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NBA’s last two defending champs both have plenty to work out

A funny thing is happening on the way to Cavs-Warriors III in the NBA Finals. Or maybe it’s not. We’re only in January, after all. Cleveland is in first place in the East and Golden State stands atop the Western Conference standings, but both teams have lately dealt with questions about whether or not they have fatal flaws. LeBron James made headlines late Monday night (and into Tuesday...
Super Bowl 2017: 6 stats from Falcons-Patriots matchup

Super Bowl 2017: 6 stats from Falcons-Patriots matchup

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play in Super Bowl LI, which Vegas oddsmakers are already predicting to be among the highest scoring on record. Fueling those predictions are the results of Sunday’s 44-21 NFC Championship win by the Falcons over the Green Bay Packers at the Georgia Dome and the Patriots’ 36-17 win over Pittsburgh in the AFC...
Erin Andrews diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2016 NFL season

Erin Andrews diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2016 NFL season

Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews tapped into the toughness of the athletes whom she covers on the field when she faced a cancer diagnosis during the 2016 NFL season. Andrews was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2016. The Fox Sports analyst said she was determined not to miss a single game, even though she required surgery. According to a MMQB interview, Andrews was adamant about not missing...
Baseball club seeks funding to replace stolen lawn mower

Baseball club seeks funding to replace stolen lawn mower

The Huber Heights nonprofit Brick City Blast Baseball Club is asking the public for assistance in funding replacement lawn care equipment the club reported stolen last year. Club officials are willing to exchange advertising or accept donations to replace a Husqvarna zero-turn lawn mower reported stolen in October, said Jason Reedy, club president. In-season, the club uses the lawn mower two-to-three...
Cincinnati Bengals sign former Miami RedHawks linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals sign former Miami RedHawks linebacker

The Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent linebacker Bryson Albright, a Miami University product and Cincinnati native, to a Reserve/Future contract. Albright, a St. Xavier High School grad, will not be counted against the team’s active list until Feb. 6, the day after the Super Bowl. Albright (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) is classified as a first-year player. He spent the 2016 season with Buffalo after...
NCAA to provide March Madness preview in February

NCAA to provide March Madness preview in February

The NCAA will give college basketball teams and fans a sneak peak at the NCAA tournament field in a March Madness Bracket Preview Show on Feb. 11. For the first time, the NCAA will unveil the top 16 seeds, as they stand a month before Selection Sunday, during the season. It doesn’t mean those teams will remain ranked in the top 16. With a month of basketball still to play after the show, they...
Urban Meyer’s son announces he will be a UC Bearcat

Urban Meyer’s son announces he will be a UC Bearcat

It’s safe to say Urban and Shelley Meyer have some pretty good genes. Nate Meyer, the son of the Ohio State football coach, announced Monday night he is going to the University of Cincinnati to play baseball.  That makes three Division I athletes in three tries for the Meyers, who saw daughters Nicki and Gigi play volleyball at Georgia Tech and Florida Gulf Coast, respectively. Nate is...
8 photos of Super Bowl-bound Alter High School grad Joe Thuney through the years

8 photos of Super Bowl-bound Alter High School grad Joe Thuney through the years

Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Everything about it is super – the teams, the atmosphere, the price for tickets. This Super Bowl – officially Super Bowl LI (51) – is coming in a couple of weeks and between then and now, you will hear all you like (and more) about the players, the teams, the commercials and Lady Gaga’s halftime performance. As for all the other details, here’s what you need to know about...
Falcons give game ball to player's wife who sat in stands while in labor

Falcons give game ball to player's wife who sat in stands while in labor

The Atlanta Falcons have the hottest offense in football. So can you blame any fan who doesn’t want to miss a single play? Put Falcons guard Andy Levitre’s wife, Katie, into that group. She went into labor right before the NFC Divisional Round game against the Seahawks. But she stayed in the stands for the entire game. For her dedication, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Katie was given the...
A different view, but still a view, of the game that took their son

A different view, but still a view, of the game that took their son

In an airy, four-bedroom house here on Jordan Lake about 25 miles north of Montgomery and around the corner from cotton farms, there is a 90-inch flat-screen television on the living room wall. The TV belongs to Myra and Raymond Turner, the parents of Kevin Turner, a former Alabama fullback who played eight seasons in the NFL. On Sunday, that TV was tuned to the NFL playoffs, to the game that killed...
For a New York minute in 1971, Fordham was the talk of the town

For a New York minute in 1971, Fordham was the talk of the town

Rose Hill Gymnasium is one of college basketball's hidden gems, tucked into the Fordham campus in the Bronx. It opened in January 1925 and is the second-oldest on-campus basketball arena in the country. Only Northeastern's Matthews Arena (1910) is older. Rose Hill seats 3,200, and these days, it's rarely full. On Wednesday night, when VCU played Fordham, the announced attendance was 2,186, and at...
From where he sits (last on the bench), life is good

From where he sits (last on the bench), life is good

The last player on the bench for the best team in basketball was the first to arrive at the team’s training facility on a recent weekend morning. James Michael McAdoo turned on the stereo, laced up his sneakers and joined three members of the Golden State Warriors’ video department for a workout before practice. They call themselves the Breakfast Club, and McAdoo, a 6-foot-9-inch power...
Florida's White still trying to turn up heat in post-Donovan era

Florida's White still trying to turn up heat in post-Donovan era

Back then, the White boys -- Mike and Danny -- had no choice.  They had to wait for the snow and ice to melt in Maine before they could go outside and play basketball. Not to be deterred, they set up a makeshift basketball court with 7-foot baskets in their basement and played all day and all night long.  "It was freezing cold outside with ice on the ground," remembers Danny White...
Many NHL teams end morning skate, but Kings and Ducks still do it

Many NHL teams end morning skate, but Kings and Ducks still do it

Vancouver's Rogers Arena was quiet and empty on a recent Wednesday morning when the Los Angeles Kings, in groups of twos and threes, skated onto the freshly shaved ice.  In less than eight hours, they would meet the Canucks in the eighth game of a season-long nine-game trip. First, however, they had to push through a brisk 30-minute practice that seemed to accomplish little more than getting...
Girls Basketball: McDavid scores 37 in Kenton Ridge win

Girls Basketball: McDavid scores 37 in Kenton Ridge win

Kenton Ridge’s girls basketball team is on the upswing as the regular season winds down and hopes to carry the momentum in the tournament. The Cougars ran away in the second half on Monday night to an 94-55 win over Greeneview in a nonconference game. It’s their fourth win in the last five games, and all of the victories have come by 20 or more points. “It gives us a little bit more...

H.S. Results for 1/23/17: Fairborn girls win at the buzzer

Fairborn’s Evelyn Oktavec hit a shot from near midcourt as the final buzzer sounded Monday, giving the Skyhawks a 57-56 high school girls basketball victory over Chaminade Julienne. Oktavec scored a career-high 23 points for Fairborn, which has won four of its last six. Khala Powell added 16 for the Skyhawks, Kaylie Cook 9. Girls Basketball Badin 61, Harrison 16: Shelby Nusbaum scored 14 points...
Schroeder helps Carroll rebound against Tipp

Schroeder helps Carroll rebound against Tipp

Carroll High School’s girls basketball team hasn’t been the same after losing at rival Alter two weeks ago. Good thing, too. Regrouped and redirected, the Patriots appear geared up and poised to make a season-ending run they hope to carry into the postseason. “We did a lot of refocusing and re-evaluating,” Patriots senior Amanda Schroeder said following a surprising 52-33...
Girls Basketball: Beavercreek tops Bellbrook in key non-league content

Girls Basketball: Beavercreek tops Bellbrook in key non-league content

It wasn’t long ago, Beavercreek wouldn’t have played Bellbrook in girls basketball due to school size and competitiveness. Now the Beavers are celebrating a win over the Eagles. And they should. Both programs are legit. In a blossoming rivalry between Greene County and Southwest Ohio girls basketball heavyweights, Beavercreek held off visiting Bellbrook 49-37 at Ed Zink Fieldhouse in a...
Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones will enter alcohol and anger management treatment Wednesday, according to a report from WCPO. Jones decision to seek help comes one day after Cincinnati Police released video of his arrest, in which Jones is heard using repeated profanity toward officers and telling one of them 'I hope you die tomorrow.' Police on Monday released video from inside a police...
High School Boys Basketball Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Boys Basketball Poll: Is your team ranked?

The top 10 teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (20) 15-0 200 2, Newark 14-0 162 3, Pickerington Cent. 13-1 140 4, Tol. St. Francis 13-1 128 5, Massillon Jackson 12-1 111 6, Wooster 13-0 85 7, Lorain 10-2 45 8, N. Can. Hoover 12-2 34 9, Tol....
Schools show orange support for West Liberty-Salem

Schools show orange support for West Liberty-Salem

Orange is the new color for area high schools this week. That’s how many schools have expressed their support for a grieving West Liberty community following last week’s school shooting at the rural Champaign County and Ohio Heritage Conference member WL-Salem. OHC rivals Triad, Cedarville and Springfield Catholic Central all displayed orange apparel during school hours and recent athletic...
Badin selects Yordy as new head football coach

Badin selects Yordy as new head football coach

Nick Yordy is returning to his alma mater for his first head coaching job. Badin High School introduced Yordy as the Rams’ new football coach Monday afternoon, and the 1997 graduate said he’s ready to lead his own program. “This is one of the few places that I would make this switch for,” said Yordy, who spent the last seven seasons as offensive coordinator at Mount Healthy...
Arthur Blank to send all Falcons employees to Super Bowl

Arthur Blank to send all Falcons employees to Super Bowl

Atlanta Falcons franchise owner Arthur Blank plans to take all of the team's employees to Houston for the Super Bowl. The team employs about 500 people. No further details of Blank's plans were available on Monday, the day after the Falcons beat the Packers for the NFC championship. The Falcons will play the AFC champion New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. Blank would not be the first...
Atlanta Falcons fan bawls after big win against Green Bay

Atlanta Falcons fan bawls after big win against Green Bay

The Atlanta Falcons are heading to Super Bowl LI, and one super fan just couldn't contain his emotions after the win Sunday. Jonathan Tarantino was watching the game with friends in his Atlanta apartment Sunday and couldn't contain his emotions after the Falcons' win against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21, securing their spot in the Super Bowl. "I've waited...
Barrett’s Heisman odds bullish with OSU offense under new management

Barrett’s Heisman odds bullish with OSU offense under new management

J.T. Barrett for Heisman? Folks at Bovada are bullish on the Texas native after he announced he will return for a fifth season in Columbus. In odds released Monday (which also happens to be Barrett’s 22nd birthday), Barrett trailed only Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield checked in at 11/2 with Barrett next at 6/1 – both ahead of 2016 winner Lamar Jackson, who will be back at...
Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will play in his third Pro Bowl after being named today as a replacement for New England’s Tom Brady, who will not play due to the Patriots advancing to Super Bowl LI. Dalton’s addition gives the Bengals five Pro Bowl selections, although wide receiver A.J. Green will not participate due to his hamstring injury. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins, defensive...
College Insider: Fairfield’s Gaffney tops Xavier women in scoring

College Insider: Fairfield’s Gaffney tops Xavier women in scoring

Raeshaun Gaffney is having a standout season as a redshirt senior guard for the Xavier University women’s basketball team. The Fairfield High School graduate leads the Musketeers in scoring (15.7) and is also averaging 4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Gaffney is shooting 40.2 percent from the floor, 42 percent from 3-point range and 73.9 percent from the foul line. Xavier is...
A-10 Notes: Fordham one of most improved teams in conference

A-10 Notes: Fordham one of most improved teams in conference

The Fordham Rams have pulled off three of the biggest upsets in the Atlantic 10 this season, though if they keep winning, they won’t be seen as upsets for long. The Rams beat Davidson 60-54 on the road Jan. 11. That was a surprising victory then but not as much so when Fordham beat Virginia Commonwealth 69-67 in overtime Wednesday in New York City. That win thus lessened the shock when Fordham...
Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel is back on the scene not just in time for the Super Bowl but also to help out our 45th president as he settles into the Oval Office.  The former Browns quarterback offered some important social media advice for President Donald J. Trump on Monday.  “Yo @POTUS even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. (Expletive) will drive you crazy, lead the...
Pair of Dunbar juniors heating up on recruiting trail

Pair of Dunbar juniors heating up on recruiting trail

Looks like it was a good weekend for Dunbar High School’s Antwuan Johnson and Tavion Thomas. The Wolverine juniors both received scholarship offers from West Virginia. Cincinnati and Bowling Green also offered Thomas over the weekend after he received offers from Michigan State and Wisconsin last week. Thomas made the All-Ohio first team in Division IV last fall and is a Scout.com three-star...
Three-point defense a strength for Dayton Flyers

Three-point defense a strength for Dayton Flyers

If Will Wade didn’t know already how strong the Dayton Flyers have played defense this season, he got a reminder Sunday. The Virginia Commonwealth coach saw a post on Twitter referencing Dayton’s 3-point defense in the last three games. Duquesne, Richmond and Saint Louis combined to make 8 of 60 3-pointers (13.3 percent) in losses to Dayton. Opponents were shooting 33.5 percent from long...
Area schools wear orange to show support for West Liberty-Salem following shooting

Area schools wear orange to show support for West Liberty-Salem following shooting

Around the area, schools are looking to show their support for West Liberty-Salem following a shooting at the high school last week.  At Triad, kids wore orange to school Monday.  Players from Cedarville and Springfield Catholic Central wore orange wristbands when they played over the weekend.   The fifth-grade basketball team from Riverside wore ribbons on their jerseys, too. ...
Dayton men, women off to strong starts in A-10 play

Dayton men, women off to strong starts in A-10 play

The University of Dayton men's and women's basketball teams are 6-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton is one of nine schools in the country with both its teams in first place. The Dayton men (15-4) have won three straight games and sit alone in first place after a 67-46 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at UD Arena. The Dayton women (12-7) beat St. Joseph’s 64-59 in overtime Saturday at...
Smitherman leaves Stebbins for Xenia

Smitherman leaves Stebbins for Xenia

Trace Smitherman has resigned at Stebbins to accept the head football coaching position at Xenia High School. He was approved by the board of education on Monday night. He succeeds Bob DeLong , who resigned after last season following an eight-year run. In eight seasons Smitherman essentially revived the Stebbins program, which had languished in the bottom half of the Central...
5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

The matchup for our 51st Super Bowl is set: The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Houston on the first Sunday in February. You’ll have an opportunity to read thousands of things about both teams between now and the opening kickoff, but here are some quick basics to get it all started. Atlanta has been to one Super Bowl previously, losing to John Elway and the Broncos in...
Huber Heights turns 36: 5 athletes to know from Wayne High School

Huber Heights turns 36: 5 athletes to know from Wayne High School

Huber Heights turns 36 today. Here are five athletes from Huber Heights/Wayne High School who went on to make Warriors everywhere proud: 1. Marcus Freeman A multi-year starter at Ohio State, Freeman’s NFL career was cut short by a heart issue. He went into coaching nearly immediately as a result and was recently named the defensive coordinator at...
Women’s hockey barnstormers feel league play can wait

Women’s hockey barnstormers feel league play can wait

Kendall Coyne gathered the puck and was in the open ice almost instantly, darting toward the University of Minnesota goalie Sidney Peters. Faced with an unforgiving predicament, Peters sprawled out to no avail. Coyne went to her backhand and easily scored, a trademark goal from one of the world’s fastest players. Last year, such skills earned Coyne the Patty Kazmaier Award as the nation&rsquo...
How Johnson’s ambassadorship might affect the Jets

How Johnson’s ambassadorship might affect the Jets

With the New York Jets owner, Woody Johnson, heading across the Atlantic to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Britain, it is not known how his appointment will affect the day-to-day operations of the team. But a recent precedent, in which the Pittsburgh Steelers’ chairman, Dan Rooney, held the ambassadorship to Ireland from 2009 to 2012, offers a possible blueprint. Rooney surrendered his positions...
Trumbo empowers Orioles to keep contending as window starts to close

Trumbo empowers Orioles to keep contending as window starts to close

Mark Trumbo's first career trip through free agency was a microcosm of the baseball talent market this offseason. He and his agent turned down the Baltimore Orioles' one-year qualifying offer in November, rejected a longer-term offer as well, floated the idea of an $80 million contract in December, found the market to be inhospitable to a 31-year-old, one-dimensional slugger - especially one that...
LeBron, Curry highlight all-star starters list that mostly gets it right

LeBron, Curry highlight all-star starters list that mostly gets it right

The NBA announced its starting lineups for next month's All-Star Game in New Orleans late last week. And while the new voting process created for this season did what was intended, keeping unexpected names out of the lineup, that doesn't mean the results didn't come without controversy. Cleveland Cavaliers stars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James lead the Eastern Conference's starting five. They are joined...
Rookie class played major role in Cowboys' success, sets foundation

Rookie class played major role in Cowboys' success, sets foundation

  The future is bright for the Dallas Cowboys and 2016 has the chance to go down as one of the franchise's best draft classes.  Running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott put themselves in the MVP conversation as rookies, and those two have a chance to become superstars if they continue to put the team in Super Bowl contention.  But the class is deeper than that too. ...
Falcons, Patriots to face off in Super Bowl LI

Falcons, Patriots to face off in Super Bowl LI

The Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on Sunday to win the NFC championship, earning their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1998. "We played great," said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns. "We did exactly what we've been doing all year, and it feels really good." Meanwhile, the Patriots earned their NFL-record ninth berth in...
Tom Archdeacon: Cooke does it all in Flyers’ win over Billikens

Tom Archdeacon: Cooke does it all in Flyers’ win over Billikens

He didn’t hesitate: “I’m sure my mom had a better Sunday than I did.” That was Charles Cooke’s assessment after he scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out six assists and added a blocked shot, a steal and an entire afternoon of smothering defense in the Dayton Flyers’ 67-46 romp over Saint Louis at UD Arena. While he was putting on a bit of show...
Wright State’s Mitchell soars for another career high

Wright State’s Mitchell soars for another career high

Wright State junior point guard Justin Mitchell notched a career high for the third game in a row Sunday with 15 rebounds in an 88-67 victory against Oakland at the Nutter Center. “Shout out to my teammates,” Mitchell said. “They get all the credit for blocking them out.” “Stealing rebounds,” Parker Ernsthausen joked under his breath, drawing a laugh from Mitchell...
Archie Miller: Dayton Flyers cap off good week by beating Billikens

Archie Miller: Dayton Flyers cap off good week by beating Billikens

Archie Miller has no idea what the Arch Baron Cup is. Until Saint Louis returns to respectability, the fabled rivalry trophy may remain a semi-obscure Twitter joke, something to entertain fans of the Dayton Flyers during lopsided victories against the Billikens. Dayton retained control of the ABC — that’s what the younger fans are calling it these days — by routing Saint Louis 67-46...