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Day One: The Aspirations of the AFL Met the Arrogance of the NFL in Super Bowl I
Photos and article about Super Bowl I, the first of its kind between the Kansas City Chiefs (of the younger American Football League) and the victorious Green Bay Packers (of the older National Football...
Highlights of the sports career of Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a star player for the Kansas City Chiefs football team dying soon after a car accident.
Derrick Thomas Remembered: An Open Letter to Young NFL Fans across America
February 21, 2000
Editorial letter to "young NFL fans across America" of Derrick Thomas, "the leopard-quick Chiefs linebacker" dying of complications following a car accident at the age of 33 in 2000.
Erle Shepherd Obituary
Obituary for Erle Shepherd, the nation's leading bowler and charter member of the Kansas City Bowling Hall of Fame, dying at the age of 81 on March 16, 1970.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Turns 50 Years Old
February 21, 2004
Short article about the 50th anniversary yearlong celebrations planned by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Events started with a dinner program that was a tribute to Dal Shealy, the organization's...
Highlights of the sports career of Frank White, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Highlights of the sports career of George Brett, a star baseball player for the Kansas City Royals from the 1970s to the 1990s and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
George Brett: Anywhere He Swings His Bat Is Home
Biographical article about Kansas City Royals baseball star George Brett and his sports accomplishments and national celebrity status, also describing his experiences in the World Series, with photos.
Golden Weekend: Too Many Chiefs Made Too Many Touchdowns
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs, "the champions of the American Football League" after changing names and relocating from Dallas (as the Dallas Texans) to Kansas City in 1963. Description...
Hang Time: Marcus Allen
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Marcus Allen, the 36-year-old star running back and future Hall of Famer for the Kansas City Chiefs.
He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes
Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...
His Long Career in Sports to Take On New Aspect
Photo and biographical article about Louis Menze, a 65-year-old former basketball star at Kansas City's Central High School, retiring as athletic director at Iowa State College in 1959. Born in Nebraska...
Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs' "last American Football League championship, the swan song before merger with the NFL," leading up to their appearance in the 1970 Super Bowl.
Lincoln High School Sports
File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.
Monarchs' Hilton Smith Dies at 71
November 20, 1983
Obituary for Hilton Smith, Sr. (ca. 1912-1983), a former Negro Leagues pitcher and teammate of Satchel Paige on the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team. Native of Texas coming to Kansas City from 1933 to...
Muna Gets Her Day
September 17, 2008
Olympic sprinter Muna Lee was once a student at Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She recently returned to visit the school. Mayor Mark Funkhouser proclaimed Sept. 16 as "Muna Lee Day" in the...
Now Comes the Big Blue Machine
Photos and article about the bright prospects of the young Kansas City Royals baseball team, with a new $2 million scoreboard and players such as Amos Otis, Fred Patek, John Mayberry, Hal McRae, and Cookie...
Pro Football: Big Kick out of a Strange Game
Photo and biographical article about Jan Stenerud, "the Kansas City Chiefs' field goal specialist" from Norway, revolutionizing the position with his soccer-style kicking.
Pro Football: Call It Catch-as-Catch-Can
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, star 29-year-old wide receiver or "flanker for the Chiefs" football team here and native of Houston.
Pro Football: Catching Fire
Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
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