Blues Zip Up Blue Jackets In OT

David Backes scored 22 seconds into overtime to send the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Chris Stewart tied the game for St. Louis midway through the third while Vladimir Tarasenko [[ tare-uh-SANK-oh ]] had the other two goals for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves for the Blue Notes, who have won three straight. Columbus scored three straight times in the first period. Artem Anisimov, Fedor Tyutin and Ryan Johansen all lit the lamp for the Jackets while Mike McKenna stopped 27 shots. Columbus had won four out of five.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 19 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 3 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

23 hours 38 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.