Portugal Breaks American Hearts, Earns Draw With U.S.

Cristiano Ronaldo fed a cross to the head of Silvestre Varela for a goal with seconds to spare in extra time as Portugal secured a 2-2 draw with the U.S. men's soccer team in each squad's second game at the World Cup in Brazil. The U.S. had been given the lead off a goal from Clint Dempsey in the 81st minute. Jermaine Jones scored the equalizer for the United States in the 64th minute after Portugal's Nani scored early in the match. The U.S. is now tied atop Group G with Germany with four points. The teams meet Thursday in the final match of the group round, while Ghana and Portugal play at the same time. A win or draw for the Americans would be enough to advance to the knockout round.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Quarterback Blake Hulsey. Last year as a junior, Blake completed 244 passes on 340 attempts for 3,316 yards, 28 touchdowns and just six interceptions. That's a completion percentage of 71.76 percent and rating of 130.242. He also carried the ball 148 times for 664 yards and 18 touchdowns. Blake also averaged more than 40 yards per punt.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 31 min ago

The Union/Festus Soccer game this evening has been postponed and is rescheduled for Monday, October 13th.