Kansas City , Mo. – Brad Schrock, chairman of the local organization committee of the Tour of Missouri, and Cameron Chambers, a former national mountain biking champion join Up to Date host Steve Kraske to discuss the athleticism required of bicyclists, how individual members of a team help each other in each leg, and the incredible expenses of pro cycling.
For those who don't have the time, energy, body type, or money to race like the pros, we also take a look at some local casual cycling opportunities for people of all ages.
Carmel, IND – Two weeks ago, Tom Watson was an eight-foot putt away from making history. In the final round of the British Open, the 59-year old Stilwell, Kansas resident needed a par putt on the final hole to become the oldest pro golfer ever to win a major championship. Though Watson missed the putt, his performance catapulted him back into golf's limelight. This week, Watson is competing in the U-S Senior Open. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin is there, too. And he's finding out that once again Tom Watson is a hot commodity.
Kansas City, MO – It was baseball's Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown, New York, and three were inducted for their playing careers. Among the three, one of them wore a Kansas City Royals uniform, though it was in a different role. KCUR's Greg Echlin explains.
The two who were present and honored for their playing careers were former outfielders Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice. The newest member of the Hall of Fame, who is deceased, is Joe Gordon who was also the first manager of the Kansas City Royals forty years ago.
Kansas City, MO – When the second half of the baseball season begins for the Kansas City Royals, there will be a new look. And it isn't about the team's roster changes. For Friday's game against Tampa Bay, the Royals Hall of Fame will be open for the first time. It's located in the left field area of Kauffman Stadium.
St. Louis, MO – Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke did his work handily last night in baseball's 80th All-Star game. If Greinke felt slighted by not getting the start, he didn't show it. The American League defeated the National League, 4-3. KCUR's Greg Echlin has more from St. Louis.