Blackhawks Top Kings, Force Game Seven

Patrick Kane scored twice including the game-winner with less than four minutes left as the Blackhawks topped the Kings 4-3 to force a Game Seven in the Western Conference Final at STAPLES Center. Duncan Keith tied the game on an assist from Kane as Chicago tied the series at three games apiece. Ben Smith also lit the lamp for the 'Hawks while Corey Crawford stopped 26 shots in the win. Dwight King, Drew Doughty and Alec Martinez all found the back of the net for Los Angeles, which has lost two straight in the series. Jonathan Quick made 21 saves in defeat. The Blackhawks will host Game Seven on Sunday night with the winner advancing to face the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 9 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

2 weeks 5 days ago

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 13 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.