Wright Powers USA Past Puerto Rico

David Wright drove in five runs to power Team USA to a 7-1 win over Puerto Rico in their first game of their second round World Baseball Classic pool in Miami. Wright had an RBI fielder's choice in the third and an RBI single in the fifth, followed by a three-run double in the eighth. Joe Mauer and Adam Jones also drove in runs while Gio Gonzalez turned in a stellar outing on the mound. Gonzalez tossed five innings of three-hit ball while striking out five for the Americans. Team USA earns a day off with the victory and will meet the Dominican Republic on Thursday. Puerto Rico goes into the loser's bracket and will play an elimination game against Italy on Wednesday.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 13 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 11 hours 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

2 days 18 min ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas