U.S. Advances To Knockout Stage Despite Loss To Germany

The U.S. is moving on to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite a 1-nil loss to Germany in its final match of group play. The Americans finished second in Group G but advance on goal differential. Thomas Muller scored the lone goal of the match in the 55th minute for the Germans, who win Group G with seven points. The U.S. and Portugal tied for second with four points each after Portugal beat Ghana 2-1. The Americans advance with a three-match goal differential of zero, while Portugal was minus-three in its three matches. The U.S. hopes to have striker Jozy Altidore back for the Round of 16. He's missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury. Team USA will take on Group H winner Belgium Tuesday at 3:00 pm.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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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

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SPORTS CORNER

7 hours 31 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.