Sharks Slash Blues

Brent Burns scored a pair of goals during a four-score first period as the Sharks sank the Blues 6-3 from the SAP Center. Burns finished with his first career hat trick after a power-play tally in the third period. Joe Thornton, Tommy Wingels and Tomas Hertl also lit the lamp for San Jose, which has won four straight. Antti Niemi made 21 saves in net for the victors. Davis Backes and Jaden Schwartz got the Blues within one midway through the third period. Ian Cole also scored for St. Louis, which saw its five-game win streak come to an end. Brian Elliott was lifted after the first frame, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots the rest of the way.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 18 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Softball Player Megan Micke. The Junior Shortstop had a terrific start to the season helping the Jays to a second place finish in the Union Tournament Saturday. In three games, Megan had 11 plate appearances, eight official at-bats, four hits, including a double, an rbi, a stolen base with six runs scored, three walks and two strike outs.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 weeks 3 days ago

I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.

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SPORTS CORNER

6 hours 4 min ago

Today is NFL cut-down day, as all 32 teams had a 4 p.m. ET deadline to trim
rosters to the 53-man limit. The big story of the day was the St. Louis Rams
deciding to waive rookie defensive end Michael Sam, who became the NFL's first
openly gay draft pick last May. Sam impressed with three Sacks in the
preseason, but fellow rookie Ethan Westbrooks beat him out for the final spot