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KFBD Sports For Tuesday July 20

It did not happen last year, because of the covid-19 virus that was hanging over our heads in the summer of 2020……but the show me state games is back this year and this past weekend, round one of the state games took place in and around columbia..
opening ceramonies were held last friday at the mizzou arena with a packed house looking on……competition started, and ran thru sunday..the state games is gearing up for their second weekend on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of july..

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The missouri golf association’s Stroke Play Championship begins today at twin oaks country club in springfield…
it’s the 24th annual and will tee off this morning and run for 4 days….
Skip Berkmeyer won the 2020 title at Norwood Hills, in St. Louis….he also won it back in 2013 at the dalhousie country club in cape girardeau..this year, berkmeyer’s name does not appear on the tee time sheet, so the championship is wide open with no defending champ to pursue..

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TODAY, TOMORROW AND THURSDAY, THE CENTRAL OZARK MEDICAL CENTER’S MOBIL UNIT IS AT PLATO ON THE PARKING LOT OFFERING FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS…..TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL COMC AT 573-286-7001, STATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL….
PHYSICAL FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE MSHSAA WEBSITE ON TEH TOP TOOL BAR…CLICK ON SPORTS MEDICINE…FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT PLATO HIGH SCHOOL…..
THEY WILL ALSO BE AT PLATO ON AUGUST 9-12TH….FALL PRACTICE STARTS ON AUGUST 9TH AND STUDENT ATHLETES MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PHYSICAL ON FILE AT THE SCHOOL, PRIOR TO THE START OF FALL PRACTICE….
AGAIN, TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL C.O.M.C AND 573-286-7001 AND STATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL…

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SEC Media Days are underway and it’s starting to feel a lot more like college football season. The first day in Hoover, Ala. yesterday started off, as usual, with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, who gave his state of the conference speech on everything from COVID-19 to name, image and likeness, and the NCAA…….

Sankey was then followed by three coaches: Florida’s Dan Mullen, LSU’s Ed Orgeron and South Carolina’s Shane Beamer.
Each coach gets the chance to speak…
missouri’s eli drinkwitz will take the podium thursday, the 22nd at 10:05 eastern as the missouri head coach will be the first to speak that day…he’ll be followed by sam pittman, head coach of neighboring arkansas at 11:30 eastern…

Tuesday, July 20
Georgia – Kirby Smart – 10:05 a.m.
Tennessee – Josh Heupel – 11:30 a.m.
Kentucky – Mark Stoops – 2:30 p.m.
Ole Miss – Lane Kiffin – 3:55 p.m.

Wednesday, July 21
Alabama – Nick Saban – 10:05 a.m.
Vanderbilt – Clark Lea – 11:30 a.m.
Mississippi State – Mike Leach – 2:30 p.m.
Texas A&M – Jimbo Fisher – 3:55 p.m.

Thursday, July 22, following the missouri and arkansas head coaches is auburn skipper, Bryan Harsin at 1 p.m.

With the season roughly six weeks away, time is running out for teams to fully vaccinate their players and coaches against COVID-19. The risk of widespread infection and contact tracing was a prevalent issue across every conference in 2020. But with the availability of vaccines this time around, the SEC is looking to get their numbers up to avoid any potential issues.

As of Monday, six of the league’s 14 teams have reached 80% vaccination rates. “That number needs to grow, and grow rapidly,” Sankey said. “We have learned how to manage through a COVID environment, but we do not yet have control of a COVID environment, and that finds us preparing to return toward normal this fall, but we see realities around us.”

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stl

Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Monday night.
John Gant pitched the final 2 1/3 innings of relief as the Cardinals ran their winning streak to three games. mike shannon and mike clayburn recap jake woodfords outing and thank the cubs for kicking the ball around a little…

 

st. louis is now in sole possession of 3rd place, 8 1/2 games out of first, but now only 1 behind 2nd place cincinatti..the reds have lost 4 in a row…

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THE SPRING BIRDS

the springfield cardinals will have some memories of their first day in san antonio, getting ready to face the missions, the double a affiliate of the san diego padres..
apparently, there was a mix up in hotel room bookings, and the cardinal officials assured their team, said they had the rooms booked, but when they got to the hotel about 4 in the morning, the rooms were not available and the double a cardinals crashed in a conference room on chairs made into make shift beds, on the floor and on tables…….
“This was a clerical error on the part of the hotel that has been handled and corrected,” the Springfield Cardinals said in a statement to the Springfield News-Leader. “We had received confirmation from the hotel and once they realized the problem, the hotel immediately began preparing the rooms.”
by 9 in the morning, the rooms apparently were ready and the springbirds hit their roomd and probably their beds in preperation for tonight’s game at 7:05…

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KC
after a day off yesterday after dropping two of three to the worst team in the american league, the baltimore orioles, the kansas city royals could help their cross state neighbors as they visit milwaukee for a short 2 game series with the brewers..
it’s a pair of afternoon games today and tomorrow with a 3:10 start today, 1:10 tomorrow…….

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Kansas City Chiefs fans will have to get tickets in advance to visit the Super Bowl runner-up’s training camp this year, and they won’t be able to get autographs from players because of COVID-19. Dr. Paul Schroeppel, the AFC champions’ head orthopedic surgeon, said Monday fans won’t be allowed to interact with players under the NFL’s protocols for preventing coronavirus outbreaks. He discussed the rules during a daily webcast by the University of Kansas Health System.

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