Sporting Kansas City fans surely miss star forward and crowd favorite Kei Kamara. The club loaned him to the English team Norwich City before the Major League Soccer season began. And Kamara must have known Sporting fans are dying to get him back, because he burned them but good on Monday.
Kamara tweeted a photo (after the jump) of a plane ticket and indicated he would be back in Kansas City in eight hours. It was, of course, April Fools' Day. Psych.
In its annual list of what Major League Baseball teams are worth, Forbes ranks the Royals at 29th. The magazine says the club is worth $457 million.
On Monday afternoon, the University of Missouri-Kansas City announced that it had poached Louisville assistant basketball coach Kareem Richardson to be the head coach of the men's team. Well, poached might be a strong word because Richardson has spent his career hopping around from job to job.
Richardson's travels have seen him help guide some fairly high-profile programs as well as a couple of reclamation projects like UMKC. Before working under Rick Pitino at Louisville, Richardson, 38, was an assistant at Xavier on a team that went to the Sweet 16. This will be his second stint with the Roos, after spending the 2007-08 season as a UMKC assistant.
A guy named John O'Connor tweeted the offending image (an extremely not-safe-for-work photo; look for it after the jump, if you want to sully your eyes) to Deadspin a few days ago, and the sports news site posted it Sunday. It was reportedly snapped at a bachelor party five years ago.
"Sporting Park has become a great venue for all fans and the U.S. National Team. The energy and noise here is unrivaled, and the atmosphere for the World Cup qualifier on October 11th will be incredible," said Sporting CEO Robb Heineman in a release.
And that's why the Tigers' performance in a second-round game against Colorado State wasn't too surprising. The Tigers were shoved around, didn't play much defense, and their best shooters never quite caught fire.
The 2013 ballot is here, and the current vote tallies are pretty screwy. Bo Jackson, Royals legend, perhaps the only member of the team to ever be a nationwide cultural icon and subject of a recent ESPN documentary, is a distant second as of this morning. And Jimmy Gobble fans might be trying to stuff the ballot box.
At the same time, he also broke up with Diet Coke. The MLS goalkeeper of the year in 2012 just gave up the two biggest vices in his life, which doesn't bode well for the Chicago Fire. Sporting KC's (1-1) home opener is Saturday at 2 p.m. against its biggest rival.
For the past several days, it has felt like anybody who drives over to 1 Arrowhead Drive is leaving with a new contract. Donnie Avery, Mike DeVito, Dunta Robinson and Anthony Fasano have all become Chiefs in the past 72 hours. And another new face, Alex Smith, was introduced at a press conference yesterday, where he told fans that there was no place else he'd rather be. It would take a hard heart not to feel heartened. But there has been a lot of hardship over the past few years. How have you felt about the Chiefs' offseason moves to date?
Cassel came to the Chiefs in 2009 following a strong final season with the New England Patriots, but he mostly never lived up to his potential. His best season with the Chiefs was 2010 when he threw for 3,116 yards, 27 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He was owed $7.5 million for the 2013 season, The Star reports. He played in nine games last year and missed some time with a concussion.
im still out done!! Nasty and desperate poor excuse for a man - from Chrisean
Baliff, whack their peepees!
Excelsior Springs is so pround of Courtney's accomplishments