Wild Wild Cards

The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints are moving on after the first day of the NFL playoffs. The Colts completed the second-biggest comeback in postseason history, rallying from 28 down to edge the Kansas City Chiefs at home, 45-44. Indianapolis fell down 38-10 early in the third quarter before going on its run. The Colts will face the Patriots or Broncos next week. The Saints used a Shayne Graham field goal as time expired to clip the Philadelphia Eagles on the road, 26-24. The win is the first on the road in the postseason in New Orleans history. The Saints travel to face the Seahawks next week. The two games mark the first time in NFL postseason history that a pair of contests were decided by a combined two points or fewer on the same day.

Wild Card Weekend wraps up on Sunday with two more games. The early contest features the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium. If the third-seeded Bengals hold serve, they would travel next week to play the Patriots while the Colts meet the Broncos. If San Diego pulls the upset, the Bolts meet Denver on the road while Indianapolis travels to New England. The NFC matchup features the San Francisco 49ers traveling to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to clash with the Green Bay Packers. Temperatures are expected to be in the negative digits during the game. The winner of the contest heads to Carolina next weekend to face the Panthers.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 3 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

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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

1 day 6 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.