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Reds make 3 picks on first day of MLB Draft
 The Cincinnati Reds selected high school shortstop/pitcher Hunter Greene with the second overall pick Monday night in the MLB Draft. “I’ve been blessed to be in a position like this and have great people around me,” Greene said. “It’s amazing to be a part of something like this, and it’s special. It&rsquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Cincinnati Reds selected high school shortstop/pitcher Hunter Greene with the second overall pick Monday night in the MLB Draft. “I’ve been blessed to be in a position like this and have great people around me,” Greene said. “It’s amazing to be a part of something like this, and it’s special. It&rsquo...
Reds’ Gennett honored by National League
 Buoyed by his historic four-homer game, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has been named the National League Player of the Week. It’s the first career NL Player of the Week award for Gennett, who on Tuesday became the first Reds player — and 17th in MLB history — to hit four home runs in a game. For the week...

Posted: 15 days ago

Buoyed by his historic four-homer game, Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett has been named the National League Player of the Week. It’s the first career NL Player of the Week award for Gennett, who on Tuesday became the first Reds player — and 17th in MLB history — to hit four home runs in a game. For the week...
Badin grad Nichting expecting to hear name in MLB Draft

Posted: 18 days ago

Badin High School graduate T.J. Nichting has put his sophomore slump in the past, and he’s hoping scouts are willing to do the same. Nichting is expected to hear his named called in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, which begins Monday and runs through Wednesday. The University of Charlotte right fielder had hoped the call...
More Wright State players expected to be picked in MLB draft
 One year after seeing a school-record five players selected in the Major League Baseball draft, three of which still had college eligibility remaining, Wright State could see its roster raided again this week. The Raiders are facing the possibility of losing at least four juniors in first baseman Gabe Snyder, left-handed pitcher Danny Sexton...

Posted: 18 days ago

One year after seeing a school-record five players selected in the Major League Baseball draft, three of which still had college eligibility remaining, Wright State could see its roster raided again this week. The Raiders are facing the possibility of losing at least four juniors in first baseman Gabe Snyder, left-handed pitcher Danny Sexton...
Bengals prepping for OTA fun day
 Last year it was sand volleyball. The year before bowling. So what does Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis have in store for the team-bonding event he plans every year for the final day of OTAs? It’s actually a little bit of everything. “We’re splitting up into teams and we’re going to do a bunch of different activities...

Posted: 21 days ago

Last year it was sand volleyball. The year before bowling. So what does Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis have in store for the team-bonding event he plans every year for the final day of OTAs? It’s actually a little bit of everything. “We’re splitting up into teams and we’re going to do a bunch of different activities...
Lewis giving Bengals an extra ‘push’ in OTA practices
 There was a curious scene at Cincinnati Bengals practice Tuesday when quarterback Andy Dalton hit a wide-open Alex Erickson along the sideline in what was clearly a blown defensive assignment. But after the play, every offensive player — not just the 11 who took part in the play — dropped to the ground and did 10 push-ups. Turns...

Posted: 21 days ago

There was a curious scene at Cincinnati Bengals practice Tuesday when quarterback Andy Dalton hit a wide-open Alex Erickson along the sideline in what was clearly a blown defensive assignment. But after the play, every offensive player — not just the 11 who took part in the play — dropped to the ground and did 10 push-ups. Turns...
Kirkpatrick returns to Bengals practice in limited fashion
 For the first time during OTAs, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was more than a spectator during practice. But not much more. “They wouldn’t let me do a whole lot, but it’s coming along,” said Kirkpatrick, who has been sitting out with a fractured right hand. “I can finally actually squeeze my hand...

Posted: 21 days ago

For the first time during OTAs, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was more than a spectator during practice. But not much more. “They wouldn’t let me do a whole lot, but it’s coming along,” said Kirkpatrick, who has been sitting out with a fractured right hand. “I can finally actually squeeze my hand...
Bengals kickers Elliott, Bullock go head to head in practice
 For the first time in the three OTA practices open to the media, kickers Jake Elliott and Randy Bullock went head to head Tuesday. The competition ended in a draw. And a perfect one at that as both kickers went 4 for 4 from distances of 41, 37, 48 and 44 yards. “We kick every day, so it’s not like I’m competing really hard...

Posted: 21 days ago

For the first time in the three OTA practices open to the media, kickers Jake Elliott and Randy Bullock went head to head Tuesday. The competition ended in a draw. And a perfect one at that as both kickers went 4 for 4 from distances of 41, 37, 48 and 44 yards. “We kick every day, so it’s not like I’m competing really hard...
Reds notes: Schebler, Hamilton available after injuries
 Cincinnati Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler were not in the starting lineup Sunday after sustaining injuries in Saturday’s loss, but both were available to come off the bench, manager Bryan Price said. “Both could have been usable pieces in lesser roles and hopefully that increases in what they’re able...

Posted: 23 days ago

Cincinnati Reds outfielders Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler were not in the starting lineup Sunday after sustaining injuries in Saturday’s loss, but both were available to come off the bench, manager Bryan Price said. “Both could have been usable pieces in lesser roles and hopefully that increases in what they’re able...
5 things to know about Reds loss to Braves
 Nothing eases a pitcher back into the flow after a stint on the disabled list like an offensive outburst from his teammates. Unfortunately for Cincinnati Reds rookie right-hander Amir Garrett, he wasn’t around long enough to see it, let alone benefit. Garrett gave up nine runs on seven hits and lasted just 2.2 innings in a 13-8 loss...

Posted: 23 days ago

Nothing eases a pitcher back into the flow after a stint on the disabled list like an offensive outburst from his teammates. Unfortunately for Cincinnati Reds rookie right-hander Amir Garrett, he wasn’t around long enough to see it, let alone benefit. Garrett gave up nine runs on seven hits and lasted just 2.2 innings in a 13-8 loss...
Braves bash Garrett in return from DL
 Amir Garrett’s return from the disabled list was a rough, and short, one as Atlanta roughed up the Cincinnati right-hander in a 13-8 victory Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 26,227 at Great American Ball Park. Garrett lasted just 2.2 innings after allowing nine runs on seven hits with three walks. The Braves chased Garrett (3-4) with...

Posted: 23 days ago

Amir Garrett’s return from the disabled list was a rough, and short, one as Atlanta roughed up the Cincinnati right-hander in a 13-8 victory Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 26,227 at Great American Ball Park. Garrett lasted just 2.2 innings after allowing nine runs on seven hits with three walks. The Braves chased Garrett (3-4) with...
Former Alter standout transferring to Florida
 Alter High School graduate and former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire has told multiple media outlets he plans to join the University of Florida as a graduate transfer. According to a report from ESPN
            , Zaire plans to visit Florida on Wednesday to finalize the process. “The visit Wednesday is just making sure we dot our...

Posted: 23 days ago

Alter High School graduate and former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire has told multiple media outlets he plans to join the University of Florida as a graduate transfer. According to a report from ESPN , Zaire plans to visit Florida on Wednesday to finalize the process. “The visit Wednesday is just making sure we dot our...
Bengals sign second-round pick Mixon
 The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms with controversial second-round running back Joe Mixon on Friday. Ranked by scouts as one of the top prospects in the draft, Mixon fell to the Bengals with the 48th overall pick due to the assault charge and one-year suspension at Oklahoma after he punched a female student, Amelia Molitor, and broke...

Posted: 25 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals agreed to terms with controversial second-round running back Joe Mixon on Friday. Ranked by scouts as one of the top prospects in the draft, Mixon fell to the Bengals with the 48th overall pick due to the assault charge and one-year suspension at Oklahoma after he punched a female student, Amelia Molitor, and broke...
Wright State players visit teammate Ryan Custer in Chicago
 The Wright State basketball team is making a rare summer road trip, traveling to Chicago to visit injured teammate Ryan Custer. The Raiders piled into a pair of vans early Friday morning to make the five-hour drive to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, where Custer is rehabbing following an April 8 accident that left him paralyzed. Teammates...

Posted: 25 days ago

The Wright State basketball team is making a rare summer road trip, traveling to Chicago to visit injured teammate Ryan Custer. The Raiders piled into a pair of vans early Friday morning to make the five-hour drive to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, where Custer is rehabbing following an April 8 accident that left him paralyzed. Teammates...
Young guard Redmond benefiting from Smith’s absence
 With Andre Smith missing Tuesday’s practice due to illness, three young players saw increased reps at right guard, with Alex Redmond being the biggest beneficiary. Redmond, who spent all of 2016 on the practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA, got the bulk of the work ahead of Trey Hopkins, another 2016 undrafted...

Posted: 26 days ago

With Andre Smith missing Tuesday’s practice due to illness, three young players saw increased reps at right guard, with Alex Redmond being the biggest beneficiary. Redmond, who spent all of 2016 on the practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA, got the bulk of the work ahead of Trey Hopkins, another 2016 undrafted...
Former Steelers great to coach with Bengals this summer
 For the second summer in a row a former Pittsburgh Steelers player who tormented the Cincinnati Bengals during his playing days will help coach the team. Levon Kirkland is one of five coaches who will work with the Bengals as interns as part of the “Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. Last season former Steelers linebacker...

Posted: 27 days ago

For the second summer in a row a former Pittsburgh Steelers player who tormented the Cincinnati Bengals during his playing days will help coach the team. Levon Kirkland is one of five coaches who will work with the Bengals as interns as part of the “Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program. Last season former Steelers linebacker...
Bengals safety doesn’t care what people think of team
 Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka is still 6-foot-4, 225 pounds heading into his sixth NFL season and fifth as a starter, but he made it known Tuesday after OTA practice he has undergone a transformation this offseason. Iloka, who is one of the more active Bengals on social media, has never been one of those players who claims he doesn&rsquo...

Posted: 27 days ago

Cincinnati Bengals safety George Iloka is still 6-foot-4, 225 pounds heading into his sixth NFL season and fifth as a starter, but he made it known Tuesday after OTA practice he has undergone a transformation this offseason. Iloka, who is one of the more active Bengals on social media, has never been one of those players who claims he doesn&rsquo...
Vigil on verge of cracking Bengals lineup
 There is still a lot to be sorted out in the 102 days before the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens open the 2017 season, but one thing growing increasingly clear is that linebacker Nick Vigil is going to play a much larger role this year. Coming off a rookie season in which he played just 110 defensive snaps, Vigil has been a consistent...

Posted: 28 days ago

There is still a lot to be sorted out in the 102 days before the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens open the 2017 season, but one thing growing increasingly clear is that linebacker Nick Vigil is going to play a much larger role this year. Coming off a rookie season in which he played just 110 defensive snaps, Vigil has been a consistent...
UIC rallies to beat WSU for HL championship
 An unspecified injury forced Wright State starting pitcher Jeremy Randolph out in the fifth inning of the Horizon League tournament finals, and Illinois-Chicago pounced immediately for a game-winning rally. David Cronnin ripped a two-run triple to right on the second pitch he saw from Raiders reliever Derek Hendrixson to spark a three-run...

11:36 PM Saturday, May. 27, 2017

An unspecified injury forced Wright State starting pitcher Jeremy Randolph out in the fifth inning of the Horizon League tournament finals, and Illinois-Chicago pounced immediately for a game-winning rally. David Cronnin ripped a two-run triple to right on the second pitch he saw from Raiders reliever Derek Hendrixson to spark a three-run...
Fallen local Marine to be honored in NASCAR race
 John Prazynski admits he’s not a huge NASCAR fan, but the Liberty Township resident will be glued to the action in the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday night. That’s because his son Taylor, a Fairfield High School graduate who died at 20 fighting in Iraq in 2005, will be one of 40 fallen soldiers honored during the race by having their...

2:05 PM Friday, May. 26, 2017

John Prazynski admits he’s not a huge NASCAR fan, but the Liberty Township resident will be glued to the action in the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday night. That’s because his son Taylor, a Fairfield High School graduate who died at 20 fighting in Iraq in 2005, will be one of 40 fallen soldiers honored during the race by having their...
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