about the Tigers)
Eamonn Brennan
Feb 8
179
Providence, Texas Tech and Illinois join the locks, but it's the team that got locked early that's on Eamonn Brennan's mind.
Bowden: The first move each AL team should make when the lockout ends
Jim Bowden
Feb 8
212
A big signing for Boston? A blockbuster trade for New York? The missing piece for Chicago? Here's what each AL team should do first.
NFL free agency rankings for 2022: Davante Adams, J.C. Jackson and Orlando Brown Jr. headline our top 75 players
Sheil Kapadia
Feb 7
178
This shopping list of NFL problem solvers is well-stocked with safeties, wide receivers and offensive linemen at the top.
Men’s college basketball rankings: Arizona, Illinois move back into the top 10
Seth Davis
Feb 7
145
The Wildcats beat UCLA and USC in the last week, while the Illini took down Wisconsin and Indiana.
MLB 2022 farm system rankings: Keith Law grades all 30 teams on prospects, with the Dodgers at No. 1
Keith Law
Feb 7
355
Keith Law ranks all 30 major-league teams’ farm systems, from the juggernaut in L.A. to the worst farm system in baseball.
‘What’s the matter with them?’ Anonymous coaches dish on the ACC, Big 12, Big East: Hoop Thoughts
Seth Davis
Feb 7
84
Men’s college basketball is starting to get serious, and you know what that means: It’s time to beef up our inside game. I’m not talking here about size and brawn, although that certainly helps. I’m talking about brains. There are a lot of really good teams out there, and they all have...
‘As good as it’s been all year’: Strong defensive performance key to Kansas’ win over Baylor
CJ Moore
Feb 6
15
With an 83-59 win over Baylor, Kansas looks athletic again and the Kentucky loss looks more like an outlier than a major cause for concern.
College basketball picks: Duke-North Carolina, Kansas-Baylor, Kentucky-Alabama and other games ATS
Seth Davis
Feb 5
31
Seth Davis makes his picks for a loaded slate of college basketball games on Saturday.
Pro Bowl Confidential: Players’ picks for MVP, worst city to visit, coach they’d like to play for, COVID-19 suggestions
Greg Auman
Feb 5
335
Anonymous Pro Bowlers are surveyed on the 17th game vs. Thursday night games, underrated players and more.
SHOW MORE