Fresh off a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union in Sunday’s MLS home opener, Sporting Kansas City will continue their pursuit of continental glory on Thursday with a pivotal showdown against Panamanian side Independiente in the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals.,No Other Pub in the Kansas City Power & Light District (1370 Grand Blvd.) will host a meet-and-greet with newly acquired Sporting KC midfielder Gedion Zelalem tonight from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT.,The St. Patrick's Day fixture will kick off at 8��p.m. CT, with FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest Plus televising three hours of live coverage beginning with Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light at 7:30 p.m. CT.,Postgame programming will include The Final Whistle show on 95.3 FM and Sporting KC Live presented by Sprint on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest Plus.,A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast will debut Tuesday at 6 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 810 WHB.

Sporting KC forward Johnny Russell been named to the Scotland Men’s National Team for the start of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying during FIFA’s international window this month.,The St. Patrick’s Day clash will kick off at 8 p.m. CT with live coverage on FOX Sports Kansas City, FOX Sports Midwest Plus, ESPN 95.3 FM and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM.,Sporting KC defender Botond Barath and forward Krisztian Nemeth have been selected to the Hungary Men’s National Team for the start of UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying during FIFA’s international window this month.,The St. Patrick's Day fixture will kick off at 8 p.m. CT, with FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest Plus televising three hours of live coverage beginning with Sporting KC Live presented by Bud Light at 7:30 p.m. CT.,Postgame programming will include The Final Whistle show on 95.3 FM and Sporting KC Live presented by Sprint on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest Plus.

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FIRST TEAM: Griffin Doseck, Anna, 6-foot-5, senior, 15.0 points per game; Alex Dotson, Cincinnati Purcell Marian, 6-4, sr., 13.3; Trevon Ellis, Dayton Stivers School for the Arts, 6-3, jr., 13.0; Jacob Gudorf, Brookville, 6-3, sr., 15.2; Brayden Sipple, Blanchester, 6-4, so., 26.2; Grant Whisman, Middletown Madison, 6-7, jr., 16.7; Mark Wise, Cin.,FIRST TEAM: Ethan Conley, Arcanum Franklin Monroe, 6-foot-4, senior, 27.3 points per game; Adonis Davis, Springfield Emmanuel Christian Academy, 6-4, sr., 15.0; Sabien Doolittle, Springfield Catholic Central, 6-4, sr., 15.0; Hunter Muir, Ansonia, 6-3, sr., 12.6; Trent Platfoot, Jackson Center, 6-0, sr., 12.5; Erik Uszynski, Xenia Legacy Christian Academy, 6-4, sr., 16.1; Kaden Warner, Cincinnati James Gamble Montessori, 5-11, so., 24.9.,The 2018-19 All-Southwest District girls high school basketball teams, as selected by a media panel from the district: read more

The wrestling road for Clinton County continues Friday and Saturday at Southwest District tournaments at two sites – Division II at Wilmington’s Rodger O. Borror Middle School and Division III at Troy’s Hobart Arena.,Wilmington and Clinton-Massie will compete in the Division II tournament while Blanchester and East Clinton will wrestling in the Division III tournament.,Blanchester won the Division III Sectional tournament in its home gym last week.,Doors will open at 2 p.m. for fans with wrestling beginning at 3 p.m. Admission is good for both rounds on Friday.,At Troy, doors open to the public at 2 p.m. with wrestling starting at 3 p.m. Admission cost is good for both sessions on Friday.

To maximise their bottom line, football clubs must aspire to be successful, and to do so, requires them to buy short term, liquid and measurable assets – footballer players.,To acquire football players, clubs must partake in a transfer market which dictate the prices of the assets available based on demand and supply.,The sad truth that we live in a hyper capitalist society governed by greed and in my view, football and footballer players more specifically, are merely the tip of a giant, immoral, unethical, dishonourable, corrupt and nefarious iceberg.,Mohsin (ok that wasn’t actually short after all), Dubai

I think last night confirmed what we’ve been hearing about player power at Chelsea over the last few years.,For a 24 year old keeper who has been at the club for less than a year to behave so in public, clearly disobeying and disrespecting your manager to the full glare of millions, I believe the issues are much deeper than we thought. read more

Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is used to getting into it with NHL players, but now he's moving on to NHL mascots?,Conveniently, the Kings' lion mascot Bailey was stationed right next to Wilson and the two started to engage in some fun back-and-forth.,As pointed out by Russian Machine Never Breaks, Wilson appeared to tell Bailey that the mascot and Clifford were twins and he was hanging out at the wrong penalty box.,While Wilson and the Capitals walked away with the win, Bailey won the fiery Twitter response award.,Back in December, Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves injured Wilson with a late blindside hit, and after the game said Wilson 'ran into a lion in the jungle.'

Friday’s Results

Arcanum 39, Franklin Monroe 37: Meeks (A) 11; Conley (FM) 12.,Legacy Christian 76, Yellow Springs 30 read more

Cedarville 51, Franklin Monroe 50

Covington Catholic (KY) 67, Wayne 66 read more

HFX Wanderers FC continues to stock its roster for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season.,The Wanderers ranks grew to eight with the signing of forward Vincent Lamy and midfielder Elliot Simmons on Tuesday.,Lamy, from Sherbrooke, Que., caught Hart’s eye during his time with the Montreal Impact Youth Academy team.,Simmons, 20, was born in England but played in Stittsville, Ont., where he was a part of the Ottawa Fury youth academy.,“It’s a great privilege,” said Simmons, of being unveiled as one of the Wanderers early signings.

Franklin 91, Eaton 47 Franklin Monroe 63, Mississinawa Valley 58 Graham 58, North Union 51, OT Greeneview 52, West Liberty-Salem 44: Nease (WLS) 16; Allen (G) 20.,Tecumseh 60, Bellefontaine 53 Trotwood-Madison 94, Butler 76 Twin Valley South 48, Ansonia 37 Versailles 57, New Knoxville 18: Stammen (V) 20.,Girls Basketball

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