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

4 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 31 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.