Sobotka Awarded Contract Through Arbitration

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract
through arbitration on Monday, but the team announced that he will play the
2014-15 season in the Kontinental Hockey League. Financial terms of the
arbitration award were not disclosed by the Blues, but a St. Louis Post-Dispatch
reported it to be worth $2.725 million -- a deal that will be enforced upon
his return to the NHL. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the team is
"looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the
NHL." Sobotka, a 27-year-old Czech native, spent the past four seasons in St.
Louis and last year notched a career-high 33 points while leading the NHL in
faceoff winning percentage.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

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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Saint Louis dropped a 78-50 decision to George Mason Saturday night in an Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball matchup at Chaifetz Arena. SLU falls to 11-18 overall and 3-13 in A-10 play, while George Mason improves to 9-19 and 4-12 in the league. The 28-point loss is SLU’s largest margin of defeat at Chaifetz Arena. Davell Roby and Reggie Agbeko tied for team-high honors with 10 points apiece.