Athletics Trample Cardinals

Bartolo Colon gave up a run over eight innings as the Athletics dropped the Cardinals 6-1 in Oakland. Colon improved to 11-and-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.79. Stephen Vogt lifted a solo homer for his first career hit for Oakland, which has won three straight. Seth Smith knocked in two runs for the A's. Matt Holliday was 2-for-3 with a run scored for St. Louis, which has lost five-of-six. Shelby Miller dipped to 8-and-6 after giving up five runs in less than two frames.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 3 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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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 7 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.