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Morning Sports Report - August 12, 2014

The Springfield Cardinals lose the first of a 6-game homestand. And the Chiefs prep for the second pre-season game.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals are back at Hammons Field Tuesday night as they take on the Frisco RoughRiders for a three game series.

Springfield 55-64 on the year.

In the third inning Riders Trevor Adams gets one through the defenders. Jake Skole comes in to score on the slide. That makes it 1-0 frisco.

Later, bases loaded for Johnathon Rodriguez and the cards but he grounds into the fielders choice at second. Still 1-0 Riders.

In the fourth runner on third for Springfield and the ball gets by the catcher. That allows Rafael Ortega to come in for a run. That ties the game at 1-1.

Later, Odubel Herrara thinks he has a base hit but Alex Mejia lays out for the incredible catch.

The Riders win it 6-1.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo--The Kansas City Chiefs are almost done with Chiefs camp. In our KC Blitz report we check in on one of the final days in St. Joseph.

Kansas City with two more practices left after Tuesday.

Their next preseason game is this Sunday on the 17th against the Panthers. Where the defense will take on Cam Newton who was cleared to play after a sprained ankle.

As far as the Chiefs quarterback who is still hoping for a contract extension.

He went three for five with 19 yards in the first preseason game. Smith hoping for improvements as he is expected to play the first half in Carolina.

"You look at two third and shorts that we didn't convert. One on the run play and the last one on a pass play. Miscommunication there with the receiver and you just can't have it," Smith says.  "For me two plays jumped out, one the fumble, you just can't have it and the second one that third and two down there in the redzone. We need to convert, you got a good chance of walking away with a touchdown. Those are the big downs and we know that, it's third down you got to execute."

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