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John Boyle

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Social media reacts to Marvin Lewis contract extension
 The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday announced a two-year extension for head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is coming off back-to-back losing seasons and has no playoff wins in 15 seasons with Cincinnati. Here’s a sampling of reaction to the news on Twitter:

Posted: 13 days ago

The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday announced a two-year extension for head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is coming off back-to-back losing seasons and has no playoff wins in 15 seasons with Cincinnati. Here’s a sampling of reaction to the news on Twitter:
Springfield’s Davis caps freshman season in style in Wisconsin’s Orange Bowl win
 Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game? That’ll do. Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied...

Posted: 16 days ago

Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game? That’ll do. Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied...
Lakota West’s Bentley signs with Pitt
 Lakota West’s Tyler Bentley signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday — the first day of a new early-signing period for football — to continue his career at the University of Pittsburgh. A 6-foot-3, 298-pound defensive tackle who earned first-team, All-Greater Miami Conference honors this season, Bentley committed to the Panthers...

Posted: 26 days ago

Lakota West’s Tyler Bentley signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday — the first day of a new early-signing period for football — to continue his career at the University of Pittsburgh. A 6-foot-3, 298-pound defensive tackle who earned first-team, All-Greater Miami Conference honors this season, Bentley committed to the Panthers...
Ohio State Buckeyes: National Signing Day tracker
 Today is the first day of the new early signing period for college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes ar expected to sign the No. 1-ranked class in the country, including Wayne High School senior wide receiver L’Christian ‘Blue’ Smith. Below is a rundown of the Buckeyes signees, which will be updated throughout the day...

Posted: 26 days ago

Today is the first day of the new early signing period for college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes ar expected to sign the No. 1-ranked class in the country, including Wayne High School senior wide receiver L’Christian ‘Blue’ Smith. Below is a rundown of the Buckeyes signees, which will be updated throughout the day...
Cincinnati Reds lose starting pitcher to Korea Baseball Organization
 The Cincinnati Reds have lost a starting pitcher to the Korea Baseball Organization. The Reds released right-hander Tim Adleman and sold him to the Samsung Lions of the KBO. Adleman, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Reds, going 9-15 with a 4.97 ERA in 43 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander made 33 starts for Cincinnati. With...

5:06 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds have lost a starting pitcher to the Korea Baseball Organization. The Reds released right-hander Tim Adleman and sold him to the Samsung Lions of the KBO. Adleman, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Reds, going 9-15 with a 4.97 ERA in 43 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander made 33 starts for Cincinnati. With...
Check out the 1950s throwback uniforms Middletown and Hamilton will wear in final game at Wade E. Miller Gym
 The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms (see below). Wade E. Miller Gym opened in 1952 and has been home to the Middletown boys basketball team ever since. On Saturday, Middletown will begin play in its new on-campus arena when the girls...

8:25 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms (see below). Wade E. Miller Gym opened in 1952 and has been home to the Middletown boys basketball team ever since. On Saturday, Middletown will begin play in its new on-campus arena when the girls...
Former Reds third baseman one of 19 new candidates up for Hall of Fame
 Former Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is one of 19 new candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. Rolen, who played for the Reds from 2009-12, is one of only four third basemen (George Brett, Chipper Jones and Adrian Beltre are the others) in Major League history with at least 2,000 hits, 500...

6:39 PM Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Former Reds third baseman Scott Rolen is one of 19 new candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. Rolen, who played for the Reds from 2009-12, is one of only four third basemen (George Brett, Chipper Jones and Adrian Beltre are the others) in Major League history with at least 2,000 hits, 500...
High School Football: 7 things you need to know about Friday’s regional finals
 Regional titles will be awarded to 28 football teams across Ohio on Friday night as state semifinalists for all seven divisions are decided. Below are 7 things you need to know about Friday’s regional finals: One of two 7s: Not surprisingly, the first two rounds of the playoffs have been dominated by the top seeds. Don’t tell...

8:45 PM Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Regional titles will be awarded to 28 football teams across Ohio on Friday night as state semifinalists for all seven divisions are decided. Below are 7 things you need to know about Friday’s regional finals: One of two 7s: Not surprisingly, the first two rounds of the playoffs have been dominated by the top seeds. Don’t tell...
PHOTOS: High school state champions through the years
Patrick Lanham, a Madison High School senior, celebrates a Division III 140-pound state championship with coach Ryan McClane on Feb. 25, 2005, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. JOHN BOYLE / STAFF

12:46 AM Tuesday, Nov. 07, 2017

Patrick Lanham, a Madison High School senior, celebrates a Division III 140-pound state championship with coach Ryan McClane on Feb. 25, 2005, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. JOHN BOYLE / STAFF
WATCH: Bengals A.J. Green ejected for fighting vs. Jaguars
 Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green was ejected for fighting with 23 seconds left in the first half of Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. Green took issue with a shove from Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who also was ejected. Green had one catch for six yards in the game.

7:58 PM Sunday, Nov. 05, 2017

Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green was ejected for fighting with 23 seconds left in the first half of Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. Green took issue with a shove from Jags cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who also was ejected. Green had one catch for six yards in the game.