Major League Soccer has tried new ways in recent years to generate publicity for the SuperDraft – when college graduates and others are signed to the league. On January 11, the day before the SuperDraft took place in Kansas City, MLS prospects mixed it up...at a museum.
With the interim tag removed from Romeo Crennel, the question now for the Kansas City Chiefs head coach is how he'll turn around a team that finished 7-9 this season.
It Starts With The Quarterback
One of Romeo Crennel's first moves as the interim head coach was to insert Kyle Orton as the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback. It paid off with victories in two of the Chiefs last three games, and Crennel hasn't forgotten it.
“I'm probably not sitting here if Kyle hadn't done the job that he did and I'm very appreciative of that,”’ says Crennel.
Joining us for the second half ofCentral Standard, anchor Brad Porter from Metro Sports joins us for a look at what makes KC one of the best sports cities in the country. Plus, we'll hear latest on the Chief’s decision to fire coach Todd Haley.
The 37-10 blowout loss on Sunday to the New York Jets sealed Todd Haley's fate with the Kansas City Chiefs. Late Monday morning, they announced that Haley was out.
The final straw was the loss to the Jets. It was another one-sided loss, the fifth by more than 25 points. In a written statement, Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said the team has "not made meaningful progress" and the organization felt it was "necessary to make a change."
Todd Haley, whose record as head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs was 19-27, has been fired, the team announced today. The decision comes a day after the team's fifth loss in six games: a 37-10 loss to the New York Jets. The Chiefs held a news conference at 2 p.m.
Kansas City, Kan. – UPDATE: Sporting KC advances to Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.
Since the formation of Major League Soccer, it has been an uphill battle for the Kansas City franchise to carve out a niche in the local sports market. From the team's inception, its nickname has been a sore spot to some. But a literal change in landscape has transformed its newest brand - Sporting Kansas City - into one of the city's hottest tickets.
Kansas City, MO. – University of Missouri Curators have taken themselves out of the decision to move from the Big 12 Conference, turning that task to Chancellor Brady Deaton. The action comes after Curator meetings this week at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
It was not the significant breakthough many had expected.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lenroy "Cam" Thompson of Lenexa is among ten boxers on the USA national team now overseas to compete next week for the chance to reach the 2012 Olympics.
Thompson fights in the super heavyweight division. He's ranked seventh in the world, but he needs to do just a little bit better than that to make it to the Olympics. He needs to come in at least sixth in the world championships.
Thompson's chances of punching a ticket to London may be determined by the draw.
Kansas City, Mo. – After winning the 1985 World Series, Dick Howser, the Kansas City Royals manager at the time, had the honor of being the American League manager for the 1986 All-Star game. That game 25 years ago in Houston was a big moment for Howser and the two Royals players at the game, George Brett and Frank White. But it was also a major turning point in the history of the Royals franchise as KCUR's Greg Echlin explains.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A unique voice in Kansas City sports commemtary will be leaving town this week. Joe Posnanski was born in Cleveland, went to high school and college in North Carolina, and came to Kansas City in 1996 to be a sportswriter for the Kansas City Star.
Then in 2008, Posnanski became a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, and this year, he decided to move with his family back to North Carolina.
Kansas City, Mo. – The championship game of the N-A-I-A tournament Tuesday will close out the tournament basketball schedule this year for downtown Kansas City. As KCUR's Greg Echlin reports, not only did tournament interest stir up business downtown, but a basketball-related exhibit has captured attention at the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis area medical professionals are throwing their support behind a bill making its way through the Missouri legislature. The bill would help protect high school athletes from concussions.
Among other measures, the High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act would require student athletes to be cleared by a doctor before returning to play or practice. It's currently awaiting a committee vote in the Missouri House of Representatives.
Sports blogger Victor Wishna of ArrowheadAddict.com joined Up to Date to read his version of Poe's "The Raven" as a rallying cry on the eve of the Chief's Sunday playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Kansas City, MO – Looks like the University of Kansas may become home to the original typewritten rules of basketball. The game was invented by James Naismith in Massachusetts in 1892, six years before he became a KU professor and basketball coach.
Kansas City, MO – Two yellowed typewritten pages laying out the rules of one of the world's most popular sports will go on the Sotheby's auction block on December 10. The original 13 rules of basketball were written in 1892 by the Canadian-born physician, Presbyterian minister and physical education professor James Naismith.