Rams Battle Browns Saturday

The Rams continue to prep for Saturday's preseason game against the Browns in Cleveland. Browns head coach Mike Pettine announced veteran Brian Hoyer will be his starting quarterback to open the regular season, getting the nod over rookie Johnny Manziel.

Rams offensive tackle Roger Saffold is hoping to see the field this weekend against the Browns. He's been recovering from a stinger in his left shoulder and has yet to appear in a preseason game. Saffold says he's good to go, but the coaching staff is being cautious with his health.

The Rams are the NFL's least valuable franchise. In its annual list, Forbes rates the Rams' worth at 930-million-dollars, the lowest of any NFL franchise. The Dallas Cowboys are number-one at 3.2-billion, followed by the Patriots at 2.6-billion. The average NFL team is worth 1.43-billion.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 12 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

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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.

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SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 6 min ago

Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.