Willie O’Ree, 81, who was the first black player to play in a National Hockey League game, spoke to the Missouri Mavericks on Friday. He will be at the Mavericks' 7:05 p.m. Saturday game against Quad City in which the team will honor the 75th anniversary of the Kansas City Monarchs’ 1942 Negro League World Series championship. Also scheduled to attend are former Royals John Mayberry and Frank White. Tickets to the game are available through Ticketmaster.
The Missouri Mavericks hockey team worked with kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, Hawthorne Unit in Independence. The aprons will be worn by players as they serve as waiters at the "Dinner on Ice" fundraiser.
The scene on Sunday night at The Blue Line, a hockey-themed bar in the River Market, symbolizes a passion for hockey in Kansas City. But 40 years after the Scouts left and nearly 10 years after the opening of the Sprint Center, prospects of the NHL returning any time soon are slim.
The funeral procession for Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura stopped at Estadio Municipal in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, where a young Yordano learned to play baseball. Catcher Salvador Perez was among those who eulogized Ventura on Tuesday.
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore and several current and former Royals players traveled Tuesday to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic to say goodbye to their teammate Yordano Ventura, who was killed Sunday in a car crash.
Kansas City trainer Brian Allen is preparing for the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion U.S. championships in April. WBFF is a bodybuilding competition that incorporates aspects of a fashion show and a beauty pageant.
Blue Valley Northwest High School student John Albers was remembered at a candlelight vigil on the playground of Sunset Ridge Elementary School in Overland Park Sunday evening. Albers was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a call at his home Saturday night.
A person was shot and killed by an Overland Park police officer Saturday evening when police responded to a call about someone reportedly attempting to harm themselves. The incident happened near England Street and 149th Terrace.