John Boyle

John Boyle is sports editor for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Reds acquire pair of minor leaguers in trade with Dodgers
 The Cincinnati Reds acquired a pair of minor leaguers Tuesday in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coming to the Reds are right-handed pitcher Zach Neal and first baseman Ibandel Isabel. The Reds sent Ariel Hernandez, whom they designated for assignment Friday when Dylan Fromo was promoted, to the Dodgers. »HAL MCCOY: Fire Price?...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Cincinnati Reds acquired a pair of minor leaguers Tuesday in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coming to the Reds are right-handed pitcher Zach Neal and first baseman Ibandel Isabel. The Reds sent Ariel Hernandez, whom they designated for assignment Friday when Dylan Fromo was promoted, to the Dodgers. »HAL MCCOY: Fire Price?...
Ohio State spring football game sold out
 The Ohio State football spring game is sold out. The game, which will take place after the Ohio State-Michigan men’s lacrosse match in Ohio Stadium, is set for an approximate 1:45 p.m. kickoff. »RELATED: Quarterback race still ‘close,’ Meyer says About 18,000 seats will not be in use during the lacrosse/football game...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Ohio State football spring game is sold out. The game, which will take place after the Ohio State-Michigan men’s lacrosse match in Ohio Stadium, is set for an approximate 1:45 p.m. kickoff. »RELATED: Quarterback race still ‘close,’ Meyer says About 18,000 seats will not be in use during the lacrosse/football game...
Westbeld, Notre Dame stun UConn to reach NCAA women’s title game
 Former Fairmont standout Kathryn Westbeld is headed to the national championship game. Westbeld and her Notre Dame teammates stunned top-ranked and unbeaten UConn 91-89 in overtime in the semifinals Friday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Arike Ogunbowale drained a long jumper with 1 second left for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (34-3)...

Posted: 20 days ago

Former Fairmont standout Kathryn Westbeld is headed to the national championship game. Westbeld and her Notre Dame teammates stunned top-ranked and unbeaten UConn 91-89 in overtime in the semifinals Friday night at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Arike Ogunbowale drained a long jumper with 1 second left for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (34-3)...
Former Bengals QB McCarron finds new home
 Quarterback AJ McCarron has found a new home. The former Bengals backup signed a two-year deal Wednesday with the Buffalo Bills. McCarron won a grievance against the Bengals last month which made him a free agent. McCarron started three games in four seasons with the Bengals, all of which came at the end of the 2015 season after starter Andy ...

11:52 PM Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Quarterback AJ McCarron has found a new home. The former Bengals backup signed a two-year deal Wednesday with the Buffalo Bills. McCarron won a grievance against the Bengals last month which made him a free agent. McCarron started three games in four seasons with the Bengals, all of which came at the end of the 2015 season after starter Andy ...
WATCH: Reds Billy Hamilton’s great catch robs Japanese star Ohtani
 Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is in midseason form. Hamilton added another great catch to his ever-growing list Monday, robbing Shohei Ohtani of the Angels of an extra-base hit with a diving grab in left-center field during the first inning of a Spring Training game. Hamilton was one of four Reds’ finalists for a Gold Glove award...

9:48 PM Monday, Mar. 05, 2018

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is in midseason form. Hamilton added another great catch to his ever-growing list Monday, robbing Shohei Ohtani of the Angels of an extra-base hit with a diving grab in left-center field during the first inning of a Spring Training game. Hamilton was one of four Reds’ finalists for a Gold Glove award...
Cannatelli scores 26 as Dayton women win 13th straight game
 The University of Dayton women’s basketball team won its 13th straight game Wednesday night, routing host UMass 78-49 in Atlantic 10 play at the Mullins Center. Junior Lauren Cannatelli drained seven 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 26 points. She also dished out six assists.Alex Harris (16 points, 12 rebounds) and JaVonna Layfield...

3:11 AM Thursday, Feb. 08, 2018

The University of Dayton women’s basketball team won its 13th straight game Wednesday night, routing host UMass 78-49 in Atlantic 10 play at the Mullins Center. Junior Lauren Cannatelli drained seven 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 26 points. She also dished out six assists.Alex Harris (16 points, 12 rebounds) and JaVonna Layfield...
High School Basketball: Xenia standout commits to No. 5 Xavier
 Xenia standout Samari Curtis will play his college basketball close to home. Curtis, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, on Monday gave a verbal commitment to Xavier University. He announced his decision on Twitter. The Musketeers ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. Curtis leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference...

3:15 AM Tuesday, Feb. 06, 2018

Xenia standout Samari Curtis will play his college basketball close to home. Curtis, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, on Monday gave a verbal commitment to Xavier University. He announced his decision on Twitter. The Musketeers ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. Curtis leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference...
High School Football: Dunbar standout makes college decision
 Dunbar High School football standout Joseph Scates is headed to the Big 12. Scates, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver, on Sunday committed to Iowa State. A four-star recruit, Scates is the 11th-best recruit in Ohio and the 55th-best wide receiver nationally according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Scates was in Ames, Iowa this weekend...

3:52 AM Monday, Jan. 29, 2018

Dunbar High School football standout Joseph Scates is headed to the Big 12. Scates, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver, on Sunday committed to Iowa State. A four-star recruit, Scates is the 11th-best recruit in Ohio and the 55th-best wide receiver nationally according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Scates was in Ames, Iowa this weekend...
Kennard donates shoes to Franklin High School basketball teams
 Luke Kennard hasn’t forgotten where he came from. A rookie in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Kennard recently donated basketball shoes to the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams at Franklin High School. Kennard is a 2015 Franklin graduate. Frankin athletic director and boys varsity coach Brian Bales posted photos of the...

6:56 PM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Luke Kennard hasn’t forgotten where he came from. A rookie in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Kennard recently donated basketball shoes to the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams at Franklin High School. Kennard is a 2015 Franklin graduate. Frankin athletic director and boys varsity coach Brian Bales posted photos of the...