Adam Wainwright: Will Miss Next Start

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will not make his scheduled start Monday against the New York Mets in order to rest his ailing elbow. Wainwright underwent an MRI Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., one day after he tossed seven shutout innings to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, after complaining of soreness in the elbow. The tests revealed tendinitis but no structural damage, with the All-Star right-hander prescribed an anti-inflammatory shot to help relieve the discomfort. The Cardinals have labeled Wainwright's removal from Monday's outing as precautionary and expect him to start next Saturday against Philadelphia. The runner-up for the 2013 National League Cy Young Award, Wainwright has gotten this season off to an excellent beginning as well. Through 14 starts, the 32-year-old has compiled a 9-3 record with a 2.15 earned run average.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.