Morning Sports Report - August 12, 2014

By Megan Rice |

Published 08/12 2014 06:40AM

Updated 08/12 2014 06:43AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--New Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson stopped by Springfield Monday.

Anderson visited with people at the Oasis Convention Center, autographing basketballs and enjoying the company of Springfield's Tiger fans.

Anderson was named Mizzou's coach in late April.

He previously coached Central Missouri and led them to a Division-II national championship this past season.

Coach Anderson says he's excited to be back in Columbia and ready to get to work.

"People have been very supportive. I know I haven't played a game yet, I know I haven't coached a game yet. So I know it's up to us to prove that we can get the job done but the response has been tremendous. It's great to be back at Missouri. It's great to be back at the University. It's really neat to be able to come down here and see all these people. I'm really excited to get started," said Kim Anderson.


ST. JOSEPH, Mo--The Kansas City Chiefs finished up practice Monday afternoon in St. Joseph. In our KC Blitz report we take a look at how the Chiefs are prepping for their next preseason game.

The Chiefs will take on the Panthers on Sunday the 17th for their second preseason game of the year. Kansas City won their first preseason game 41-39 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Monday marked just one of the four remaining practices of Chiefs camp and the coaches getting closer to figuring out that 53-man roster.

"It's hard to speculate going forward because each week is a different week, what our needs on offense and defense and special teams but it can be the fact that we can mix and match and but different personnel on the field. And that again, creates those match ups that you like for your offense against the defense," said Chiefs offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson.

"We are out there getting our guys going by talking and screaming and yelling there names telling them to make plays. Everyday I hear from guys and they say you got me through the practice just by doing that," said Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali.

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