World Cup Soccer

American striker Jozy Altidore, as expected, will miss Sunday's World Cup
match against Portugal because of a left hamstring strain. Altidore was hurt
during the first half of the opener against Ghana on Monday and had to be
carried off the field on a stretcher. The severity of the injury was not
disclosed by U.S. Soccer and there was no determination if Altidore would be
able to return for the final round-robin match against Germany on June 26.

Thursday's World Cup slate opened with Colombia beating Ivory Coast 2-1 to
move atop Group C and continued with Uruguay edging England 2-1 in a match
between Group D teams desperate for a win. England fell to Italy in its first
match and Uruguay lost to Costa Rica in a shocker, leaving both teams
vulnerable in the group. Star striker Luis Suarez returned for Uruguay less
than a month after having knee surgery and scored twice, and Wayne Rooney had
the England goal, his first at a World Cup. Greece and Japan played to a
scoreless draw in the final match of the day.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Garrett Leimkuehler, Sophomore Quarterback for the Hermann Bearcats. Garrett has completed 58% of his passes, 22 of 38 for 441 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also carried the ball 36 times for 371 yards for 13 touchdowns and he is averaging more than 10 yards per carry.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

On Saturday, September 6, our family lost a dear friend to a car accident. Listeners know her as Lexi the Impulse Puppy. It surprised us a bit just how much the loss struck us--a tribute to just how much that dog loved us--and just how much we loved that dog. Dogs are not the same as people, but they certainly tap into the very best of us.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

IN REMEMBRANCE OF LEXI JONES - 09/08/2014 - 11:32am
COMMUNITY MUST HEAL: A CHALLENGE - 08/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Senior Games Embrace Life! - 06/23/2014 - 11:23am

SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 6 min ago

The Cowboys erased an early 21-point deficit then held on late for a 34-31 win over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. DeMarco Murray ran for 100 yards and a touchdown while Tony Romo threw for 217 yards with two scores and an interception. Dez Bryant finished with six catches for 89 yards and a TD while Bruce Carter intercepted a pass and returned it 25 yards for a score as Dallas improved to 2-and-1.