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B.J. Bethel

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Former Cincinnati Red Bob Bailey dies
 Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...

Posted: 4 days ago

Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...
What to know about Disney buying Fox Sports Ohio
 When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...

Posted: 18 days ago

When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...
Vince McMahon’s new football league will be dead before it starts ‘without TV deal’
 Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...

Posted: 24 days ago

Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...
Famed NASCAR team owner Richard Childress shoots at home invaders
 Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...

Posted: 25 days ago

Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...
Urbana girls basketball coach Bill Moss dies
 Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...

Posted: 26 days ago

Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...
Popular Jim Day added to Cincinnati Reds radio broadcast team
 Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...

Posted: 26 days ago

Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...
WWE's Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...

Posted: 30 days ago

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...
WWE’s Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...

Posted: 30 days ago

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...
Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams
 The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks...

9:50 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks...
Ring of Honor Wrestling ends its best year with Final Battle PPV
 B.J. Whitmer wrestled his first match for Ring of Honor in 2003 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the same building he wrestled regularly as a local independent wrestler. Fourteen years later, he’s working commentary for the company and is part of the promotion’s creative team and office heading into one of its biggest shows...

4:53 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

B.J. Whitmer wrestled his first match for Ring of Honor in 2003 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the same building he wrestled regularly as a local independent wrestler. Fourteen years later, he’s working commentary for the company and is part of the promotion’s creative team and office heading into one of its biggest shows...
Report: Gone Billy gone? Giants showing interest in Reds CF Hamilton
 Update Dec. 12, 5:38 p.m.: Chances of Billy Hamilton taking his all-world speed and glove to another team are growing, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The entire Reds outfield is getting shopped, with multiple teams interested, but Hamilton is the player drawing the most attention and the Giants giving the most. The Reds are wanting...

10:50 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Update Dec. 12, 5:38 p.m.: Chances of Billy Hamilton taking his all-world speed and glove to another team are growing, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The entire Reds outfield is getting shopped, with multiple teams interested, but Hamilton is the player drawing the most attention and the Giants giving the most. The Reds are wanting...