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

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 35 points, Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics added 30 and the U.S. beat the World team 161-144 in the Rising Stars game for first- and second-year players at All-Star Weekend.,___ 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night.,At a Hall of Fame event Friday at All-Star weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, Abdul-Jabbar said Kaepernick "had a statement that he had to make through his demonstrations, but he's a quarterback and I think he should be working.",The mother of Stephen and Seth Curry sank a one-handed, half-court shot — that she took underhanded — to help her three-person team beat teams led by her NBA sons and one by her daughter to win a family shootout at a newly refurbished at a community center in Charlotte, North Carolina.,Jones was a four-time NBA All-Star, a huge part of Philadelphia's 1983 NBA-title-winning team and the league's sixth man award winner that season.

Since the famous Marshmallow test took place in 1970 and numerous studies have proven how mental toughness is the most common trait among successful people.,According to the US psychologist, and bestselling author, Angela Duckworth the prime indicator of achievement isn’t IQ or talent, but the possession of “grit”, the ability to dig in and keep going despite the headwinds.,Habits are contagious, this is why people who exercise regularly are often more successful than people who eat junk food all day.,– Napoleon Hill

Who should you believe, your friend who says affirmations are silly or Napoleon Hill who spent his life interviewing the world’s richest and most successful men?,According to a 2010 study by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), long-term meditation strengthens your brain’s frontal lobes which are the same areas weakened by alcohol abuse, porn and drug addictions. read more

So he deemed the 1934 World Cup “a joke,” surmising that “the national associations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland have quite enough to do in their own International Championship, which seems to me a far better World Championship than the one to be staged in Rome.”,By the time of the first postwar World Cup, eventually scheduled for 1950 in Brazil, its status and England’s changed circumstance left them no option but to participate—and a good thing too, because what happened next was epochal.,Perpetrating perhaps the Scottishest act of all time, the Scottish Football Association ruled that its team would travel only if it qualified top of the group—which it did not, edged out by England in the final game.,The captains of the English and U.S. national teams, Billy Wright and Ed McIlvenny, exchange souvenirs at the start of their 1950 World Cup match in Brazil

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John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,Photo: Mark Conrad / File Photo

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Jerome made the first two free throws and then intentionally missed the third, to give Virginia an opportunity to grab an offensive rebound and possibly tie the game, but the Cavaliers’ Mamadi Diakite was whistled for a lane violation, giving Louisville possession.,Chris Robinson of the Virginia High School League acknowledged that crowd behavior at games was “probably leaning a little bit in the wrong direction.”,The third-division Irish soccer team Ballybrack FC forced a match to be called off by claiming that Spanish-born player Fernando LaFuente had been killed in a car crash on his way home from practice.,In response to LaFuente’s “death,” the Leinster Senior League postponed Ballybrack’s game with Arklow Town, a moment’s silence was held before other league matches and obituaries were placed in local newspapers.,Fox Sports Detroit television play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba and analyst Rod Allen lost their jobs because they got into a physical altercation after a Tigers game in Chicago — over a chair in the broadcast booth.

John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,Photo: Mark Conrad / File Photo

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John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,John Valmis, well known among Stamford sports circles, died Christmas Eve at the age of 94.,Photo: Mark Conrad / File Photo

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Nearly a week after a controversial ruling by a New Jersey high school wrestling official, in which he ordered an athlete to cut his dreadlocks or risk forfeiting his match, reaction to the incident has spread nationwide, including television networks, major publications and, of course, social media.,The Dec. 19 dual meet between Buena Regional and Oakcrest high schools was interrupted when Buena wrestler Andrew Johnson was told by Maloney that he needed his hair cut prior to taking the mat, or else he would forfeit the bout.,Wrestling rules established by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) clearly state athletes' hair cannot extend past the ear lobes, otherwise a legal hair covering must be worn.,While the other Buena wrestlers supported their teammate, and said it could have been handled better, they mostly hailed Johnson as a team player and said he was complying with the rules by cutting his hair, nj.com reports.,"A few years ago, the NFHS ruled a few hair coverings are no longer approved, and only one type is allowed now," said former Fermi High School coach Jeff Beiler.