Defending Champion Kentucky Falls In NIT Opener

Mike McFadden nailed two free throws with 8.7-seconds left as Robert Morris stunned defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament. Lucky Jones scored 15 points to pace the Colonials, who will meet either fourth-seeded Providence or number-five Charlotte in round two. Archie Goodwin scored 18 points for the Wildcats, who lost four of their final five games to finish the season 21-and-12. Robert Morris hosted Kentucky as Rupp Arena in Lexington is holding NCAA Tournament games this week.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 32 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.