Saint Louis Falls In Poll

Despite winning its only game last week Saint Louis fell from number-20 to number-21 in the "USA Today" Top 25 poll. The Billikens improved to 18-and-2 overall and 5-and-0 in the Atlantic 10 with their victory over Duquesne last Wednesday. They return to action tomorrow night hosting Richmond.

Unbeaten Arizona is atop the "USA Today" top-25 college basketball poll for the eighth straight week. The 20-and-0 Wildcats received 31-of-32 first-place votes. Syracuse remains number-two for the seventh straight week at 19-and-0. The Orange got the other first-place vote. Wichita State is third, followed by Florida and San Diego State. Michigan State, Louisville, Kansas, Villanova and Oklahoma State round out the top-10. Baylor fell out of this week's poll.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

21 hours 45 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.