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Watch: Basketball 'injury' becomes wedding proposal

While the Warriors' Steph Curry is this year's NBA MVP, a gentleman named Alex Johnson had made his case to be MVP in other gyms. Johnson challenged his girlfriend, Brey Dorsett, to a game, in front of their friends, only to pull off the play of the year. After scoring ...

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop reacts as time winds off the clock to give the Lightning a 2-0 win over the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 29, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers 2-0, head to Stanley Cup

The Bolts took game 7 of an exciting Eastern Conference championship.

The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate their 2-0 win over the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 29, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

Tampa Bay Lighting are headed for the Stanley Cup Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed to the 2015 Stanley Cup showdown after defeating the New York Rangers Friday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference championship. The Bolts won the tie-breaker 2-0. Click here for the Stanley Cup Final schedule.  http://twitter.com/TBLightning/status/604480963364556800

Reds first baseman Joey Votto, left, talks to the Nationals' Bryce Harper, who was upset after getting hit by a pitch on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Reds vs. Nationals: May 29

The Reds beat the Nationals 5-2 on Friday, May 29, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Sydney Hill of Lakota West (left) was first in the 300 hurdles and second in the 100 hurdles, trading places with Withrow’s Ayanna O’Neal (right) in each race at the Division I high school regional track and field meet at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium on Friday, May 29, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

West’s Hill regional 300 hurdles champ

Sydney Hill was determined to be a regional champion. She just didn’t think it would be in her least favorite event.“I love the 100 hurdles more than the 300 (hurdles), so to win the 300 hurdles is kind of funny,” the Lakota West senior admitted. “You never know, I guess.”Pumped ...

Reds move Marquis to bullpen

The Cincinnati Reds gave Jason Marquis nine chances to prove he belonged in the starting rotation. He produced three quality starts in his first five starts but none in his last four.Marquis was 1-3 with a 7.40 ERA in five starts in May. He was scheduled to make one more ...

Reds starter Michael Lorenzen pitches against the Rockies on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reds start three rookie pitchers against Nats

The present looks bleak for the Cincinnati Reds. A fortune teller might describe the future as murky, but in a way it’s already here — at least in the starting rotation and especially this weekend.The Reds plan to start three rookies on the mound against the best team in the ...

A regional softball tradition: Lebanon vs. Mason for title

It’s becoming a very high-level tradition.Lebanon High School’s softball team will meet Mason for a Division I regional championship at noon Saturday at Northmont, marking the fourth straight year they’ve clashed in the regional.“I guess it’s something you can definitely get used to because if you make it to the ...

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller talks to a young fan after practice on student appreciation day on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Urban Meyer again says Braxton Miller will play for Buckeyes this fall

As he did throughout last season and as he has done throughout this offseason, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer once again dismissed the idea that Braxton Miller will transfer for his fifth and final season of eligibility.Meyer told reporters in Columbus on Friday the senior quarterback and Wayne High ...

Franklin’s Luke Kennard scores past Bellefountaine’s Max Oyer in the Division II Boys Regional at UD Arena . Kennard on Friday was named national player of the year by Parade Magazine. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Luke Kennard earns National Player of the Year

Franklin standout Luke Kennard on Friday was named National Player of the Year by Parade Magazine, capping a high school career filled with honors and rave reviews.In addition to finishing as the state’s No. 2 all-time scorer with 2,764 points, the 6-foot-6 Duke-bound guard led Franklin to a four-year record ...

Dai-Jon Parker was part of Milton boys basketball team that won the 2010 Class AAAAA state championship.

Vanderbilt standout and 4-star recruit Dai-Jon Parker drowns in tubing accident

Former four-star recruit and Vanderbilt University basketball standout Dai-Jon Parker died Thursday in a drowning accident in Indiana. Parker, 22, was being pulled behind a boat on an inner tube on a lake near Bloomington, Ind.. The boat hit a wake or a wave, and Parker and another man, who ...

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28  Speller Vanya Shivashankar  (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (R) of St. Louis, Missouri, hold up the trophy after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Photos: 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee final round

The contest ended with co-champions for the second straight year.

Bellbrook’s Casey Demko is tagged out at home plate by Fenwick catcher Matt Davenport in the first inning Thursday at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium. Demko and the Golden Eagles won the Division II regional semifinal 2-1. LISA POWELL/STAFF

Bellbrook edges Falcons to earn first regional-final berth

Josh Rogers was good enough Thursday afternoon.Bellbrook High School’s senior pitcher wasn’t at the top of his game in a Division II regional baseball semifinal against Fenwick, but he gutted out a three-hitter at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium.The Golden Eagles secured the program’s first-ever regional victory with a 2-1 ...

Rare mistakes cost Ross in 7-2 loss to Green Wave

At times during Thursday’s Division II regional semifinal, Ross High School softball coach Paul Fernandez didn’t recognize his team.The Rams, who committed just 25 errors in their first 28 games, committed five against Greenville in the 29th — three in the six-run first inning — and the Green Wave finished ...

Madison’s Taylor Phelps delivers a pitch as shortstop Natalie Higgins backs her up Thursday during the Mohawks’ 7-6 loss to Williamsburg in a Division III regional semifinal at Wright State University. LISA POWELL/STAFF

Williamsburg rallies to oust Mohawks in 10 innings

The Madison High School softball team was three outs from a regional final after rallying from behind twice against Williamsburg.But the Mohawks couldn’t hold a three-run lead and didn’t have enough left for another comeback in extra innings.Williamsburg tied the game in the seventh and used small ball and one ...

Moeller pounces early, eliminates West 5-0

The Lakota West High School baseball team showed plenty of resilience in winning 25 games and a league championship this spring, but falling behind by four runs against the state’s No. 1-ranked team was too much to overcome.Moeller sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning against Austin ...

Bike Week races into Kil-Kare

Here’s the best tip to know about Ohio Bike Week’s event at Kil-Kare Raceway, a three-day festival that starts today.“The tip would be plan on coming out and having a good time, enjoying the weekend,” said Kil-Kare dragstrip competition director William Tharpe.The American Motorcycle Racing Association roars into Kil-Kare with ...

Reds manager Bryan Price argues a call during a game against the Giants on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Reeling Reds to play first-place Nationals this weekend

A memorable scene from “The Natural” features a doctor addressing the New York Knights and an impatient Roy Hobbs during the middle of a losing streak. “The mind is a strange thing,” the doctor says. “You must begin by asking it: what is losing. … Losing is a disease — ...

Former Reds, including Barry Larkin (11) and Eric Davis (44), pose with the World Series trophy during a 25th anniversary celebration of the 1990 World Series championship on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Larkin, Perez and many other legends to attend All-Star FanFest

Barry Larkin, Tony Perez and Ozzie Smith and many other Baseball Hall of Famers will attend the T-Mobile All-Star Fan Fest from July 10-14 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, the Reds announced Thursday. They will participate in free autograph sessions and participate in question-and-answer sessions and clinics. All that ...

Browns to hold annual scrimmage in Columbus

The Cleveland Browns will host the “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” on Aug. 7 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.The late afternoon intrasquad scrimmage at the home of the Buckeyes will be free to fans.“The intrasquad scrimmage is an important element of our preparation for the 2015 season,” Browns coach Mike Pettine ...

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