Suspensions Handed Down

After weeks of speculation, Major League Baseball has handed down suspensions
to the Biogenesis-linked players. Of the 13 individuals disciplined, Yankees
third baseman Alex Rodriguez was the only one to appeal, meaning he'll be
expected to make his season debut when New York opens a three-game set against
the White Sox in Chicago Monday night. Rodriguez, the highest-profile player connected to the now-closed anti-aging clinic in Florida accused of supplying
performance-enhancing substances, had the harshest penalty levied against him
in the form of a suspension through the end of the 2014 season. By appealing
under the MLB drug policy, the 38-year-old Yankees star is eligible to play
until such an appeal is heard by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz in the next three
weeks. Rodriguez, who previously admitted to using steroids during a two-year period from 2001-03 while with the Texas Rangers, has yet to play in the
majors this year as he recovered from offseason hip surgery and more recently,
a quad injury. Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny
Peralta, San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and pitcher Fautino De Los
Santos, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and outfielder Fernando Martinez,
Philadelphia Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Seattle Mariners catcher
Jesus Montero, Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, New York Mets utility
man Jordany Valdespin and outfielder Cesar Puello and free-agent pitcher
Jordan Norberto each accepted 50-game bans as part of MLB's drug
investigation.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 8 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Senior Pitcher Janna Ruether. Her record is 6-4 with a 4.35 era. Janna has registered 40 strike outs with 33 walks in 37 innings pitched this seaon. As a hitter, Janna is batting .308 with 10 rbi with one double and one triple. Janna has played a major role in Union's run to the Four Rivers Conference Championship this year.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Early Tuesday morning, U.S. fighter jets, armed Predator and Reaper drones, and Navy ships launched airstrike attacks against ISIS, deep within Syria. While it is ironic that it was about a year ago at this time that President Obama was seriously considering strikes against Syrian leader Bashir al-Assad, sometimes threats emerge even greater than the last.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

STRIKING ISIS IN SYRIA - 09/23/2014 - 6:00am
IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm

SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 31 min ago

Soccer...
Sullivan at North County
Washington at Union

Softball...
Washington at Holt
New Haven at Wellsville
De Soto at Pacific
Sullivan at Affton

Volleyball...
Pacific hosts Hillsboro