NFL Playoffs

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 166 yards and a franchise-record four touchdowns, and the New England Patriots gained their third straight spot in the AFC title game with a 43-22 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots are the first team since the 2001-04 Philadelphia Eagles to go to at least three consecutive conference championship games. Tom Brady completed 13-of-25 passes for 198 yards, but was held without a touchdown pass.

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 140 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Seahawks held off the Saints 23-15 in their NFC Divisional Round game at CenturyLink Field. Russell Wilson was 9-of-18 with 103 yards for Seattle, which will host San Francisco or Carolina in the NFC Championship Game next weekend. The Seahawks jumped out to a 16-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Drew Brees threw for 309 yards and a late touchdown to Marques Colston, who ended with 11 catches and 144 yards in the loss.

Game Times Sunday
49ers/Panthers 12:05
Chargers/Broncos 3:40

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 16 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 5 days ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

1 day 20 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.