Rams lose composure in 30-15 loss to Panthers

Before the St. Louis Rams lost their starting quarterback and the game, they lost something that drives coaches crazy: Their poise. And that has Jeff Fisher concerned. The Rams were flagged five times for personal fouls — two of those on offensive lineman Harvey Dahl — and defensive end Chris Long was ejected for throwing a punch in a 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. After the game Fisher lectured his players "Don't hurt the football team." But they did time and time again. "I was just frustrated. It was a frustrating situation," said Long, who was ejected in the third quarter. "We weren't playing to our potential at the time and there was a big scuffle in there. I just got caught and probably lost my cool the most. I apologize for that. That was wrong and I need to be more composed."

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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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.