No Bengals kneel for national anthem, many players, coaches lock arms

Unlike many players across the NFL, no Cincinnati Bengals kneeled during the national anthem today in Green Bay. Instead, many players and coaches stood with their arms locked. The team released a statement shortly after kick off: “Football and politics don’t mix easily. Fans come to NFL games to watch great competition on the playing field and that’s where our focus should be.&rdquo...


Most Browns players kneel, stand arm-to-arm during anthem

Most Browns players kneel, stand arm-to-arm during anthem

Most members of the Cleveland Browns either took a knee or stood arm-and-arm with fellow players and staff during the playing of the national anthem before the start of Sunday’s game. The silent protest happened at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, a continuation of a string of protests that seem to have been only strengthened after criticism this weekend from President Donald Trump. Browns...
Ohio considers ban on abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed

Ohio considers ban on abortions when Down syndrome diagnosed

Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from central Ohio always knew she’d never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test. Her hope was to help doctors guide her to a healthy outcome. What she got was a positive result for Down syndrome — and...
Homeless man removed from Park Layne park after complaints

Homeless man removed from Park Layne park after complaints

A homeless man has been removed from a Bethel Twp. park after several complaints were made against him. The man was spotted in the Raynor Park over the weekend Bethel Twp. Trustee Nancy Brown said. “He had lived in the park some last year but in a tent in a wooded area, where it wasn’t so obvious. This time, someone must have moved him there because he had a recliner and a shopping cart...
Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

Phone carrier to launch service that keeps drivers from texting

A new service debuts Monday that aims squarely at the problem of distracted driving. Ready Mobile, a mobile phone provider, will offer a wireless plan called “Groove.” Groove pauses text messaging (SMS), data and other phone distractions before they reach a driver’s phone. The idea is that phone calls go through, but not texts, emails or social media posts or updates. The device...
Fall-like weather returns later this week

Fall-like weather returns later this week

We can expect a warm week this week, according to StormCenter7 meteorologist Brett Collar.  Sunny skies and heat are expected through midweek, but a chance of rain is possible in the second half of Wednesday.  Summer-like through Tuesday Slight chance for rain Wednesday Cooler and more fall-like Thursday Tonight: Clear skies are expected overnight tonight. Temperatures will drop into...
Springfield Guard unit providing communications after hurricanes

Springfield Guard unit providing communications after hurricanes

A group of airmen from Springfield have spent much of this month on the island of St. Thomas, stabilizing communications as rescuers and government agencies respond to damage caused by two hurricanes. In all, six airmen from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron were deployed on Sept. 7 to the U.S. Virgin islands, which have been lashed first by Hurricane Irma and more recently, Hurricane Maria...
Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Amanda Dillon School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Tennis Claim to fame/honors: Student of the Week 2017, First Place Clark County Tournament 2017, First Place Coaches Cup 2017, Super Honor Roll 12 times, Award of Excellence three times, First Place Silver Bracket GWOC 2016, Second Place Schroeder Tournament (2015/2016), Second Place Clark County Tournament 2016, OHSAA Honorable...
Student of the Week Springfield High School

Student of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Emily Hasecke School: Springfield High School Grade: 11 Age: 16 Extra-curricular: Tennis, Mock Trial, Violin, Springfield Youth Symphony Claim to fame/honors: Playing the violin Words you live by: “Everything happens for a reason.” Toughest challenge: Worrying about unimportant things Biggest influence: My aunt Kate School-day rituals: Coffee, Netflix, resting What’s on your...
Collaborative class leads to 3,000 meals for Springfield food bank

Collaborative class leads to 3,000 meals for Springfield food bank

A collaborative class at South Vienna Middle School is inspiring students to give back to the community. The class allows eighth-grade students to learn social studies and English at the same time and prompted students to collect and prepare over 3,000 meals for a food bank in Springfield. “The point of the project was to do something different and unique instead of just the average poster board...
Clark County seeking ideas for bicentennial celebration

Clark County seeking ideas for bicentennial celebration

Clark County will begin celebrating its 200th birthday next April — and its asking for suggestions on how it should party. The Clark County Bicentennial Committee is seeking suggestions for possible events to be held as part of its celebration next year. “At this point, we’re open to whatever anyone wants to do,” said committee chair and former Clark County commissioner John...
Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Clark County, Springfield continue land use plan update process

Several communities, shopping corridors and recreational areas in Clark County are being considered as locations for opportunities for future development or preservation as part of a long-term strategic planning effort. Connect Clark County — a local group working to update the county’s land use plan — held three meetings this week to allow residents to provide more input into the...
Northeastern Local set to host school forum Tuesday

Northeastern Local set to host school forum Tuesday

Northeastern Local Schools will host a forum on Tuesday to answer questions voters might have about the November bond issue. The forum is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and will take place at Rolling Hills Elementary School, 2613 Moorefield Road. “We would encourage our community to come out and learn more,” Superintendent John Kronour said. “We have had good participation so far.&rdquo...
Sunny, hot conditions continue into Sunday

Sunny, hot conditions continue into Sunday

Clear skies are expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It once again will be mild, with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s. Summer-like heat continues Rain chances return later Wednesday Fall weather for second half of week Sunday: Sunshine will continue, as will the heat. Highs again will be in the upper 80s. Monday: Mostly sunny skies are on...
Cedarville University 5k walk for opioid awareness

Cedarville University 5k walk for opioid awareness

Cedarville University pharmacy students are teaming with local nonprofit The Jeremiah Tree to host its annual 5k BridgeWalk. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 23, at Xenia Station.  Cedarville students will be holding an educational session on the danger of opioid addiction. "The purpose for the walk is twofold," said Marlene Labig, president of  The Jeremiah Tree board of directors...
High School Football: Wildcats’ ‘Big back’ Smoot wears down Lebanon

High School Football: Wildcats’ ‘Big back’ Smoot wears down Lebanon

During an up-and-down first half against Lebanon on Friday night there was a constant for the Springfield football team: Tavion Smoot. Smoot is a 5-foot-11, 240-pound sophomore running back who gets stronger as the game progresses and makes defenses weaker. When the Wildcats needed a first-half drive to tie the score he made punishing runs. When it was time to take control in the third quarter he...
High School Football: Lemen, Jenkins power Kenton Ridge past Graham

High School Football: Lemen, Jenkins power Kenton Ridge past Graham

When designed quarterback runs failed, the Kenton Ridge High School football team let Dylan Lemen improvise. The sophomore quarterback scored two touchdowns on runs of 7 and 29 yards and threw for another score as the Cougars pulled away in the second half to beat host Graham 42-14 at Dallas Stadium on Friday night. »RELATED: Week 5 Scoreboard »RELATED: Smoot, Taylor lead Springfield »...
High School Football: Northwestern rallies in fourth to beat Shawnee

High School Football: Northwestern rallies in fourth to beat Shawnee

The Northwestern Warriors gathered around first-year coach Shane Carter after the game to hear him speak. Fans watched the scene from above and behind Carter. "Seniors, we had a goal, right?" Carter said. "We said we could win the conference, right? What's going to stop us?" All Northwestern's goals are within reach after a 7-6 victory Friday against visiting Shawnee. A 2-yard...
Family of Springfield woman found in crashed car looks for answers

Family of Springfield woman found in crashed car looks for answers

The family of a Springfield woman found dead in a crashed car last week says they have a lot of questions about what caused her death. Chelsea Marie Dowler, 27, was found in a 1993 Dodge Dakota on Sept. 14. The car left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest in Delaware County’s Kingston Twp. north of Columbus, according to the Delaware Post of the State Highway Patrol, but it&rsquo...
Addicts, family members share stories at Springfield recovery banquet

Addicts, family members share stories at Springfield recovery banquet

In March of 2016, Cole Sowards walked into McKinley Hall, a local treatment facility, for the sixth time. MORE: More prevention needed to curb opioid epidemic in Springfield The 29-year-old Springfield resident had been to treatment eight times previously, but it never stuck. Today, he’s been clean for 18 months. “I’ve never lived this good a day in my life,” Sowards said....
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...
READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

READ TO BELIEVE: Clark County chicken coop chase

U.S. Marshals and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department were serving a warrant at a western Clark County farmhouse Friday morning when a suspect decided to make his arrest difficult.  Jamie Back, who was wanted for six counts of breaking and entering, immediately fled his residence when he spotted the authorities, according to the U.S. Marshal’s office.  Back then led both departments...
CultureFest brings the world to Springfield

CultureFest brings the world to Springfield

This Saturday, you can go around the world in a day without leaving Springfield. CultureFest brings the world to you with multiple cultures sharing their unique customs, food and traditions with the community in one place. The 21st CultureFest will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Springfield City Hall Plaza. Admission is free. Each year’s event adopts a slogan, and 2017’s is...
New, old traditions combine at South Charleston Heritage Days Festival

New, old traditions combine at South Charleston Heritage Days Festival

New and old-fashioned don’t seem like compatible terms. But Josh Murray believes they are. A year ago, the South Charleston Heritage Days Festival set out to reinvent itself by adding music and other touches while retaining the old-fashioned feel that originally attracted crowds. The blend of the best of new and old will continue Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 downtown. Admission is...
OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

OHTF 1 members help with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts

Several Ohio Task Force 1 members are assisting with rescue efforts throughout the Carribean as Hurricane Maria continues to batter the region. Battalion Chief Jack Reall from Columbus has been assisting the “Red” Incident Support Team in Puerto Rico for five days and he is assigned as a deputy operations section chief, according to a spokesman “OH-TF1’s continuing efforts...
‘Sing-a-long-a Grease’ is the word at this Springfield event

‘Sing-a-long-a Grease’ is the word at this Springfield event

“Grease” is the word, and if you’ve enjoyed the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John blockbuster musical in the past, chances are you know a lot of the words. If you’ve belted out “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Lovin’” or “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” at home or in the car, join in for “Sing-a-long-a Grease,&rdquo...
OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cadet is facing charges after he was accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while he was wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform. Gregory Payne, 22, of Cincinnati was accused of robbing a woman of her cell phone in the area of the 6900 block of Cedar Alley in Cincinnati on Sept. 10. “[Gregory Payne] While wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform stopped...
Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

A Springfield man accused of breaking into homes within the last year was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday. Jeffery Jenkins, 38, took a plea deal earlier this month and pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins told the court on Friday before he was sentenced that he was sorry. “I’m ashamed,” he said. READ: Two arrested in connection...
College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

Defenses often rejoice in shutouts. It’s not easy to keep a team off the scoreboard, even if you’re a big favorite. Wittenberg Tigers linebacker Jack Kayser has bigger goals, however. Of the 34-0 victory against Oberlin last week at Edwards-Maurer Field, he said, “It was nice, but it didn’t feel like a shutout.” The Yeomen gained 300 yards of total offense. Wittenberg...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Charles M. McQuistion, 35, of Upper Sandusky, marked lanes, dismissed. Joshua H. Valle, 28, of 300 Roosevelt Dr., assault, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, pay fine and costs by Nov. 1, fined $250. Charlie E. Morgan Sr., 62, of 235 E. Northern Ave., disorderly conduct, guilty, fine and cost due by Nov. 19, fined $30. CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Gerald...
Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

The body of 71-year-old Charles Romine of Dayton was found Wednesday, two days after he called 911 for help after he got lost. Charles Romine called 911 at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday Call log closed after crews could not find Romine and he didn’t answer dispatchers’ calls Romine’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Wolf Creek On Monday afternoon, 71-year-old Charles Romine was...
Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

A Cleveland area native who was believed to be the only Pearl Harbor survivor to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York was expected to be laid to rest Sunday in this hometown. John Seelie died at age 94 last month and was also believed to be the last eyewitness to see the Japanese attack on Wheeler Army Air Field near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

A 23-year-old Bellefontaine man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County Friday morning.  State troopers and medics responded to Ohio 292 in Perry Twp., Logan County around 7:25 a.m. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash.  An initial investigation found a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Ethan P. Zack, 23, of Bellefontaine, was traveling north on Ohio 292 when he traveled...
Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

A scheduling conflict has forced a hearing for a Champaign County teen accused of killing a woman to be pushed back. Donovan Nicholas, 14, was set for an amenability hearing on Friday. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi told the Springfield News-Sun that a scheduling conflict forced the case to be put on hold for a month. MORE: Champaign Co. prosecutors want 8th-grade murder suspect tried The...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0854 - Deloris Ann Brown, 918 Clifton Ave., v. Shanice King, 337 E. John St., Apt. B, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0855 - Virginia M. Meade, 1023 W. Perrin Ave., v. Aaron M. Marshall, 1670 Summit St., petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0856 - Tiarra M. Thompson, 29 E. Liberty St., v. Ryan E. Boudreaux-Durr, 29 E. Liberty St...
Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor David Graham. The new appraisals reflect a pattern evident in...
Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

For the past 19 years, the Springfield Literacy Sting has given adults the rare opportunity to publically humiliate themselves by misspelling words in a crowded room, while at the same time raising $150,000 for a crucial community cause. »MORE: Songs can recall history, predict future Much of this multi-tasking has been made possible by two tireless worker bees who...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs some updating and could use more personnel, but the department is doing the best job it can, Sheriff Deb Burchett and one of her staff members said. Burchett and Grants Manager Wendy Holt talked about the office during remarks at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. RELATED : Clark County drug bust nets 1 pound of fentanyl, meth and cash...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

Americans are expected to spend more than $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation survey. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from last year’s $82.93, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016. Only 12.9 percent say their spending will be impacted by the economy, down...
Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

A new study has found that Ohio State University’s football team is the most valuable college team in the country. Ohio State’s team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published in The Wall Street Journal this week. RELATED: Demonstration at Wright State sparks...
Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native Jeff Childress began using drugs when he was 12 years old — and he never stopped. He didn’t know as a pre-teen it would lead him to prison twice and homelessness. “Basically, it was a loss of everything,” Childress said. “Living skills reduced to the animal level.” Childress has been clean since Feb. 19, 2014. He now owns an exterior cleaning...

Tom Brady said after win, Patriots “kept making it hard”

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can appreciate a hard-fought win, but that doesn’t mean he wants to play in a bunch of nail-biters. The Patriots scored in the waning seconds on Sunday to knock off the Houston Texans. Brady was proud of his team, but knows that they need to improve. “We kept making it hard,” Brady said, via CLNS media’s Mike...

Redskins CB Josh Norman couldn’t hold in his excitement after shutting down the Raiders

The Washington Redskins dominated the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night, and cornerback Josh Norman couldn’t have felt any better. They held the the explosive Raiders’ offense to 128 net yards of total in offense in a 27-10 victory. For those who feel asleep as the game got out of reach, Norman likely woke them up during his post game interview. “Oh my gosh it’s just...

WATCH: Eagles’ rookie K Jake Elliott drills 61-yard game-winning field goal

Rookie kicker Jake Elliott is officially a legend in Philadelphia. In the final seconds of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 3 matchup with the New York Giants, Elliott drilled a game-winning 61-yard field goal. His kick gave the Eagles a crucial 24-21 divisional win, and he now holds the record for the longest made field goal in the 15-year history of Lincoln Financial Field...
Kayaker finds bag full of puppies in river

Kayaker finds bag full of puppies in river

A kayaker found a grain bag containing six puppies floating in a river Sunday in Uxbridge. The bag was tied up and the puppies were dumped in the river and left for dead, police said. Uxbridge animal control was called to the scene and took the puppies. All of them are expected to be OK and are being taken care of. The puppies are receiving the necessary care, and will be available for adoption after...
6 things to know about Bengals loss to Packers

6 things to know about Bengals loss to Packers

The Cincinnati Bengals got the Bill Lazor era off to a fast start Sunday at Green Bay before eventually wilting in the rare September heat and even rarer talent that is Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback rallied his team from a 14-point deficit with a pair of second-half touchdown passes, including a 3-yarder to Jordy Nelson with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The Bengals...

Duke coach David Cutcliffe apologizes to high school football for playing on Friday

Duke coach David Cutcliffe isn’t happy about playing on Friday, and he apologize to all local high school football programs on Sunday. “I don’t like the fact that Friday night football exists because it should be for high schools,” Cutcliffe said to the News & Observer reporter Steve Wiseman, “I apologize to all of the high school programs...

WATCH: Kentucky cheerleader screams at Wildcats defense after losing to Florida

Nobody wants to lose to a team 31 times in a row, and one Kentucky cheerleader was upset when that became UK’s reality on Saturday night. In spectacular comeback fasion, Florida ended up with the 28-27 win after trailing by double-digits in the fourth quarter. One Kentucky cheerleader didn’t take it too well after the Gators got their go-ahead score, and she let the Wildcats&rsquo...
Shark bites surfer at Florida beach

Shark bites surfer at Florida beach

A surfer was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being bitten by a shark at Lake Worth Beach. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said the attack happened about 1:50 p.m. When paramedics arrived, the man was already on the beach being tended to by lifeguards. He was bitten in an “upper extremity,” according to the fire department. According to WPTV Channel 5, the surfer’s injuries...

Former TCU WR Josh Doctson makes absurd catch for first NFL TD

The wait for TCU-great Josh Doctson’s first career NFL touchdown is finally over. The former TCU wide receiver made a spectacular 52-yard catch on Sunday during the Washington Redskins’ home game against the Oakland Raiders, trotting into the end zone for his first career touchdown at the professional level. If you watched Doctson enough during his tenure at TCU, the play is...

Report: Eagles RB Darren Sproles likely has a broken arm

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles left Sunday’s game against the New York Giants due to injury. He went down in the first half, likely has a broken arm and is out indefinitely, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Sproles is in his fourth season with the Eagles. They acquired him via trade with New Orleans Saints in 2014. He played three seasons...

WATCH: Alabama releases lengthy highlight video after blowing out Vanderbilt

Alabama thoroughly beat down Vanderbilt 59-0 on Saturday, effectively ending any narratives that the Commodores were close to competing with the big boys of the SEC. Not only did the Tide crush Vanderbilt in its own building, but they did so by out-gaining Vandy by 600 yards. It was a beatdown of epic proportions, and the severity was at least partially self-inflicted. In the...

USA Today lists Oklahoma State as ‘too shocked to be miserable’ after loss to TCU

Oklahoma State’s Big 12 title hopes took an early hit on Saturday after being upset by TCU on home turf. For many fans in Stillwater, it was an afternoon punctuated by heartbreak and shock at Boone Pickens Stadium. USA Today’s Dan Wolken ranked Oklahoma State as one of five teams that are “too shocked to be miserable” in the latest college football misery...
Marvin Lewis: Bengals ‘weren’t going to let divisive words divide them’

Marvin Lewis: Bengals ‘weren’t going to let divisive words divide them’

The Cincinnati Bengals were one of the few teams in the NFL that didn’t have a single player take a knee during the national anthem, deciding instead to protest President Donald Trump’s recent comments with a more subtle showing. Most of the players and coaches stood with their arms locked, and head coach Marvin Lewis explained the display after the 27-24 overtime loss at Green...

Former Michigan State DB Montae Nicholson grabs his first career NFL interception

The Washington Redskins took Michigan State defensive back Montae Nicholson in the 2017 NFL Draft, after the Spartan left college a year early. Now, Nicholson is intercepting potential NFL MVP candidates. On Oakland quarterback Derek Carr’s first pass attempt of the game, Carr was picked by Nicholson for the first interception of Nicholson’s career. Nicholson...

Pittsburgh Steelers G David DeCastro frustrated with offense’s production

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense has been far from dominant early in the 2017 season. They are in a good position with a 2-1 record, but did not expect to lose to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Steelers guard David DeCastro is not happy with the production from their offense this season. “We’re so much better than this. It’s tough to waste all the talent we have,&rdquo...

Former Florida State star Lawrence Timmons regrets leaving the Steelers via free agency

The bizarre story of former Florida Star linebacker Lawrence Timmons desertion of the Miami Dolphins takes another turn on Sunday. A CBS Sports report via the Palm Beach Post stated that Timmons was in Pittsburgh the week prior to him leaving the Dolphins before their season opener in Los Angeles. Timmons was in Pittsburgh after the Dolphin players left Miami ahead of Hurricane...

What Syracuse Orange said following 35-26 loss to LSU Tigers

BATON ROUGE, La. — On Saturday night in Death Valley, Syracuse didn’t look anything like a team that has lost to Middle Tennessee. The Orange came in as 3-touchdown underdogs but gave LSU a legitimate scare, pulling within a field goal in the fourth quarter before head coach Ed Orgeron was forced to scramble his plans and put starting quarterback Danny Etling back...
NASCAR owners threaten to fire those who protest during national anthem

NASCAR owners threaten to fire those who protest during national anthem

It appeared no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday. Several team owners and executives said they wouldn’t tolerate anyone in their organizations protesting. They could be fired if they had. “It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus,” Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt&rsquo...

Why Auburn’s offensive line ‘needed that game’ at Missouri

AUBURN, Ala. — The play of Auburn’s offensive line through the first three games of 2017 was a bit of a touchy subject. Criticisms resounded on television, radio networks and the internet after Auburn’s offensive front gave up 11 sacks in a Week 2 loss at Clemson. It wasn’t just embarrassing, it was the worst offensive showing in Gus Malzahn’s college coaching...

WATCH: Von Miller gets hit with costly penalty for faking out Tyrod Taylor

Former Texas A&M star Von Miller is one of the best players in the NFL, but he’s also a prankster. Those two realities collided on Sunday with Miller’s Broncos trailing the Buffalo Bills in the second half. After Miller knocked down Bills QB Tyrod Taylor, the former Aggie extended his arm to help him up. But here’s what happened next: The ol’ ‘too slow&rsquo...

Auburn LB Tre’ Williams details why he sat at Missouri with ‘minor’ injury

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football rolled over Missouri on Saturday night without one of its senior leaders, linebacker Tre’ Williams. On Sunday night, Williams explained why he sat out the 51-14 win at Missouri with an aggravated shoulder injury that he called a “minor setback.” He initially suffered the injury in Week 2 against Clemson but played through it against...

Florida State football remains confident despite 0-2 start

It has been 28 years since the last time Florida State started a season 0-2. That’s not very encouraging, but one fact should lift the Seminoles’ spirits – after starting 0-2 in 1989, Florida State finished the year 10-2 and won the Fiesta Bowl. The feeling around the Seminoles is this team could go on a similar run this fall. “We know we’re a great team,&rdquo...

Baylor opens as 13 1/2-point underdog to Kansas State

Baylor football is the underdog once again heading into the Bears’ week 5 matchup against Kansas State. Baylor opened as a 13 1/2-point underdog to Bill Snyder’s Wildcats for the road contest in Manhattan, Kan., according to Oddshark.com. The Bears have not won a game yet this season, but Baylor fans shouldn’t be without hope entering the contest. Not only did ...

Washington opens as nearly four-TD favorite over Oregon State in Week 5

Fresh off its resounding win over previously-unbeaten Colorado in Boulder on Saturday, the Washington Huskies have opened as a nearly four-TD favorite over lowly Oregon State in Week 5. The game will be played in Corvallis, Ore. Both OddShark and MyBookie.ag have the line listed as Washington -27.5 Some place may be offering the line for as low as 25.5 points...

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady closing in on all-time wins record

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is already widely considered to be the best player in NFL history. And if things go as planned for the Patriots in their next two games, Brady will add yet another significant record to his career resume. With New England’s 36-33 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, Brady notched his 185th career regular win. That puts ...

UCLA opens as 6.5-point favorites in Week 5 against Colorado

Despite a brutal Week 4 loss to Stanford, in which UCLA surrendered 58 points and a career-high 263 rushing yards from Bryce Love, the Bruins have still opened as a 6.5-point favorite in a Week 5 matchup with Colorado. The Buffs, too, are coming off of a tough loss, a 37-10 drubbing at the hands of Washington in a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 title game. The Bruins and...

Oregon opens as 15-point favorite over Cal in Week 5

A loss at Arizona State by Oregon, coupled with Cal’s competitive game with USC in Berkeley on Saturday, didn’t dissuade oddsmakers from making the Ducks a two-touchdown favorite over the Golden Bears ahead of their Week 5 game. Both OddShark and MyBookie.ag have the line as Oregon -15, though some places may be laying as many as +17 to Cal in this...

Miami coach Mark Richt calls 2015 ending with Duke a “miracle”

Miami waited two weeks before playing their second game of the 2017 season, but they will have less than a week to prepare for a road contest against Duke on Friday. Hurricanes coach Mark Richt has seen the improbable eight-lateral touchdown play that gave Miami a jaw-dropping road victory in 2015, and he called it “a miracle.” Richt spoke of watching the game...

Trojans open as 4.5 favorites in USC-Washington State on Saturday

Those who have bet on USC the past two weeks haven’t been a fan of the Trojans, as they have failed to cover in consecutive wins over Texas and Cal. So take them at your own risk this weekend as they open as 4.5 favorites at Washington State. Like USC, Washington State is also undefeated. Like the Trojans, the Cougars boast an elite quarterback in Luke Falk, who has completed...

Ohio State football: Buckeyes stay put in Land of 10 Power Poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football remained No. 2 in the latest edition of the Land of 10 Power Poll. The Buckeyes remained behind Penn State and ahead of Michigan. The razor-thin margin over the No. 3 Wolverines in the voting total slightly increased. Wisconsin remained the fourth and final member of the top tier of teams. Here is the full poll from the latest vote. Penn State...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Ole Miss is ranked (Week 4)

Ole Miss was off in Week 4 with an early BYE, so how will that impact the Rebels’ standing in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll? The Rebels are staying put at No. 13 this week, ahead of the 1-3 Missouri Tigers. At least one voter did rank Ole Miss last in the SEC, and their highest ranking was No. 9 in the conference. Ole Miss’ last showing was a bad loss...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 4)

Ouch! The Vanderbilt Commodores are licking their wounds after suffering their worst loss in 23 years. There is no way to unsee what No. 1 Alabama did to Vanderbilt on Saturday, punishing the Commodores 59-0 in their own stadium. It’s the worst defeat for Vanderbilt since a 65-0 loss to Tennessee in 1994. “I was outcoached [Saturday],” Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Kentucky is ranked (Week 4)

Kentucky fell to Florida 28-27 on Saturday in heartbreaking fashion. The Wildcats were in control for much of the game, but in the end, their long losing streak against the Gators lived on, and Kentucky’s curse continued. Despite the loss, Kentucky climbed one spot in the latest edition of the SEC Country Power Poll. The Wildcats checked in at No. 7 in the...

Michigan State falls to No. 11 in Land of 10 Power Poll after loss

Michigan State dropped one spot to No. 11 in the latest Land of 10 Power Poll on Sunday following its loss to Notre Dame a day before. The Spartans lost 38-18 at home on Saturday after a week off. The defeat dropped them to 2-1 on the season and resulted in Northwestern, which had been ranked behind Michigan State, switching spots with the Spartans. The Wildcats were on their...

How Auburn commits, targets fared in their high school games this weekend

It was another winning week for Auburn football commits and targets. Despite only playing a half, running back commit Asa Martin continued his consistent domination of opposing defenses so far this season. Shaun Shivers shined on a big stage with a 100-yard performance against a top-ranked team in a nationally-televised game. Josh Marsh loaded the stat sheet....

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Tennessee is ranked (Week 4)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee came away with win No. 3 of the 2017 season, but once again the Vols did not look good in the victory. Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC) struggled to a 17-13 win against UMass on Saturday in a game that hung in the balance until less than 1 minute remained on the clock. The Vols entered the game around a four-touchdown favorite. The poor...

Wisconsin remains No. 4 in Land of 10 Big Ten Power Poll

Wisconsin didn’t play a game this weekend, and fittingly didn’t budge in the latest Land of 10 Big Ten Power Poll, either. In the poll, voted on by 13 Land of 10 writers and released Sunday, Wisconsin held steady at No. 4 behind Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan. The Nittany Lions received all 13 first-place votes. The Badgers have remained in fourth since the initial ...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Mississippi State is ranked (Week 4)

Mississippi State was in trouble from the opening snap Saturday night in Athens, Ga. The visiting Bulldogs lost 6 yards on their first play, committed a 5-yard penalty on their second, and after punting the ball to Georgia, surrendered a 59-yard pass on the home Bulldogs’ first play. Mississippi State never recovered in losing its first game of the season, 31-3. The...

Iowa remains fifth in Land of 10 Power Poll after last-second defeat

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Despite losing to fourth-ranked Penn State on the final play Saturday, Iowa held steady at the fifth position in the weekly Land of 10 Power Poll of Big Ten squads. The Hawkeyes (3-1) dropped a 21-19 heartbreaker at Kinnick Stadium but proved they can compete with one of the nation’s best teams. Iowa held a 19-15 lead until Nittany Lions quarterback...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Texas A&M is ranked (Week 4)

After losing its season opener against UCLA, Texas A&M has reeled off three consecutive wins and won its first SEC game of the season Saturday in beating Arkansas, 50-43, in overtime in Arlington, Texas. In a back-and-forth battle between teams — and coaches — in need of a victory, it was Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies that made more plays in the end...

Undefeated Michigan holds firm at No. 3 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Michigan improved to 4-0 Saturday with a 28-10 win at upstart Purdue, coming back from a 10-7 halftime deficit. The win didn’t do anything for the Wolverines in the weekly Land of 10 Power Poll as they remained No. 3, closely behind No. 2-ranked Ohio State. Penn State was a unanimous choice among 13 voters for the top spot in the poll after the Nittany Lions pulled out...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Auburn is ranked (Week 4)

AUBURN, Ala. — It seems that all Auburn needed to do was get to SEC play. The trip to Missouri for the start of conference play proved fruitful for Gus Malzahn’s team, which finally put on the show they’d been hoping for since the season began. After handing Mizzou a 51-14 loss in Columbia, Mo., Auburn moved up to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 and...

Penn State unanimous No. 1 team in Land of 10 Power Poll after dramatic win at Iowa

Penn State is the unanimous selection for the No. 1 spot in our weekly Land of 10 Power Poll. The Nittany Lions claimed all 13 first-place votes, topping all Big Ten teams for a third consecutive week. Penn State narrowly, and dramatically, avoided an upset loss on Saturday night in Iowa City, Iowa. The Nittany Lions trailed Iowa 19-15 with 1 minute, 42 seconds left in...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Alabama is ranked (Week 4)

Alabama football once again received every first-place vote Sunday to remain atop the SEC Country Power poll following action from Week 4. The Crimson Tide made a statement Saturday with their 59-0 smashing of Vanderbilt to open SEC play. There was a little hype surrounding the Commodores following their upset of then-No. 18 Kansas State a week earlier, but Alabama quickly...

Land of 10 Power Poll: Big Ten team rankings after Week 4

Penn State’s thrilling win at Iowa kept the Nittany Lions in the top spot in the new Land of 10 Power Poll. Trace McSorley’s touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson on the final play moved the Nittany Lions to 4-0. In the poll, the top 5 remains the same. After Penn State, the Land of 10 Power Poll has Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa ranked Nos. 2-5. Along with the Nittany...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where LSU is ranked (Week 4)

LSU’s win over Syracuse wasn’t the most aesthetically pleasing football game. Although the Tigers earned a 35-26 victory, far more questions than answers remain for the team at this point. Still, LSU (3-1, 0-1) moved up one spot in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll. LSU inched up to No. 6 in the poll from last week, benefiting mostly from Vanderbilt falling hard after...

Nebraska football remains No. 12 in latest Land of 10 Power Poll

The Nebraska Cornhuskers remained at No. 12 in Week 4 of the Land of 10 Power Poll, which was released Sunday. It was a chaotic week for Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers managed to escape it with a 27-17 victory against Rutgers on Saturday. There were still some hiccups — like quarterback Tanner Lee’s 2 interceptions with 1 being returned for a touchdown ...

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 4)

After a disappointing loss to Kentucky, South Carolina bounced back on Saturday afternoon with a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech. The Gamecocks were shut out during the first three quarters before Jake Bentley and the offense rallied for 17 points in the final period. Bentley completed 22 of 34 passes for 295 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. With Deebo Samuel, his top...
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