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

1 day 20 hours ago

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

2 weeks 18 hours ago

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO HEAR OFF THE CUFF: ON DEMAND.

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

21 hours 8 min ago

Kolten Wong's grand slam powered the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Reds in St. Louis. Lance Lynn fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-5. Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect ninth to nail down his 31st save. St. Louis has won eight of 10.