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 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Golfer Brad Carpenter from Washington High School. In a recent match against Fort Zumwalt South at Wolf Hollow, Brad carded a six under par 29 to lead the team to a 148-176 win over the Bulldogs. Brad will attend Missouri State University in Springfield on a golf and academic scholarship. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and developed an immediate love for the game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 2 weeks ago

Every once in a while, a conversation arises on Ticked Off Tuesday that really makes me think. Such was the case when a listener called in about an experience with a local establishment in which she believed she was turned away on the basis of her sexual orientation.

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SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 20 min ago

The East Central College softball game vs. Three Rivers today April 15 has been cancelled due to field conditions. The “Stuff the Stands” event has been moved to Thursday, April 17 vs. St. Louis Community College. Come out and show your “Falcon Pride” as the ECC Falcons look to take down the STLCC Archers. The first 100 fans will receive a blue “Stuff the Stands” T-shirt along with free hot dogs and soda.