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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Scouts Season Comes to Merciful End
Story of the end of the Kansas City Scouts team that lost 43 of its final 44 games.
Sculpture Honors Dutton Brookfield [and] Sculpture Gift Commemorates Dutton Brookfield
Two articles about the new memorial sculpture in honor of Dutton Brookfield (1918-1979), "president of the Kansas City-based Unitog Company and [first] chairman of the Jackson County Sports Authority,"...
Selling From The Mouths of Babes
June 8, 2003
Pros and cons about using children for sports marketing, particularly Mark Walker, Jr., a Lee's Summit three-year old basketball prodigy capable of making 18 baskets in a row. Reebok, the world's No. 2...
Senior Focus: The Cutting Edge of Clarence Kivett
Photos and biographical article about Clarence Kivett, an architect designing many prominent local structures with his firm, Kivett & Myers which merged in 1975 with Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff....
Sharing the Victory: The Twenty-five Years of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
It was local sportswriter Ernie Mehl who convinced the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 1956 that they should move their headquarters to a city with a major league team. Kansas City had such a team...
Show Me Cycling
September 9, 2007
One-hundred and twenty professional cyclists from 20 countries have converged on the Show-Me State to compete in the inaugural "Tour of Missouri" bicycle race. Stage one of the event, beginning September...
Six Degrees of Kansas
Article describes visits and connections to Kansas by various famous people, including actors, politicians, sports figures, and writers. Celebrities whose Kansas connections are examined include Truman...
Obituary for Max Patrick, or Skipper Patrick, former Associated Press sports editor, dying in 1970.
Small Town to the City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about "Kanss City's organized and free recreation" serving the "big city" population with "small town" entertainment in the form of games (baseball, softball,...
Soccer. ..the Latest Kick
Article about rising popularity of both amateur soccer for kids and the professional Kansas City Comets team.
SOFA Awards 2000
The author's judgements of the best and worst of sports reporting in local print and broadcast media.
South Central Business Association Records Finding Aid
ca1930 - 1960
The South Central Business Association began in the 1920s. It was a business group for the Linwood and Troost area of Kansas City, Missouri, and considered by some to be the first shopping district or...
Southtown's Super Jocks
South Kansas City home to many amateur athletes playing for fun rather than glory, including Jay Reardon, Carol Mendenhall, and Frank Kennedy.
Sporting Kansas City
April 11-17, 2013
Article profiles the activities of the Kansas City Sports Commission and its president, Kathy Nelson. Details related to the founding of the commission in 1966 are provided. Details related to its current...
Sports Bar Elegance
Review of Garvey's Southside Restaurant and Bar.
Sports Guys: Insights, Highlights and Hoo-Hahs from Your Favorite Sports Authorities
June 21, 1905
Book about a group of some the most prominent sports journalists in Kansas City history, with chapters for each of the following: (1) Bill Grigsby, (2) Joe McGuff, (3) Len Dawson, (4) Don Fortune, and...
Pictures and article about Sporting Kansas City and the new Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas, where they played their first game on June 9. Includes aerial picture of the stadium and pictures...
Sports: Follow the Bouncing Ball
Article about the popularity of the Comets, their new manager, and their best-known player, Gino Schiraldi.
Sports: The Fall of Joe Willie
Photo and article about the defeat of the New York Jets (led by quarterback Joe Namath) by the Kansas City Chiefs football team (led by Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, and Buck Buchanan) in the 1969 playoffs....
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