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

9 hours 32 min 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

2 weeks 6 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 1 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.