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Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach
 Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant...
Local radio host Mark Neal leaving afternoon sports talk show

Posted: a day ago

Mark Neal has left WING-AM 1410 after hosting Dayton Sports Scene for 15 years.  Neal said he and wife have decided to take different career directions, which will take him away from the radio station he’s worked at for 18 years. “When you get married, it’s a team effort,” Neal said. “And you have to...
Former Cincinnati Red Bob Bailey dies
 Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...

Posted: 10 days ago

Bob Bailey, who played two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds and won a title with the team in 1976 has died at age 75. His death was announced by the Baseball Hall of Fame. Bailey was a member of the original Montreal Expos in 1969, and is credited with the first hit in Expos franchise history.  Nicknamed ‘Beetle” after...
What to know about Disney buying Fox Sports Ohio
 When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...

Posted: 24 days ago

When Disney acquired most of the licenses, studios and channels from 21st Century Fox, the focus was on big movies and TV properties - lost was Disney acquiring all of the Fox Sports regional outlets as part of the deal. That means when the FCC and SEC approve the deal, which should take about a year, the network would rebrand (most likely...
Vince McMahon’s new football league will be dead before it starts ‘without TV deal’
 Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...

Posted: 29 days ago

Vince McMahon, creative head and owner of World Wrestling Entertainment, sold $106 million of his company’s shares Thursday to fund Alpha Entertainment, a new company that would presumably be home to a new professional football league. McMahon, who took on football in 2001 with the XFL, will be looking at a much tougher environment...
Famed NASCAR team owner Richard Childress shoots at home invaders
 Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...

4:06 PM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Richard Childress, the famed NASCAR owner who was team owner for the late Dale Earnhardt during his career, was the victim of a home invasion at his home in Davidson County, North Carolina on Sunday. Three intruders tried entering Childress’ home through the front door. He responded by firing shots at intruders, which shattered...
Urbana girls basketball coach Bill Moss dies
 Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...

12:58 AM Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017

Urbana High School girls basketball coach Bill “Skeeter” Moss died Wednesday, according to a post on the football team’s Facebook page. Moss was seven games into his 31st season as head coach. The Hillclimbers were off of to a 1-6 start.  Moss was a two-time state champion, winning the Division II title in 1992...
Popular Jim Day added to Cincinnati Reds radio broadcast team
 Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...

10:55 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Jim Day, the longtime pregame, post-game host, dugout reporter and all-around presence on Fox Sports Ohio’s television coverage of the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the team’s radio coverage in 2018.  The Reds announced Day would be covering play-by-play duties when Marty Brennaman was off and would join Brennaman in the...
WWE's Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...

6:26 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality...
WWE’s Vince McMahon to give football another shot, may bring back XFL
 Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...

5:01 AM Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Vince McMahon, owner and creative head of World Wrestling Entertainment, is preparing a new professional football league. McMahon started the XFL in 2001, splitting ownership with NBC. The league debuted to massive ratings and hype, with commercials promising a harder hitting brand of football and sexier cheerleaders. But the quality of play...
Report: Reds SS Cozart getting high interest from Angels; talking to other teams
 The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks...

9:50 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds made it clear after the 2017 season that retaining shortstop Zack Cozart was one of the team’s goals.  Ken Rosenthal reported on Twitter on Thursday that Cozart was in talks with several teams, with the Angels showing the most interest. It’s expected he’ll sign with one of those teams after remarks...
Ring of Honor Wrestling ends its best year with Final Battle PPV
 B.J. Whitmer wrestled his first match for Ring of Honor in 2003 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the same building he wrestled regularly as a local independent wrestler. Fourteen years later, he’s working commentary for the company and is part of the promotion’s creative team and office heading into one of its biggest shows...

4:53 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

B.J. Whitmer wrestled his first match for Ring of Honor in 2003 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, the same building he wrestled regularly as a local independent wrestler. Fourteen years later, he’s working commentary for the company and is part of the promotion’s creative team and office heading into one of its biggest shows...
Report: Gone Billy gone? Giants showing interest in Reds CF Hamilton
 Update Dec. 12, 5:38 p.m.: Chances of Billy Hamilton taking his all-world speed and glove to another team are growing, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The entire Reds outfield is getting shopped, with multiple teams interested, but Hamilton is the player drawing the most attention and the Giants giving the most. The Reds are wanting...

10:50 PM Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

Update Dec. 12, 5:38 p.m.: Chances of Billy Hamilton taking his all-world speed and glove to another team are growing, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The entire Reds outfield is getting shopped, with multiple teams interested, but Hamilton is the player drawing the most attention and the Giants giving the most. The Reds are wanting...
Reds taking ‘wait and see’ approach to MLB winter meetings
 The Cincinnati Reds hot stove is cold as of now, and probably will be through the winter meetings. Reds general manager Dick Williams said he has a plan, but the team may not make a move. “We have a plan ... but we don’t plan on doing anything in particular,” Williams told MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. Cincinnati’s...

3:58 AM Saturday, Dec. 09, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds hot stove is cold as of now, and probably will be through the winter meetings. Reds general manager Dick Williams said he has a plan, but the team may not make a move. “We have a plan ... but we don’t plan on doing anything in particular,” Williams told MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. Cincinnati’s...
Giancarlo Stanton nixed trade to Cardinals; won’t waive no-trade clause
 National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton was set to be a St. Louis Cardinal, until the Miami Marlin used the no-trade clause in his contract to stop the deal. The Cardinals announced the nixed trade on the team’s Twitter account. “While we are disappointed with his decision, we will continue to make every effort...

10:28 PM Friday, Dec. 08, 2017

National League Most Valuable Player Giancarlo Stanton was set to be a St. Louis Cardinal, until the Miami Marlin used the no-trade clause in his contract to stop the deal. The Cardinals announced the nixed trade on the team’s Twitter account. “While we are disappointed with his decision, we will continue to make every effort...
While Dana White wishes her well, UFC star Ronda Rousey reportedly tackling pro wrestling and WWE
 Since her one-minute TKO loss to Amanda Nunes this year in her last UFC fight, former women’s champion and Olympic Judo medalist Ronda Rousey has been living the quiet life, but that could soon change if she enters the world of pro wrestling Dana White spoke to reporters about Rousey at a recent press conference, saying he’s regularly...

3:58 PM Thursday, Dec. 07, 2017

Since her one-minute TKO loss to Amanda Nunes this year in her last UFC fight, former women’s champion and Olympic Judo medalist Ronda Rousey has been living the quiet life, but that could soon change if she enters the world of pro wrestling Dana White spoke to reporters about Rousey at a recent press conference, saying he’s regularly...
Report: New York Yankees name former Cincinnati Red Aaron Boone manager
 Aaron Boone loved playing third base for the Cincinnati Reds. He came through the Reds minor league system. He wrote the foreward to Dayton Daily News Reds writer Hal McCoy’s book “The Real McCoy,” and the day he was traded to the the Yankees in 2003, he was emotionally overcome to the point he could barely speak. ...

3:12 AM Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017

Aaron Boone loved playing third base for the Cincinnati Reds. He came through the Reds minor league system. He wrote the foreward to Dayton Daily News Reds writer Hal McCoy’s book “The Real McCoy,” and the day he was traded to the the Yankees in 2003, he was emotionally overcome to the point he could barely speak. ...
Team awards handed out to Reds at Redsfest
 Joey Votto was named Cincinnati Reds team MVP during Friday night’s team award presentation at Redsfest. Votto, who was second in the National League MVP vote, won the ward for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time. He played all 162 games for the Reds, hitting .320 with 34 doubles, 36 home runs and 100 RBIs.  Raisel...

2:36 AM Saturday, Dec. 02, 2017

Joey Votto was named Cincinnati Reds team MVP during Friday night’s team award presentation at Redsfest. Votto, who was second in the National League MVP vote, won the ward for the second consecutive year and for the sixth time. He played all 162 games for the Reds, hitting .320 with 34 doubles, 36 home runs and 100 RBIs.  Raisel...
What are the odds Todd Frazier is a Cincinnati Red in 2018? 
 Todd Frazier loved playing for his hometown New York Yankees. He loved making the American League Championship Series more. But with the “baby bomber” movement in Bronx, the 31-year-old Frazier opted for free agency. Does that mean the Reds have a shot at him? Right now the Cincinnati isn’t in the conversation. Frazier...

7:02 PM Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Todd Frazier loved playing for his hometown New York Yankees. He loved making the American League Championship Series more. But with the “baby bomber” movement in Bronx, the 31-year-old Frazier opted for free agency. Does that mean the Reds have a shot at him? Right now the Cincinnati isn’t in the conversation. Frazier...
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