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.

Known more these days as one of the top quarterback draft preppers – as opposed to being Carson Palmer's brother or a former Texas-El Paso quarterback -- Jordan Palmer thrives during this January-to-April interval when he trains top quarterbacks for the NFL Draft in a relative vacuum.,"It is the only time period in a quarterback's entire life, for three months, they're going to have nothing else but personal development," Palmer said.,It is in this moment where Missouri's Drew Lock and his career currently resides training with Palmer.,Since the Senior Bowl, Drew Lock has resided in Southern California working with Palmer and Justin Hoover, his quarterback coach from back home in Kansas City, Missouri.,For now, Lock lives in a Dana Point, California, apartment with Hoover and Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson, a fellow Palmer client.

There were over 250 personal best runs across the two main races at the 2019 edition of the Armagh International Road Races.,In my mind, it was the ultra running equivalent of a four-minute mile, the bottom end of race distance that I wanted to have a proper crack at after the marathon last year.,When you think back on a race, a personal best you’re not happy with or any performance, it’s okay to be disappointed.,When first told the time after the race I felt almost as happy as I might have done breaking 15 myself.,The power of running in a strong race, training consistently and dedicating to one’s sport was shown in both men’s performances.

∫ Former Wheeling Park all-state quarterback Cross Wilkinson has received a nice honor with the University of Toledo football team.,∫ Former Linsly School hoop standout Dylan Harrison is enjoying a solid sophomore season at Ohio Valley University.,∫ Wheeling Park hoop standout Keondre King is a nominee for the prestigious McDonald’s All-American basketball game.,∫ Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. is enjoying a banner men’s basketball season under the guidance of former Wheeling Park hoopster D.P. Harris.,∫ Kudos go out to former Wheeling Park all-state point guard Kylie McKennen.

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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When: Jan. 26-27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach read more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.,NEW YORK (AP) — Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.,The rest of the players to be enshrined in December include Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon, John Carroll linebacker London Fletcher, Texas AM defensive lineman Jacob Green, North Carolina State receiver Torry Holt, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, USC defensive back Troy Polamalu, Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas, Florida State defensive back Terrell Buckley, Michigan State running back Lorenzo White and Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis.,NFL read more

Carlmont 60, Reed-Sparks 59

The Scots handed Reed its first loss of the season in thrilling fashion in the first round of the Rail City Classic in Sparks, Nevada.,Sacred Heart Prep 70, Eagle River 39 read more

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,'” she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,”‘ she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.