Sporting KC’s manager recently revealed that he’s been wanting to shake up the team’s formation for a while. Now he says he has the personnel to try it. What changes might he be thinking up? Let’s speculate.
Actors Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski and Chris Evans, along with Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler are among those who were trying to “protect” Tom Brady and the Patriots from criticism surrounding Deflategate.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
Former Kansas Jayhawks star Andrew Wiggins is doing good things in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he had trouble with a recent interview because teammate Thaddeus Young couldn’t help but touch Wiggins’ ear repeatedly.
The NFL invited sports media folk like me to this small conference room to make a point about the fight against concussions but what ended up happening is a glimpse into both the honest difficulties and bumbling execution of this mission.
At a news conference, singer Katy Perry referenced Marshawn Lynch, deflategate and made no secret that she will be rooting for the Seahawks on Sunday, because she is friends with Russell Wilson. Oh, and she also talked about what to expect in her halftime show.
Clark Hunt, if we’re being honest, has had a disappointing run as the Chiefs’ owner. He has now been in charge for eight years and is on his third GM and fourth head coach. But credit Hunt for admitting his shortcomings.
Will Shields is a 12-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro. But he is also a guard, which makes him part of an overlooked and underappreciated subset of, well, overlooked and underappreciated offensive linemen.
Mike Alden’s tenure as Missouri athletic director, which will end in August, will be largely remembered favorably. Alden’s word cloud runs the spectrum: Mizzou Arena, Cotton Bowl, Ricky Clemons, Board of Curators, wallflower and Big 12 would be in large text. Jumping from the page are Gary Pinkel and the SEC. That’s because the shift to the Southeastern Conference doesn’t happen without the football program’s strength and stability.
The mayor of Glendale, Ariz., says his town may lose $3 million by playing host to Super Bowl XLIX, and this is one of the stories the NFL would rather you not hear about this week. The Super Bowl is supposed to be a bonanza of both dollars and exposure for everyone involved, and it is in many ways, but that windfall is buried by the reality of how these things are put on and how the money is counted.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was the first to reach 1,000 career victories. The Sporting News zeroed in on the top candidates to threaten 1,000 victories, with Kansas coach Bill Self appearing fourth on the list. What would it take to get there?