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

2 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Sophomore Guard Kyra Hardesty. Kyra scored 59 points in a game against Pacific leading the Lady Jays to an 85-80 overtime win over the Lady Indians. She shot 61% from the floor, hit 20-of-33 field goal attempts, seven of 11 beyond the arc and 12-of-15 free throws. For the season, Kyra is averaging 21.4 points, three rebounds, 3.72 assists and 2.24 steals per game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 1 day 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

6 hours 31 min ago

It will be quiet at the Cardinals' spring training complex today. Although a few pitchers are slated to throw side sessions, manager Mike Matheny is giving most of his players the day off before the Grapefruit League slate begins. The Cards did a "27 outs" defensive drill yesterday. The Cardinals play their first spring game tomorrow. The Cards take on the Miami Marlins in the Grapefruit League opener at 12:05 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium.