• Maradona’s Surgery Farsightedness is Succeeded

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    January 27, 2020 /  Tennis

    Mendoza – Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, diving successful eye surgery on Wednesday (07/24/2013) local time. The doctor who operated on him, Roberto Zaldivar, ensure conditions the 52-year-old man.

    “Maradona is fine. Surgery for eye presbiopi is a routine procedure that we used to do. He’s living it well. Patient he is cool,” said Zaldivar told AFP.

    Yes, Maradona underwent eye surgery nearsightedness presbiopi alias. Disorders of the eye is closely related to patient age.

    Strong desire to get rid of the eye disorders associated with his work in the future. Maradona should immediately perform the task as an ambassador of The Dubai Sports Council.

    Early last June, The Dubai Sports Council announced Maradona’s contract to extend the duration of two years. After all, Maradona also not someone who is completely new in Dubai. He never gush Dubai club Al Wasl.

    The Dubai Sports Council hopes a player nicknamed ‘The Hand of God’ it can raise the prestige of Dubai for the purposes of offers in 2024 Olympic host.

    Maradona also execute the mandate of the Dubai Sports Council quite well. He attended all scheduled events.

    In February and March, he became VIPs Dubay Duty Free Tennis Championships at the Dubai Tennis Stadium. Then April, he also filled the inaugural Dubai Government Entities team Football Championship.

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  • Austin Dillon wins at Eldora in first NASCAR dirt race in 43 years

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    January 26, 2020 /  Racing

    The Camping World Truck Series’ debut on dirt went from novelty to mainstay in the span of three hours Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway, as Austin Dillon scored the first NASCAR national series win on a dirt track in 43 years.

    If you watched and weren’t entertained, I don’t know what to tell you.

    “This is real racing right here, this is all I’ve got to say,” Dillon said in victory lane after beating Kyle Larson to the finish line in a green-white-checker sprint.

    The thing is, that wasn’t just the joy in Dillon coming out after he reached victory lane. The excitement of being at Tony Stewart’s track was palpable and authentic. Drivers and team members exclaimed throughout the evening about the race, and heck, not even a discouraging word was said by the NASCAR social media chamber, a notoriously finicky segment.

    A big reason for that excitement? The racing.

    Yes, it was different. But it wasn’t just the difference in styles in how a driver attacks a half-mile dirt track versus a 1.5 mile asphalt track that made Wednesday night mesmerizing. It was multiple grooves, the throttle management and a genuine sense that the race was ultimately going to be decided by the drivers and their trucks, not by clean air. (Which can be a bit of an oxymoron at a dirt track anyway.) Throw in a big helping of nostalgia — many NASCAR drivers grew up racing local dirt tracks — and it’s hard not to consider the night a rousing success.

    Need proof of how that all came together? Look no further than the battle between Norm Benningand Clay Greenfield in the Last Chance Qualifier race to get into the 150 lap main event. Instead of relying only on single truck qualifying to set the field for the race, NASCAR used heat races and a subsequent last-chance race to whittle the 35 trucks attempting the race to the 30 trucks that would start the race.

    With two laps left in the Last Chance race, Benning was holding onto the final transfer spot into the main race in fifth place. Greenfield was right behind him, both drivers in trucks they own and prepare themselves, a far cry from the multi-million dollar operations in the Sprint Cup Series.

    Greenfield leaned on Benning’s bumper as the two approached the white flag. Benning got loose, but stayed in the throttle and held the position. As they came through turns three and four again,Greenfield got to the inside of Benning and slid up into him, forcing Benning’s truck into the wall. Sparks flew, but Benning stayed in the gas once again, nipping Greenfield at the line for that last place starting position.

    And when Benning got back to the garage? Members from seemingly every team were waiting for him to get out of his truck to congratulate him.

    Did NASCAR take a gamble by staging a type of race not run for nearly half a century at an 18,000 seat facility owned by a Sprint Cup Series champion? Probably. Did it pay off? Absolutely. Instead of the question being “Does the Truck Series return next year?” it’s now “When can the Nationwide and Cup Series do this?”

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  • Stock replacement candidate Vilanova at Barca

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    January 26, 2020 /  Football

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    Surprising since this announcement indicates that the disease in serious condition.
    Now the question that arises is, who will replace him. Barcelona club president, Sandro Rosell, in announcing the departure of manager Vilanova estimate the new name will be known to most rapidly Barcelona next week.
    Barcelona’s board of directors is expected to have pocketed a number of names that are considered worthy to be able to train the Blaugrana.
    Assistant Vilanova name, Jordi Roura and Rubi, unfortunately not on the list because they are less experienced. Unlike Vilanova who participated in the success of Pep Guardiola’s Barca in the era when he became an assistant for five years, Roura and Ruby only had limited time in the Barca dressing room.
    So instead of the name of the person inside, then Barca will likely be looking for a manager from outside.
    However, they seem to be looking for people who are already familiar with the unique game style of Barca.
    With the new season which begins less than a month away, appoint managers who are not familiar with the club and game systems have been established and the hope the new manager can quickly adapt, it is a gamble.
    For this reason, the Tottenham fans can be a little bit relieved that Andre Villas-Boas – who called could be a surprising choice – may not be the primary target.
    The most obvious candidate to continue the glory of Barcelona is the Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, as one of the people who designed the game systems ‘tiki-taka’ when he was manager in 1988.
    However, Cruyff also known to have a less than warm relationship with club president Rosell, and there is a clear picture that it is impossible for the former midfielder is back and yet again to Cruyff who also seemed reluctant to come under pressure from management.
    However, Barca can turn to a number of people who had come to feel success in Barca Cruyff era.
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    Laudrup with the feeling of success when playing in Barca coach Cruyff era.
    One person who participated in the team that successfully processed Cruyff gave victory in the European Cup in 1992 (with Guardiola and current director of football Andoni Zubizaretta) is Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who is now a favorite among fans of Barca.
    Michael Laudrup is one of the key members ‘Dream Team’ Cruyff success in five seasons between 1989 and 1994. He successfully brought Swansea won the League Cup first for Swansea and Europa League qualification 2013-2014 season.
    Laudrup style of play adopted in Swansea is also similar to the philosophy of the Nou Camp, and its history as one of the best players in the last few decades the club will make fans honor.
    However Laudrup betrayal by moving the main competitor to Real Madrid in 1994 may be a stumbling block.
    Another name on the list is the newly appointed Luis Enrique Celta Vigo coach, former Barcelona midfielder is known as a talented player and a hard worker when grazed with Barcelona and Barcelona B team had trained in the Guardiola era before going to Rome.
    The possibility of another name that stuck out is the current Ajax coach Frank De Boer same bleak Enrique, join Barcelona after the departure of Cruyff and known to be familiar with the system of ‘Total Football’ which later developed into the ‘tiki taka’.
    So Laudrup, Enrique and De Boer would be a logical choice, but Villas-Boas, Roberto Mancini and Jupp Heynckes Jurgen Klopp could also be a strong candidate. And who will be the manager? … We do not have to wait long for an appointment as the club’s president Sandro Rosell, next week is a new manager at the Nou Camp.

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  • Contribute Weightlifting Silver One for Indonesia in the Universiade 2013

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    January 25, 2020 /  Athletic and Swimming

    Contribute Weightlifting Silver One for Indonesia in the Universiade 2013
    Kazan – Until the 10th Universiade championship in 2013, Indonesia has to get a silver medal. Medals were donated from weightlifting branch.

    Universiade is a championship fight for a lot of sports like the Olympics. The difference is, the athletes who competed here are the students.

    In 2013 the event was held in the city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. President Vladimir Putin was officially opened on July 6, 2013 and contesting 27 sports, including rugby 7, soccer, swimming, volleyball, beach volleyball, chess, weightlifting and badminton.

    In 2013 Kazan Universiade in particular also competed typical folk wrestling Tatarstan “Cyrus” who competed for the first time at the Universiade.

    From 6 sports that followed, the new Indonesia won one silver medal from weightlifting 56 kg branch on behalf Surahmat Suwito. These achievements to repeat the success in the Universiade Shenzhen 2011.

    “University Students Abulyatama Banda Aceh is back to repeat his performance at the Universiade Shenzhen 2011,” said Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus Djauhari Oratmangun release received detikSport.

    Surahmat silver medal with a total force obtained weighing 250 kg, 16 kg lighter than the gold medalist from China. Class 56 kg bronze medal won by athletes Moldova with 246 kg total force.

    “Although it has not managed to get a lot of medals, but the Indonesian team could learn quite a lot from Kazan Universiade 2013. Particular how the Russian government to prepare all facilities and of course all athletes prepare seriously to buy almost all the medals in all sports,” said Oratmangun .

    Kazan is no half-and-half to host Universiade this year. They not only freshen up, but also primp.

    Kazan city faces filled with flowers which were scattered in every corner of the city, really liven up summer in Kazan – which is pretty well known in the summer.

    New facilities are also built specifically for the success of the Universiade Kazan 2013 Universiade Park, among others, the construction of which was opened officially on July 4, 2013.

    Universiade Park is the center of the ongoing cultural activities that a side event of the Kazan Universiade 2013, where participants Kazan Universiade and the community can enjoy a variety of entertainment from rock music to the famous circus “Cirque Du Soleil” is performed every night during the Universiade Kazan 2013.

    Universiade itself will be closed on 17 July. So far, Russia still leads the medal table with a record 102 gold, 54 silver, and 48 bronze. While Indonesia is in the top 46 contestants from 162 countries.

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  • McCarthy’s Musings: Directness and precision prompt U.S. dominance over Honduras

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    January 24, 2020 /  Football

    Klinsmann has shown the dexterity to alter his formation and use different players to extract the best performances out of his squad in this tournament. His decision to stick with the successful 4-4-2 setup – complete with the often criticized and quietly influentialKyle Beckerman in central midfield – and start Eddie Johnson up top reaped significant dividends against a Honduras outfit ill-equipped to cope with the problems presented by those selections.

    Johnson made particular sense in this match because he offered the Americans a chance to stretch the field vertically. He offers decent hold up work as a nominal target player, but his true strength remains pushing behind the opposing line and relying on his pace to unsettle opposing defenses. His immediate contribution against El Salvador on Sunday mandated his inclusion tonight. And his work on the evening – combined with the willingness to play narrowly on the shoddy and tight temporary surface at Cowboys Stadium – ultimately exposed the weakness within the Honduras ranks.

    Honduras coach Luis Fernando Suárez left out most of his regulars for this tournament and shunted a few of his remaining pieces into unfamiliar areas to form his 4-2-3-1 formation. The absences ofVictor Bernárdez, Roger Espinoza and Wilson Palacios proved particularly harmful on this night as the Hondurans prepared to deal with Johnson and the robust American approach. That particular trio adds the resolve and the steel necessary to deal with the combined threat of an in-form Landon Donovan buzzing around and Johnson trying to push through the defense.

    In their stead, the Hondurans completely collapsed when confronted with direct play from back to front. Donovan dropped off at will to pull the rearguard apart. Johnson operated as a target man from time to time and surged through the line frequently against a back four ill-equipped to cope with the movement and the power presented by the Americans on the night.

    Johnson registered the opener through a streamlined move through the middle of the park. Clarence Goodson played the ball into Donovan’s checking run back into midfield. Donovan flicked through to catch out the stagnant Honduran rearguard. Johnson then raced behind the line and slotted home to open the scoring after just 11 minutes.

    At that point in the affair, Honduras should have adjusted to the threat created by the American willingness to bypass the midfield at times and pile pressure on the back four with vertical balls. Most of the fault lays with the center defenders – Osman Chávez endured a torrid night when his experience should have helped to guide him through – for failing to communicate properly and rectifying at least a portion of those concerns with better positioning.

    The second goal reinforced the themes introduced by the first. Johnson flicked a direct ball out of the back toward the back line. Alejandro Bedoya – perhaps in his most influential match in a U.S. shirt – beat his marker to the pass and shuffled it toward Donovan in the middle. And Donovan produced a goal of sublime quality – a cushioned trap off the chest and an instinctual flick with the outside of his foot – to cap off the move.

    Honduras somehow managed to survive the remainder of the half without conceding and then switched its personnel at halftime. Suarez sent Marvin Chávez and Jerry Palacios into the fray to give his side more menace going forward, but the American dominance in possession – keeping the ball when required and then using it effectively to create chance after chance – blunted their influence.

    Chavez did impact the game from a set piece to arrange the last meaningful sequence of the match. The San Jose winger exploited the Americans’ continued weakness on set pieces with a teasing service from the right. The unmarked Nery Medina headed home to inject some modest doubt into the proceedings. It lasted for less than a minute as another Goodson longball over the top, another pass from Bedoya and another finish from Donovan restored the two-goal lead in short order and scuttled any lingering thoughts about a Honduras revival.

    It never looked likely anyway, given the cohesiveness and the menace conjured by the Americans on the night. Klinsmann correctly identified the Honduran weakness with his team selection and watched his players feast on that soft core time and time again. The entire display oozed confidence and reinforced the now pervasive notion that the United States will enter the final as the favorite. Klinsmann will have one or two concerns to address – including his own availability for the match after his late dismissal – before the encounter, but he can take ample encouragement from this display as the preparations for Sunday’s final in Chicago commence.

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    January 23, 2020 /  Travel

    Picking the Most suitable Electric Repair Technician

    At times, you may not know how to hire the right electric repair technician for the task at hand because you are not familiar in any way on how it is done. Either because you have never sought the electric repair services from such electric repair technicians or because the industry that you are seeking to hire an electric repair technician from has undergone a revolution, you are not supposed to be scared for any reason to attempt the process. You can be sure that you will do it perfectly even better than those who have been through such before as long as you make a decision based on facts. What you will be required to do is to read more blogs that offer the right advice and break down the factors that one ought o consider in the determination of the most ideal electric repair technician. Even though the electric repair technicians who you will find come across are characterized differently and that their number is high, there is a higher probability that you will identify who suits your task best when you are using an elimination method. Consider the following factors as a basis for your selection.

    One, for the electric repair technicians who you have listed, who among them are proud of their career and they are passionate about the work? It is a 100% guarantee that better scores are achieved by those who love what they do and that they are doing it willingly and not because situations or other people are forcing them to do it. With such people who are passionate about what they do, you will not have to supervise them to serve as you will have instructed because they will take it as their responsibility.

    Two, focus on finding the electric repair technician with who you will not feel it be a burden when you have to interact with them. You are supposed to figure out who is the most social among you candidates but most important will be to contract that electric repair technician who you can be assured to relate with well. Some of the personalities are difficult to cope up with and this makes it harder for the best electric repair services to be provided. This is because you may not come out clearly when you need something to be done if the atmosphere is not a friendly one.

    Three, should you hire without considering the electric repair technician and the experience of the electric repair technician, there is a probability that the work is done will be shoddy. Confidence that the electric repair technician can deliver the results that you are aiming at is essential and therefore, you are supposed to inquire if such electric repair technicians have undergone rigorous training to become what they are. The study ought to be conducted from the academic level and the professional level since I will indicate the scope of knowledge and the skills possessed by the electric repair technician. An electric repair technician who has such will make logical suggestions and decisions hence you can entrust him/her with your work

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  • Marussia Switch to Ferrari Engine in 2014 season

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    January 21, 2020 /  Racing

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    ANBURY (DP) – Marussia F1 Team announced it would switch to using a Ferrari engine along with the change in engine regulations in 2014. Team based in Banbury, England, this was going to wear ERS, transmission components and all supporters of the Italian manufacturer.
    Since the entry into F1 with Virgin Racing name in 2010, the team operates with the smallest budget in the grid using artificial Cosworth engine. Because of the lack of clarity about the Cosworth will provide 1.6 V6 Turbo engine for next year, Marussia decides to switch to Ferrari.
    With Marussia’s announcement, which means there will be two teams on the grid in 2014 (Sauber and Marussia) using Ferrari engines. While Toro Rosso Ferrari engine wear since 2007, will switch to Renault engines next season.
    “We look forward to working with the Scuderia Ferrari F1 competition in the new era. We are grateful to Cosworth who have partnered with us since our debut season in 2010, “said CEO of Marussia, Andy Webb.
    With the announcement of Ferrari as engine provider, Marussia will likely retain its main driver Jules Bianchi as next season. Bianchi is the rider of the young rider development program Ferrari Driver Academy.

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  • Getting Creative With Advice

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    January 20, 2020 /  Employment

    The Best Places to Visit While on Vacation in Tennessee
    If you are a traveler and you have never made your way to Tennessee there is so much that you are missing out on. Tennessee has a lot to offer and you will be surprised at the amazing and beautiful places that you will come across while traveling in this part of the United States. Tennessee state is popular because of how accessible it is because it is in between eight other states. If you love country music Tennessee was the home and still is the home of some of the greatest country artists. In addition to this, did you know the rock and roll of Elvis Presley started in this state? Well, if you did not know, now you know. There is so much that you can see in Tennessee as far as tourist attractions are concerned. Read on to find out what Tennessee has to offer.

    Get to See the Smoky Mountains, National Park
    Have you ever heard of the smokies? Well, the Smoky Mountains are found in Tennessee and there is a national park that you can go to while there. The Smoky mountain national Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. Other than taking a refreshing walk and this park there is so much else that you can do. If you love wildlife this is the place to go. In addition to this, there are some beautiful waterfalls that you can enjoy.

    Visit the Ryman Auditorium
    If you love learning a little bit about history, you should definitely visit the Ryman auditorium. This auditorium is named after a businessman Thomas Ryman who dedicated his life fortune to build the Union gospel tabernacle for an evangelist called Sam Jones. This tabernacle hosted 5000 people and after Thomas died it was named after him.

    Visit Some of the Best Restaurants
    Another thing that Tennessee is known for is its amazing food. Whenever you travel, it is never a full experience until you have enjoyed the food that the area you have gone to has to offer. If you have never had that good BBQ fried chicken, Tennessee has that and more to offer. There is a vast variety of different southern meals that you can enjoy. This state is known for its meat. However, if you are a vegetarian there are vegan restaurants that you can also go to. As far as food is concerned they something for each one.

    Take a Look at the Cotton Museum
    Did you know that Tennessee has a cotton museum? If you had no idea it is about time that you pack your bags and visit one of the most popular cotton museums in this state. There is a lot of history associated with this museum and once you get there you will get a self- guided audio tour.

    Enjoy the Tennessee Aquarium
    Lastly, you can visit the Tennessee aquarium. If you love to learn about all the beautiful creatures like jellyfish, catfish, penguins, and sharks this aquarium will give you an experience of a lifetime. It is an amazing and interesting place to go with your children.

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    January 20, 2020 /  Health Care & Medical

    Family Vacation destinations Ideas

    In most cases, we know the places that we want to go when planning for a vacation. But you might not be having the specific place in mind and you will be looking for some vacation destination to choose from. When planning for a vacation, the best thing that you want to keep in mind is the budget allocation. You will be having a number of crunches and you have to find out how much you are willing to spend on them. After you have the budget set, you can now go ahead and look for a family vacation destination. It will be simple from here.

    You may go to the internet and look for the finest vacation destinations. You can look for information about some of the biggest vacation destinations and finding the information on the destination will be very easy since you will get it everywhere you look. You may also be after a specific kind of vacation destination such as a tropical island, ski resort or a beach. There are exotic vacation destinations and family-oriented destinations.

    If you want to get information about various vacation destinations, you don’t need to visit the travel agent or even the library. You will get valuable information on the internet right from the comfort of your home. You just do a web search on one of the many vacations planning websites. You will find a lot of choices for you to choose from.

    The best way to spend your vacation is with the entire family. There are some tips that can guide you in getting the best family destination.

    The first thing that you need to look is a destination that caters for a family vacation. There are some hotels and resort that do not have a child-friendly environment where the kids will enjoy as they are designed for adult entertainment. You need to get a destination where your children will enjoy and where you will spend a good time together with the entire family.

    If you have had a certain experience at a certain vacation destination, it is better if you try something new. If you have tried mountain climbing or surfing, you should try skiing. You will get endless options which are available and you only have to decide one that will work best for the family.

    To have the best experience, the best way is asking your children where they would like to go. The vacation is not for you but for the entire family. You can come up with a list of places that you think may give them the best experience and discuss as a family of where to go.

    When choosing your vacation destination, it is vital that you should get a safe place, one that is secure and convenient. You need to ensure that you are safe if you choose to go for mountain climbing and ensure that you are all protected. You should have precaution measures on how you will respond to emergency situations. Be prepared will all the equipment that you will require to ensure that your vacation will not be ruined.

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  • Ten greatest athletes in Kansas City sports history

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    January 20, 2020 /  Athletic and Swimming

    While the history of sports in Kansas City is largely tied to the Chiefs (NFL) and the Royals (MLB), the narration is threaded much deeper than the names on the front of the jerseys. The “team first” mantra will always ring true, however, there are some athletes that are Considered the anchors for their colleagues, Organizations, cities and even generations.
    Though not as vast as some of the bigger cities of the – oftentimes resulting in an astronomical popularity – Kansas City has seen some of the best call it home.

    Here are the 10 most beloved athletes of professional sports in Kansas City history.
    Who sits atop this list for you?
    * List is in alphabetical order
    * List includes only athletes; no coaches or owners INVOLVED
    Nate “Tiny” Archibald (Kings, 1972-76)
    His nickname may be “Tiny,” but he had a big game. With the Kings / Omaha Kings, Archibald enjoyed some of his best years in the NBA.

    In the 1972-73 season, his first year with the Kings, the point guard averaged 34 points and 11.4 assists per game – leading the league in both categories. In fact, Archibald Became one of the rare players to lead the NBA in both assists and points in one season.
    With the Kings, Archibald was a three-time All-Star, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.

    George Brett (Royals, 1973-93)

    The unequivocal leader of the Royals during their glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, Brett’s name is synonymous with Kansas City sports – even leading the team to its lone World Series title over cross-state rival, the St.. Louis Cardinals, in 1985.
    Having played his entire career with the Royals, the Hall-of-Fame third baseman is also the franchise leader in most major statistical categories.

    Brett stayed in the Kansas City area following his playing days and has always been closely tied to the organization. He was named the team’s interim hitting coach Earlier this season.

    Len Dawson (Chiefs, 1963-75)

    Not originally a member of the Chiefs, Dawson’s career did not really get going until joining the Dallas Texans five years into his professional football days. The franchise moved to Kansas City one year later, and the rest is history.
    Dawson led the Chiefs to two Super Bowl appearances, losing the very first one to the Green Bay Packers and winning the franchise’s lone Super Bowl title three years later against the Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.
    His close connection to the organization and the city after his player career keeps Dawson’s name among Kansas City’s elite.

    Tony Gonzalez (Chiefs, 1997-2008)

    Though Gonzalez is now a member of the Atlanta Falcons, he will be best remembered for his days donning Chiefs’ red at Arrowhead Stadium – at least in the eyes of Kansas Citians.
    Gonzalez has made the best-tight-end-ever argument an open-and-shut case, having tallied 1,242 receptions for 14.268 yards and 103 touchdowns – all records for his position. These numbers, however, make it imperative to include his name among the greatest pass-Catchers of all time, Regardless of position. The 16-year veteran ranks second in catches, seventh in receiving yards and sixth in touchdown receptions in NFL history.
    Even though he did not get a postseason victory until joining the Falcons, Gonzalez will forever be a part of the Chiefs’ family.

    Maurice Greene, the Olympians (Track and Field)

    Born and raised in the Kansas City area, Greene took the entire world by storm by being Anointed the world’s fastest man back in 1999. The speedster would go on to take gold in both the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
    Greene’s stretch of dominance from 1997-2001 is one that will not soon be forgotten. He has been an avid participant at the Kansas Relays and is now a track and field coach at UCLA.

    Bo Jackson (Royals, 1986-90)

    Bo Jackson hit 109 HRs in four-plus seasons with the Royals. (USA Today Sports)
    Though it may have seemed like a flash in the pan, it is debatable that no other Kansas City athlete’s Stardom and fame shined brighter than that of Jackson’s.
    One of the greatest pure athletes that we will ever see, Jackson’s football career with the Los Angeles Raiders was cut all too short after he sustained a freak hip injury in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in January of 1991. He would never be the same either on the baseball field.

    An example of just how well he is Regarded in Kansas City was during MLB’s 2012 All-Star Game festivities. Jackson was the coach of the American League celebrity softball squad that also featured Brett, among other greats and big names in the world of pop culture; but it was Bo who stole the show.

    It was late in the game with his team way down on the scoreboard when the fans started chanting his name relentlessly. They wanted Bo to take one final at bat in Kansas City as if to signify what they had missed out on over a decade before.
    It was supposed to be Joe Carter’s turn at the plate – who also has ties to the Kansas City area – but he INSISTED that Bo do the honors. It was the most breathtaking infield pop-out that the game has ever seen.

    Buck O’Neil (Monarchs, 1938-43, 46-48)

    O’Neil on coming to Kansas City: “I knew I was coming to the Heart of America … I did not know I was coming to the center of the universe!”
    “O’Neil loved Kansas City and Kansas City loved him back. You’d be hard-pressed to find any one individual who did more to raise the profile of our great city and he did so unassumingly and selflessly. The barbecue baron, Ollie Gates, has Often said that the two most important people in Kansas City history were H. Roe Bartle and John ‘Buck’ O’Neil.: I could not agree more! ” – Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine District.

    Derrick Thomas (Chiefs, 1989-99)

    Though his time with the Chiefs and on this Earth were abruptly cut short back in the winter of 2000 after a tragic car accident, Thomas will certainly never be forgotten for what he meant to this organization and to this city.
    On the field, the nine-time Pro-Bowler was one of the most feared pass rushers the game has ever seen – tallying 126 1/2 career sacks and an NFL-record seven sacks in one game against the Seattle Seahawks during the 1990 season. Off the field, Thomas planted himself in the Kansas City community early in his career by starting the Third and Long Foundation.
    The Chiefs organization has since named its player of the year award after Thomas and a charter school opened in his name (Derrick Thomas Academy) in 2002.

    Tom Watson, Professional Golfer

    Born in Kansas City, Watson paved a career during the 1970s and 1980s that saw him Become one of the greatest golfers of all time. He won eight Majors from 1975-1983, Including the British Open five times.
    Watson has tacked on another six Major tournament on the Champions Tour Victories.
    While his hometown is not Regularly featured on the Tour, Watson’s name is peppered all over the golfing community in Kansas City – Including his involvement in designing the new Loch Lloyd Country Club and also The National Golf Club of Kansas City, located on Route 45 , or better known as Tom Watson Parkway.

    Frank White (Royals, 1973-90)

    One of only four jersey numbers retired by the Royals (Brett, Dick Howser and, of course, Jackie Robinson), White played his entire 18-year baseball career in Kansas City.
    Though born in Mississippi, White’s story really Began in Missouri.
    In 1970, then owner Ewing Kauffman started the Royals Baseball Academy Essentially which was designed to develop inner-city athletes into baseball players. White spent 18 months in the program before being signed to one of the organization’s minor league affiliates.
    White played by Brett’s side during the Royals’ glory days, winning one World Series title (1985), an ALCS MVP (1980), a Silver Slugger Award (1986), eight Gold Gloves, and was named to five All-Star teams. The slick-fielding second baseman has stayed close to the game, most recently as a coach for the Kansas City T-Bones who play in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.

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