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Tennis: East has high hopes

Lakota East High School girls tennis coach Karen Barnes has high hopes heading into the fall.After finishing third in the Greater Miami Conference and fourth in the final city coaches poll, the Thunderhawks return six players to the lineup.“The 2014 season appears to be a promising year if we can ...

Girls golf: Comets have high hopes

Potential is the word for the Mason High School girls golf team.Following back-to-back appearances at the state tournament, the Comets hit the links without half of their lineup from last year.“I am not really sure what we are going to look like,” coach Karen Binzel said. “We lost three very ...

West alumni event to honor late volleyball player

The Lakota West High School girls soccer team will get a glimpse of its past this weekend and celebrate the program’s rich tradition with several former players – all while honoring a lost peer.The Firebirds, who are 201-98-43 in 17 seasons, will host their second alumni event 7 p.m. Saturday ...

Red Sox starter Joe Kelly pitches against the Reds on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reds lose to Red Sox on late blast by Cespedes

Nearly every day Reds manger Bryan Price answers a question or two about one or both of his ailing stars: Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto. Brandon Phillips is hitting pain free and getting closer and closer to a return, or at least a rehab appearance. The word on Votto, however, ...

Cincinnati Bengals wide receivers A.J. Green (18), Mohamed Sanu (12) and Marvin Jones (82) participate in Official Team Activities Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Options rippling through receiving corps following Jones injury

While most football injuries result in a simple replacement plan where one man fills in for another, there is a much larger ripple-and-rearrange effect when a wide receiver goes down due to the number who see action, and where. Cincinnati Bengals receivers Mohamed Sanu, Dane Sanzenbacher, Brandon Tate, Cobi Hamilton, ...

Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones (82) catches his third of four four touchdowns in front of Jets safety Dawan Landry (26) during Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Bengals WR out with broken foot

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during Saturday’s practice and will miss several weeks. Head coach Marvin Lewis broke the news while talking to the West Carrollton football team prior to Monday’s practice at West Carrollton High School. Jones had just returned ...

Brother can you spare a handshake: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and  quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants shake hands in 2013.

Peyton, Eli Manning rapping again in 'Fantasy Football Fantasy' video

The quarterbacking brothers returned to the small screen with their annual rapvertisement. Peyton and Eli Manning returned to the hip hop world for their annual DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket advertisement this week. They did another rap video that's sure to be the toast of middle aged folks with satellite dishes everywhere. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMor6dL0LfI This ...

The Countryside YMCA swim team won nine of the 22 events and set three national records at the 2014 National YMCA Long Course Swimming Championships.

Countryside YMCA wins national championship

Countryside YMCA swim coach Brad Isham had a mixture of excitement and nerves as the 2014 National YMCA Long Course Swimming Championships ran through their final day.Countryside was on the cusp of winning their first combined national championship since 1992, and Isham was on constant math patrol with each race.“It ...

FILE - In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson dribbles past the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif. A federal judge ruled that the NCAA can't stop players from selling the rights to their names, images and likenesses, striking down NCAA regulations that prohibit them from getting anything other than scholarships and the cost of attendance at schools. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken in Oakland, Calif., ruled in favor Friday, Aug. 8, of former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon and 19 others in a lawsuit that challenged the NCAA's regulation of college athletics on antitrust grounds. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

NCAA loses antitrust suit, players might get paid

Friday, a federal judge made a monumental ruling claiming the NCAA violated antitrust law by not allowing major college football and men's basketball athletes to get paid for the use of their name, image or likeness. In the 99-page ruling, Judge Claudia Wilken determined the "justifications that the NCAA offers do not justify this restraint and ...

East, West freshmen place at AAU nationals

All those miles in the summer are paying off for Emma Cunningham.Cunningham, who will be a freshman at Lakota West, estimates she has logged over 200 miles during the summer in preparation for her first year of high school cross country.At the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa., Cunningham ...

The mailbox at the home that reportedly belongs to Serbu

Browns fan charged with disorderly conduct for urinating on Art Modell's grave

A Franklin man faces a misdemeanor charge in Baltimore, alleging he urinated on the grave of Art Modell, one-time owner of the Cleveland Browns. Paul S. Serbu, 61, has been issued a summons to appear in court in Baltimore County, Maryland, on a charge of disorderly conduct in a cemetery. ...

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Reds unveil 2015 All Star Game logo

Staff Report The Cincinnati Reds, Major League Baseball and local officials from the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Wednesday unveiled the logo for the 2015 All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park. The 86th All-Star Game game is July 14, 2015 at GABP. The Reds last hosted the ...

The football believed to be used in Georgia Tech’s historic 222-0 rout of Cumberland in 1916 will go up for bidding on the auction house website through Aug. 23. The ball belongs to the LA84 Foundation, a non-profit that funds youth sports in southern California and studies the role of sports in society. The foundation inherited the ball as part of a vast collection of artifacts from a sports museum opened in the 1930s the Helms Athletic Foundation by a man named Bill Schroeder. (Photo courtsey of SCP Auctions)

Game ball from 200+ point blowout is up for auction

Earlier this year in a southern California storage facility, an aged leather football was pulled out of a box and handed to auction-house officials. Handling the dimpled leather, they immediately recognized the ball’s inscription and its significance. “GA. TECH. 222 CUMBERLAND U 0.” “I don’t know if ‘shivers up my ...

Hank Aaron laughs during a pregame ceremony to recognize the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run before the season opener at Turner Field in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Notice to home burglars: Don’t mess with Hank Aaron

A Georgia defendant received a rare 50-year sentence Monday for burglarizing a home. The home? Atlanta hero and baseball great Hank Aaron’s. Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua sentenced 24-year-old Isiah Slaton to eight years to serve in prison and 42 years on probation for stealing, among other objects, Aaron’s baseball ...

East girls soccer hosting first alumni game

Lakota East High School girls soccer assistant coaches Lorrin Patrick and Emily Miller were looking for a way to tie the present of Thunderhawk soccer to the past.And, while they were finding a way to connect the two, they decided it should be more than just a friendly get-together game.“Emily ...

Ismail runner-up at women’s met

It had been awhile since recent Kings High School graduate Amina Ismail had played in the Thomas Thomas E. Price Metropolitan tennis tournament.And her last experience — following her freshman year at Kings — was one she would rather forget.So when Ismail saw the second-seed beside her name in the ...

pjl050808xavier1 … Kings grad and Xavier grad Doug Matthews won the Cincinnati Met tennis tournament recently. FILE PHOTO

Kings grad wins Cincy Met tennis title

It’s been quite a year of tennis so far for Doug Matthews.The 2005 Kings High School graduate was inducted into the high school hall of fame after an outstanding career on the courts for the Knights.Recently, Matthews won his title in the Thomas E. Price Metropolitan tennis tournament, defended his ...

West pitcher commits to Evansville

When Austin Allinger first picked up a baseball, he started dreaming of some day playing Division I college ball.Those dreams have become reality.The Lakota West pitcher and infielder committed to Evansville, picking the Purple Aces over Ohio State, Indiana, Kentucky and Miami.“The goal was to play D-I baseball, and I ...

Ravens RB Ray Rice was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at an Atlantic City casino. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

ESPN suspends host under fire for domestic abuse comments

UPDATE:  ESPN has released a statement announcing that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on their network this week. He is scheduled to return next Wednesday, according to the statement.  The original story appears below. There's been no shortage of media commentary after a shocking video of Baltimore Ravens running back ...

Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning drops back with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

WATCH: Peyton Manning dances to 'Rocky Top' in viral video

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning showed off some killer dance moves Monday at training camp – and, thankfully, his fancy footwork was caught on video. >> Read more trending stories According to KUSA, the Broncos were doing their warmup stretches when Tennessee Vols fight song "Rocky Top" began to play. ...

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