NFL Draft Begins Tonight

The NFL Draft begins tonight with the first round at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans have the first overall pick. The Rams will follow with the second pick and also have the 13th overall selection. Rounds two and three are Friday, with four through seven on Saturday.

The Houston Texans are on the clock as the first round of the NFL Draft takes place tonight at New York's Radio City Music Hall. If they don't trade down, Houston is projected to select South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the top pick. Outside of Clowney, other players expected to go high in the draft include Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack and former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 23 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.