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Cowtown Rundown: Kansas City Sports News 8/5

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Chiefs draw 8,000 to St. Joe

The Chiefs held their first night practice of the season and drew an impressive crowd of 8,000 to Spratt Stadium.

The lights were on, the weather was nice and Dexter McCluster was putting on a shot for the fans.

It was just a practice but how impressive is that that the Chiefs can draw 8,000 an hour away from the city for a practice? Shoot, the Royals have trouble doubling that in the city.

Offensive MVP of practice: Dexter McCluster

Defensive MVP of practice: Kendrick Lewis

Two rookies....

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Royals can't hang on

The Royals couldn't hang on to beat the A's in their series finale which means they drop the series 1-2.

The Royals were up 2-0 early, looking good, then gave up a four-run sixth and, well, that was about it.

The big news: Kila Ka'aihue played in the game for the first time since being called up last week. He went 1-for-4 and came thiiiiis close to a home run.

Check out Royals Review for more Royals news.

Jayhawks kicking off camp

KU coach Turner Gill talked about the start to camp. He was asked how much of the installation work is actually done during the spring:

"We had anywhere from 70 to 75 percent of the things we wanted to explore. Obviously some of those didn't have a whole lot of reps, but we wanted to get some things at least once or twice on tape. We'll put in about another 25 percent as we go along the rest of this preseason camp and then we will be ready to go on Sept. 4."

So now it's more of a physical thing. Staying in shape. Staying sharp with the playbook.

Football is really close.

Check out Rock Chalk Talk for more KU news.

Mizzou QB factory keeps rolling

James Franklin is a true freshman and, barring injury, won't be a featured part of the offense.

Missouri has established a trend in giving true freshman quarterbacks playing time off the bench — both Chase Daniel and Gabbert saw action as first-year reserves — and in Franklin, the Tigers might have a player talented enough to keep the chains moving should Gabbert suffer an injury like last year’s sprained ankle.

This would be the third highly accomplished quarterback in a row (fourth if you count Brad Smith) for the Tigers. If you're going to be a factory at any one position, quarterback is a good one.

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