Rams Take Linemen In First Round

The Rams stayed put at number two and 13 in the first round of the NFL Draft. St. Louis took Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson second overall and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 13. Rounds Two and Three are tonight, and Rounds Four through Seven are tomorrow. The Rams have 10 more picks.

The Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney first overall in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night from New York City. The Rams used the first of two picks on Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson. St. Louis also took Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 13. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles was the first QB off the board at number three to the Jaguars. The Browns made the first of three first-round trades at four, opting to trade back to number nine with the Bills.

Buffalo drafted wideout Sammy Watkins from Clemson. Cleveland then moved up one spot to number eight to take Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert. Cleveland later traded their 26th overall choice to get to number-22 and take the second quarterback, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. The last pick of the first round, held by the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, was shipped to the Vikings, who jumped up from number 40 to draft Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. Rounds Two and Three continue Friday night with the final four rounds on Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

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SPORTS CORNER

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It will be quiet at the Cardinals' spring training complex today. Although a few pitchers are slated to throw side sessions, manager Mike Matheny is giving most of his players the day off before the Grapefruit League slate begins. The Cards did a "27 outs" defensive drill yesterday. The Cardinals play their first spring game tomorrow. The Cards take on the Miami Marlins in the Grapefruit League opener at 12:05 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium.