Michael Sam Not Added To Rams Practice Squad

Michael Sam remains without an NFL team two days after the league's first
openly gay active player was waived by the St. Louis Rams, who did not include
the defensive end on their practice squad. Sam, a seventh-round pick in this
year's draft who publicly declared his homosexuality prior to February's
scouting combine, was left off the 10-man squad that the Rams filled on
Monday. The 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year appeared to be the victim of
a numbers game, with the Rams already carrying five defensive ends on their
active roster and short on depth at other positions.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

THE BLACK & WHITE ISSUES OF FERGUSON - 10/13/2014 - 11:06am
STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am

SPORTS CORNER

2 hours 5 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.