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Braves Top Cardinals Friday

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July 27th, 2013 by Chris Parks

ATLANTA (AP) – Mike Minor allowed only one run to give Atlanta’s depleted rotation a lift, Jason Heyward homered, and the Braves beat Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 in a matchup of division leaders on Friday night.

Minor (10-5) gave up four hits with no walks in seven innings. His sharp performance came two days after Tim Hudson was lost for the season with a broken right ankle.

The Atlanta rotation also is without left-hander Paul Maholm, who isn’t on the disabled list but is expected to miss at least one start because of a bruised left wrist.

Wainwright (13-6), the NL leader in wins, took his first loss since a 2-1 decision to Texas on June 23.

Cardinals’ Gast has season-ending shoulder surgery

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ATLANTA (AP) – St. Louis left-hander John Gast is expected to be ready to pitch in eight to 12 months following season-ending surgery on his left shoulder.  Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement on Friday that more will be known about Gast’s recovery period when the team evaluates his rehabilitation in the next few weeks.

Gast was 2-0 with a 5.11 ERA in three starts before he was placed on the disabled list on May 26 with a left shoulder strain. No details of Friday’s surgery were provided by the team.

Chiefs agree to 5-year deal with Fisher

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, ensuring that the big right tackle out of Central Michigan will be in training camp with plenty of time to prepare for the season. The team announced the move Friday without disclosing terms. A person familiar with the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because terms were confidential, told The Associated Press that the contract will be for five years.

The deal is expected to be in the $22 million range, which would put it on par with the two previous No. 1 picks to have been signed since the NFL instituted a new rookie wage scale with the most recent collective-bargaining agreement.

The team has now signed all eight draft selections from the 2013 draft class.

Chiefs agree to 5-year deal with Fisher

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher.  The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the signing.

Fisher was expected to report to training camp Friday in St. Joseph, Mo., in time for the first full-squad workout. The right tackle missed three days of practice earlier this week that involved his fellow rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans.

Fisher and fellow offensive tackle Luke Joeckel were considered the top linemen available in the draft. The Chiefs opted to go with Fisher with the first pick, and he will play on the right side opposite veteran left tackle Branden Albert.

8AM Sportscast 7-26-2013

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July 26th, 2013 by admin

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Group of Chiefs fans hopes to break noise record

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A group of Kansas City Chiefs fans is organizing an effort to break the world record for the loudest roar at a sports stadium sometime in the upcoming NFL season.  The group calls itself “Terrorhead Returns” and says Guinness Book of World Records officials have given final approval for the record attempt, though no date has been set.

Organizers say the effort is an attempt to unify the local fan base and revive Arrowhead Stadium’s reputation as one of the loudest venues in the NFL. The effort follows a dismal season in which the Chiefs finished 2-14, dealt with the suicide of linebacker Jovan Belcher outside the stadium and saw the firings of head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.

State Softball Championship schedule: Fri., July 26th 2013

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Class 1A

Championship Runner-up/3rd place

9:30-a.m. Don Bosco (33-9) vs. Newell-Fonda (36-7)

Championship

10-a.m. Akron-Westfield (36-2) vs. New London (32-9)

Class 2A

Championship Runner-up/3rd place

11:30-a.m. AGWSR (29-8) vs. Ridge View (31-12)

Championship

12:15-p.m. Treynor (31-5) vs. Durant (34-8)

Class 3A

Championship Runner-up/3rd place

1:30-p.m. Sgt. Bluff-Luton (34-4) vs. New Hampton (28-10)

Championship

2:30-p.m. Bondurant-Farrar (29-12) vs. Clarke (28-9)

Class 4A

Championship Runner-up/3rd place

3:30-p.m. Indianola (33-10) vs. Washington (30-12)

Championship

4:45-p.m. Dallas Center-Grimes (37-5) vs. Carlisle (34-7)

Class 5A:

3rd place at 5:30-p.m. will be Ankeny (33-11) vs. winner of today’s (9;30-a.m.) Johnston vs. Ottumwa game

Championship at 7-p.m. will be Dowling Catholic (33-11) vs. either Johnston or Ottumwa.

Chiefs report to camp with high expectations

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry didn’t even allow a question about last season to be asked before cutting off the inquiring mind. There’s no way he was going to relive that nightmare. Instead, the Pro Bowl safety spoke optimistically about what the Kansas City Chiefs can accomplish this season under a new head coach. Berry thinks the pieces are in place for a quick turnaround from a 2-14 record a year ago to a team with playoff aspirations.

Berry was among the veteran players who checked into training camp Thursday on the campus of Missouri Western State University. They joined rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans who were able to get a head start over the past few days. The Chiefs’ first full-squad workout is today (Friday).

Cardinals upend Phillies 3-1

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July 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed one run over seven innings and the St. Louis Cardinals scored three times in the third in a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Matt Carpenter, Jon Jay and Matt Adams drove in runs for the Cardinals, who have won seven of nine. Philadelphia has lost five in a row, tying a season high. The Phillies also dropped five straight from June 7-12.

St. Louis has the most wins in the majors at 62 and is a season-high 25 games over .500. Lynn (12-5) had dropped four of his previous five decisions and was 3-4 with a 6.32 ERA in his past eight starts.

Cardinals recall Rzepczynski, option Martinez

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July 25th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals recalled Marc Rzepczynski from Triple-A Memphis on Thursday, giving them three left-handed relievers. Rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez was optioned to Memphis.

The 27-year-old Rzepczynski was demoted to the minors April 29 and was 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA at Memphis while limiting left-handed hitters to a .185 batting average. Rzepczynski appeared in 70 games with St. Louis last season.

The 21-year-old Martinez was the organization’s minor league pitcher of the month in June and is among their top prospects for a future rotation spot. He has a 5.56 ERA in 10 games covering 11 1-3 innings with St. Louis.