In what proved to be a heated first competitive match of 2021, Portland Thorns FC came out on top 2-1 over Kansas City NWSL. Raquelle Rodriguez and Tyler Lussi had the two goals for the Thorns while Amy Rodriguez scored the goal for KC. Mark Parsons surprised everyone with his first lineup of the season, deploying Meghan Klingenberg in the midfield.
To celebrate a game-changing century, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was planning to have a "game-changing" year in 2020. That's how Bob Kendrick, president of the Kansas City-based museum, described it -- a year-long long celebration of the Negro Leagues' 100th anniversary that was to feature events in ballparks across the country, in front of fans across the sport, but would always be centered in Kansas City, where the first official Negro League was founded a century before.
The Kansas softball team was overwhelmed by top-ranked Oklahoma in a three-game sweep this weekend at the OU Softball Complex. No. Oklahoma started the series off with a 14-0 win over Kansas on Thursday, a game that only lasted 4.5 innings.