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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1976 file photo, CBS sportscaster Phyllis George is seen in New York. Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)
AP News Staff
May 16, 2020 - 8:31 pm
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her...
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AP News Staff
April 30, 2020 - 1:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are exercising their fifth-year option on Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, a person familiar with their decision told The Associated Press, though both sides remain optimistic that they will agree on a long-term contract before the start of the season...
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Kansas City Chiefs' Damien Williams celebrates his touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
AP News Staff
February 02, 2020 - 11:44 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Damien Williams, the trip to the Super Bowl end zone was especially long. Undrafted out of college, he made the NFL as a special teamer. Now, five years later, he was crossing the goal line while holding the ball aloft, which made him look like the exclamation point...
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NFL Super Bowl 54 football game halftime performer Jennifer Lopez and Shakira pose for a picture after a news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP News Staff
January 30, 2020 - 2:51 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Shakira said their Super Bowl halftime show will pay homage to Latino culture, promising a joint performance that has an empowering message and also one that will remember NBA icon Kobe Bryant. Lopez and Shakira on Thursday held a press conference before Sunday's big...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019 file photo, Navy midshipmen march onto field ahead of an NCAA college football game between the Army and the Navy in Philadelphia. A military investigation finds that hand gestures used by cadets and midshipmen during the Army-Navy game broadcast had nothing to do with white supremacy. The investigation, which included interviews and background checks, determined that two freshmen were taking part in a “sophomoric” game that had “no racist intent.” (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
AP News Staff
December 20, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hand gestures flashed by West Point cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen during the televised Army-Navy football game were not racist signals, military investigations have concluded. A Navy probe of the event found that the students were participating in a “sophomoric game” on...
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Nov 16, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom watches the replay board during a play review in the second half against the Florida Gators at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Marc LaVoie
November 30, 2019 - 9:57 pm
Columbia, MO. -- The University of Missouri fired Barry Odom from his job as head football coach Saturday after the Tigers finished the season with a disappointing 6-6 record. Missouri began the season 5-1 before losing the next five games. The beat Arkansas (2-10) Friday 24-14. In four seasos,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill watches from the bench during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. It would be an understatement to the greatest degree to say that Chiefs wide receiver has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Now, he’s hoping to return from a hamstring injury in time to help Kansas City win a fourth consecutive AFC West championship. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
AP News Staff
November 27, 2019 - 3:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It would be an understatement to say that Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill has had an eventful year, one marked by the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. It began with Hill wrapping up a record-setting season by helping the Chiefs to the AFC title game, a year of...
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Women's football players post for menacing team photo
Kansas City Lady Saints
Dan Weinbaum
September 16, 2019 - 8:05 am
Kansas City, Mo - The newest football team in Kansas City is not what most are used to. "We are a full-tackle football team, I mean a full-tackle women's football team," said Christin Henderson, who plays on the offense line. The Kansas City Lady Saints play full-speed American football, including...
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Doctor holds stethoscope to football helmet
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KMBZ News Staff
September 05, 2019 - 7:39 am
Kansas City, MO - A study by the Kansas State High School Athletics Association shows that more than 2,100 concussions were reported last year by students in grades 7 through 12. Nearly half of the reported concussions involved football players, and those same students were twice as likely to...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 28, 2019 - 5:12 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Tigers are heading back to Arrowhead Stadium. The University of Missouri announced Tuesday that they will play next year's Battle Line Rivalry game, against Arkansas, on November 29, 2020. MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk said the game will be on the Saturday after...
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