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Morning Sports Report - August 20, 2014

A tribute to the history of golf in the Ozarks, heat impacts prep football in the Ozarks and the Royals hang on to #1. Here's your morning sports report.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--With two PGA sponsored golf tournaments each year, it's no secret that the Ozarks is a golf haven.

But golf has rich history and tradition in the region.

And Ozark's Public Television will teach us that history in "Links to the past, Fairways to the future."

The hour and a half documentary will air Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. on Ozark's Public Television.

But Tuesday night there's a viewing party at Twin Oaks country club.

The documentary follows the growth of golf from the early 1900's to the present time.

It follows on the heels of OPT's documentary's on auto racing and the Lady Bears legacy.

And was a blast to put together.

"Rick came to me about three years ago and thought that this would be a great idea for a show about the last three months we've been doing it non stop," said Steve Wynn.  "And I'm a golfer so you know. Obviously I was attracted to that but it was a lot of fun simply because I thought I knew golf. But I really didn't know a lot of the history.  I didn't know much about Horton Smith.  And then I started learning about Joyce Mahoney and Stephanie Powell.  And the stories are them.  They've lived it, they've experienced it, they've played with these people."

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The high school football season will kick off Fiday night.

But the time for kickoff may change.

School officials may push back the start times because of the forecast for hot weather.

Willard's game at Nevada is set now for 8 pm.

Springfield public schools will make a decision later today.

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The Kansas City Royals continued their road trip tonight, moving from Minnesota to Colorado.

And the Royals are in first place in the American League Central.
And this week, Sports Illustrated has Kansas City on its cover.

The Royals had James Shields on the hill tonight and the Rockies score on him in the bottom of the first, Justin Morneau grounds into this 6-3 double play, Charlie Blackmon scores; it's 1-nothing.
Shields gets out of that first inning by striking out Cory Dickerson swinging.

Kansas City ties it up in the fourth, Lorenzo cain doubles to right center, Billy Butler rounds third and heads for home play at the plate and he's safe 1-1.
Shields throwing b-b's he ends the fourth by striking out Drew Stubbs.

Colorado retakes the lead in the fifth,  Nolan Arenado takes this deep to left a solo shot;  it's 2-1.

But the Royals rally again, it's 3-1 when Salvador Perez takes this deep to center, over the outfielder and off the wall, Billy Butler scores, making it 4-one.
Kansas City goes on to win 7-4.

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The St. Louis Cardinals came from behind for the second straight night and beat the Reds when jon jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Cards win 5-4.

And the Springfield Cardinals opened a four game series at Northwest Arkansas by winning a wild one against the Naturals, 9-8.
Springfield scored seven in the first and held onto win 9-8.


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