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Dayton Flyers turn focus to basketball after busy week of exams

The Dayton Flyers returned to practice Thursday at the Cronin Center for the first time since their 82-72 loss at Auburn on Saturday. Even with a challenging game looming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday against Tulsa (7-3) in the Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., Dayton (5-4) turned all its focus to exams this week. For a number of players, that work...


Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Reds GM on trade for pitcher: ‘This is the first of more to come’

Tanner Roark figured he would be pitching in Washington’s star-studded rotation next year alongside Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and newcomer Patrick Corbin. Instead, he found himself part of the majors’ first Tanner-for-Tanner trade, headed to the rebuilding Reds. Cincinnati acquired him for fellow right-hander Tanner Rainey on Wednesday during the winter...
Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

Ohio State football season review: Coaching performances a mixed bag

What was expected  With Dwayne Haskins directing a new-look offense and the usual stout defense (despite heavy losses to the NFL for a third straight year), the Buckeyes were picked to win the Big Ten East for the seventh time in seven years under head coach Urban Meyer. Another conference title and a return to the College Football Playoff...
Hard work on 3-point shooting paying off for Raiders’ Ernsthausen

Hard work on 3-point shooting paying off for Raiders’ Ernsthausen

Most teams would want their biggest player closest to the basket. But if 6-foot-11 senior Parker Ernsthausen is lurking around the rim on offense, he’s in the wrong place. Wright State already has a proven inside scorer in 6-8, 280-pound Loudon Love, and he needs room to operate without a teammate bringing an extra defender in the post. »PREVIEW: Wright State-Northwestern Ohio That&rsquo...
Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Blackburn McCafferty trophy, which Dayton and Xavier fought over for decades, up for auction

Xavier University is auctioning off its copy of the Blackburn McCafferty Trophy, the rivalry trophy the Musketeers and the Dayton Flyers fought over for decades. The Xavier Athletics Department auction on EBTH.com describes the trophy as being in fair condition with “scratches to wood and metal” and “chips in the acrylic ball case.” The most recent high bid was...

HS Scores 12/12: Thomas leads Tecumseh in win

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Uhl (A) 23; Lemons (L) 16 Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57: Herbert (B) 18; Monore (F) 32 Butler 70, Northmont 60 Carlisle 66, Milton Union 44: Gay (C) 19, Stone (MU) 12. Catholic Central 55, Greeneview 34: Doolittle (S) 20; Caudill (G) 14. Cinncinnati Christian 63, St.Bernard 50: Rogers (C) 13; Gans (S) 12. Fairbanks 85, Triad 56: Hackathorne...
Trotwood-Madison’s announcement it had been voted out of the GWOC

Trotwood-Madison’s announcement it had been voted out of the GWOC

Trotwood-Madison High School was notified on Wednesday that its Greater Western Ohio Conference membership was ending. By an 8-1 vote, the Rams were informed they have until the end of the 2018-19 school year to remain in the conference. Athletic directors from the eight eventual remaining GWOC schools – Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, Springboro, Springfield and Wayne...
Reds trade one Tanner for another at baseball’s winter meetings

Reds trade one Tanner for another at baseball’s winter meetings

The Cincinnati Reds traded one right-handed pitcher named Tanner for another right-handed pitcher named Tanner on Wednesday in their first deal at baseball’s winter meetings in Las Vegas, Nev. The Reds  deal Tanner Rainey to the Washington Nationals for Tanner Roark. Roark, 32, was 64-54 with a 3.59 ERA in six seasons with the Nationals. He started 141 games and made 31 relief appearances...
Business as usual at Ohio State despite Urban Meyer’s pending retirement

Business as usual at Ohio State despite Urban Meyer’s pending retirement

What is the mood in the Woody Hayes Athletics Center like since Urban Meyer announced he will retire from coaching after the Rose Bowl?  Robert Landers was among the Buckeyes who described it as pretty much the same as before.  “Coach Meyer is still Coach Meyer,” the junior defensive tackle from Wayne High School said. “We’re still out here working hard. He&rsquo...
Familiar faces: Bengals-Raiders game will ‘be like one big reunion’

Familiar faces: Bengals-Raiders game will ‘be like one big reunion’

There could be some similarities in the two defenses that take the field Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) host the Oakland Raiders (3-10) in their home finale, facing former defensive coordinator Paul Guenther for the first time since he left this offseason. Marvin Lewis has taken some pages from the team’s old playbooks since he assumed Cincinnati’s defensive...
Northwestern Ohio at Wright State: What to know about Thursday’s game

Northwestern Ohio at Wright State: What to know about Thursday’s game

Who: Northwestern Ohio (4-9) at Wright State (4-6) When: 7 p.m. Thursday TV: ESPN+ Radio: 106.5-FM Series: First meeting Coaches: Scott Nagy is 49-28 in his third year at Wright State and 459-268 in 24 years overall. Caleb Williams is 18-25 in his second season at Northwestern Ohio. Probable Wright State starters Mark Hughes, 6-4, Sr., G, 9.5 Cole Gentry, 5-10, Jr., G, 13.3 Alan Vest, 6-3, Sr., G...
Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

The Greater Western Ohio Conference on Wednesday voted to “dismiss” Trotwood-Madison High School from the area’s largest affiliation. GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr cited schedule concerns, a disparity in enrollment and Trotwood’s inability to field teams below the varsity levels in some sports. The eight remaining GWOC members eventually will be Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont...
Ohio State football season review: Defense a major disappointment

Ohio State football season review: Defense a major disappointment

What was expected In short, another dominating unit.  Ohio State ranked fifth in defensive S&P+ (an advanced metric that combines play-by-play efficiency and explosiveness, much like OPS in baseball) in 2016 and eighth in 2017.  Despite the loss of seven starters, SBNation/Football Outsiders numbers projected a third-straight top 10 unit thanks in large part to All-American end Nick Bosa...
COMMENTARY: Big Ten realignment a solution for a problem that does not exist

COMMENTARY: Big Ten realignment a solution for a problem that does not exist

Jim Delany said last week the Big Ten has had discussions about realigning or eliminating its divisions.  Let’s be clear: Neither should happen.  Concerns about imbalance existed since the (welcome) switch to geographical divisions in 2014, but they ignored the possible positive outcome that has come to pass in four of the five years since.  If the West winner gets to Indianapolis...
Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Bryant Johnson had 19 points and 11 rebounds in leading unbeaten Butler to a 70-60 defeat of host Northmont in a boys high school basketball game on Tuesday night. The non-conference win pushed Butler to 5-0 overall. »» PHOTOS: Butler at Northmont, boys basketball »» RELATED: Two more added to 50-plus club Butler’s Michael Kreill added 16 points and Quintin Glover hit...

HS Scores 12/11: Herbert leads Beavercreek in win

Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Uhl (A) 23; Lemons (L) 16 Carlisle 66, Milton Union 44: Gay (C) 19, Stone (MU) 12. Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57: Herbert (B) 18; Monore (F) 32 Catholic Central 55, Greeneview 34: Doolittle (S) 20; Caudill (G) 14. Fairbanks 85, Triad 56: Hackathorne (F) 15; Bundy (T) 11. Fort Loramie 47, Houston 40: Brandewie (F) 13; Leist (H) 11 Greenon 67, Southeastern 50: Cade (G) 18; Grim (S)...

HS Roundup 12/11: Rubin leads Oakwood boys in rally win

The Oakwood boys basketball team rallied in the second half for a 48-45 win versus Valley View on Tuesday. Darren Rubin scored 16 points and Daniel Hu had 11 for Oakwood. Gio Geiger totaled 13 points and Cade Cradlebaugh 10 for Valley View. Boys Basketball Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Brady Uhl led the way with 23 points and Conor Stolly added 11 to help Alter hold off LaSalle. Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57...
Depth fueling winning streak for Wright State women

Depth fueling winning streak for Wright State women

Wright State women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather has never wanted a team that was led by a single star. She’d prefer having capable players at every position, rather than relying on one prolific scorer as the program has in recent seasons with Horizon League players of the year Chelsea Welch and Kim Demmings. After getting off to a shaky start this season, which wasn’t...
Cincinnati Bengals Week 15: First look at the Oakland Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals Week 15: First look at the Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have struggled even more than the Cincinnati Bengals this season, but they will be riding into Sunday’s matchup at Paul Brown Stadium on a high note. Oakland recovered a botched last-second field goal to seal a 24-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, giving the Raiders their third victory of the season after dropping seven of the last eight and two straight. They...
High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

Ethan Conley of Franklin Monroe High School and Corinne Thomas of Tecumseh pulled off a rare basketball double this past weekend. Both of the seniors shot among the area’s all-time, single-game scoring leaders at approximately the same time on Saturday night. Conley scored 54 points in a 92-80 non-league shootout defeat of visiting Houston at the Darke County school in Pitsburg. That tied him...
Ohio State football season review: Offense lived up to the hype... and then some

Ohio State football season review: Offense lived up to the hype... and then some

What was expected In short: More and bigger fireworks.  Despite losing J.T. Barrett, the Big Ten’s all-time leader in total offense (12,697 yards) and touchdowns passes (104), the Ohio State offense entered the year with high expectations.  While Dwayne Haskins had only thrown 24 passes prior to the season-opener against Oregon State, he showed off a lot of natural ability and played...
Former Red Billy Hamilton signs with American League team

Former Red Billy Hamilton signs with American League team

The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium will allow Hamilton to better use his speed than the bandbox of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, where he spent his first...
Franklin native Kennard nets NBA career high

Franklin native Kennard nets NBA career high

Franklin native Luke Kennard scored a career-high 28 points Monday in the Pistons’ 116-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Kennard, a 6-foot-5 guard, hit 11 of 18 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 3-pointers, grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists. Kennard recently missed 16 games due to a shoulder injury and is still working his way back. Monday’s game was just his eighth game...
Anthony Grant Show highlights: Dayton coach looks back at Detroit Mercy, Auburn games

Anthony Grant Show highlights: Dayton coach looks back at Detroit Mercy, Auburn games

Dayton Flyers coach Anthony Grant reflected on a 98-59 victory against Detroit Mercy and an 82-72 loss at No. 8 Auburn last week during his weekly show Monday on WHIO Radio with Larry Hansgen. Here are some highlights: On Detroit game: “We were really concerned. They were coming off a loss at Akron before our game and had the nation’s second-leading scorer and some guys who can really...
Take a look at the Dayton Daily News’ best photo galleries of 2018

Take a look at the Dayton Daily News’ best photo galleries of 2018

Enjoy our photographers’ best work in the past year. Here are the top photo galleries of 2018. The Budweiser Clydesdales come to Dayton: The famous horse team made special deliveries to Brown Streets bars and restaurants. The Memphis Belle Restoration is completed:  Seventy-five years to the day the B-17 Memphis Belle finished its final mission over Europe, the iconic World War II...

HS Scores 12/10: WLS rallies past Ft. Loramie

Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Bellbrook 65, Northmont: Mescher (B) 12; McCrary (N) 8 Dunbar 63, Belmont 8: McClusky, Moore, Jones (D) 8; Miamisburg 36, Lebanon 34: Pringle (M) 20 Miami Valley 33, Dayton Christian 21: LCA 61, Yellow Springs 21: Ahner (L) 17; New Bremen 51. Lincolnview 40: Madison (N) 19; Mendenhall (L) 11 Tri- Village 58, Houston 32: Downing (T) 17; Monnier (H) 11 West Liberty...

HS Roundup 12/10: Bellbrook blows past Northmont

Bellbrook 65, Northmont 30: Maria Mescher paced Bellbrook with 12 points and Dreann Pryce added 10. Dunbar 63, Belmont 6: 13 girls got in on the scoring for Dunbar in the blowout victory. Lakota East 40, Harrison 36: Logan Fox finished with 14 points and Lily Rupp 10 as Lakota East had a 10-points swing in the final quarter to pull out the win. Lebanon 36, Miamisburg 34: Kendall Folley led Lebanon...
Cincinnati Reds claim relief pitcher on waivers from Red Sox

Cincinnati Reds claim relief pitcher on waivers from Red Sox

The Cincinnati Reds on Monday claimed left-handed relief pitcher Robby Scott on waivers from the Boston Red Sox. Scott, 29, made just nine appearances (0-1, 8.10 ERA) with the Red Sox last season, but was dominant in 45 games (1.86 ERA, 45 1/3 innings, 63 strikeouts) at Triple-A Pawtucket. In 2017, Scott was 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA in 57 games out of the Red Sox bullpen.
Toledo taking talented Trotwood tight end Justin Stephens

Toledo taking talented Trotwood tight end Justin Stephens

Trotwood-Madison tight end Justin Stephens tweeted Monday afternoon he will continue his career at Toledo.  A three-star prospect, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound senior led the Rams with 307 yards on 23 catches last season. He scored five touchdowns.  He is the No. 37 prospect in Ohio for the 2019 class according to 247Sports.  His announcement came less than 24 hours after Centerville linebacker...
Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Max Wynn won’t have to go far to continue his football career.  The Centerville linebacker announced Sunday he has verbally committed to Miami University.  The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Wynn had 35 tackles in five games for the Elks last season. He is Ohio’s No. 56 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings and a three-star prospect.  As a junior, Wynn logged 96 stops, including...
Running back Mixon a bright spot for struggling Bengals

Running back Mixon a bright spot for struggling Bengals

Joe Mixon went four straight weeks averaging just over a dozen carries per game, and although mostly productive in those limited touches, game situations prevented the Cincinnati Bengals from using the second-year running back more. Finally on Sunday, the Bengals were able to unleash Mixon, and the result was his second 100-yard rushing performance this season. He gave Cincinnati a chance in a ...
Former Xenia star transferring from Cincinnati

Former Xenia star transferring from Cincinnati

Meechi Harris is on the move.  The Xenia High School graduate announced Sunday night he has decided to transfer from the University of Cincinnati, where he played one game this season as a freshman.  “Just so everyone is informed,” Harris wrote on Twitter, “I am transferring from the University of Cincinnati. Nothing is wrong with the program or staff. I also want to thank...
Dayton Flyers: All the links you need to follow the team throughout the 2018-19 season

Dayton Flyers: All the links you need to follow the team throughout the 2018-19 season

The 2018-19 Dayton Flyers season began in November and continues through March. Keep track of all our coverage (stories, photos and videos) at this link. In addition, more coverage of the Flyers is available on WHIO Radio podcasts. You can find them at these links or wherever you get your podcasts: The Anthony Grant Show; Flyer Feedback; and game replays. • First dunks: ...
Ohio State football: Ryan Day ready to take on recruiting challenges

Ohio State football: Ryan Day ready to take on recruiting challenges

Matching Urban Meyer’s winning percentage at Ohio State will be difficult for Ryan Day.  Maintaining his recruiting success will be even harder.  Day, who is set to replace Meyer as head coach of the Buckeyes after the Rose Bowl, won’t get a chance to add to his 3-0 career record total until September, but he is already at work on the latter.  Ohio State begins the week...
REPORT CARD: Grading the Bengals’ 26-21 loss to the Chargers

REPORT CARD: Grading the Bengals’ 26-21 loss to the Chargers

A negated touchdown, missed two-point conversions and untimely penalties prevented the Cincinnati Bengals from taking advantage of an uncharacteristically poor game for the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bengals (5-8) dropped their fifth game in a row with a 26-21 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, and head coach Marvin Lewis summed it up in his press conference afterward saying the decisions he made in the...
Archdeacon: Dayton freshman growing into new role

Archdeacon: Dayton freshman growing into new role

The Dayton Flyers were getting run out of the gym. They air-balled their first shot against Auburn on Saturday night, turned the ball over on five of their first six possessions, committed two fouls and had the partisan Auburn Arena crowd roaring with delight. On the bench, Flyers freshman Dwayne Cohill was getting a quick tutorial. “Everybody was telling me, ‘When you go in bring a little...
Cleveland Browns in the hunt for the playoffs? It’s true

Cleveland Browns in the hunt for the playoffs? It’s true

The Browns started 2-6-1 but a 3-1 stretch has Cleveland (5-7-1) hanging onto playoff hopes with three weeks go to in the NFL season.  The inconsistencies of the Steelers (7-5-1) and Ravens (7-6) along with the collapse of the Bengals (5-8) has helped, of course, but it’s still remarkable considering the team won four games over the previous three seasons.  According to CBSSports...
Dayton Flyers notes: Auburn coach says UD will contend in A-10

Dayton Flyers notes: Auburn coach says UD will contend in A-10

The Dayton Flyers may have walked past the Charles Barkley statue outside Auburn Arena on Saturday, though the players probably know Barkley more for his analyst role on TV than for his Hall of Fame playing career. Barkley played next door at Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum during his days at Auburn. That facility still stands next to the new arena, which opened in 2010. Dayton’s Anthony Grant...
1990 basketball card appears to show Menendez brothers in background 

1990 basketball card appears to show Menendez brothers in background 

A sports card that has been practically worthless for more than 25 years has suddenly become a sensation in the collectibles hobby. >> Read more trending news  That’s because the two men in the background of a 1990-91 Hoops basketball card of Mark Jackson look like the infamous Menendez brothers, the New York Daily News reported. While there has been no confirmation that the...
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray issued an apology Sunday after coming under fire for years-old anti-gay tweets. "I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15," Murray, 21, tweeted Sunday, just one day after the University of Oklahoma junior won the award. "I used a poor choice of word that doesn't reflect who I am or what...
Bengals drop fifth straight game, fall to last place in AFC North

Bengals drop fifth straight game, fall to last place in AFC North

The Cincinnati Bengals were better, but that didn’t translate to a win Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Instead, the Bengals suffered their fifth straight loss, a 26-21 decision to the Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. »RELATED: View photos from the game Running back Joe Mixon’s touchdown with 1:50 to play got the Bengals (5-8) within two points, but quarterback...
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Heisman Trophy

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray wins Heisman Trophy

Kyler Murray has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the University of Oklahoma's seventh Heisman winner, beating fellow finalists Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State on Saturday. Murray gives the Sooners back-to-back years with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield, 2017), something no school has done before. It's the latest award of the week for Murray...
Atlanta United wins MLS Cup, beats Portland 2-0

Atlanta United wins MLS Cup, beats Portland 2-0

The Kings of the South are the Kings of MLS. Behind goals from Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar, Atlanta United defeated Portland 2-0 to win the MLS Cup in front of record announced attendance of more than 73,000 on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. No one, from owner Arthur Blank to the players, were shy in the past few weeks about expressing their ambition to ...
Dayton Flyers: Five takeaways from a loss at No. 8 Auburn

Dayton Flyers: Five takeaways from a loss at No. 8 Auburn

On a night in which the Dayton Flyers committed 23 turnovers at Auburn Arena, the biggest gaffe belonged to the SEC Network, which ran five mugshots of UNC Asheville players under the names of the UD starters before the game. Only Ryan Mikesell looked plausibly like the player pictured under his name. Unlike UNC Asheville, which lost 67-41 to the No. 8 Auburn Tigers on Tuesday and most of Auburn&rsquo...

HS Scores 12/8: Conley, Thomas go over 50-point mark in wins

Two area basketball players had record-setting nights on Saturday. Ethan Conley sounded off with 54 points for Franklin Monroe in a 92-80 victory versus Houston in boys basketball and Corinne Thomas exploded for 51 points in Tecumseh’s 104-42 win versus London in girls basketball. Both Conley and Thomas set the single-game scoring record for their perspective schools. SCORES LIST Boys Basketball...
Turnovers doom Dayton in 10-point loss at Auburn

Turnovers doom Dayton in 10-point loss at Auburn

The Dayton Flyers made a run at the No. 8 Auburn Tigers in the second half, cutting a 19-point deficit to six but lost 82-72 on Saturday at Auburn Arena. The Flyers (5-4) lost their fourth game to a team ranked in the top 50 of the Ken Pomeroy rankings. In each of the games against Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Oklahoma, they  had the lead or were competitive in the second half. Dayton...
Miami holds off Purdue Fort Wayne late

Miami holds off Purdue Fort Wayne late

Nike Sibande played on Saturday with what Miami men’s basketball coach Jack Owens described as a “heavy heart.” “He’s got a family member who’s not doing very well,” Owens said. The sophomore guard shook it off well enough to score 16 of his 24 points in the second half and Miami overcame a rebound disadvantage and free throw issues to hold off Purdue Fort...
Wright State lets second-half lead slip away in loss to Kent State

Wright State lets second-half lead slip away in loss to Kent State

Wright State put itself in position to end its losing skid with a strong second-half surge, but Kent State scored on its final 10 possessions to pull out an 83-76 home win Saturday. The Raiders took a 71-66 lead on two free throws by Mark Hughes with 4:24 to go, but the Golden Flashes, led by All-Mid-American Conference guard Jaylin Walker (25 points), had their offense in high gear at that stage...
Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in Sunday’s game vs. Chargers

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to watch in Sunday’s game vs. Chargers

The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t figured out how to turn things around while facing teams with losing records the past three weeks. Now they’ll try against one of the top teams in the AFC West. Cincinnati (5-7) carries a four-game losing streak into Sunday’s game with the Los Angeles Chargers (9-3) at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. »RELATED: What Chargers coach said about...
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