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

6 days 8 hours 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

1 day 11 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.