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.

Sporting Kansas City embarks on a pivotal two-game road trip this week, venturing to Mexico for the second leg of the Scotiabank Concacaf Round of 16 against Deportivo Toluca FC on Thursday before kicking off their 2019 MLS regular season campaign at LAFC on Sunday.,Sports Radio 810 WHB will also provide 60 minutes of pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. CT in addition to airing The Final Whistle postgame show immediately after the match.,Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT with national television coverage on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and local radio broadcasts on Sports Radio 810 WHB and ESPN Deportes KC 1480 AM.,In the lead-up to an action-packed week for the club, Sports Radio 810 WHB will air a new episode of The Sporting KC Show at 7 p.m. CT Tuesday with hosts Nate Bukaty and Carter Augustine.,The duo will hear from forward Gerso Fernandes, who tallied a goal and an assist in last Thursday’s defeat of Toluca, and preview Sporting’s upcoming battles in the Concacaf Champions League and MLS regular season.

Young, old, in between, an exciting season for L.A. Rams fans like Gomez came to a disappointing finish on Sunday as the team in just its third year back in Los Angeles fell to the New England Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII.,(Photo by Ana P. Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

Crowds of football fans watch Super Bowl LIII at Flights Craft Beer Sports Grill in Hawthorne on Sunday, February.03, 2018.,(Photo by Ana P. Garcia, Contributing Photographer) read more

HAMPTON, Va. —The Oklahoma wrestling team split the first day at the Virginia Duals, falling to No. 16/16 (NWCA/InterMat) 22-12 before upsetting No. 20/14 Lock Haven 23-12 in the consolation bracket.,The redshirt freshman took a 6-0 lead in the first period with a takedown and a four-point nearfall before adding two more takedowns in the second.,The bout was tied at 2-all late in the second period, but Thomas scored a takedown at the whistle to take a 4-2 lead into the third.,The unranked Sooners upset No. 20/14 (NWCA/InterMat) Lock Haven behind wins from Anthony Madrigal, Demas, Jeffries, Thomas, Anthony Mantanona, Jake Woodley and Jake Boyd.,The bout was tied at 2-all after the first period, but Woodley scored three takedowns in the second period to take a 6-3 lead.

It’s the first NFL playoff appearance for Gordon, who just completed his fourth regular season by being selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time.,Q: Does being around a guy who’s played that long kind of teach you that opportunities to compete in the playoffs, to go to a Super Bowl, don’t come around very often?,“And I think that came out on the field, and obviously I got hurt (Gordon missed three games late in the season with a knee injury), and it kind of took it away from me a little bit.,But just being around those guys — like I said, man, I don’t want to get winded with this — but just seeing (those) guys, them being around and not having this many opportunities to be in the postseason, or have a (run) to the Super Bowl probably once or twice, I’m taking this moment.,Q: I’m sure you wanted to play when that knee injury forced you out for three games.

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The free kick that led to the opening goal -- Mario Mandzukic's header into his own net -- likely should not have been given, but there is no VAR for free kicks, and referee Nestor Pitana, despite his cartoonishly big biceps, is human., "I don't think you can give a penalty like that in a World Cup final, but this in no way diminishes France's victory.", Twice Croatia won one-on-one headers in the area -- Mandzukic against Pogba and Dejan Lovren over Matuidi -- to keep the ball alive, enabling Vida to poke it back to Perisic just inside the box., -- World Cup fixtures, results and coverage

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Alongside Paula Fitzpatrick, Cooney is the players’ representative to Rugby Players Ireland and given her weekly schedule it is hardly surprising that she has made the most of her association’s support., A recipient of the Miele Player Development Bursary, Cooney has been able to sustain a hectic playing schedule alongside the demands of her studies., Though now based in Galway, Cooney has upheld her commitments to Railway Union of Sandymount, Leinster Rugby and to Ireland., Receiving a GMIT Rise Scholarship to study a research Masters, Cooney spends her time examining an evidence based metabolic health platform for the clinical management of obesity and associated metabolic disorders., A talented camogie player, it was on the suggestion of a new friend at Carlow IT that led Cooney to the rugby pitch.