Rams Take Linemen In First Round

The Rams stayed put at number two and 13 in the first round of the NFL Draft. St. Louis took Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson second overall and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 13. Rounds Two and Three are tonight, and Rounds Four through Seven are tomorrow. The Rams have 10 more picks.

The Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney first overall in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night from New York City. The Rams used the first of two picks on Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson. St. Louis also took Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald at 13. UCF quarterback Blake Bortles was the first QB off the board at number three to the Jaguars. The Browns made the first of three first-round trades at four, opting to trade back to number nine with the Bills.

Buffalo drafted wideout Sammy Watkins from Clemson. Cleveland then moved up one spot to number eight to take Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert. Cleveland later traded their 26th overall choice to get to number-22 and take the second quarterback, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. The last pick of the first round, held by the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, was shipped to the Vikings, who jumped up from number 40 to draft Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater. Rounds Two and Three continue Friday night with the final four rounds on Saturday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 23 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Sullivan Senior Baseball Player Matt Foster. Matt pitched a no hitter against Union in a game at GCS Ballpark in Illinois Friday night. He struck out 13 batters and walked four while throwing 111 pitches. He also had one hit in the game. Matt is also very good with the bat. His .520 average and 14 runs batted in leads the team.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 19 hours ago

Early Thursday morning, I received news that vandals had broken in to St. Francis Borgia Grade School in Washington, causing extensive damage to several classrooms and offices. School was closed for the day as the Washington Police Department went about their business of securing what had changed from a school community to a crime scene overnight.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 5 hours ago

Floyd Mayweather Jr., the 38-year-old with the baby face and the unblemished professional boxing record, beat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night with a unanimous decision in what was considered the highest-grossing bout in history.