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.

North Central College’s Dhruvil Patel was named NCAA Division III National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA.,Frank Gramarosso was chosen Coach of the Year.,Patel also was chosen co-most outstanding track athlete at the indoor nationals.

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.

With the first contests unfolding next year in South Carolina, Iowa and New Hampshire, small-town voters will play a critical role in choosing the next Democratic nominee.,Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lamented rural decline during an Iowa swing this weekend.,Several candidates plan to attend a March 30 rural issues forum at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa — population 10,600.,AP VoteCast, a national survey of more than 115,000 voters, found rural and small-town residents cast 35 percent of midterm ballots; 56 percent of those voted for Republican House candidates, compared to 41 percent for Democrats.,Sanders noted that many Vermonters, as in the rest of rural America, view guns differently than most big-city residents, but Clinton successfully used the issue against Sanders, particularly with black women.

Wellness programs that encourage employees to set specific goals that embody their personal or intrinsic motivation will have better results.,Having a mission statement is a great way to clarify the intentions of your employee wellness program.,Here is a breakout of some the opportunities for U.S. Adobe employees:

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“Everyone had that mindset coming into the year,” Ty Jerome said Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena ahead of the team’s departure for the ACC tournament in Charlotte.,“I have fun every year with my team, but this has been a unique group, and we try to really be united more,” Bennett said.,Even after losing ACC Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins and All-ACC honoree Devon Hall, the Cavaliers still had the leadership in place to allow themselves to set a new course.,They could fall off and let last year’s ACC regular-season and tournament championships represent the peak of Virginia basketball, or they could renew their internal fortitude and aim for bigger and better things.,Of course, Tuesday’s media availability is likely the last time the team will be this loose and open until its season ends, whenever that end happens to come.

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“You could put him on a field with professional players, or play at the international level and he would score three or four goals in a game right now as a 16-year-old.,“When I watch Mikey Powell, or Lyle Thompson or Brennan O’Neill play the game, there’s nothing traditional about their game.,O’Neill, a junior at St. Anthony’s (N.Y.) High School, was once the earliest boys’ lacrosse player ever to commit to a college program — making the pledge to Penn State as an eighth-grader in 2016 before flipping his commitment to Duke in September.,After games, O’Neill would come home to watch YouTube videos of Mark Matthews and John Grant Jr., then head out to the backyard to test their moves.,It took a meeting with coach Joe Spallina at a Pro Player Lacrosse Camp to give O’Neill that impression. read more

WESTPORT, CT — Police said a Norwalk man has been charged in a Westport hit and run accident that occurred in July.,According to a news release, police said officers were dispatched to Saugatuck Avenue near the Interstate 95 entrance ramp on July 12 at approximately 5 p.m. for a report of a hit and run accident.,Police said the victim was able to provide the registration plate of the suspect vehicle.,According to police, the investigating officer identified the suspect as Robert Lawrence, 60, of Norwalk and submitted an arrest warrant application, which was later approved.,"The officer identified the operator as Robert Lawrence and learned he had two outstanding arrest warrants; one out of Westport and another from Norwalk," Lieutenant Jillian Cabana said in a release.

From The Town of Westport: Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Board of Education Chair Mark Mathias will speak at a town-hall style "State of the Town" meeting on Sunday, February 10, at 4pm in the Town Hall Auditorium.,Jim Marpe and Mark Mathias will present their thoughts about the town and the schools, followed by a question and answer session moderated by RTM Deputy Moderator and Westport Rotary President Jeffrey Wieser.,Refreshments will follow in the Town Hall lobby.,The State of the Town is being sponsored as a joint initiative of the Westport Sunrise Rotary and the Westport Rotary Club.,Rotary is an international service organization with over 34,000 clubs and 1.9 million members worldwide.

Judson (5-10): Matthew Meier CG, 7 IP, 3 H and Josh Krueger 2-for-3, RBI in Game 1.,Ian Petoskey 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and Adam Zeratsky 3-for-4, double, 2 runs, RBI in Game 2.