NFL Recap

The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia is off to a rousing start as the Eagles defeated the Redskins 33-27 at FedEx Field. Washington jumped out to a 7-0 lead after DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown, but Philly went on to score 33 consecutive points after that. Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while totaling 257 yards. LeSean McCoy had 184 yards on a career-high 31 carries. DeSean Jackson totaled seven receptions and 104 yards including a 25-yard TD catch. Washington made things interesting as Robert Griffin the Third awoke after a poor first half in his return from offseason knee surgery. RG3 finished with 329 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Skins turned the ball over three times.

Randy Bullock kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to finish off the Texans' 31-28 comeback win over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Houston trailed 28-7 early in the third quarter before rattling off 24 unanswered points. Brian Cushing tied the game at 28 with an 18-yard interception return for a TD. Andre Johnson caught 12 balls for 146 yards, while Owen Daniels hauled in two touchdowns. Matt Schaub completed 34-of-45 passes for 346 yards, three TDs and one interception. San Diego jumped out to the lead behind four touchdown passes from Philip Rivers. Eddie Royal hauled in two of them. The Chargers only gained 263 total yards.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 10 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 3 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

15 hours 5 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.