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Cowtown Rundown: Kansas City Sports News 8/30

Royals young guys help salvage one in Cleveland

The Kansas City Royals young players -- Mitch Maier, Alex Gordon and Kila Ka'aihue -- helped propel them to victory against the Cleveland Indians.

Maier had a pair of RBIs and Ka'aihue had one, too. Gordon had two hits.

The Royals won one of three against the Indians. The battle for fourth place continues.

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Chiefs cut four, cut down day coming

The Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday released four players: T/G Tyler Eastman, RB Kestahn Moore, TE Cody Slate and QB Bill Stull.

They are now at 76 roster players which means by 3:00 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 31, they'll need to make one more cut to get down to 75 players.

On Sept. 4, they'll need to be down to 53 so there are a lot of nervous folks inside Arrowhead right about now.

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Quite a month for Mizzou

Here's how the month shook out for Mizzou football:

  • Assistant coach Bruce Walker arrested for DWI
  • LB Will Ebner arrested for DWI
  • RB Derrick Washington suspended, accused of sexual assault
  • CB Munir Prince carted off field with neck injury

Yeah...it's been a long month. It appears that Washington's suspension will be the one that hurts the most. That could change the course of the Tigers season.

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Gill's new coaching style

The last KU football coach, Mark Mangino, gave off the perception that he didn't care about his players because he was so rough.

In light of Mangino, I found this passage from a recent KC Star article about Turner Gill interesting:

Recently, sophomore receiver Bradley McDougald was leaving the practice field when Gill pulled him aside.

"How am I doing?" Gill asked him.

McDougald was speechless.

"It was the first time I’ve ever had a coach ask me how they were doing," McDougald says. "I didn’t really know how to answer the question."

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