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Cowtown Rundown: Kansas City Sports News 8/26

Royals score in the 12th, finally beat Tigers 4-3

When Royals manager Ned Yost decided to bat Willie Bloomquist some people probably raised their eyebrows. But Yost said, "I guarantee you he gets a couple of hits."

It took 12 innings, but he got it done. Hitting 1-for-5 heading into the 12th inning against the Tigers on Wednesday night, Bloomquist jacked a solo shot to put the Royals ahead. That would eventually be the winning run.

The Royals had been embarrassed the last two nights against the Tigers, losing 12-3 and 9-1. They managed to salvage part of the series.

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Chiefs open Hall of Honor, conduct night practice

It was a busy night at the New Arrowhead as the Kansas City Chiefs held their first open practice at the stadium. More than 22,000 fans were in attendance for the event that included fireworks at the end.

The real treat of the night, however, was the Hall of Honor. It's where the Chiefs are promoting their former greats and tons of really cool memorabilia.

Marcus Allen's 100th touchdown jersey? Johnny Robinson's player contract? The Super Bowl IV trophy? It's all there.

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Scout's 5-year program rankings go well for Mizzou came out with its five-year rankings of how programs are doing. This year, Mizzou comes in 20th.

There was a little bit of a bump up after the 2004 losing season didn’t count in the equation, and after being as low as 93rd in 2003, the ranking could only go up over the next few seasons. Head coach Gary Pinkel has done a fantastic job as his Tigers have won 60% of their Big 12 games over the last five years, while the 41 FBS wins signals one of the greatest eras in the school’s history. The APR is great and the Quality Wins are impressive, but it would be a plus if there could be more Elite Wins to show that the program has taken another step up.

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Kansas looking for second defensive end

You've got three guys competing for one defensive end spot on the Jayhawks. Who's going to get it?

"We've got 2-3 guys who are still up for grab at that (spot)," he said. "I think after this next week we'll be ready to go as far as who will probably end up starting. I think he has come on strong. We've kinda had a lot of guys who have done some good things. We've sid Sellers, we've said Young, and I think lately here Quinton Woods has definitely improved his play, too. He's definitely in the mix as far as that guy who is going to be starting on the opposite side of Laptad."

Woods took most of the snaps on Sunday's Fan Appreciation Day practice so, this close to the season, you gotta think it's him.

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