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

3 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 3 days ago

It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

18 hours 2 min ago

Boys Basketball...
The Union Tournament resumes with a pair of consolation semifinal games.
Hillsboro vs. Northwest at 5:30
Union vs. St. Clair at 7:00-Live on KLPW-AM 1220.