Backes Scores As U.S. Hockey Wins Opener

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes scored a goal and forward T.J. Oshie had two assists as Team USA won its Olympic opener, beating Slovakia 7-1. Backes scored his goal on Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak in a six-goal second period for the US. Blues defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk also had an assist in the win. Halak had 20 saves on 25 U.S. shots.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 1 day ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 hour 31 min ago

The Class 3 Sectional at Missouri S&T in Rolla between the St. James Lady Tigers and Licking is postponed and rescheduled for Thursday night.