Rams waive openly gay player Michael Sam

Today is NFL cut-down day, as all 32 teams had a 4 p.m. ET deadline to trim
rosters to the 53-man limit. The big story of the day was the St. Louis Rams
deciding to waive rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who became the NFL's first
openly gay draft pick last May. Sam impressed with three Sacks in the
preseason, but fellow rookie Ethan Westbrooks beat him out for the final spot
on a talented defensive line.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

14 hours 3 min 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

2 weeks 6 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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

13 hours 32 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.