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.

NORMAN — Single-game tickets for the seven-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma softball team go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. CT.,Reserved seats have already sold out via season ticket holders, but general admission tickets will be available for $10 for adults and $8 for youth (ages 6-18) and senior citizens (55 and older).,Oklahoma has won the past seven Big 12 regular season titles, finishing with a perfect 18-0 record in 2018.,OU returns two First-Team All-Americans in senior infielder Sydney Romero and sophomore utility player Jocelyn Alo.,In addition to Romero and Alo, returning All-Region honorees include seniors Shay Knighten and Caleigh Clifton and junior Nicole Mendes.

• Oklahoma has been attacking the glass all season and ranks second in the nation in defensive rebounding with 32.0 defensive boards per game.,• OU has won 20 of its last 22 games inside Lloyd Noble Center and 22 of its last 24 “home” games (includes victories in OKC and Tulsa).,• OU has won 28 of its last 58 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25, but is 0-3 against ranked teams this season (all three games were away from home).,• With Kansas State coming to town on Wednesday, this two game stretch is the first time this season OU plays back-to-back games at Lloyd Noble Center.,• OU opponents have shot under 32 percent in five games this season.

The 237th Bedlam meeting will tip at 1 p.m. CT in OU’s first Saturday home game of the season.,• OU has won 19 of its last 21 games inside Lloyd Noble Center and 21 of its last 23 “home” games (includes victories in OKC and Tulsa).,• Saturday’s matchup is just OU’s fourth game at Lloyd Noble Center this season.,• Oklahoma averages 35.8 paint points per game and is averaging 41.0 paint points over its last four games.,• Oklahoma is 8-2 in games away from Norman this season (includes “home” victories in OKC and Tulsa).

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14) — El Paso Locomotive FC have released their inaugural 2019 season schedule which kicks off with a historic home opener against OKC Energy FC on March 9, at Southwest University Park.,Texas has four USL Championship teams; El Paso Locomotive FC, Rio Grande Valley FC, Austin Bold FC, and San Antonio FC.,Fans can sign up now to receive priority to purchase their tickets at Paso Locomotive FC Full 2019 Inaugural Season Schedule March 9 OKC Energy FC March 16 Real Monarchs SLC March 23 Rio Grande Valley FC March 30 Orange County SC April 13 Phoenix Rising FC April 21 Austin Bold FC April 27 Reno 1868 FC May 4 Co.,Springs Switchbacks FC May 12 New Mexico United May 18 Sacramento Republic FC May 25 Portland Timbers 2 June 1 Seattle Sounders FC 2 June 8 LA Galaxy II June 15 Tulsa Roughnecks FC June 22 Las Vegas Lights FC June 26 San Antonio FC June 29 Fresno FC July 6 OKC Energy FC July 17 San Antonio FC July 20 Real Monarchs SLC July 31 New Mexico United Aug. 3 Portland Timbers 2 Aug. 10 Phoenix Rising FC Aug. 17 Seattle Sounders FC2 Aug. 24 Rio Grande Valley FC Sept. 4 Tulsa Roughnecks FC Sept. 7 Las Vegas Lights FC Sept. 14 Orange County SC Sept. 21 Co.,Springs Switchbacks FC Sept. 28 Sacramento Republic FC Oct. 2 Fresno FC Oct. 5 Reno 1868 FC Oct. 10 Austin Bold FC Oct. 19 LA Galaxy II

El Paso Locomotive FC 2019 Home Schedule March 09 OKC Energy FC 7:30 PM March 23 Rio Grande Valley FC 7:30 PM March 30 Orange County SC 7:30 PM April 13 Phoenix Rising FC 7:30 PM April 27 Reno 1868 FC 7:30 PM May 12 New Mexico United 6:00 PM May 18 Sacramento Republic FC 7:30 PM June 08 LA Galaxy II 7:30 PM June 22 Las Vegas Lights FC 7:30 PM July 17 San Antonio FC 7:00 PM July 20 Real Monarchs SLC 7:30 PM August 03 Portland Timbers 2 7:30 PM August 17 Seattle Sounders FC2 7:30 PM September 04 Tulsa Roughnecks FC 7:00 PM September 21 Co. read more