News from the Cardinals

Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and Budweiser are pushing the federal government to make Opening Day a national holiday. A petition on WhiteHouse.gov will get a review from the Obama administration if it gets 100-thousand signatures. Anheuser-Busch will promote it.

The Cardinals and pitcher Carlos Martinez are doing damage control after some embarrassing "favorite" tweets went viral. Martinez's page of tweets contained dozens of pornographic photos and links. The team says Martinez and the team were spoken to about social media policies.

Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia will visit Doctor James Andrews today for a second opinion on his shoulder. Garcia has had recent pain and stiffness while recovering from surgery. Cards GM John Mozeliak says more information should be available later today.

The Cardinals open up Grapefruit League play on Friday afternoon against the Marlins in Jupiter. The two teams share the facility and Roger Dean Stadium, and will also play Saturday afternoon. The Redbirds will close out the weekend by hosting the Mets in Jupiter on Sunday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-3 Senior Guard Walton Eckelkamp of the St. Francis Borgia Basketball Team. Walton was the MVP of the Union Tournament last week. He scored 21 points in the championship leading Borgia to a 66-54 win over Columbia Rock Bridge. He hit four three's, dished out four assists and pulled down three rebounds.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 5 days ago

As Mizzou students return to campus from semester break, they will be experiencing some of the changes promised to Concerned Students 1950.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

5 hours 31 min ago

The Blues ripped off three goals in the second period as they blitzed the Wild, 4-1 at the Scottrade Center. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 26th goal of the year to start the scoring, with Jori Lehtera and Paul Stastny each adding goals in the second. Troy Brouwer added a goal in the third for St. Louis. Matt Dumba scored the lone goal for Minnesota, which has lost 10 of its past 11 games.