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Morning Sports Report - May 9, 2014

The Chiefs and Rams make their first round picks in the NFL draft....and the season ends for the MSU softball team.
Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft continues today after some surprises in the first round Thursday night.
The Houston Texans owned the number one pick, but would they keep it or trade it?
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the No. 1 pick:   "With the first pick in 2014 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney Defensive End South Carolina."
"I feel great. I am glad to be apart of the organization," Clowney said. "I'm ready to get to work, be in the NFL and play some football. I'm ready to live up to them and get to work."

The Rams and Chiefs also made their first round picks:
"The St. Louis Rams select Greg Robinson Tackle from Auburn."
"I'm speechless.  It's a blessing to be here," Robinson said. "Thanks to St. Louis for giving me this opportunity and I won't let you down. 
Reporter:  "Did you ever doubt yourself?"
"No, sir. I've always been confident. I'm confident in my game and it won't change." 
 "With the 13th in the 2014 NFL Draft the Rams select Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh."
 "With the 23rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Chiefs select Dee Ford defensive end Auburn."

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NORMAN, Ill--The Missouri State softball team was hoping for a double header sweep Thursday in the opening round of the Valley tournament.

The Bears are the eighth seed and opened things up with a 4-3 win over Northern Iowa.

Missouri State then moved to a four o'clock game against the fourth seed Bradley. 

The Bears are 28-26 going into the second game.

And Bradley would open the scoring in the third, Madeline Lynch Crumri singles up the middle, Alyson Clemente scores it's 1-nothing Braves.

Then Shannon King shoots the gap in left center, Lynch Crumri and Marina Groenewegen both score it's 3-nothing Bradley.

It was 4-nothing when Missouri State rallies in the fifth, Stacia Boeckstiegel singles up the middle, that scores Bethany Sullinger and it's 4-1.

Two on for Rebecca McPherson and she hammers this to left, it stays fair and it's gone over the 190 foot mark, a three run homer, it's 4-4.

MSU led 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth, Bradley with the bases loaded and Alyson Clemente takes this deep to left, over the boards and gone a grand slam and Bradley ends Missouri State's season 8-5.


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