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Racers Paddle Across The Missouri River In The MR34008/13/14
In the early morning hours of August 12th, boaters paddled into the Missouri River from Kaw Point in Kansas City, KS, the launch site of the MR340. This...
A Fan’s Notes: Hometown Heroes
Last week in a coffee shop, I saw two young men, each with single name emblazoned on his chest. The first one read, “Jesus.” The other? “LeBron.”...
Royals' Butler Is Prime Example Of Fleeting Fame In Sports
Over the past week, there was much ado about the marquis players in sports; Lebron James signed a contract with Cleveland and baseball showcased its...
LISTEN: World Cup Songs From Around The Globe In Kansas City
Of the 32 national soccer teams that made it to Brazil for the FIFA World Cup this year, Germany and Argentina will face off at 2 p.m. Sunday. KCUR has...
Students Lose Seats At Allen Fieldhouse After Vote To Cut Athletics Fee
Earlier this month the University of Kansas athletics department announced that Section U, a 120-seat area of Allen Fieldhouse previously reserved for...
World Cup: USA Needs To Draw With Germany On Thursday
On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with Sporting KC player, Chance Myers, for insight on team USA's strategy to move on to the next round and one step...
A Fan's Notes: The World Cup Comes Home
Before Monday night’s match between the U.S. and Ghana, I’d always found the World Cup just a little bit irritating. Especially when I was young,...
World Cup: The Next Steps For Team USA
The U.S. soccer team no longer carries the specter of a prospective defeat against Ghana--so where does that leave them? On Wednesday's Up to Date, we...
Brazilians In Kansas City Watch The World Cup With Divided Hearts
As the FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we have the first installment in a series checking in on some of Kansas City’s international communities...
What To Watch For In The World Cup
There will be crowds, cheering and that well-known cry of , "Futbol!" as the FIFA World Cup begins this week. In the first part of Monday's Up to Date,...
Lured By The Fastball, Young Baseball Players Injured More Than Ever
More high-profile major league baseball pitchers have been sidelined by season-ending elbow injuries this year than ever before. But this epidemic is...
College Athletes Can’t Profit On Their Own Image, But The NCAA Can
The NCAA makes billions of dollars selling the rights to televise games and selling merchandise and jerseys. But a spate of court cases making their way...
Issac Burns Murphy "The Prince of Jockeys"
After nearly 120 years, jockey Issac Burns Murphy's winning record is still the highest in American horse racing history. Though he won three Kentucky...
The Real Life 'Jerry Maguire'
For most of his 40-year career, sports representative Leigh Steinberg was on top. The inspiration for the film Jerry Maguire, Steinberg negotiated...
A Fan's Notes: None Of Our Business
It’s happened again: the dominant sports story has nothing to do with sports. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling—sorry, this is the last time I...
Former Royal Jason Kendall's Baseball Wisdom
There are secret rules and pieces of wisdom that most baseball fans don't even know exist. For example, don't ever look an umpire in the eye when you...
Recovering From A False Rape Accusation
Back in 2002, Brian Banks was getting closer to his dream of playing for the NFL. Pegged for a scholarship to play for USC, Banks’ future was promising...
Live From The Royals Home Opener
Last year was arguably the best year for the Kansas City Royals in recent memory - 86 wins put the boys in blue above .500, but just short of the...
Sporting KC: An Entertainment Business
Sporting KC kicked off its 2014 season with a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders FC on March 8. On today's Central Standard we discuss the entertainment...
Opening Up Extreme Sports To People With Disabilities
You wouldn’t think mountain climbing would be an activity a paraplegic person could still enjoy. But one group’s efforts to adapt activities like...
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