Rizzo Powers Cubs Past Cardinals

Anthony Rizzo stroked a two-run single and a solo homer to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals 6-5 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Welington Castillo went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Chicago, which built an early 5-2 lead against Adam Wainwright. Travis Wood pitched seven innings of three-run ball for his second win. Hector Rondon worked the ninth for his second save. Wainwright allowed all six runs in five innings of work to fall to 5-and-2 with the loss. Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI for St. Louis, which has lost three of its last four games.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 17 hours ago

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

3 weeks 1 day ago

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

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 3 min ago

The Class 3 Sectional at Missouri S&T in Rolla between the St. James Lady Tigers and Licking is postponed and rescheduled for Thursday night.