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Cowtown Rundown: Kansas City Sports News 7/5

Here's your daily rundown of Kansas City sports news...

Royals get smoked in return to ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball

Ah, this is frustrating. The Royals are actually playing well, the rest of the world probably doesn't realize that and so when they have a chance to showcase themselves, what do they do?

Get blown out  11-0.

Sigh.

Read more about the game here.

Soria will rep the Royals at the All-Star Game

Joakim Soria got the nod for the Royals in the All-Star Game. He's the co-leader in the A.L. with 22 saves. The Royals have 36 wins.

Soria beat out guys like David DeJesus, Billy Butler and Jose Guillen. All three would have been worthy candidates. The problem, I think, is that they're all very good at a lot of things and not dominant at one.

More Royals news from Royals Review: Joakim Soria named to the All-Star team, Royals destroyed by Angels in finale.

Mizzou safety suspended for shoplifting

Uhh...

Jarrell Harrison has been suspended indefinitely, according to MU, after being arrested on Friday for suspicion of misdemeanor shoplifting at Spencer's, a novelty store in the Columbia Maul.

Really? C'mon....

More Tigers news from Rock M Nation: Colorado preview, Mizzou Links 7/5.

Rock Chalk Talk giving away a free copy of EA Sports NCAA Football '11

EA Sports is sponsoring a series of posts leading up to the release of the new college football game. If you want a copy of the game, and you're a Kansas fan, you need to stop by Rock Chalk Talk. They are giving away one free copy and all you have to do is head over to Rock Chalk Talk and tell them the following on these days:

Monday: How I became a Kansas fan

Tuesday: All-Time Favorite Kansas FOOTBALL team.

Wednesday: Tailgating Traditions. (tailgating recipes, games, traditions, superstitions, have at it)

Thursday: All-Time Favorite Jayhawk Footballers

Friday: Most Memorable Football Moments (games, plays, seasons, bowls)

Monday: Expectations for the 2010 Football Season

Tuesday: Christmas in July (winner announced, I ship the game)

I wonder if I'm eligible.

[Editor's Note: No seriously I am wondering. I mean I blog for a living. Shouldn't I be able to win this thing?]

More Jayhawks news at Rock Chalk Talk.

Chiefs starting to work on Berry, other draft picks

Historically, NFL front offices get back to work after the 4th of July holiday. Their main focus is locking down contract for their club's draft picks.

For the Chiefs that means the six remaining: Eric Berry (1), Dexter McCluster (2), Javier Arenas (2), Tony Moeaki (3), Jon Asamoah (3) and Cameron Sheffield (5).

Expect to hear some news in the next week on at least one of those picks.

More Chiefs news at Arrowhead Pride: Wallace Gilberry entering contract year, Arrowheadlines.