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.

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

It's time to peer into my crystal ball to see what 2019 has in store for the Southlands high school athletes (and a few former ones too), coaches and fans.The greatest duel matching brother against brother will occur when sophomore infielder Cody Schrier of San Juan Capistrano JSerra stands in the batters box to face brother Alex, a senior pitcher for Santa Margarita.,Prepare for months of trash talking either way.Sophomore Diego Barahona of L.A. Cathedral will become so good in soccer that the local pro teams will start to pay attention.Solomon Strader of West Ranch will win the state title in the 400 meters.Oaks Christians new on-campus dorms in Westlake Village opening in August will become so popular (hot tubs anyone?),that other private schools will hire real estate agents to look for property to create their own housing options.DJ Uiagalelei of Bellflower St. John Bosco will look like Giancarlo Stanton at the plate and throw 90 mph fastballs on the mound when he takes a break from football this spring.Ziaire Williams of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, at 6 feet 9, long, lanky and only a junior, will be compared to a young Brandon Ingram.A fantasy football league for high school players will be created.All-City catcher Johnny Tincher of Lake Balboa Birmingham, known for his backflips after victories, will upgrade to a double flip when the Patriots defeat Woodland Hills El Camino Real to win the City championship.The younger brothers of Tommy Brown (Santa Ana Mater Dei), Jaime Jaquez (Camarillo) and Uiagalelei (St. John Bosco) will arrive this fall and make an immediate impact in football as freshmen.The best prep baseball game of the season will match Sherman Oaks Notre Dame and ace pitcher Lucas Gordon against Studio City Harvard-Westlake and ace pitcher Sam Hliboki the week of April 22.,Junior softball pitcher Sarah Willis of Norco will hit for the cycle and also throw a shutout.Mater Dei will play St. John Bosco for the fourth consecutive season in the Southern Section Division 1 football final, leading to a revolt among public schools.Bleacher Report will launch a pay-per-view halftime dunk competition among Cassius Stanley of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, Onyeka Okongwu of Chino Hills and Joshua Christopher of Lakewood Mayfair.Sierra Canyon's Cassius Stanley dunks during a game against Corona Centennial last season.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will write the majority opinion denying LaVar Balls lawsuit against the NCAA trying to get his son, LaMelo, eligible to play college basketball.Former Vista Murrieta and USC 400-meter runner Michael Norman will set another world record and be featured on 60 Minutes.The high school basketball debut of freshman Bronny James will cause the LAPD to declare a tactical alert to deal with the overzealous fans and media trying to get into the gym.Santa Ana Foothill outfielder Kyle Ashworth will go five for five in a baseball game, reinforcing the comment from coach Vince Brown that Ashworth is the best hitter Ive coached since Shawn Green.A high school football player will set a world record for the number of times he tweets, Im blessed to receive my 300th offer from Former Santa Monica Crossroads basketball player Shareef ONeal will begin his freshman season at UCLA with an emphatic dunk, showing his comeback from heart surgery is complete.L.A.,Windward, led by Charisma Osborne, will win another state girls basketball championship.Former L.A. Loyola cornerback David Long of Michigan will be the steal of the NFL draft.The Simi Valley pitching duo of 6-foot-7 Justin Campbell and 5-8 Andrew Devine will leave pro scouts arguing for months whos better, then cause everyone to conclude, Theyre both good.The coming teachers strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District will cause even more parents to abandon the district for private or charter schools.Loyola and Cathedral will meet in the soccer game of the year that will be decided by penalty kicks while fans from both schools continue to debate who has the best view of downtown Los Angeles.

Van Dyke capped a successful week that included being part of three victories for the Black Raiders at the Don Shilling Invitational in Le Mars by signing her letter of intent to run track and cross country at South Dakota State.,With an individual win in the 800 meters as well as helping the sprint medley and 4x400 relays to wins, Van Dyke, the Journal’s Metro Athlete of the Week, played a key role in helping the Black Raider girls to the team title.,Van Dyke is hoping to make it in the open 800 at Drake for the first time in her career, and is also looking to help the 4x400 and sprint medley also qualify.,The daughter of Dave and Vicki Van Dyke of Lawton, Iowa can become a four-time state qualifier in the 800, having finished 10th as a sophomore before earning a medal last year.,“I have been put in the open 400 a couple of times just so I don’t have to run so many (800s) this year,” Van Dyke said.

Embedded with the English team at their training camp in Russia, she has fixed their 'mental frailty and brittleness' to banish years of national penalty shoot-out shame., After all, given Dr Grange's official FA job title (head of people and team development) and her fondness for 'wellness questionnaires', we could be forgiven for assuming this was some kind of spoof., Working 80-hour weeks, Dr Grange spent years working in Australia as a 'culture performance coach', guiding Aussie footballers in danger of slipping into drink or drug habits and helping to confront issues of homophobia and racism in sport., Four years on, Southgate is right behind Dr Grange, after researching how tennis players and golfers work with mind coaches., He wanted things to be different this time, his players to be a team and not a bunch of prima donnas who put club rivalries and egos before England's success.

“We’ve spoken to the players about writing their own stories,” said the manager, Gareth Southgate, after the team beat Colombia in an unprecedentedly victorious (for England) penalty shootout., Grange was appointed by the FA as its head of people and team development in November last year, given the job of building resilience while confronting the pressures and psychodramas faced by previous England squads., Since then, she has been working as a “culture performance coach” for sports bodies including rugby teams in New Zealand and the Australian [Rules] Football League’s player association., The psychological transformation of the team has taken them much further than anyone could have expected at the start of the tournament, and raises the question of what the rest of us can learn from England’s awakening, and from sports psychology more generally., It helps, he points out, that the team is young and relatively “unsullied by past failures, so [Southgate has] been able to create a more positive narrative.