Sharks Slash Blues

Brent Burns scored a pair of goals during a four-score first period as the Sharks sank the Blues 6-3 from the SAP Center. Burns finished with his first career hat trick after a power-play tally in the third period. Joe Thornton, Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl also lit the lamp for San Jose, which has won four straight. Antti Niemi made 21 saves in net for the victors. Davis Backes and Jaden Schwartz got the Blues within one midway through the third period. Ian Cole also scored for St. Louis, which saw its five-game win streak come to an end. Brian Elliott was lifted after the first frame, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots the rest of the way.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

21 hours 56 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

23 hours 18 min ago

The Washington Post 218 Seniors are headed to state. Washington cruised through the zone 1 tournament capping off their run with a 14-9 win over Moberly in the championship game Sunday afternoon. Washington led by 10 into the bottom of the ninth. Matt Miller was the winning pitcher as Washington improved to 33-3 on the season. Ross Seitter, Aaron Meyer and Nate Hillermann all had two hits apiece. Washington banged out 14 as a team.