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

4 days 20 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

20 hours 33 min ago

After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against Pittsburgh. Carlos Martinez puts his 13-and-6 mark up against 7-and-7 J.A. Happ in the opener of the three-game series, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will host the Cubs for three games starting Monday.