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SPORTS DAILY: Can’t help but root for Charles Oakley
 There are many reasons to like former Knicks forward Charles Oakley. • He sided with Cavs superstar LeBron James in his running feud with Charles Barkley, recently advising Sir Charles to “stop drinking at work” and once even slapping him. • He’s from Cleveland, admits it and even owns a car wash there. •...

Posted: 9 days ago

There are many reasons to like former Knicks forward Charles Oakley. • He sided with Cavs superstar LeBron James in his running feud with Charles Barkley, recently advising Sir Charles to “stop drinking at work” and once even slapping him. • He’s from Cleveland, admits it and even owns a car wash there. •...
SPORTS DAILY: Can’t the Reds get a pleasant surprise for once?
 The jarring news about Homer Bailey on Wednesday brought fresh attention to just how foolish it was to lavish that six-year, $105 million contract on him and how there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. Bailey and his riches will start the season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching...

Posted: 9 days ago

The jarring news about Homer Bailey on Wednesday brought fresh attention to just how foolish it was to lavish that six-year, $105 million contract on him and how there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. Bailey and his riches will start the season on the disabled list after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his pitching...
SPORTS DAILY: Browns’ McCown move brings back (mostly bad) memories
 When the Browns jettison an aging quarterback with diminishing skills, it’s always a sad day because it makes me think of Bernie Kosar, Bill Belichick and that whole sordid chapter in 1993. I’ve learned to shield my disappointment from view. The latest to be pushed off the cliff is Josh McCown, an All-American type of guy who...

Posted: 11 days ago

When the Browns jettison an aging quarterback with diminishing skills, it’s always a sad day because it makes me think of Bernie Kosar, Bill Belichick and that whole sordid chapter in 1993. I’ve learned to shield my disappointment from view. The latest to be pushed off the cliff is Josh McCown, an All-American type of guy who...
Beavercreek grad Justin Masterson looking for MLB return
 Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, former Indians ace, is headed to Arizona to try and restart his career, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported. The Beavercreek High School graduate, who turns 32 on March 22, will embark on a throwing program next week and agent Randy Rowle said 10 to 12 teams, including the Indians, are expected to watch...

Posted: 15 days ago

Free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson, former Indians ace, is headed to Arizona to try and restart his career, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported. The Beavercreek High School graduate, who turns 32 on March 22, will embark on a throwing program next week and agent Randy Rowle said 10 to 12 teams, including the Indians, are expected to watch...
SPORTS DAILY: Curse of Tom Brady still plagues Browns
 With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 60 minutes from his fifth Super Bowl ring, it’s time for a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember where you were April 16, 2000, the second day of the NFL draft, a date that lives in infamy for Browns fans? I was at Browns headquarters in Berea, Ohio, making frequent trips to the frozen...

Posted: 16 days ago

With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady 60 minutes from his fifth Super Bowl ring, it’s time for a stroll down memory lane. Do you remember where you were April 16, 2000, the second day of the NFL draft, a date that lives in infamy for Browns fans? I was at Browns headquarters in Berea, Ohio, making frequent trips to the frozen...
Reds, Arroyo agree on minor-league deal
 Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported. Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot. RELATED: Oft-injured Reds catcher Mesoraco keeps looking forward Shoulder and elbow injuries...

Posted: 16 days ago

Bronson Arroyo passed his physical and will sign a minor-league deal with the Reds, one of his former teams, MLB. com reported. Arroyo, who turns 40 this month, hasn’t thrown a big-league pitch in two years, but he wants another shot. RELATED: Oft-injured Reds catcher Mesoraco keeps looking forward Shoulder and elbow injuries...
SPORTS DAILY: 5 reasons Browns fans should not watch the Super Bowl
 If you’re wondering why the Browns are horrible year after year, just watch the Super Bowl. Better yet, don’t. Yes, we know Bill Belichick first became a head coach in Cleveland and has blossomed into the greatest coach of all-time with New England. And that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanaham ran the Cleveland offense...

Posted: 17 days ago

If you’re wondering why the Browns are horrible year after year, just watch the Super Bowl. Better yet, don’t. Yes, we know Bill Belichick first became a head coach in Cleveland and has blossomed into the greatest coach of all-time with New England. And that Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanaham ran the Cleveland offense...
SPORTS DAILY: Reaction mixed to a Gem City Jam revival
 When I wondered last week in this space if we’ll ever see a resumption of the Gem City Jam men’s college basketball series after this current 20-year pause, the deluge of response surprised me. Sentiment broke mostly along party lines, with faithful University of Dayton fans brushing the notion aside like lint from an overcoat...

Posted: 18 days ago

When I wondered last week in this space if we’ll ever see a resumption of the Gem City Jam men’s college basketball series after this current 20-year pause, the deluge of response surprised me. Sentiment broke mostly along party lines, with faithful University of Dayton fans brushing the notion aside like lint from an overcoat...
SPORTS DAILY: Where’s Dayton’s crosstown shootout?
 For the benefit of any men’s college basketball fans who recently moved to the area and were scratching their heads: Yes, it’s true. Hard as it might be to fathom, the two Division I schools in town don’t play each other. I was reminded of this tonight while watching the annual matchup between Xavier and Cincinnati known...

Posted: 23 days ago

For the benefit of any men’s college basketball fans who recently moved to the area and were scratching their heads: Yes, it’s true. Hard as it might be to fathom, the two Division I schools in town don’t play each other. I was reminded of this tonight while watching the annual matchup between Xavier and Cincinnati known...
SPORTS DAILY: Dayton native Cole a good match for Cavs?
 It would seem a simple solution. The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers need someone to come off the bench, handle the ball professionally and keep LeBron James from launching into more postgame screeds about their top-heavy roster. I’m officially nominating Dayton native Norris Cole for the role. The Dunbar High School graduate...

Posted: 24 days ago

It would seem a simple solution. The defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers need someone to come off the bench, handle the ball professionally and keep LeBron James from launching into more postgame screeds about their top-heavy roster. I’m officially nominating Dayton native Norris Cole for the role. The Dunbar High School graduate...
SPORTS DAILY: Browns due to make a smart QB decision
 In a three-round mock draft on NFL.com, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, fresh off a national championship and likened Tuesday to Michael Jordan by his kooky coach, goes to the Cleveland Browns at No. 1 overall. At this point in the process, what’s not to like about that if you’re a Browns fan? Tell me. I’m listening...

Posted: 25 days ago

In a three-round mock draft on NFL.com, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, fresh off a national championship and likened Tuesday to Michael Jordan by his kooky coach, goes to the Cleveland Browns at No. 1 overall. At this point in the process, what’s not to like about that if you’re a Browns fan? Tell me. I’m listening...
SPORTS DAILY: Time for Wright State, fans to make a statement
 Now would be a good time for Wright State fans to show this isn’t just a University of Dayton basketball town. They can do this by turning out in greater numbers than usual Sunday afternoon at 2 when the Raiders play Oakland (Mich.) University at the Nutter Center. Dayton plays at the same time, hosting Saint Louis, and you know UD...

Posted: 28 days ago

Now would be a good time for Wright State fans to show this isn’t just a University of Dayton basketball town. They can do this by turning out in greater numbers than usual Sunday afternoon at 2 when the Raiders play Oakland (Mich.) University at the Nutter Center. Dayton plays at the same time, hosting Saint Louis, and you know UD...
SPORTS DAILY: New Browns coach direct from central casting
 Not sure how well the Browns will do next season, but some of their press conferences sure figure to be more entertaining. Had I attended Thursday’s introduction of new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the infamous “Bountygate” guy, it would have taken the strength of every fiber in my considerable being not to burst...

Posted: 29 days ago

Not sure how well the Browns will do next season, but some of their press conferences sure figure to be more entertaining. Had I attended Thursday’s introduction of new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the infamous “Bountygate” guy, it would have taken the strength of every fiber in my considerable being not to burst...
SPORTS DAILY: Reds shed a good arm, but it makes sense
 Nothing like sparking off-season interest by trading one of your more productive pitchers for three anonymous prospects. Obviously not sold on journeyman right-hander Dan Straily’s ability to repeat last season’s success and become a pillar of their rebuilding, that’s what the Reds did Thursday, and until second baseman...

Posted: 30 days ago

Nothing like sparking off-season interest by trading one of your more productive pitchers for three anonymous prospects. Obviously not sold on journeyman right-hander Dan Straily’s ability to repeat last season’s success and become a pillar of their rebuilding, that’s what the Reds did Thursday, and until second baseman...
SPORTS DAILY: Baseball Hall of Fame voters sort of get it right
 Nice to see Tim Raines make the Hall of Fame on his final try Wednesday, even though it happened about eight years too late. I was in Raines’ orbit in 1996 when he played for the New York Yankees, who won the World Series that year. Not that he could pick me out of a lineup today, but since he didn’t curse at me (Pascual Perez)...

2:24 AM Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Nice to see Tim Raines make the Hall of Fame on his final try Wednesday, even though it happened about eight years too late. I was in Raines’ orbit in 1996 when he played for the New York Yankees, who won the World Series that year. Not that he could pick me out of a lineup today, but since he didn’t curse at me (Pascual Perez)...
SPORTS DAILY: A Hall of Fame ballot opposite of blank
 Sportswriters using moral grounds to justify their actions always makes me chuckle. I guess I’ve known too many of them. So I couldn’t help but laugh when learning that blogger Murray Chass, formerly of The New York Times, and others had mailed in blank Baseball Hall of Fame ballots this year in protest of steroids and heaven...

10:08 PM Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Sportswriters using moral grounds to justify their actions always makes me chuckle. I guess I’ve known too many of them. So I couldn’t help but laugh when learning that blogger Murray Chass, formerly of The New York Times, and others had mailed in blank Baseball Hall of Fame ballots this year in protest of steroids and heaven...
SPORTS DAILY: New fodder for Smith-Harbaugh Twitter war?
 Haven’t seen a tweet about this from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh yet, but it’s probably just a matter of time. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith has not yet been formally named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but ESPN reported it and the four-letter network is not generally known for being irresponsible...

2:25 AM Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

Haven’t seen a tweet about this from Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh yet, but it’s probably just a matter of time. Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith has not yet been formally named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, but ESPN reported it and the four-letter network is not generally known for being irresponsible...
SPORTS DAILY: Browns move still the most hurtful
 Heartbreaking as it must have been for San Diego fans to lose their NFL team to Los Angeles this week, that move is nothing compared to what the late Browns owner Art Modell did to Cleveland. Not even close. Not in the same area code, same country, same hemisphere. And we shouldn’t let the passage of time dim our recollection. Modell&rsquo...

1:15 AM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Heartbreaking as it must have been for San Diego fans to lose their NFL team to Los Angeles this week, that move is nothing compared to what the late Browns owner Art Modell did to Cleveland. Not even close. Not in the same area code, same country, same hemisphere. And we shouldn’t let the passage of time dim our recollection. Modell&rsquo...
Owner: Hockey to go ‘dormant’ in Dayton
 Dayton professional hockey will go “dormant” for the 2016-2017 season ”due to arena availability and lack of lead up time,” franchise owner and coach Joe Pace Sr. announced on the website daytonprohockey.com. “Unfortunately due to circumstances out of my control Hara Arena is unable to sign leases,” Pace...

1:10 AM Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

Dayton professional hockey will go “dormant” for the 2016-2017 season ”due to arena availability and lack of lead up time,” franchise owner and coach Joe Pace Sr. announced on the website daytonprohockey.com. “Unfortunately due to circumstances out of my control Hara Arena is unable to sign leases,” Pace...
SPORTS DAILY: Wright State AD Grant channels his inner Steinbrenner on Donlon firing
 As you can read here, I was not a fan of the move when Wright State hired Billy Donlon as men’s basketball coach six years ago. In lieu of an actual search for the best possible candidate, the school simply passed the baton to Donlon, who had been Brad Brownell’s top assistant. Those administrators took the lazy way out, but Donlon...

4:41 PM Friday, Mar. 18, 2016

As you can read here, I was not a fan of the move when Wright State hired Billy Donlon as men’s basketball coach six years ago. In lieu of an actual search for the best possible candidate, the school simply passed the baton to Donlon, who had been Brad Brownell’s top assistant. Those administrators took the lazy way out, but Donlon...
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