Rams Fall Short Against Falcons

The Rams fell behind 21-0 in the second quarter and lost 31-24 to the Falcons in Atlanta. Julio Jones had 11 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown for Atlanta. Sam Bradford threw for 352 yards, three touchdowns and an interception as the Rams dropped to 1-and-1. Tavon Austin had two TD catches in defeat. The Rams next game is Sunday at Dallas.

The Rams faced former running back Steven Jackson for the first time yesterday. He had just three carries for a net zero yards, but did have an eight-yard touchdown reception. Jackson left the game with a thigh injury and did not return. The Rams' all-time rushing leader signed with the Falcons as a free agent after nine seasons with St. Louis.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 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 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 16 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.