Cardinals' Chris Carpenter Retires

Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter is calling it a career. The right-hander is officially retiring. General manager John Mozeliak revealed the news at a Wednesday press conference. The 2005 Cy Young winner missed most of the 2012 season and all of 2013 due to injury. The 38-year-old helped the Cards to World Series championships in 2006 and 2011. In 15 seasons, Carpenter had 144 wins with a career ERA of 3.76 while pitching for Toronto and St. Louis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Cardinals welcomed back outfielders Matt Holliday and Jason Heyward to the lineup Monday. Both missed time in Kansas City over the weekend, with Holliday battling a bruised forearm and Heyward a hip injury. They combined to go 3-for-9 with an RBI against the D'backs.