Westbrook to DL

The St. Louis Cardinals, in the middle of a tight National League Central race, have placed pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Westbrook started Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers and gave up
five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander
is 7-8 with a 4.49 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) this season. To take Westbrook's spot on the roster, the Cardinals recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis. Martinez made his first start in the big leagues on Aug. 8 against the Dodgers, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 6.19 ERA in 11 games for the Cardinals this year.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

10 hours 2 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas