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.

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The 71-year-old Kroenke didn’t just bring the Rams back to L.A. from St. Louis in 2016.,“The Rams certainly needed a new stadium and Los Angeles is a big enough market to attract private funding.,And what would they have said about dropping $5 billion (believed to be the biggest private, current development project in the world) on a stadium to move a football team to Los Angeles?,Both the Raiders and the San Diego Chargers also wanted to move to Los Angeles, but neither ownership group – even when they paired together – could present the stadium plan that Kroenke could.,(AP) Kroenke felt a corner was turned earlier this season when a game against Kansas City had to be rescheduled from Mexico City and on seven days notice, which included a period of devastating wildfires and a mass shooting, 77,000 fans showed up to support local charities. read more

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (66) runs to third on a double hit by Joc Pederson off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cincinnati.,(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Multiple reports indicate that the Cincinnati Reds have made a blockbuster trade that will bring outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, as well as pitcher Alex Wood and third baseman Kyle Farmer to Cincinnati and send pitcher Homer Bailey to the Los Angeles Dodgers.,Puig, who defected from Cuba to play in Major League Baseball, is a career .279 hitter with 108 home runs and 331 RBI in six Major League seasons.,Kemp, a three-time All-Star player, is a career .286 hitter with 280 home runs and 1,005 RBI.,Bailey had a rocky 2018 with the Reds, finishing 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA. read more

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November 11 Andrew Whitworth, like plenty of people, heard the news about the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and badly wanted to do something.,The Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle, who lives in the community with his wife and four kids, is donating his game check this week to the victims and families of the shooting, which claimed 12 lives Thursday.,After the Rams beat the Seahawks Sunday and the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Whitworth elaborated on his decision to donate the check.,During their game Saturday at Staples Center, the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers wore T-shirts with “Enough” on the front and the names of the victims on the back.,Read more from The Post: It’s looking more and more like Le’Veon Bell won’t play this season NFL Week 10: Wildfires could affect games in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles Injury-riddled Redskins and their ailing offense take on the Buccaneers College football winners and losers: Bedlam, Northwestern and a lot of chalk read more

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight was found dead early Sunday morning in Arizona at age 39., Former Bruin Lorenzo Mata shared the news on Twitter early Tuesday encouraging people struggling with mental health concerns to seek help., CalHi Sports journalist Ronnie Flores reports that members of the UCLA basketball community attempted to reach out to Knight after the video was posted., Former Bruin Tracy Murray echoed Mata’s sentiment for people considering suicide to seek help., Knight’s death comes just days after former UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt fatally shot himself during a standoff with police on Friday.

Dean Jones jumped into action when his son Mike’s car burst into flames following a crash in a NASCAR-sanctioned late model race on June 16 at South Boston Speedway., According to a statement from South Boston to ESPN, Dean Jones won’t be fined or suspended for his actions., It was a situation similar to what happened in NASCAR’s Cup Series in 2015., While those crew members technically violated NASCAR’s rule against running out on an active track, no crew members were punished for the transgression., Mike Jones has competed in eight NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races this season at his home track of South Boston.

You may have a read about a recently published paper reporting the presence of CTE in the brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players examined., People are coming away from the constant media barrage with the belief that concussions are the sole and direct cause of CTE, most or all football players have CTE, and CTE has led football players to become violent, commit suicide or develop dementia., The study was based on 202 brains out of the millions of people who’ve played football – 111 of which are former NFL players., So, when you hear “99 percent of football players had CTE,” that doesn’t mean that almost every football player will get CTE, and it doesn’t mean your child has a 99-percent chance of developing CTE if he or she plays football., Because of this sampling bias, we cannot estimate the prevalence or incidence of CTE (meaning the total number of cases and the number of new cases expected each year in football players); nor can we establish risk or a cause-effect relationship between head injury and development of CTE.