UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
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Timbers ink Johnson to multi-year extension

Timbers ink Johnson to multi-year extension

Midfielder Will Johnson has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Portland Timbers, the club announced Monday.

Titans owner 'Bud' Adams dies at age 90

HOUSTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- K.S. "Bud" Adams, who owned an NFL franchise -- first in Houston and then in Tennessee -- for 54 years, has died. He was 90.

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Hunt family sells Columbus Crew to Precourt Sports Ventures

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30 (UPI) -- Hunt Sports Group announced Tuesday it has sold the Columbus Crew Major League Soccer franchise to a company headed by California investor Anthony Precourt.

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Chiefs to honor Hunt with uniform patch

Chiefs to honor Hunt with uniform patch

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs will make a patch bearing Lamar Hunt's initials a permanent part of their uniforms to honor the man who founded the NFL team.

Long-time K.C. Chiefs exec steps down

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Jack Steadman, who has been associated with the Kansas City Chiefs since the teams' founding, is stepping down as team vice chairman.

NFL: San Diego 20, Kansas City 9

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for two touchdowns Sunday night as the San Diego Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-9.

Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt dies

DALLAS, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt lost his long battle with prostate cancer Wednesday night at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

MLS: Chicago 1, Colorado 0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Dasan Robinson scored the game's only goal Saturday to give the Chicago Fire their third straight MLS victory, 1-0, over the Colorado Rapids.

Chiefs withdraw Super Bowl request

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs Thursday lifted their request to host the 2015 Super Bowl because of faltering plans for a rolling roof at Arrowhead Stadium.

New leases for Chiefs and Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Jackson County, Mo., Wednesday reached new lease agreements with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and baseball's Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City may get the Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- It appears the city of Kansas City will be host city for a Super Bowl in a few years.

MLS: Chicago 2, DC United 0

HAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Chicago Fire posted a 2-0 victory over D.C. United Sunday in Game Two of their MLS Eastern Conference semifinals.
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Lamar Hunt
PHP99031507 - 15 MARCH 1999 - PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA: Lamar Hunt, founder of the Kansas City Chiefs, answers questions for the media at the start of the 1999 NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Hunt has recently been dealing with prostrate cancer but reports that he is feeling well. iw/Mark Allen Haven UPI

Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was an American sportsman and promoter of American football, soccer, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee into three sports' halls of fame. He was one of the founders of the American Football League (AFL) and Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as MLS predecessor the North American Soccer League (NASL). He was also the founder and owner of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Wizards and at his death owned two MLS teams, Columbus Crew and FC Dallas. The oldest annual team tournament in the U.S. in any sport, soccer's U.S. Open Cup (founded 1914) now bears his name in honor of his pioneering role in that sport stateside. In Kansas City, Hunt also helped establish the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun theme parks. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972; into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982; and into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993. The National Soccer Hall of Fame bestowed upon Hunt their Medal of Honor in 1999, an award given to only 3 recipients in history thus far. He was married for 42 years to his second wife Norma, and had four children, Sharron, Lamar Jr., Daniel, and Clark Hunt.

Hunt was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, the son of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt and younger brother of tycoons Nelson Bunker Hunt and William Herbert Hunt. Lamar was raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Culver Military Academy and graduated from The Hill School in Pennsylvania in 1950 and Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1956, with a B.S. degree in geology. Hunt was a college football player who rode the bench but was still an avid sports enthusiast during his time in college and throughout his entire childhood. While attending SMU, Hunt joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and in 1972 was named "man of the year."

On the strength of his great inherited oil wealth, Hunt applied for a National Football League expansion franchise but was turned down. In 1959, professional football was a distant second to Major League Baseball in popularity, and the thinking among NFL executives was that the league must be careful not to "oversaturate" the market by expanding too quickly. Hunt also attempted to purchase the NFL's Chicago Cardinals franchise in 1959 with the intent to move them to Dallas, but was again turned down.

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