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Police: Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself in hand

Former baseball star Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the left hand Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.  Canseco – who played for the Oakland A's, Texas Rangers and several other Major League Baseball teams – was cleaning his gun in the kitchen of his Las Vegas home when the weapon ...

Bizzarro leads Mason past Oak Hills

It was only fitting that Mason High School junior Toni Bizzarro was the last player to walk to the line during penalty kicks Tuesday night at Kings High School.Bizzarro, who had turned in a Tim Howard-ish performance in the goal, got the chance to turn the tables on the Oak ...

Own goal the difference as Badin advances

Malia Berkely looked up field, saw teammates heading toward the goal and sent the ball high in their direction.“I normally look to find a player running in and we had a bunch that time,” Badin’s junior midfielder said. “So it didn’t matter where I played it at, somebody was going ...

Monroe’s Charly Jackson (bottom) collides with Tippecanoe’s Lauren Lester. Tippecanoe defeated Monroe 1-0 in a girls high school soccer Division II regional semifinal at Wright State University on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Time runs out on Monroe

Bri Mays received the best birthday gift she had never dreamed possible on Tuesday.“I always thought that my soccer season wouldn’t go into my birthday and it did,” said Mays, one of just four seniors who played key roles in Monroe’s magical girls soccer season.But there would be no celebration ...

OHSAA releases weekly computer rankings

Staff ReportSeveral area teams are in line to make the Ohio High School Athletic Association state football playoffs based on this week’s computer rankings released Tuesday afternoon.The top 16 teams from both regions in Division I will qualify for the playoffs; the top eight teams in each of the other ...

WATCH: Autistic high school football player scores team's final touchdown of season

It was a touching moment on a high school football field near Pittsburgh when a player with autism helped end the season on a high note. Valley High School junior Zach Clarke scored his first-ever touchdown, thanks in part to players from both sides of the field. “I just ran ...

"All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness," Aaron Lewis posted on his Facebook account after getting the words wrong to the National Anthem.

Singer Aaron Lewis apologizes for National Anthem flub

Before Sunday night’s World Series game, rocker-turned-country star, Aaron Lewis, performed the national anthem at AT&T Park in San Francisco. It didn’t go very well. According to the Associated Press, Lewis made a crucial flub after the line “what so proudly we hailed.” “After starting with ‘O say can you see by ...

Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras dies in car crash

Sad news out of professional baseball. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend have died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, his home country. Taveras was 22. Details are still scarce, but USA Today reports that Dominican officials say Taveras and his girlfriend were involved in a crash while traveling to his hometown near ...

Mason, Lebanon volelyball to face off in districts

Three years ago, Mason High School volleyball coach Tiann Myer knew things were going to be tough.Myer had a young squad, but opted not to drop the Girls Greater Catholic League schools or Lebanon from the schedule.“We knew we were going to take some lickings for two years,” Myer said. ...

Mason senior 11th at state golf

Mason senior Scott Purvis his high school golf career in style.Purvis was second in the Greater Miami Conference by one stroke, earned medalist honors at sectional and finished second overall at the district tournament to advance to his second state meet.After battling the cold, wind and rain, Purvis turned in ...

Firebirds rally to reach districts

The old adage is, “To be the best, you have to play the best.”Lakota West High School volleyball coach Tracey Kornau not only played the best, she stockpiled the end of the season with the best.The end result, the Firebirds were just 3-6 in their last nine games heading into ...

NFL player kicks 2-year-old son out of house for liking players on different team

After becoming a restricted free agent last offseason, NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins signed with the Cleveland Browns after his previous team, the Cincinnati Bengals, opted not to match the Browns' offer. It looked as though Hawkins wanted to go to Cleveland more than stay in Cincinnati, and this story ...

Better than a win: Woman goes into labor at World Series

"Hopefully she stays in there long enough for us to enjoy the game," Stephanie Hetherington thought of her then-unborn child before she entered Kauffman Stadium to watch the first game of the World Series. But her daughter Ali had other ideas, according to KCTV. Stephanie went into labor right before ...

Coach: Comets won’t overlook Big Blue

Brian Castner knows teams are capable of looking past the opponent immediately in front of them to a seemingly more imposing foe down the road, but he doesn’t believe the problem is as prevalent as thought by others.He certainly doesn’t think his Mason football team will fall victim Friday at ...

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Hall of Famer George Brett stands on the field during batting practice before Game Two of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

George Brett makes cameo as firefighters help frantic woman retrieve World Series tickets

A Kansas woman’s desperate attempts to retrieve her World Series tickets from a house fire nearly resulted in her arrest. But the story got weirder when Hall-of-Famer George Brett randomly showed up on the scene. Christine Maurer, of Mission Hills, called the fire department Tuesday morning after smelling smoke in ...

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 05:  Devon Still #75 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: Still jersey sales raise $1.25M

Sales of Devon Still’s No. 75 jersey have raised more than $1.25 million for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in support of pediatric cancer research, WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported. The Bengals have been selling the defensive tackle’s jerseys since 4-year-old daughter Leah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a bone marrow cancer, this summer. ...

Will Michael Sam ever play on Sundays?

Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys became the second team to cut defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams picked up the former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the seventh round of the NFL draft, but they released him in August. The Cowboys then gave ...

Dwyane Wade meets, plays with one of his oldest fans

For her 90th birthday, Illuminada Magtoto, better known as Grandma Nelly, had a very specific wish:  She wanted to play basketball with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. She even recorded a home video to prove her point, showing her making a basket on her backyard basketball hoop. Grandma Nelly got ...

4-year-old boy gets own superhero theme song to support cancer fight

A 4-year-old Michigan boy with an inoperable brain tumor now has his own superhero theme song thanks to friends and supporters. Chad Carr, who is the grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was diagnosed with the tumor in September. Social media support since then has been ...

Social-media reaction: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Olympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. http://twitter.com/AP/status/524480760473214976 >> Read more trending stories Legal experts said Pistorius could be released after 10 months in prison and serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. ...

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