NFL Playoffs

The Baltimore Ravens ended the Indianapolis Colts' storybook season with a 24-9 triumph in Sunday's AFC Wild Card Playoffs. Inspired by the return of emotional team leader Ray Lewis, the Ravens defense held the upstart Colts to three Adam Vinatieri field goals and spoiled the playoff debut of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and the return of Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano to Baltimore, where he spent four years as an assistant under John Harbaugh before taking over the Colts last January. The Ravens now advance to a meeting with Peyton Manning's top-seeded Denver Broncos in next Saturday's Divisional Round.

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 132 yards and the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter as the Seattle Seahawks overcame a fast start by the Washington Redskins with a 24-14 victory in Sunday's NFC Wild Card playoff. Russell Wilson outplayed fellow Rookie of the Year candidate Robert Griffin III by completing 15-of-26 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown while adding 67 yards on eight carries for the Seahawks, who entered the game riding a five-game win streak. Griffin was held to just 84 yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception on 10-for-19 efficiency by the NFL's second- ranked defense before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury he suffered in the first quarter. The hobbled quarterback also managed just 21 yards on five carries.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 3 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

4 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.