French Open Tennis

Maria Sharapova captured her second French Open title and fifth Grand Slam
crown with a three-set victory over fourth- seeded Simona Halep on Saturday.
The seventh-seeded Sharapova beat Halep by a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 margin in a match that lasted over three hours on Court Chatrier, the longest French Open
women's final since 1996 when Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sanchez. It was also
the first time a women's French Open final has been decided in three sets
since 2001. Sharapova played in her third consecutive final at Roland Garros.
The Russian completed the career Grand Slam with a title here in 2012 and lost
to Serena Williams in last year's marquee finale. With Saturday's victory,
Sharapova became the first Russian (male or female) to win the same Grand Slam
title twice. The 22-year-old Halep, who won the 2008 Roland Garros girls'
singles championship, put forth a strong showing in her first career Grand
Slam final.

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the men's title at the French
Open on Sunday. Nadal is gunning for a fifth straight French Open title and ninth overall championship at Roland Garros, while Djokovic needs a
title in the French capital to complete a career Grand Slam. Djokovic was
denied that chance in the 2012 final with a loss to Nadal, who is 5-0
against the Serb all-time at the French Open. Djokovic, however, has won
the last four meetings, including a final on clay in Rome just last month.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is State Champion Wrestler Dalton Voyles from Pacific High School. Dalton won the class 3 title at 182 pounds with a 6-2 decision over Zach Courtoise of Kearney Saturday at the University of Missouri-Columbia. It caps off a tremendous season for Dalton with a 56-2 record. Dalton, who is very good on his feet, took control early in the bout in securing the win over Courtoise.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

The balance of power in Congress may have changed hands, but the game of "budget chicken" is on again--albeit on a smaller scale.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 23 min ago

Boys...
Pacific 64 Farmington 45
Holt 61 Washington 57
Lutheran South 59 Sullivan 49

Girls...
Washington 85 Pacific 80 in overtime. Kyra Hardesty scored an incredible 59 points for the Lady Jays.

Owensville 70 Union 68
Owensville takes second in the Four Rivers Conference with a 5-2 record. Union finishes with a 4-3 league mark.