Motte on the DL

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower back sprain. The move is retroactive to Aug. 2. Motte started the 2014 campaign on the DL after recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in May 2013. He returned to the active roster on May 21 and has appeared in 24 games this season. The former closer has no record with a 4.91 ERA in 22 innings. The Cardinals recalled pitcher Nick Greenwood to the fill the roster spot. The lefty appeared in nine games for the club from June 15 through July 22 and has a record of 1-1 with a 4.74 ERA.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

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IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 32 min ago

Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday homered in the first and the Cardinals held on for a 2-1 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball while Seth Maness notched his third save. St. Louis maintains a two-and-a-half-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central. David Holmberg gave up two runs in six frames for Cincinnati to take the loss.