Brewers' Braun Suspended For Rest Of Season

Major League Baseball is suspending Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season without pay. The penalty comes as a result of violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Braun is one of the players that has been linked to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Braun issued a statement saying, "I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions." The former National League MVP is batting .298 with nine home runs and 38 RBI this season. Braun was initially facing a 50-game suspension for a failed drug test in October 2011, but it was overturned in February 2012 by an independent arbitrator who ruled his test sample had been improperly handled. At the time, Braun stated that he was a victim of a system that failed and that the truth was on his side. The 29-year-old slugger now says he apologizes to the fans, the Brewers organization and his teammates, and is glad to have the matter behind him once and for all. A five-time All-Star, Braun is in the midst of a long-term contract that runs through 2020. He is due to make 14-million-dollars next season.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sophomore Baseball Player Drew Reed with the Union Wildcats. Drew is off to a terrific start to the season. In ten official at bats, Drew has an average of .700, seven hits, five singles and two doubles, and leads the team with six runs batted in. Number one position is catcher, but coach Ryan Bailey will also use him as a pitcher.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 9 hours ago

On March 24, 2015, Lufthansa Airlines pilot Andreas Lubitz steered a planeful of passengers into the French Alps, killing 150 people in a grisly act of murder/suicide.

The logical first question the world is asking is why? We ask this not only to make some sort of rational sense out of the irrational act, but also so that we can try to prevent something like it from happening again.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

Evil: The Root Cause of Terror - 03/27/2015 - 11:28am
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SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 18 min ago

Baseball...
Union 9 Cuba 1
Sullivan 8 Marquette 1
Warrenton 12 St. Charles West 2 (5inn.)
De Soto 7 St. Clair 1
Seckman 12 Borgia 6
St. James 5 Newburg 3

Golf...
Borgia hosts St. Mary's at the Franklin County Country Club

Tri-match at Meramec Lakes
St. Clair took first followed by Owensville and Union