Sports – Wednesday, July 31st

| July 31, 2013
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>>Chiefs Camp Continues

(St. Joseph, MO)  —  Training camp continues for the Chiefs as they prepare for the preseason.  Quarterback Alex Smith was smothered in an aborted pass attempt in an 11-on-11 drill Tuesday, but was not hurt.  Smith later chatted with Hall of Famer Len Dawson, who was in camp for the first time.  He called the experience “humbling.”

>>Rams’ Jones Makes Camp Debut

(Earth City, MO)  —  Fourth-round draft pick Barrett Jones took part in his first Rams’ practice on Monday.  Jones is a center out of Alabama.  He suffered a foot injury in his final season with the Crimson Tide and could also play guard for the Rams.

>>Moose Powers Royals Past Twins

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer and a solo shot to power the Royals to a 7-2 win over the Twins in Minnesota.  Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with an RBI double as KC won its seventh straight.  Ervin Santana struck out eight over seven innings of four-hit, two-run ball for his seventh win.  Mike Pelfrey took the loss.  The Royals and Twins play the second of their three-game series at Target Field tonight.  Jeremy Guthrie starts for KC.  He’s 10-and-7 with a 4.27 ERA in 21 starts this season.  Minnesota will counter with Kevin Correia [[ core-AYE-uh ]], who is 7-and-7 with a 4.56 ERA in 20 starts.  The teams play a day game on Thursday.

>>Pirates Complete Doubleheader Sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates won twice against the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday. The doubleheader sweep put Pittsburgh into first place in the NL Central with 22 games over .500. The Pirates’ 2-1 win in the first game came after 11 innings. That game was followed by a 6-0 victory over the Cardinals.  It wasn’t the only loss the Redbirds suffered.  Catcher Yadier Molina will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee injury.  Molina didn’t play in the first game of the twinbill but started the second before being removed in the third inning.

>>MLB Trade Deadline Today

(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The Major League Baseball trade deadline is today at 4 p.m. Eastern.  The Royals have reportedly expressed interest in upgrading at second base, with Howie Kendrick, Gordon Beckham and Rickie Weeks at the top of the rumor mill.  The “Star” cites a Royals official as saying the team is not in the market.

>>Former MU Football Assistant Smith Dies

(Columbia, MO)  —  Former Missouri Tigers assistant football coach Harry Smith is dead at the age of 94.  He passed away Tuesday in Columbia.  Smith was enshrined into the University of Missouri’s Hall of Fame in 2002.  He worked under coaches Don Faurot and Dan Devine.  Current coach Gary Pinkel says he was very sad to hear the news.

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