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Morning Sports Report - July 24, 2014

Springfield Cardinals rack up a big win over Tulsa - the Springfield Lasers could go to the WTT playoffs - and an NBA veteran comes home to Springfield. Here's your morning Sports Report.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals wrapped up a seven game homestand Wednesday night against Tulsa.

The Cards trying to take the series against the Drillers and get their third win in the last four games.

And Tulsa was looking to get out of town with a victory as well.

Springfield's Sam Gaviglio throwing bb's, he gets Chris O'Dowd looking to end the second.

The Cardinals would get on the board in the bottom of the second, Alex Mejia loops this into left, Rafael Ortega scores it's 1-nothing Springfield.

Then Travis Tartamella follows with a single to right that scores Matt Williams and it's 2-nothing Cardinals.

Gaviglio keeping the Drillers in line, here he gets Joey Wong looking at strike three to end the fourth.

Springfield adds to its lead in the fifth, Mike O'Neill's at third, and Curt Smith lifts this fly ball to center, deep enough to score O'Neill, 3-nothing Cardinals.

Smith also belted a grand slam and Springfield shuts out Tulsa 10-0.

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In the MLB last night, Tampa Bay shuts out the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0.
And the Kansas City Royals beat Chicago again, 2-1

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Lasers could advance to the World TeamTennis playoffs with a victory Wednesday night over Boston.

This match delayed more than two hours because of flight problems getting the Lobsters to Springfield.

Mens doubles was the first event, and Springfield's Michael Russell and Ross Hutchens in control.

Hutchens with the ace.

And then his partner, Russell with the backhand, and then the perfectly placed return and the Lasers beat the Lobsters 5-one in mens doubles.

Womens doubles was the second event, and Springfield kept it up, Olga Govortsova and Abigal Spears for the Lasers.

Spears with the net work for the point.

And then Govortsova on the serve, and Spears again with the point at the net.

Springfield takes the second event 5-love.

Springfield went onto win 25-7 and will play at San Diego Thursday for the WTT West championship.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--NBA veteran Anthony Tolliver is back in his hometown of Springfield for his annual Big Dream Weekend with Steve Warren.

The two Kickapoo products host a football and basketball camp Friday and Saturday.

Warren's football camp is Friday at 9 a.m. at Central's Harrison stadium.

Tolliver's Saturday's hoops camp is at Drury's O'Reilly Center at 9:00 a.m.

And Wednesday night he played in the Pro-Am League at the Courts.

Tolliver just signed a two-year, $6 million dollar contract with the Phoenix Suns.

The 29-year old will be playing his seventh season in the NBA.

"It's great.  Great for my family and great for myself to be able to go in there and not have to worry about stability," said Tolliver.  "It's nice to have a couple of years.  I want to play has hard as I can and hopefully continue to make a name for myself.  It's crazy how time has flown by.  I'm just real excited about the opportunity and hoping to parlay this two year contract into another two or three years."


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