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Second Thoughts: Baseball at Fort Bragg is worth a salute

Happy 240th, America. It’s Fourth of July weekend — time for baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. And, unfortunately, bottle rockets at midnight (c’mon kids, give it a break).A Braves-Marlins matchup normally would cause the masses to catch up on their quilting or basement cleaning, but tonight’s matchup on ...

Reds’ top pick Senzel goes 2-for-4 in Dragons debut

The life of a minor-league baseball player is a hurry-up-and-wait proposition. It can take years to climb the ladder to the majors and, fact is, most won’t. Nick Senzel certainly didn’t wait long to make his first move. The Cincinnati Reds’ top pick in last month’s draft, No. 2 overall, ...

Season’s midpoint finds FC Cincy in 3rd place

Heading into the midway point of its inaugural season, FC Cincinnati remains in third place but still not satisfied.FCC (8-2-4) trails Louisville City FC (10-1-5) by seven points heading into its 15th of 30 United Soccer League games Saturday against Bethlehem Steel at Nippert Stadium.Here’s a look at the top ...

West Side Little League coach Tim Nichting talks to his team during their 5-4 win over New Albany, Ind., during their International Little League Great Lakes Regional tournament game held at the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Little League: West Side looks to continue district dominance

The venue may be new, but chances are the District 9 12-year-old Little League District tournament will end the same as every other one has.With Hamilton West Side Little League on top.A West Side team has won the district tournament every year since it started in 1985.West Side claimed the ...

Domestic assault charges dropped against Jerry 'The King' Lawler and fiancee

Domestic assault charges against Jerry “The King” Lawler and his fiancee, Lauryn McBride, were dropped after the two appeared in court Friday morning. Lawler, 66, and McBride, 27, were involved in a domestic dispute last month at their East Memphis home. >>Read more about the arrest >> Read more trending ...

Ohio State fans cheer during a game against Northern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Tickets for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan cost $195

Single-game tickets for the 2016 Ohio State Buckeyes football season will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on July 11.Tickets for the Michigan game on Nov. 26 will cost $195, or more than twice as much as some other home games. Here are the other prices: ...

Reds manager Bryan Price argues with an umpire following the ejection of reliever Ross Ohlendorf on May 11, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Ask Hal: Price should stay, but likely will go by the All-Star break

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: Has Reds manager Bryan Price considered having his relief pitchers intentionally walk the first batter so they don’t give up home runs? — DAVE, ...

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Former Dayton Flyers pitcher Hauschild a Triple-A All-Star

Former Dayton Flyers pitcher and Beavercreek High School graduate Mike Hauschild was named to the Pacific Coast League’s team for the Triple-A All-Star Game on Thursday.Hauschild, 26, was a 33rd-round pick in 2012. He is 5-7 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 starts for the Fresno Grizzlies, an affiliate of ...

Reds top two draft picks headed to Dayton

It didn’t take long for the Reds to start moving two of their top draft picks up the ladder. Third baseman Nick Senzel and catcher Chris Okey are expected to be in uniform at Fifth Third Field on Friday night when the Dayton Dragons open a weekend series against West ...

Michigan State’s Michael Geiger celebrates his game-winning field goal against Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ranking Ohio State Buckeyes’ 2016 games: toughest to easiest

A little more than two months remain until the Ohio State Buckeyes kick off the 2016 season. The schedule for coach Urban Meyer’s fifth season in Columbus looks to be one of the tougher ones in years. Here’s how the 12 games rank from toughest to easiest: 1. At Oklahoma, ...

Report: NFL to suspend Johnny Manziel for four games

The National Football League has suspended former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, according to nfl.com. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/748561405410967552 Since being cut from the Browns, Manziel has had multiple run-ins with the law, and has been seen partying ...

Report: NFL suspends Johnny Manziel for 4 games

Troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel is facing a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. NFL Network's Ian Rappoport broke the news. It is not clear which drug Manziel tested positive for, but it was not a performance-enhancing drug, according to NFL sources. >> Read more ...

NFL's Jason Pierre-Paul stars in fireworks safety PSA

A year ago, NFL star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered a devastating hand injury in a July Fourth fireworks accident. Pierre-Paul spent weeks in the hospital and lost his right index finger in the incident. >>Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident While Pierre-Paul was able to resume his NFL career with the ...

Hamilton shortstop Kurtis Reid (4) is greeted by teammates after a first inning home run during their 5-4 win over New Albany, IN, during their International Little League Great Lakes Regional tournament game held at the Reuben F. Glick Little League Center in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Little League: District 9 Tournament Schedule

Here is the schedule for the double-elimination District 9 Little League 12-year-old baseball tournament at Colonial Park East in Lebanon, located at 525 Monroe Road: Saturday, July 2 Game 1 – Loveland vs. Hamilton Fairfield, 4 p.m. Game 2 – Hamilton West Side vs. Lebanon, 4 p.m. Game 3 – ...

Sam Breen commits to Dayton Flyers women’s basketball

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment from Sam Breen, a 6-foot-2 post player from Cranberry, Pa., and member of the class of 2017.https://twitter.com/32_samb/status/748354775826178048https://twitter.com/BellaPosset/status/748385065571393538Breen is a senior North Catholic High School. She’s a three-star recruit, according to ESPN, and ranks 28th in the nation at her position. ...

Billy Hamilton suffers facial contusion in Cincinnati Reds loss

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton goes after every ball with everything he has. He didn’t slow down Wednesday when he saw left fielder Adam Duvall sprinting at him.The two veered away from each other at the last second on a long fly ball into the gap in the first ...

A trainer attends to Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton after he was hit in the face by a ball in the first inning on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Three runs scored on an inside-the-park home run by the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. David Jablonski/Staff

Cody Reed struggles as Chicago Cubs sweep Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs fans invaded Great American Ball Park by the thousands for the third straight day Wednesday.Things got so bad for the Cincinnati Reds a fan threw back a home run ball hit by National League home run leader Adam Duvall. That happens only to opposing players, and for all ...

Reds pitcher coach Marc Riggins, center, meets with catcher Tucker Barnhart, left, and pitcher Cody Reed during a game against the Cubs on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reds vs. Cubs: June 29

Photos by David Jablonski from a game between the Reds and Cubs on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Dayton men’s basketball fans (left to right) Vito Russell, 11, Colin MacDonald, 10, and Josie Russell, 8, all of Dayton, cheer during a game against Saint Louis on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

UD continuing to analyze results of UD Arena upgrade survey

The University of Dayton mailed a letter to basketball season ticket holders Wednesday, giving them a status update on the student regarding potential upgrades to UD Arena. Athletic Director Neil Sullivan wrote, “A critical part of the study was your participation in direct market feedback to evaluate the level of ...

Maria Sharapova poses in front of a sign for Harvard Business School in a photo posted to Twitter on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Maria Sharapova says she's going to Harvard Business School

What do you do when you're a tennis superstar and you get suspended from playing the sport for two years? Why not business school? Or, more specifically, why not Harvard Business School? >> Read more trending stories Don't ask Maria Sharapova how it happened, but that's apparently what she's decided ...

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