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Wed., Aug. 24Skyline Chili Crosstown ShowdownCin. Purcell Marian vs. Cin. Summit Country Day, 7 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 257 p.m. unless otherwise notedPonitz vs. Cin. Clark Montessori at Welcome Stadium, radio1.gemcitysports.comXenia at Beavercreek, ABC 22 and FOX 45, Ch. 45.2Skyline Chili Crosstown ShowdownCovington Catholic (Ky.) vs. Cin. Oak Hills at Mount St. ...

Ohio State commit Josh Myers and UC commit Cody Lamb focusing on the present

Jeff Graham couldn’t help himself. He knew all about Josh Myers, Miamisburg’s super-sized senior offensive lineman. But seeing him from a sideline was a different story. Graham, Trotwood-Madison’s head football coach, quickly sought Myers following Friday night’s final high school football scrimmage for both teams. And why not. Once a ...

Bengals guard Eric Winston (73) during the first OTA practice of the year, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Bengals’ Winston: ‘Need to be ready’ for 2021 work stoppage

Bengals offensive tackle and National Football League Players Association president Eric Winston says players should be prepared in case 2011 repeats itself.Disenchanted by several issues with the league’s drug policy, Pittsburgh Steelers player rep Ramon Foster told ESPN.com on Monday that he is urging players to save money for a ...

3 Sep 1994: Coach Lou Holtz of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish argues with the official during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats. Notre Dame won the game 42-15. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Lou Holtz loses speaking engagement in wake of immigration comments

Speaking out has cost Lou Holtz at least once chance to speak again.The El Paso (Texas) Times reports El Paso Cathedral High School has dropped the College Football Hall of Fame coach from the scheduled appearance at the school’s annual anniversary gala and dance.https://twitter.com/BobMooreNews/status/768531772640415744The move comes one day after the ...

H.S. football: Optimism abounds at West Liberty-Salem

They are big, fast and experienced. But the reason fourth-year football coach Dan McGill is so excited about his West Liberty-Salem Tigers goes beyond size and skill.It’s the unity the team has built during summer preparations.“It all starts with senior leadership and we have that this year, so we are ...

SOUTH WILLAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 30: Fans cheer during the fifth inning of the Mid-Atlantic team from Red Land Little League of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania and team Japan game during the Little League World Series Championship game at Lamade Stadium on August 30, 2015 in South Willamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Let this Little League manager and son restore your faith in humanity

Maybe we’re all going to make it through 2016 after all.In a year that has been wrought by tragedy at home and abroad and marred by a joke of a presidential election (too bad it’s not funny), leave it to sports to remind us how great people can still be.https://twitter.com/SportsCast_THN/status/767796862392737793That ...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Defensive lineman Joey Bosa of Ohio State participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Joey Bosa’s rookie year in jeopardy; Chargers to blame

Joey Bosa hasn’t made his debut in an NFL game yet, and that might not happen any time soon, either.The team that drafted him, San Diego, announced Wednesday it has reached an impasse with the former Ohio State All-American defensive lineman then proceeded to remind everyone why it is regarded ...

Dayton players react after a 3-pointer against Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton Flyers, Miami RedHawks won’t play this season

The Miami RedHawks released their non-conference men’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, and the Dayton Flyers are not on it.Miami and Dayton have played 132 times since 1909. They played the last two seasons. The last time they didn’t play was in the 2013-14 season. After that season, they signed a ...

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Brock Lesnar might not be able to go back to fighting for real

Brock Lesnar better hope he knew what he was doing* when he literally busted Randy Orton’s head open at WWE SummerSlam on Sunday.Fake wrestling might be his only source of income left after MMAJunkie.com and FoxSports.com reported Wednesday the wrestling star and former UFC heavyweight champion has been suspended temporarily ...

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Every British Olympian had the same red bag; baggage claim chaos ensues

Some athletes who represented their countries during the Rio Olympics left Brazil after they finished their events, and other stayed until the closing ceremony. A number of athletes stayed in the country for days after the games ended. >> Read more trending stories   Among those was Team Great Britain, ...

Miamisburg senior offensive lineman and Ohio State University recruit Josh Myers (left) and Trotwood-Madison coach and former OSU standout receiver Jeff Graham after a scrimmage at Trotwood on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Trotwood-Madison football scrimmage

Trotwood-Madison hosted Miamisburg in a final preseason football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton makes a catch against the Marlins on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reds Billy Hamilton ran how fast making his latest spectacular catch?

Billy Hamilton became a phenom in the minor leagues because of his ability to steal bases. The Reds’ center fielder’s blazing speed has brought him fame for something else in the majors, though. That would be his defense. He made yet another spectacular catch Tuesday night as the Reds blanked ...

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton makes a diving catch for an out on the first pitch of the game against the Brewers on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Hamilton sprained two knuckles on the play and left the game. David Jablonski/Staff

A brief history of Billy Hamilton’s best catches for the Reds

There’s an old song by The Treniers’ called, “Say Hey (The Willie Mays Song”) in which two Giants fans argue during the introduction about how many fly balls the Hall of Fame outfielder should be expected to catch. “I don’t care what field it’s in – Willie plays all fields!” ...

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Urban Meyer talks with Tim Tebow during the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Should the Reds sign Tim Tebow?

Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.In this (rapidly improving but still mostly) lost season, should the Reds consider signing Tim Tebow?Well, the short answer is easy: Yes, they should at least consider signing the former University of Florida/Denver Broncos quarterback. There should always be room in any organization for an above-average ...

Dayton players huddle before a game against Southeast Missouri State on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton Flyers welcome Kostas Antetokounmpo to campus

The newest member of the Dayton Flyers, 6-foot-9 freshman forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, arrived on campus Tuesday night. Classes start today at the University of Dayton, and Antetokounmpo is expected to be added to the official roster on UD’s website today.Antetokounmpo’s brother Giannis, a 6-foot-11 forward who plays for the Milwaukee ...

Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith smiles during the first practice for Ohio State freshmen on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Zach Smith: It’s easy to recruit to Ohio State right now

A reporter asked Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer if he was recruiting players for the 2017 class or just selecting them. In other words, do the Buckeyes get whomever they want?That seemed to be the case Monday when they received verbal commitments from two top-100 recruits: wide receivers Trevon ...

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Reds blank Rangers behind Straily

When Carlos Beltran launched a drive to deep right field as the second batter of Cincinnati’s game against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, the thoughts of many of the 16,668 at Great American Ball Park no doubt turned to Monday’s seven-homer, 18-9 Los Angeles Dodgers drubbing of the Reds. Beltran’s ...

High School Highlights for Aug. 23

The Fairmont boys soccer team started the season with a 2-1 win over host Northmont on Tuesday.Northmont scored first on a hard shot by Brandon Morton early in the game. Fairmont tied it before the half when senior Wes McClellan spun and fired a shot past the Northmont keeper after ...

Thurgood Marshall’s Joe Thomassen (24) drives to the basket into the defense of Trotwood-Madison’s Dazhonetae Bennett (15) on March 7, 2012, at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Staff photo by Nick Daggy

Trotwood’s Dazhonetae Bennett to play at Cedarville University

Trotwood-Madison graduate Dazhonetae Bennett will play basketball at Cedarville University this season, Yellow Jackets coach Pat Estepp announced Tuesday.Bennett, a 6-foot-3 guard, played last season at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. He averaged 6.3 points per game. He played his freshman season at Missouri State-West Plains, averaging 12.8 points ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Markus Wheaton (11) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals’ Shawn Williams (36) and George Iloka (43) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Bengals defense aims to keep picking offenses apart

It was late October last year, and seemingly everything was going right for the Cincinnati Bengals, who were 6-0 for the first time in 27 years. But while the players were relaxing on their bye week, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther was cutting up game film, piecing together a reel not ...

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