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Ohio State Buckeyes chase NFL dreams at Pro Day

The stars came out Thursday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center — and that’s not even counting the 12 Ohio State Buckeyes who performed in front of scouts on the school’s annual Pro Day. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, wearing a button-down shirt and grey vest and looking much sharper than he does in hoodies on Sundays in the fall, stood next to New Orleans Saints...
Archie Miller thanks ‘Flyer Nation’ in letter

Archie Miller thanks ‘Flyer Nation’ in letter

Former Dayton Flyers men’s basketball coach Archie Miller thanked Flyer Nation on Sunday night in a letter posted to his Twitter account. Miller, who was named the new coach at Indiana on Saturday, thanked the players, fans and university administration for their support during his six seasons at UD. “This was a hard decision for my family and I,” he said. “We have been embraced...
Cincinnati Reds: Mesoraco unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

Cincinnati Reds: Mesoraco unlikely to be ready for Opening Day

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco likely will not be ready to break spring training camp for Opening Day. Mesoraco has had no setbacks but the Reds are still working on his stamina after two separate surgeries on his hip and shoulder. He is scheduled to play back-to-back games — Tuesday and Wednesday — either in Cactus Legue or minor league game. “That back-to-back is a big step for Devin...
A-10 continues tradition of sending coaches to bigger jobs

A-10 continues tradition of sending coaches to bigger jobs

The Atlantic 10 Conference has sent two coaches to the power conferences this month, with Dayton’s Archie Miller headed to Indiana and VCU’s Will Wade on his way to LSU. The conference has seen good success in its coaches moving on to bigger positions. Here’s a look at some of the current conference schools’ coaches who have made moves upward, since their schools have been...
With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic

With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic

When Todd Houseman became Northwestern baseball coach in 2014, he wanted to build up the program after several middling seasons. But he knew that wouldn’t happen without the players making a stronger commitment to the sport. He began preaching the importance of travel baseball, which lasts through the summer and beyond but is a surefire way to improve. “At the time, we were still Division...
Dayton Flyers legend Bucky Bockhorn will miss Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers legend Bucky Bockhorn will miss Archie Miller

Archie Miller called Bucky Bockhorn on Saturday after the news broke of him leaving the Dayton Flyers for the Indiana Hoosiers. “He said we’ll get together before we get out of here for a beer and pizza,” Bockhorn said Sunday. Bockhorn, the Dayton Flyers legend and longtime radio analyst for the games on WHIO, said he’s going to miss Miller. They grew close in Miller&rsquo...
Where have Dayton’s past coaches come from?

Where have Dayton’s past coaches come from?

The University of Dayton is searching for a new basketball coach after Indiana’s hiring of Archie Miller this weekend. Athletic Director Neil Sullivan said, “You try to find the best coach you can for the University of Dayton.” Here’s where UD has looked in the past for its past five coaches: ARCHIE MILLER: Assistant coach, Arizona  Miller was an assistant coach for...
John Calipari: Archie Miller will do ‘great job’ at Indiana

John Calipari: Archie Miller will do ‘great job’ at Indiana

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari goes way back with the family of Archie Miller. He’s from the same area of western Pennsylvania as the Millers and wrote the foreword for a book written about Archie’s dad John last year. Calipari raved about Archie Miller in Indianapolis earlier this month when Kentucky and the Dayton Flyers both played in the NCAA tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
Dayton Flyers fans make their case to be next UD coach

Dayton Flyers fans make their case to be next UD coach

To cheer up fans of the Dayton Flyers on a sad day, I asked them Saturday to tell me in 140 characters or less on Twitter why they should be the next UD basketball coach. Judging by their responses, it did brighten their day just a tad — even if everyone woke up Sunday getting used to the news that Archie Miller did indeed leave to coach the Indiana Hoosiers. To UD Athletic Director Neil Sullivan...

H.S. Results for 3/25: Baseball, softball teams kick off season

Freshman pitcher Baylee Petry picked up a pair of wins to help the Greenville softball team start the season 2-0 in doubleheader action on Saturday. Petry had two doubles and drove in four, Alli Hill had a double and 3 RBI and Morgan Gilbert hit a home run in a 13-3 win over Wayne. Greenville dropped Milton-Union 3-0 in the second game, with Cassie Cromwell hitting a solo home run. Softball Miamisburg...
Gonzaga routs Xavier to reach Final Four

Gonzaga routs Xavier to reach Final Four

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points and Johnathan Williams added 19 to send top-seeded Gonzaga to its first Final Four with an 83-59 victory over No. 11 seed Xavier in the West Regional final. After 19 straight tournament trips, eight Sweet 16 appearances and a third Elite Eight, the Bulldogs (36-1) took the final step with a convincing victory against the overmatched Musketeers. Gonzaga will play...
Dayton Flyers made ‘aggressive’ push to keep Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers made ‘aggressive’ push to keep Archie Miller

The Archie Miller era in Dayton ended with what’s known on Twitter as a “Woj bomb” at 12:28 p.m. Saturday. Adrian Wojnarowski‏, who breaks most of the big news in basketball, sent shock waves through the Dayton Flyers community with an 82-character tweet. He didn’t need the full 140 to ruin everyone’s weekend. “Archie Miller and Indiana finalizing a 7-year contract...
Reds infield filled with plenty of shortstops

Reds infield filled with plenty of shortstops

The Cincinnati Reds split squad that stayed in Goodyear traveled across town to play the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Cincinnati started the Cactus League with six straight losses, but after defeating the A’s 8-6, the Reds are now 15-14-1. The other game Saturday was in Las Vegas, as Cincinnati lost to the Cubs 11-7. They have another split squad today, with one game against the Cubs in Las...
Second Thoughts? An All-American move might be good for UD

Second Thoughts? An All-American move might be good for UD

I used to yell “stop the ball” a lot when I coached CYO basketball. I was yelling at Wisconsin at the end of its regional semifinal game late Friday. But the Badgers let Florida’s Chris Chiozza dribble straight up the court and paid the price. Four seconds is plenty of time to get a good shot. Stop the ball! The success of the Big East in the past two NCAA tournaments got me and...
Dayton Flyers recruits react to departure of Archie Miller

Dayton Flyers recruits react to departure of Archie Miller

Archie Miller could have picked a better time to leave the Dayton Flyers — not that there would have ever been a perfect time. Miller’s decision to take the head coaching job at Indiana jeopardizes an important five-man recruiting classes that he put together. Athletic director Neil Sullivan said he reached out to the players — McKinley Wright, Jordan Davis, Jordan Pierce, Nahziah...
Indiana coverage: ‘This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana’

Indiana coverage: ‘This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana’

Columnist Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star led off his opinions on Archie Miller on Saturday with this line, “This guy’s going to win huge at Indiana.” That was a feeling shared by a good number of college basketball media members nationwide on Saturday after it was announced Miller would leave Dayton to become the head basketball coach at Indiana. From Doyel: Other...
Archie Miller: Indiana a ‘dream destination’

Archie Miller: Indiana a ‘dream destination’

Archie Miller provided a first glimpse into his thoughts about leaving the Dayton Flyers for the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday in a press release by IU. “I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” Miller said. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I cannot wait to get started. With peerless fan support, outstanding...
Dayton Flyers AD on hiring new coach: ‘You’ve got to get it right’

Dayton Flyers AD on hiring new coach: ‘You’ve got to get it right’

University of Dayton Athletic Director Neil Sullivan met with reporters at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Frericks Center less than three hours after the news broke about Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller leaving to coach the Indiana Hoosiers. Here’s a quick summary of the press conference: • On timeline for hiring a new coach: “There are benefits to being sooner rather than later,&rdquo...
Clark County woman to run in Boston Marathon

Clark County woman to run in Boston Marathon

Clark County resident and marathon runner Lisa Duffey was devastated when she first heard about the Boston bombings back in 2013. The Boston Marathon — an important staple in running world — had been attacked. Duffey, who had participated in her first race three years earlier, decided to organize an impromptu group run at the C.J. Brown Reservoir to honor those who had been killed and...
PHOTOS: Archie Miller through the years

PHOTOS: Archie Miller through the years

Bengals release veteran linebacker

Bengals release veteran linebacker

The Bengals today released veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga. RELATED: Bengals re-sign veteran lineman Maualuga played in 114 games, including 104 starts, over eight seasons for the Bengals. The team selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft. MOCK DRAFT 2.0: Who do the Bengals take in the first round? “Rey has been a tough and productive player for us, and a fine teammate, and this is...
Fans, students react to Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller’s departure

Fans, students react to Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller’s departure

Fans, alumni and students wished former Dayton Flyers basketball coach Archie Miller well on Saturday but wondered how his departure for Indiana University would impact the team he will be leaving behind. The campus was abuzz with the news Saturday afternoon after it was confirmed that Miller had called a mandatory team meeting to let his players know he had taken the Indiana job. “I think it&rsquo...
Social media reacts to UD’s Archie Miller leaving for Indiana

Social media reacts to UD’s Archie Miller leaving for Indiana

On Saturday, it was announced Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller will be the new head coach on at Indiana.  The community has taken to social media to express their feelings on Miller’s plans to leave.  Some UD players posted their thoughts about Miller going to Indiana: 
Feds reach agreement with Wittenberg U. on sexual assault complaints

Feds reach agreement with Wittenberg U. on sexual assault complaints

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with Wittenberg University after finding that the university’s handling of complaints arising from reports of sexual assault violated federal law. The probe, under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, was based on complaints filed in July 2011 and April 2013, alleging that the university failed...
Archie Miller leaving Dayton Flyers for Indiana Hoosiers

Archie Miller leaving Dayton Flyers for Indiana Hoosiers

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller will be the new head coach at Indiana, both schools announced Saturday Miller called a mandatory team meeting on Saturday afternoon, according to multiple sources. Some players, who were working at UD baseball game, were called away to the meeting and told they had 15 minutes to get there. "I want to extend our deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to Archie for...
Suns’ Devin Booker scores 70 in loss to Celtics

Suns’ Devin Booker scores 70 in loss to Celtics

The Phoenix Suns made history two nights in a row. >> Read more trending news The Suns started the youngest lineup ever Thursday, with an average of 21 years and 14 days. Worse, the Suns were down to eight players and lost by 26 to the Brooklyn Nets. The lineup was younger than several of the Sweet 16 teams still in the NCAA tournament.  Friday also netted a loss, but Devin Booker...
Angels’ defense sparkles to preserve combined no-hitter

Angels’ defense sparkles to preserve combined no-hitter

Eight members of the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff combined for a no-hitter Friday night — thanks to three diving stops in the ninth inning — in a 4-0 victory against the Seattle Mariners. >> Read more trending news Angels defenders made three great defensive plays as 24-year-old Abel De Los Santos closed out the game, The Associated Press reported. First baseman...
Hal McCoy: Don’t expect Reds to add another veteran arm

Hal McCoy: Don’t expect Reds to add another veteran arm

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy knows a thing or two about our nation’s pastime. Tap into that knowledge by sending an email to halmccoy1@hotmail.com. Q: Does Bronson Arroyo attest that Devin Mesoraco has lost some zip on his throws to second base? — DAVE, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek. A: If you want, you can stand on a mound and let one of Mesoraco’s throws slam into...

HS Results for 3/24: Oakwood opens season with a win

The Oakwood boys tennis team edged Alter 3-2 in an OTCA state team tournament match to open the season for each team on Friday. Sam Lahmon (7-6 6-2) and Andrew Toussaint (6-3 6-4) each notched singles wins for Oakwood. Alter’s Adam White beat Nick Cassidy (6-2 6-1) in the first singles match. Boys Tennis Brookville 4, Carlisle 1: Brycen Williams, Justin Ayers and Jeremy Penick notched wins to...

H.S. Results for 3/23: Boys state semifinal results

Boys Basketball Thursday’s Results State semifinals At OSU Schottenstein Center, Columbus Division II Wauseon 52, Col. Eastmoor 35 St. Vincent-St. Mary 62, Trotwood-Madison 60 Division IV Lutheran East 50, Delphos St. John’s 25 Col. Wellington 68, Lima Perry 47 Box Scores Wauseon 52, Col. Eastmoor 35: Kinsey (CE) 15; Gype (W) 14. Records: W 27-1, CE 22-7. St. Vincent-St. Mary 62, Trotwood-Madison...
Reds weighing merits of eight-man bullpen

Reds weighing merits of eight-man bullpen

In five days, the Reds will be ending the Arizona portion of spring training. They finish Wednesday at noon against Cleveland. Manager Bryan Price hopes to have the starting rotation and the bullpen decided by the time the Reds play the Louisville Bats on March 31 in Louisville, a day before they play at Fifth Third Field in the Futures Game against their prospects. The choices will be difficult and...
Wright State’s Bower honored by GLATA

Wright State’s Bower honored by GLATA

Becky Bower, the director of the Wright State athletic training program, brought home more than just some good memories and fun stories from the Great Lakes Athletic Training Association’s annual conference near Chicago earlier this month. Bower also returned with the 2017 GLATA Outstanding Educator Award and a decorative desk clock commemorating the presentation. “I was very honored,&rdquo...
Northmont’s Catalyst to sing national anthem at Dragons opener

Northmont’s Catalyst to sing national anthem at Dragons opener

The Northmont High School A Capella singing group Catalyst has been selected to perform the national anthem for the Dayton Dragons season opener. The Dragons’ minor-league baseball season starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at Dayton’s Fifth Third Field against the Lake County Captains. This will be the 18th season for the Cincinnati Reds’ affiliate and Midwest League Eastern Division...
Cincinnati Bengals reportedly re-sign Wallace Gilberry

Cincinnati Bengals reportedly re-sign Wallace Gilberry

The Cincinnati Bengals reportedly have retained another free agent, re-signing veteran defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news Friday afternoon. Gilberry was a Bengal from 2012-15 and spent the beginning of the ’16 season with the Lions before being released. He rejoined Cincinnati midway through last season and ended up playing in five games. He posted...
UCLA assistant Ed Schilling coached at Wright State, played at Miami

UCLA assistant Ed Schilling coached at Wright State, played at Miami

Looking for a local connection to Friday night’s mega March Madness matchup between UCLA and Kentucky? Check out the Bruins’ bench. Ed Schilling is in his fourth season as an assistant to Steve Alford at UCLA. Wright State fans will remember Schilling as the head coach of the Raiders from 1998-2003. RELATED: Xavier still dancing Prior to that, Schilling was four-year starting point guard...
Cincinnati Reds option one of top prospects to minors

Cincinnati Reds option one of top prospects to minors

The Cincinnati Reds optioned outfielder Jesse Winker to Triple-A Louisville on Friday, trimming their roster to 40 players. Winker, 23, is the Reds’ sixth-ranked prospect, according to Baseball America. He’s entering his sixth season in the minor league system. Last season he hit .303 in 106 games with Triple-A Louisville. He hit .273 in 22 games this spring. RELATED: New foods coming...
Here are 4 new foods coming to Cincinnati Reds games this season

Here are 4 new foods coming to Cincinnati Reds games this season

With Opening Day nearing for the Cincinnati Reds, the team has announced some new offerings that will be available at Great American Ball Park this season. There is something for folks looking for a snack, a meal or dessert. 1. Cheetos popcorn This might be the most interesting item: Fresh popcorn covered in Cheetos flavoring and mixed with Cheetos will be available on two stands on the terrace level...
March Madness: Xavier still dancing, Trotwood falls, Bengals mock draft, Reds rotation, OSU Pro Day, etc.

March Madness: Xavier still dancing, Trotwood falls, Bengals mock draft, Reds rotation, OSU Pro Day, etc.

While you were (probably) sleeping, Xavier became this tournament's historic sleeper.  There's always one, right? Well the Musketeers staked their claim by knocking off Arizona on Thursday night.  They are the lowest seed left and the only hope left of getting a double-digit seed into the Final Four, which would put them in some exclusive company and make sure they are forever part...
With seven starters back, Southeastern hopes to be contender in OHC

With seven starters back, Southeastern hopes to be contender in OHC

The Southeastern softball team had many of its 14 players involved in other activities at the school and had trouble getting its full squad together during preseason practice. The Trojans have games scheduled on six of the next eight days, beginning with their opener against visiting Bellbrook at 11 a.m. Saturday. Veteran coach Randy “Tojo” Delaney seldom feels ready for the start of a...
Xavier’s Elite Eight run similar to Dayton’s in 2014

Xavier’s Elite Eight run similar to Dayton’s in 2014

It will come as no surprise that fans of the Dayton Flyers still hate their old rival Xavier, even if the teams have played only once in the last four seasons and may not play again until who knows when. “I hate Xavier,” one fan wrote Thursday on Twitter. “I couldn't care less that we don't play them anymore. Fight me.” “I respect Xavier but I will continue...
Catholic Central baseball coach sees better times ahead

Catholic Central baseball coach sees better times ahead

Third-year Catholic Central coach Jon Metzger is brimming with optimism with the return of his top eight players and nine of his top 10 from a year ago. Yes, the squad won only three of 23 games last season. But Metzger believes the Irish are better than what their record showed — and he has the numbers to prove it. With a predominantly freshmen cast in 2015, they had a team batting average...
Arroyo moves closer to joining Reds rotation

Arroyo moves closer to joining Reds rotation

Bronson Arroyo pitched the planned four innings Thursday in a 4-2 loss to the White Sox and felt no pain in his elbow or shoulder. “I felt really crisp the first three innings,” the 40-year-old right-hander said. “The fourth inning I got a little bit tired. I’m getting in shape. It felt like a regular spring game where I’m getting built up. Today has proven that my body...
Photos: Ohio State’s Pro Day

Photos: Ohio State’s Pro Day

UMass looking for a new coach again after Kelsey changes mind

UMass looking for a new coach again after Kelsey changes mind

One Atlantic 10 Conference program finds itself looking for a new coach for the second time this week. Massachusetts announced Tuesday it was hiring Cincinnati native and Xavier grad Pat Kelsey, the head coach at Winthrop. He arrived in Amherst on Wednesday, posed for photos and was all set to be introduced at a press conference Thursday. At the last minute, Kelsey changed his mind, telling reporters...
Cincinnati Bengals re-sign special teams ace to one-year contract

Cincinnati Bengals re-sign special teams ace to one-year contract

The Bengals today re-signed running back and special teams ace Cedric Peerman to a one-year contract. Peerman had become an unrestricted free agent with the start of the new NFL business year. Mock Draft 2.0: Who will the Bengals select in the first round? A seven-year NFL veteran, Peerman was limited to six games in 2016 due to a fractured forearm suffered during the preseason. In 2015 he notched...
WATCH: Iguana stops tennis match at Miami Open

WATCH: Iguana stops tennis match at Miami Open

An iguana, later named Iggy, wanted to join the fun at the Miami Open Wednesday, but instead brought a match to a halt.  >> Read more trending news Iggy perched itself on the scoreboard during a match between Tommy Haas and Jiri Vesley, according to Sports Illustrated.  Maybe the iguana just wanted a better view of the game?  Or maybe Iggy wanted a selfie with Haas? ...
Boys Basketball: Crushing loss for Trotwood-Madison in state semis

Boys Basketball: Crushing loss for Trotwood-Madison in state semis

Torrey Patton quickly pulled his jersey front over his head. Trotwood-Madison teammates buried their faces in their hands. Even Rams coach Rocky Rockhold was suspended in wide-eyed shock. “I don’t think we were too overconfident,” Patton offered. “We played every game like it was our last game.” That’s just what Thursday’s 62-60 stunning last-second loss to...
Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field a hot ticket

Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field a hot ticket

The Dayton Dragons announced Thursday afternoon tickets for the Reds Futures Game at Fifth Third Field are nearly gone. All stadium seats and seats in the lawn section have been sold for the April 1 game. Per the Dragons, a limited number of standing room only tickets are still available through the team box office, which can be reached at (937) 228-2287. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.
Trotwood-Madison state tourney star has puzzling lack of offers

Trotwood-Madison state tourney star has puzzling lack of offers

After Trotwood-Madison dropped a 62-60 heart-breaker to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in a Division II state semifinal Thursday, the biggest question was not what changed from the first meeting between the schools. Considering that boys high school basketball regular-season contest was really none at all — a 100-61 blitz by the Rams in January — that should have come as a surprise. But instead...
Fifth-year senior ready for new role on Ohio State Buckeyes defense

Fifth-year senior ready for new role on Ohio State Buckeyes defense

The Ohio State Buckeyes put on the pads for the first time this spring Tuesday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Fifth-year senior linebacker Chris Worley couldn’t wait. “I got to hit a couple people,” Worley said. “I haven’t done that since we took that big loss. We got a little bit of frustration out.” That big loss, a 31-0 defeat in the Fiesta Bowl against...
Baseball coach hits home run with social media plea for equipment

Baseball coach hits home run with social media plea for equipment

A Virginia high school baseball team in desperate need of equipment finally got the help they needed. John Marshall High School coach Brent Butler told local TV station WTVR that his team needed essential equipment, like gloves, cleats and bats.  He said he’s seen his team make big strides in recent weeks, but now they need equipment. The committed coach got so desperate he said that he...
Let’s grade Roger Goodell’s ideas for improving the NFL viewing experience

Let’s grade Roger Goodell’s ideas for improving the NFL viewing experience

Roger Goodell may be a divisive figure in the world of football, but he’s got at least one thing going for him: The NFL commissioner is opposed to television broadcasts going commercial break-kickoff-commercial break after a score.  That was among the revelations in a great story from USA Today about planned changes in NFL game broadcasts for this year and the future.  So...
Sports Today: USA reigns in WBC, Reds dodge bullet, Adam Jones saga continues and basketball is back

Sports Today: USA reigns in WBC, Reds dodge bullet, Adam Jones saga continues and basketball is back

If I weren’t ready for baseball season to officially begin, I am now after watching the United States crush Puerto Rico 8-0 in the World Baseball Classic championship game.  It was enough to bring manager Jim Leyland to tears apparently.  This was the third WBC but the first I can remember getting much traction on social media.  Maybe I just follow more baseball people on Twitter...
Dayton Flyers: Managers one win from Final Four

Dayton Flyers: Managers one win from Final Four

The Dayton Flyers are still alive in March Madness — at least the team’s managers are. The Manager Games were established in 2014. Team managers and graduate assistants play each other throughout the season. For example, when Dayton hosted Virginia Commonwealth on Senior Night on March 1, VCU arrived in Dayton the night before and its team managers played UD’s team managers in an...
In trying to clean up player behavior, NFL just making itself look bad

In trying to clean up player behavior, NFL just making itself look bad

The latest twist in the Adam Jones saga is another reminder what a disaster the NFL’s decision to get involved in crime and punishment has been. Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday he will not charge Jones with a felony for allegedly spitting on a jail nurse after his arrest for an incident outside a Cincinnati hotel in January. Deters previously said he would weigh what...
Springfield’s Davis named first team All-Ohio in Division I

Springfield’s Davis named first team All-Ohio in Division I

Springfield High School senior Danny Davis was named Division I first team All-Ohio and Kaleb Wesson of Westerville South was chosen Ohio Mr. Basketball by the Associated Press on Wednesday. A four-year starter, Davis had the best of those four years as a senior. The 6-foot-3 guard led Springfield in most offensive categories, averaging a team-high 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.8 steals...
Boys D-I All-Ohio basketball teams

Boys D-I All-Ohio basketball teams

The following are the Division I boys high school basketball All-Ohio teams, released by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Selections were based on district teams from throughout the state that were chosen by media panels. Players were nominated by coaches. Divisions II and III were announced on Tuesday and D-IV on Monday. First Team: Kaleb Wesson, Westerville South, 6-foot-10, senior, 22.4 points...
Dayton Flyers recruit leads team to state semifinals in Minnesota

Dayton Flyers recruit leads team to state semifinals in Minnesota

Dayton Flyers recruit McKinley Wright scored 30 points to lead Champlin Park High School to the semifinals of the Class 4A tournament in Minnesota on Wednesday. Wright, one of five recruits in Dayton’s 2017 class, made 13 of 25 shots from the field and had eight rebounds, but it took a crazy last-second shot by teammate Sam Dubois, after a miss by Wright, to beat Chaska 53-50 at the Target Center...
Prosecutor on Bengals Adam Jones: No felony ‘just drunken foolishness’

Prosecutor on Bengals Adam Jones: No felony ‘just drunken foolishness’

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday he was dropping a felony charge against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones and is suggesting the city of Cincinnati dismiss the three misdemeanor charges as well. Jones, 33, was arrested Jan. 3 in downtown Cincinnati and charged with assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. The felony charge of harassment with a...
Kenton Ridge softball has holes to fill, but returns all-state pitcher

Kenton Ridge softball has holes to fill, but returns all-state pitcher

Eighth-year Kenton Ridge softball coach Sarah Schalnat has to replace her entire infield from last season and lost a pair of .400 hitters from a potent lineup, which means the rest of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Division may close the gap on the Cougars, who have won four straight crowns. But maybe not. Schalnat still has one of the best pitchers in the area in Carly Turner and several promising...
St. Louis Cardinals have a unique new ticket option

St. Louis Cardinals have a unique new ticket option

The St. Louis Cardinals have unveiled a new scheme for getting fans into Busch Stadium more frequently: The Cardinals Ballpark Pass.  For $29.99 per month, fans can get a standing-room-only ticket to any home game (except opening day) available via smartphone.  The plan auto-renews every month, and fans buying tickets using this feature are eligible for all of the ballpark giveaways such...
Southeastern baseball looks to continue upward trend

Southeastern baseball looks to continue upward trend

Craig Isaac didn’t know if he could make an impact in returning to coaching with the Southeastern baseball team. But given how far his alma mater had slipped, he knew he had to try. The Trojans won four games in 2014 and hadn’t captured a league title in more than a decade. But they jumped to 11 wins in Isaac’s first season two years ago and went 14-10 last spring, reaching the Division...
Ohio State Buckeyes staff full of NFL experience

Ohio State Buckeyes staff full of NFL experience

Bill Davis was the best man at Urban Meyer’s wedding. He gave a speech. All he remembers is that it was short. Twenty eight years later, Davis will coach linebackers on Meyer’s staff with the Ohio State Buckeyes. A connection that started when they were young players with the Cincinnati Bearcats — even then both knew they wanted to get into coaching — resulted in the Buckeyes...
Sports Today: WBC saves us from lull in March Madness, locals still dancing, Ohio State returns, etc.

Sports Today: WBC saves us from lull in March Madness, locals still dancing, Ohio State returns, etc.

I always find this particular week a bit strange.  After the four-day basketball binge, there’s a real feeling of, “Uh, so now what?” on Monday and Tuesday. Yes, the women’s tournament helps fill the void (if you can get past the woefully inadequate way ESPN chooses to cover it), but now that’s only one day of the men’s tournament void.  Last night, baseball...
Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller wins another award

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller wins another award

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 4 Coach of the Year on Wednesday. District 4 includes teams from the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Flyers finished 24-8 and set a school record with their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance. They won the A-10 Conference regular-season championship. It was the first outright conference title in...
Prosecutor Deters: No felony charge against Bengals Adam Jones

Prosecutor Deters: No felony charge against Bengals Adam Jones

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters decided to drop the felony charge against Bengals’ cornerback Adam Jones. Jones still faces three misdemeanor charges in the case. A Cincinnati Bengals’ spokesperson said they will not be making a statement at this time. The decision on whether Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters will pursue felony charges against Bengals’ cornerback Adam Jones...
Newcomer Alcantara has skills Reds can use

Newcomer Alcantara has skills Reds can use

Arismendy Alcantara has the right skills for a job on the Reds’ bench. His role will be the duct tape and three-in-one oil that keeps households running. The starting eight has been set, although catcher Devin Mesoraco’s litany of surgeries may delay his availability for opening day. Alcatara can hit for average, run and play multiple positions in the infield and the outfield. Depending...
Boys D-II All-Ohio basketball teams

Boys D-II All-Ohio basketball teams

The following are the Division II boys high school basketball All-Ohio teams, released by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Teams were based on district teams from throughout the state that were chosen by media panels. Players were nominated by coaches. Division I All-Ohio and Mr. Basketball will be announced on Wednesday. DIVISION II First Team: Taevion Kinsey, Columbus Eastmoor Academy, 6-foot-4...
Boys D-III All-Ohio basketball teams

Boys D-III All-Ohio basketball teams

The following are the Division III boys high school basketball All-Ohio teams, released by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Teams were based on district teams from throughout the state that were chosen by media panels. Players were nominated by coaches. Division I All-Ohio and Mr. Basketball will be announced on Wednesday. DIVISION III First Team: Jay Joseph, Worthington Christian, 6-foot-4, senior...
New Ohio State Buckeyes QB coach impressed by Barrett

New Ohio State Buckeyes QB coach impressed by Barrett

Ryan Day has worked with the likes of Matt Ryan, Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert and Sam Bradford. His most important pupil in 2017 in his first season on the job as the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator for the Ohio State Buckeyes is J.T. Barrett. Day has NFL experience. Barrett behaves like a professional quarterback, the result of spending the last four seasons in a program that...
Northwestern softball hopes to clear up ‘unfinished business’

Northwestern softball hopes to clear up ‘unfinished business’

The Northwestern softball program has been pining for a state tournament berth since its last trip under legendary coach Nancy Dutton in 2000, and the team came tantalizingly close a year ago. The Warriors were making their third-straight Division III regional appearance and were one inning away from a trip to Columbus when play was halted by lightning — not exactly ideal timing. After a tense...
Two Atlantic 10 teams find new coaches

Two Atlantic 10 teams find new coaches

Two Atlantic 10 basketball teams found new coaches Tuesday, according to reports. Massachusetts will hire Winthrop head coach Pat Kelsey, a Cincinnati native who graduated from Elder High School and played at Xavier. Virginia Commonwealth will hire Rice head coach Mike Rhoades, a former VCU assistant. The news broke less than 24 hours after Will Wade left VCU after two seasons for LSU. Kelsey, 41...
WATCH: Soccer player accidentally thanks wife and girlfriend in live interview

WATCH: Soccer player accidentally thanks wife and girlfriend in live interview

An African soccer player has some explaining to do after he thanked his wife and girlfriend in a post-match interview on Friday. >> Read more trending news  South African Premier League player Mohammed Anas had just been awarded the Man of the Match title when he made the blunder on live television. “I appreciate my fans also,” the Ghanaian striker said during the interview...
Dayton Flyers recruit wins top honor in Minneapolis

Dayton Flyers recruit wins top honor in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Star Tribune named Dayton Flyers recruit McKinley Wright its 2017 Metro Player of the Year on Monday. Wright, one of five freshmen in Dayton’s 2017 recruiting class, has averaged 22.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game as a senior at Champlin Park High School (Minn.). Champlin Park (29-0) plays Chaska (24-5) in the Class AAAA state quarterfinals at 10 a.m. Wednesday...
Boys basketball state final four pairings, results

Boys basketball state final four pairings, results

Wauseon 42, Col. Eastmoor Academy 35 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 62, Trotwood-Madison 60 Cle. Heights Lutheran East 50, Delphos St. John’s 25 Col. Wellington 68, Lima Perry 47 Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph 73, Proctorville Fairland 50 Cin. Roger Bacon 68, Archbold 43 Cin. Moeller 57, Pickerington Central 47 Lakewood St. Edward (23-5) vs. Massillon Jackson (26-2), 8:30 p.m. D-II: ...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 positions team could still target in free agency

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 positions team could still target in free agency

As NFL free agency approaches its third week, the Cincinnati Bengals ledger shows seven signings and six departures with three players from the 2016 roster still unsigned. The departures are tackle Andrew Whitworth (Los Angeles), guard Kevin Zeitler (Cleveland), running back Rex Burkhead (New England), defensive tackle Domata Peko (Denver), linebacker Karlos Dansby (Arizona) and defensive end Margus...
A-10 basketball: VCU loses Will Wade to LSU

A-10 basketball: VCU loses Will Wade to LSU

An offseason marked by coaching turnover in the Atlantic 10 Conference continued Monday when Virginia Commonwealth coach Will Wade left the Rams after two seasons to take the head coaching job at Louisiana State. VCU has played in six straight NCAA tournaments, but it will start the 2017-18 season with its fifth coach in the last 16 seasons. Jeff Capel coached for four seasons before leaving for Oklahoma...
Ohio State Buckeyes announce guest coaches for spring game

Ohio State Buckeyes announce guest coaches for spring game

Hall of Fame college football coach Lou Holtz and NIKE Inc. Chairman Emeritus Phil Knight will serve as guest coaches at Ohio State’s spring game at 12:30 p.m. April 15 at Ohio Stadium. A press release Tuesday described Holtz and Knight as close friends of Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer. Holtz hired Meyer as a wide receivers coach at Notre Dame in 1996. Ohio State and Nike have been partners...
Wright State’s Davis dunking his way to national stage

Wright State’s Davis dunking his way to national stage

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. “I thought I had a chance to get into it, so I’m looking forward to it,” Davis said. “I’ve been practicing, trying some new stuff. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve...
Boys D-IV All-Ohio basketball teams

Boys D-IV All-Ohio basketball teams

The following are the boys high school basketball All-Ohio Division IV teams, announced by the Associated Press on Monday. All-Ohioans were based on district teams throughout the state. Players were nominated by coaches and media panels. Divisions II and III will be announced on Tuesday and D-I and Mr. Basketball on Wednesday. DIVISION IV First Team: Matt Bailey, Grove City Christian, 5-foot-10, senior...
Spring Training: Reds being cautious with Mesoraco’s workload

Spring Training: Reds being cautious with Mesoraco’s workload

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco started Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. The Reds have been cautious with Mesoraco’s workload after three surgeries in two years have limited the Reds’ 2007 first-round pick to 39 games and 95 at bats the last two seasons. ›› RELATED: Reds going all out for bench spots Mesoraco’s first spring...
Shawnee looking to reload behind senior pitcher Rybolt

Shawnee looking to reload behind senior pitcher Rybolt

The Shawnee High School baseball team was decimated by graduation and will be hard-pressed to replace star Seth Gray, who is leading Wright State University in hitting as a freshman with a .448 average. But senior pitcher Cade Rybolt doesn’t see why the Braves can’t contend for a Central Buckeye Conference title and duplicate their success from last season when they finished 20-9. &ldquo...
Browns sign kicker

Browns sign kicker

The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed kicker Brett Maher. Originally signed as an undrafted college free by the New York Jets in 2013, Maher is officially entering his first NFL season. The University of Nebraska product also has spent time on the Dallas Cowboys roster. Maher spent the last three seasons playing in the CFL with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats...
Cincinnati Reds name Opening Day starter

Cincinnati Reds name Opening Day starter

Scott Feldman pitched out of the bullpen last year at Houston, but by twists, turns and quirks of fate, he will be an Opening Day starter in Cincinnati this year at Great American Ball Park. It will be his third Opening Day start and his second career appearance at Great American Ball Park. ›› RELATED: 5 things to know about Reds spring training win against Padres Feldman, 34, started...
Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest

Wright State’s Davis chosen for dunk contest

Steven Davis will get to wear his Wright State jersey one more time. The WSU senior has been chosen to compete in this year’s Slam Dunk contest at the Final Four in Phoenix on Thursday, March 30. The complete list of participants has to be announced. Davis made SportsCenter in December with a huge dunk against Urbana. The Slam Dunk contest, along with the men’s and women’s 3-point...
WSU’s Collins earns another pitching honor

WSU’s Collins earns another pitching honor

The season is barely a month old and already Wright State senior left-hander Zane Collins has won two Horizon League Pitcher of the Week awards, the second of which was announced Monday. Collins capped a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday, holding the Crusaders scoreless through six innings on the way to a 7-0 win for the Raiders in the first HL series of the year. ›› RELATED:...
Hockey: Blue Jackets clinch playoff berth

Hockey: Blue Jackets clinch playoff berth

Lukas Sedlak and Brandon Dubinsky scored on penalty shots and the Columbus BlueJackets clinched their third playoff berth in franchise history with a victory over the New Jersey Devils. The win was the fourth straight for the BlueJackets, gave them their first 100-point season and moved them into a tie with Washington for the NHL’s best record with 11 games left. Columbus, which joined...
Bengals make Minter signing official

Bengals make Minter signing official

The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday officially announced the signing of free agent linebacker Kevin Minter to a one-year contract. “The Bengals have a very stout defense,” Minter said. “My goal is to come in and play every down. I’m excited to be a part of it. The way the organization embraced me on my visit, it just feels right.” ›&rsaquo...
Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found in Mexico

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found in Mexico

The FBI and NFL security said on Monday that they found a jersey stolen from the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady after his team won the Super Bowl last month in Mexico. Along with the jersey, worn during Brady during Super Bowl LI, authorities also recovered a second jersey worn by Brady during the Patriots’ 2015 Super Bowl XLIV victory against the Seattle Seahawks, NFL officials said...
South Carolina trolls USA Today after beating Duke

South Carolina trolls USA Today after beating Duke

Consider the 2017 NCAA Tournament party crashed after South Carolina’s upset win on Sunday night. The Gamecocks took down No. 2 seed Duke in a game that many pundits had all but given the Blue Devils prior the the meeting in Greenville. After all, the South Carolina program had just won its first NCAA tournament game in 44 years and had never visited the Sweet 16. They’d be happy...
Former NFL star Dwight Clark announces he has ALS

Former NFL star Dwight Clark announces he has ALS

Dwight Clark, a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers during the team’s heyday in the 1980s, disclosed Sunday that he has a debilitating illness. The Mercury News said Clark was diagnosed in 2015. The newspaper said Clark, a two-time Super Bowl winner, said in a note: “I have ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Those words are still very hard for me to say.” Clark...
Second-half surge leads UCLA past Cincinnati

Second-half surge leads UCLA past Cincinnati

Lonzo Ball scored 19 points and ignited UCLA’s rally from a poor start with nine assists, lifting the third-seeded Bruins to a 79-67 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday in the South Regional. UCLA (31-4) had a hard time solving sixth-seeded Cincinnati’s active defense in the first half, unable to get shots to drop or get out in transition. The Bruins found a new gear in the second half,...
Fairmont High School teammates to meet in women’s Sweet 16

Fairmont High School teammates to meet in women’s Sweet 16

Ohio State beat Kentucky on Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, and now the fifth-seeded Buckeyes know who they will play next. No. 1 seed Notre Dame beat Purdue in overtime Sunday night to set up a Sweet 16 matchup in Lexington, Ky., on Friday night. The game offers the chance at a reunion for a pair of Fairmont High School grads. Makayla Waterman...
March Madness: South Carolina upsets Duke

March Madness: South Carolina upsets Duke

Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament’s expanded bracket. The Gamecocks (24-10) trailed by 10 points early in the second half after one of its coldest shooting stretches of the season to start. But behind...
Spring Training: 5 things to know about Reds win over Padres

Spring Training: 5 things to know about Reds win over Padres

The Reds used the home run ball to down the San Diego Padres, 9-4, on Sunday. Scott Schebler and Jesse Winker hit their first home runs of the spring and Patrick Kivlehan hit his second to keep pace with his teammates grinding it out for the open bench jobs. Here are five things to know about the game: Amir Garrett was the first Reds’ pitcher to complete five innings but he had to rally to do...
Dayton Flyers seniors thank fans via social media

Dayton Flyers seniors thank fans via social media

The five Dayton Flyers seniors said goodbye to the fans on social media after losing 64-58 to Wichita State on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. On Instagram on Tuesday, Kyle Davis wrote, “I wish this season didn't end as early as it did, but over my four years at UD I've grown as a person and player and realized all good things comes to an end. I want to thank everyone...
Former Graham standout Bo Jordan runner-up at NCAA wrestling tourney

Former Graham standout Bo Jordan runner-up at NCAA wrestling tourney

Former Graham High School standout Bo Jordan’s quest for a national title will continue into his senior year. The Ohio State junior, dropped a 5-2 decision to Penn State’s Mark Hall in the 174-pound finals Saturday night at the Scott Trade Center in St. Louis. After a scoreless first period, Hall recorded an escape and takedown in the second period for a 3-0 lead, but Jordan cut the deficit...
Trotwood stuns Dunbar 83-54 in D-II regional final

Trotwood stuns Dunbar 83-54 in D-II regional final

The Trotwood-Madison and Dunbar boys basketball teams were like two prize fighters poised for a regional final rematch. The buildup was intense. The interest great. The payoff would be a trip to the state final four. And like many of these kinds of celebrated contests, it was quickly over, Trotwood landing a crushing 83-54 knockout at a capacity-filled Fairmont Trent Arena that wasn’t that close...
Alter three-peat D-II state title completes historic run

Alter three-peat D-II state title completes historic run

Braxtin Miller, a prized centerpiece of Alter’s girls basketball success the last four seasons, was clueless as to what the Knights accomplished Saturday afternoon. That’s for record keepers. “I really don’t know much about the history of all of this, so this might be big,” Miller shrugged while accepting congratulations following a 58-41 defeat of Shaker Heights Hathaway...
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