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Morning Sports Report - Sept. 13, 2013

The PBR returns to Springfield tonight -with Bushwacker. And the Cardinals are now tied for 1st in the NL Central.
Springfield has declared this PBR weekend.
But you didn't need an official mayoral proclamation to know this, all you had to do was see the 750 tons of dirt being moved into JQH arena.
For the fifth consecutive year, the professional bull riders are in town for the PFIWestern.com Invitational.
Starting today (Friday) and running through Sunday, the best cowboys and bulls in the nation will be on display at JQH.
The riders with the best times Friday and Saturday will compete for $140,000 in prize money.
Bushwacker will also be there, and this bull is mad.
He had thrown 56 consecutive riders until last month in Tulsa, when JB Mauney held on.
"1,780 pounds of sheer muscle. You've got to come out and see these animal athletes. We have great riders, but the thing that sets us apart are these great animal athletes as well," says Jim Haworth, the CEO of the PBR.  "We go from New York City to Cowboy Stadium in Dallas. We go to Anaheim. But Springfield - if you look at the draw and how our fans love to come here - this event is unique."
Good news for the St. Louis Cardinals last night.
They are riding a five game winning streak going into their game with Milwaukee.
And they have Joe Cool on the hill - Joe Kelly who's looking for his sixth straight victory.
Here's a look at the National League Central going into play Thursday night:.
Despite the five game winning streak, the Cards still only had a one game lead on the Pirates and three on the Reds.
Joe Kelly has been red hot for the Cards so far this month.
But the Brewers get to him early.  In the first inning Aromis Rameriz grounds to short, Pete Kozma gets there and makes the play, but Scooter Gennett scores on the fielder's choice.
Then in the second, Sean Halton singles to center, just under Kozma's glove, Logan Schafer scores 2-0 Milwaukee.
The Brewers' Tyler Thornburg throwing b-b's he strikes out Matt Carpenter swinging at some high heat.
Halton adds more in the fourth, he takes one deep to left, over the boards and gone, a two run shot - it's 4-0 Milwaukee.
St. Louis gets one back in the bottom half, Matt Holliday rips a shot into left.  It's first ruled a ground rule double, but Mike Matheny gets that overturned, and Jon Jay scores - it's 4-0.
Matt Adams hit a ninth inning homer, but Milwaukee goes onto win 5-2.  The Pirates won Thursday night, so the Cards and Buccos are now tied for first in the NL Central.


KANSAS CITY, Mo--The Kansas City Chiefs will kick off the home portion of the 2013 season Sunday afternoon when they host Dallas.
And the Chiefs will try to keep the momentum going that they built in last week's 28-2 win over Jacksonville.
Kansas City's defense looked strong against the Jaguars, holding Jacksonville to only two points with a late goal line stand.
The last time the Chiefs held a team to a safety was back in 1968.
Alex Smith threw a pair of touchdown passes in his Kansas City debut and says his team needs to take care of the football.
"They lead the NFL in turnovers.  They got six the other night against a good team," Smith says.  "You can certainly see that they emphasize that, stripping at the football, pulling at it, doing anything they can to create turnovers.  That's something we need to be aware of in protecting the football."

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