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  • Will the Kansas City Chiefs change the team name? Posted on 14 July 2020 at 5:44pm

    COLUMBIA –  The Washington D.C. NFL football team announced on Monday it will retire the teams name and logo. Washington is the first team in the NFL to announce a name change.

    The decision has fans wondering if Washington would be the only team to make a change. KC Star Sports Columnist Sam Mellinger said, there is no talk of the Kansas City Chiefs changing its name. 

  • Sophie Cunningham tested positive with COVID-19 in June, now at WNBA training Posted on 14 July 2020 at 5:03pm

    COLUMBIA – Former Mizzou basketball player, Sophie Cunningham, tested positive for COVID-19 on June 18th. The WNBA player explains why she is just now reporting to IMG Academy for training camp, instead of arriving on July 6 with the rest of her teammates. 

    Cunningham said she feels “lucky” with her experience.

  • Former Mizzou players now Washington players talk about retiring the team name Posted on 14 July 2020 at 5:00pm

    COLUMBIA –  The Washington Redskins announced in a press release on Monday the team would be retiring its name and logo. KOMU 8 talked with two former Mizzou players who now play for the Washington team.

    Current Washington player and former Mizzou wide receiver, Emanuel Hall, said he believes this is a positive change.

  • SEC postpones volleyball, soccer, cross county competition for the fall Posted on 14 July 2020 at 4:05pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The SEC announced Tuesday the start of the soccer, cross county and volleyball seasons will be postponed through at least August 31 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The postponement includes both non-conference and conference competition for the listed sports. In a release, the SEC stated that any rescheduling of non-conference contests impacted by the postponement will be determined by each school.

  • AP source: Chiefs, Jones agree to 4-year, $85M extension Posted on 14 July 2020 at 2:44pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed with defensive tackle Chris Jones on a four-year, $85 million contract extension that includes $60 million in guarantees, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

    The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.

  • Boonville Pirates resume football activities for potential upcoming season Posted on 14 July 2020 at 11:54am

    BOONVILLE - The Boonville Pirates returned to the football field for practice Monday.

    The Boonville football team resumed workouts in early June but began football camp this week.

  • NFL's Washington Redskins will change name and logo, team says Posted on 13 July 2020 at 1:14pm

    (CNN) -- The National Football League's Washington franchise will change the Redskins name and logo, the team announced Monday in a statement.

    The new name of the team was not revealed.

  • Jewish NFL player Mitchell Schwartz says DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic posts came from 'a place of ignorance' Posted on 10 July 2020 at 7:45am

    (CNN) -- Kansas City Chief's player Mitchell Schwartz spoke out on Thursday about DeSean Jackson's anti-Semitic social media posts, calling on the Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to be more careful about how he uses his platform.

    "I truly don't think DeSean meant any sort of hate or anything," Schwartz said. "I think it came way more from a place of ignorance."

  • Show-Me State Games canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic Posted on 8 July 2020 at 4:15pm

    COLUMBIA - The 2020 Show-Me State Games have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The games have been canceled to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community, according to Wednesday's press release. 

  • Patrick Mahomes signs 10 year extension with Kansas City Posted on 6 July 2020 at 5:11pm

    KANSAS CITY- Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. This new contract will keep Mahomes in Kansas City through the 2031 season.

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the contract will be the largest in sports history worth up to $503 million with $477 million guaranteed. The payout to Mahomes surpasses Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout who signed a $426.5 Million contract with the Angels last March.