Mexico Earns Big Draw Against Brazil

Mexico fought for a hard-earned scoreless draw with host nation Brazil at the World Cup on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa played a big role in the result by keeping a clean sheet with a number of spectacular saves against the power Brazil attack. The teams share the lead atop Group A having each played two matches. Elsewhere, Russia and South Korea played to a 1-1 draw in Group H action while Belgium rallied from a one-goal deficit to notch a 2-1 win over Algeria.

Action continues Wednesday as Cameroon and Croatia meet in Group A. Each team lost its opening match and will look to earn points and stay in the race. Group B teams will also play their second matches as the powerful squad from the Netherlands faces Australia's Socceroos. Defending champion Spain looks to bounce back from a thrashing at the hands of the Dutch when it meets Chile.

Portugal will head into Sunday's match against the United States shorthanded,
as defender Fabio Coentrao has been ruled out for the remainder of the World
Cup after suffering a thigh injury in the nation's loss to Germany on Monday.
Striker Hugo Almeida suffered a hamstring tear in the match while goalkeeper
Rui Patricio sustained a slight tear in his thigh, but both players are
expected to return to action before the close of the tournament. The
Americans, meanwhile, have not announced the status of starting forward Jozy
Altidore, who suffered a hamstring injury in the Stars and Stripes' 2-1
opening win over Ghana.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 12 hours ago

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

6 days 8 hours ago

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.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 31 min ago

The Cardinals and Diamondbacks play the finale of their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn starts for St. Louis. He's 3-and-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. Josh Collmenter gets the ball for Arizona. He's 3-and-5 with a 5.19 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m.