Westbrook to DL

The St. Louis Cardinals, in the middle of a tight National League Central race, have placed pitcher Jake Westbrook on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Westbrook started Wednesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers and gave up
five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander
is 7-8 with a 4.49 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) this season. To take Westbrook's spot on the roster, the Cardinals recalled right-hander Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis. Martinez made his first start in the big leagues on Aug. 8 against the Dodgers, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 6.19 ERA in 11 games for the Cardinals this year.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

4 days 9 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 2 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

11 hours 1 min ago

Ben Stephens pitched into the ninth inning leading Warrenton to a 5-0 win over Washington at Ronsick Field. Stephens struck out 10 and walked three before leaving the game. Washington loaded the bases in the ninth, but the game was called when heavy rain and lightning moved in. Warrenton scored single runs in the first, sixth, and seventh and added two insurance runs in the ninth.