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Cowtown Rundown: Kansas City Sports News 8/16

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

Bryan Bullington gets his first win

So you've played for four teams and you've lost seven games and won zero. You're with a struggling team like the Royals playing one of the juggernauts in the league in the Yankees.

What do you do?

Throw eight-inning, two-hit, shutout ball, of course.

That's Bryan Bullington, who was 0-7 before pitching eight shutout innings against the Yankees.

Billy Butler drove in the only run.

Not a bad first win, huh?

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Chiefs returned to cooler weathers

The Kansas City Chiefs are back on the field in St. Joe for the rest of training camp.

Last week they moved the afternoon practices on two-a-days back to 6:00 p.m. from 4:30 p.m. because of the heat. On Monday, with temperatures expected in the mid-80s, they moved practice back to 4:30 p.m.

It should be cooler over the next day or so and then revert back to the blinding heat that's been dominating camp the past two weeks.

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The backup QB in Columbia

It's freshman James Franklin. Here's Dave Matter's rundown of his game during Saturday's scrimmage.

Franklin’s best moments came during the two-minute drill, when he led the No. 2 offense against the No. 1 defense. He began a string of five straight completions with a fourth-down conversion. Franklin looked like a seasoned veteran until he took a sack from Brad Madison when he should have thrown the ball away. Trey Barrow bailed him out with a 57-yard field goal, but that was beside the point to Franklin, who assigned himself a C-plus grade on the day after completing 17 of 26 passes for 125 yards.

He's more than likely to be the backup but in the best case scenario he never sees the field.

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KU football holds a scrimmage

When MU held a scrimmage the media was invited and it was talked about for a couple days. In fact, the scrimmage was on Saturday and here we are on Monday still talking about. Not bad publicity for the school, right?

Well, KU had a scrimmage and didn't invite any media. The only recap will come from the school's official site.

"I thought there was a little bit of sloppiness on our offense," said Kansas head football coach Turner Gill. "We had some unforced errors - jumping offside and not lining up and things of those nature. There were some big hits on defense. There was a mix of good things, which is good for a head coach. There wasn't one side totally dominating the other so I feel like we made some improvement, but we need to continue to work hard."

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