D'backs Down Cards In Opener

A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with a two-run double as the Diamondbacks downed the Cardinals 6-2 in the season opener for both clubs at Chase Field. Matt Holliday and Daniel Descalso plated a run each for the Redbirds in defeat. Adam Wainwright fanned six, but allowed four runs, three earned, on 11 hits in six frames to suffer the loss.

The Cardinals and D'backs get right back at it tonight in the desert. The second game of the three-game series in Arizona is set for tonight, with first pitch at 8:40 p.m. Jaime Garcia will start for St. Louis, while the Snakes counter with Trevor Cahill. Lance Lynn and Brandon McCarthy square off in the finale tomorrow night.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 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

2 weeks 4 days ago

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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

1 day 25 min ago

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.