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Why McCarron-to-Rams Makes Sense

Nick Varallo, The Sports Quotient

Reds Ready for Tank-to-Title Path

Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports

Reds Honor Rose, Even if MLB Won't

Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer

Adam Jones Is One Sorry Bengal

Alec Nathan, Bleacher Report

The Bengals awarded the winningest coach in franchise history with a contract extension on Friday. At the same time, the team extended their agreement with the worst playoff coach ...(full article)

Phil Connors, the meteorologist brought to life by Bill Murray in the classic movie Groundhog Day, once theorized; ”Well, what if there is no tomorrow? There wasn’t one tod...(full article)

Did the Chicago Cubs tank to get to where they are? Did the Houston Astros? We know they became younger, more flexible on their rosters and in their economics, and became playoff t...(full article)

Pete Rose went to New York last month not optimistic he’d get a reprieve from Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Which was sad and strange. Rose defined optimism from his belly, ...(full article)

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones previously accused Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown of faking an injury after he exited last weekend's Wild Card Round showd...(full article)

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Players Don't Care: NFL Must Clean Up Act

Saturday’s antics in Cincinnati created a bad look for the NFL, there’s no doubt about that. But as blame is assigned and, more importantly, adjustments to behavior are made, ...

Lunkhead Burfict Gets What He Deserves

On Saturday night, the Cincinnati Bengals, perhaps the most talented team in this year's playoffs, experienced one of the bigger meltdowns in NFL postseason history. The poster ...

NFL Stadium Mayhem Tempts Fate

As the dust settled on Part 3 of the Spaghetti Western that has become Steelers-Bengals, a battered-but-not-broken gunslinger should have stood tall early Sunday morning. But Be...

Cincinnati Stupidity Hurts So Bad

A game that descended into brutal, chaotic farce was won by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night. The cool every Bengals player promised during the week was nothing but hot ai...

Bengals' Meltdown May Be End for Lewis

There are the Bungles. Then there is what the Bungles did against Pittsburgh on Saturday night. It was worse than the Bungles. It was pathetic, disgraceful and ugly. And it all cou...

Bengals Fail Against Heroic Big Ben

CINCINNATI – The Steelers blew a big fourth-quarter lead and lost Ben Roethlisberger to a right shoulder injury before the quarterback returned and led one of the most dramatic c...

At His Peak, Griffey Was Clone of Mays

One hundred percent of public ballots have Ken Griffey Jr. going into the Baseball Hall of Fame, which should surprise exactly no one. The only suspense Junior’s election year w...

Yanks Buy Low on High-Ceiling Chapman

The Yankees were made an offer they could not refuse. So they didn’t. The trade that brought Aroldis Chapman was not ideal. It did not bring the young, controllable starter the...

Osweiler, Defense Put Broncos in Playoffs

Brock Osweiler was so clutch after halftime on Monday night, he came up with two game-winning drives. The first one, in the final two minutes of regulation, didn't end as planned. ...

Frazier Trade Improves White Sox, Dodgers

The trade: The Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Soxpulled off the rare, but always beloved three-team trade, with Todd Fraziergoing to the White Sox as ...

Dalton Out, Bengals May Swirl Fast

It was an angry, sour game and it left every Cincinnati sports fan wondering yet again if the bad stuff will ever end. Andy Dalton has good company. Allow us to make some introdu...

Off-Field Incident Chills Chapman Deal

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allegedly fired eight gunshots in the garage of his Miami-area home following an October argument with his girlfriend in which she told polic...

Exposing Best Teams' Fatal Flaws

With the 2015 regular season reaching its final stretch, the cream of the NFL crop has indeed risen. In both conferences, two teams have taken decisive leads in the playoff hunt an...

Dalton - and His Hair - Have Swagger

Bolder. Held together. Reaching new heights. There is change in Andy Dalton that cannot be ignored.  And then there is his hair. Spectacularly different, vividly red and unconvent...

Why Pats, Panthers, Bengals Are Unbeaten

And then there were three. A week after Denver knocked Green Bay from the ranks of the unbeaten, the Colts toppled the previously undefeated Broncos for the third time in their las...

Don't Discount Bengals' Defense

Andy Dalton, Tyler Eifert and the Bengals offense will get a lot of credit for the 31-10 drubbing of the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night, and they deserve it. Eifert's three tou...

4 NFL Unbeatens - and Why Each Will Lose

The Carolina Panthers' overtime victory Monday night made it official: The NFL has four 7-0 teams for the first time in its history. The league has had only one undefeated team ...

Cardinals-Bengals Super Bowl? Perfect

The perfect Super Bowl matchup is Arizona vs. Cincinnati, Carson Palmer vs. The Franchise He Built. Palmer is the MVP of two teams this year, the Cardinals and the undefeated Benga...

With 5 NFL Unbeatens, Can Any End That Way?

Deep in Mercury Morris’ refrigerator, next to an expired container of sour cream and a jar of pickles, likely sits an unopened bottle of champagne. He bought it before Week 2, ho...

Like It or Not, Bengals Are for Real

Those wanting to call the Bengals frauds and discount their 4-0 start in the early-season measuring stick showdown with Seattle had their chance to do so. Through a mix of specia...

Bengals Piling Up Everything But Respect

The Cincinnati Bengals are undefeated, have the second-ranked offense in the NFL -- really, Andy Dalton decriers -- and have scored more offensive touchdowns than any other t...

Votto Brings Back the Baseball Red Ass

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Managing Jobs in Store for Larkin, Ripken?

The next trend in hiring managers could be a doozy. Hall of Fame shortstops, anyone? Barry Larkin appears to stand a better chance of becoming the next manager of the Cincinnati R...

Reds Begin Teardown by Dealing Cueto

The Reds on Sunday dealt ace Johnny Cueto to the Royals. Thus very likely begins a very active run-up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline for Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty and ...

Patience May Not Be Virtue for Green

When it comes to getting paid, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is in no hurry. "I don't get into all the 'I need a contract' stuff. I'm not here for money. I'm not brok...

Rose Served His Time, So Release Him

Early one March morning in Vero Beach--this was in the late 80s--I wandered out to a practice field where visiting teams worked out before playing exhibition games with the Dodge...

Book It: Hamels or Cueto to Dodgers

The Dodgers, baseball's financial powerhouse, look like a major player this trading season, maybe the major player among the buyers. They've quietly continued having dialogue wit...

Still Finds Strength in Daughter

My daughter, Leah, loves to dance. I don’t think you can name any of the dance moves she does — it’s mostly just whatever comes to her mind at that moment. But it...

Rose Brings All the Disdain on Himself

I look at Pete Rose and see not him but a husky, earnest young man who bounced a single through the right side of the infield on a September afternoon in 1997. The ballpark ...

MLB Should Wise Up to Rose's Hustle

More than a quarter-century since playing and managing his final game, Peter Edward Rose represents the most polarizing figure connected to American professional sports. The comp...

Is It Time for Reds to Unload Cueto?

Aside from October, July might just be baseball's most dramatic and unpredictable month. Of course, that's mainly because the non-waiver trade deadline always falls on its final da...

Say Goodbye, Charlie Hustle

It's over now. If Pete Rose's reinstatement bid had any life before Monday (and that was unlikely), it's really dead now. Mike Bertolini's long-lost notebook -- the one the feds ha...

NFL's Ohio River Flows Into West Coast

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!" -- John Greenleaf Whittier The most fortunate NFL franchises are blessed with the halcyon days o...

With Bailey Out, Do Reds Cut Their Losses?

So the Reds have to be asking themselves if 2015 is worth it? Do they have a shot? If not, they should start shopping Cueto immediately, getting what they can in a market in which ...

Beneath the Rant: Price Feeling Heat?

In the annals of profanity-laced tirades, Reds manager Bryan Price uncorked one for the ages before Monday evening's game in Milwaukee, unleashing a five-minute, 34-second rant th...

Price Missed the F---ing Point

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What's the Scariest Thing in Baseball?

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5 Playoff Teams That Won't Be Back

Around The NFL scribe Conor Orr went out on a limb this week to predict five new teams that will earn playoff berths in 2015. Orr's crystal ball has the Saints, Bills, Eagles, Texa...

Blueprint to Beating Kentucky Unveiled

The question of the NCAA tournament has been answered: Yes, Kentucky is beatable, and Cincinnati just showed everybody how. Push the Wildcats around. Beat them up. Make it ugly. Ne...

If Pete Rose Were Reinstated ...

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Pete Rose's fate now officially lies in the hands Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Manfred, who took over the job in January, has received Pete R...

Dayton Coach Channels Tragedy

You could say Kevin Kuwik also followed the Dalai Lama’s path when facing tragedy. Finding purpose after suffering a great tragedy, motivation in a beloved’s death, Kuwik has h...

Dayton Winning With Short Guys

Archie Miller stands only about seven inches shorter than the tallest player on his Dayton squad. That wouldn’t be a big deal for a guy like Richmond's Chris Mooney, a fellow Atl...

What's Next for Wild-Card Losers?

The jarring part of playoff elimination is how quickly the offseason begins. If you're eliminated in the wild-card round, all you have left to do after final press conferences and ...

Playoffs a Nightmare for Bengals, Lewis

The scene in the locker room can only be visualized since five times over rejected as reality. Players share hugs. Assistant coaches crack unrelenting smiles. Support staff slaps e...

Bengals Gain 4th Straight Playoffs

The Bengals have their breakthrough moment. And their breakthrough win. And now they are headed back to the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year with the prime-time failure s...

Votto Stakes Claim as Best Hitter

The honorific of Best Hitter in Baseball is hereby declared open for claim, at least until Albert Pujols fully rediscovers the form that locked down the title. Pujols has slipped...

No Prank; Bengals Draft WR Sanu

This time, it really was the Cincinnati Bengals calling Mohamed Sanu. A day and two rounds after he was the victim of a prank by someone claiming to represent the Bengals and telli...

Notre Dame Stumbles Down Stretch

Unable to make the winning plays down the stretch, and unable to hold a 12-point second-half lead, the Irish crumbled in a 67-63 loss at Greensboro Coliseum.“I think we ha...

Beware These 10 Darkhorses

The 2012 NCAA Tournament may end up being on of the most competitive fields in recent memory. While there are five to 10 elite teams this year, the quali...

Cincy Gets Resume Win vs. Louisville

University of Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin’s instructions before the game were music to Cashmere Wright’s ears. “Coach told us there’s no offense, no plays...

Xavier Star Struggling Since Brawl

To pick up his textbooks at the Xavier bookstore, Tu Holloway first must navigate through racks and racks of Musketeers jerseys -- his jersey, No. 52. It is strange, he admits, but...

Reds Can Contend in Weak Division

Sixteen years since they last won a playoff game, having staggered backward in 2011 after their only division title in that time, the Reds have a plan again to win the NL Central...

Cincinnati Knocks Off UConn

Sean Kilpatrick’s three-pointer with 2.5 seconds left gave Cincinnati a 70-67 victory over UConn in Big East men’s basketball at Gampel Pavilion. The Bearcats played t...

Xavier, Cincy Head in Different Ways

A month ago, Xavier's Chris Mack coached the eighth-best team in college basketball, led by a point guard some believed to be the best player in the country. Now, Mack quotes Fri...

Dalton Misses Practice With Flu

The Bengals practiced on Wednesday without quarterback Andy Dalton, who was home due to the flu. “He’s got the flu and we sent him home and he’s fine,” Marv...

Xavier Falls to Long Beach State

Tu Holloway’s return wasn’t enough to stop another double-digit Xavier loss. The No. 14 Musketeers welcomed back their senior point guard following his one-game suspe...

Cincinnati Better Since Brawl

If you like irony, you’ll love these guys. The worst on-court incident in memory is bringing out the best in UC basketball. They lose their best player, at least statistica...

Frease Hopes to Move Past Brawl

In 13 years of covering sports and 10 years at this paper, I’ve never been more impressed with a student-athlete’s handling of a pressure situation than Kenny Frease&...

'Bama Upset by Coach's Alma Mater

DAYTON, Ohio—When this week began, being No. 2 was a great thing for the Alabama Crimson Tide. But it’s never good enough to be second-best in a single college basket...

Bengals Make Point, Then Good Deal

It's not often I have a chance to say this, but here goes: Mike Brown did the right thing. First, he made his point with Carson Palmer. Then he made a deal with Oaklan...

Could Set Oakland Back Years

The Oakland Raiders paid a steep price to acquire quarterback Carson Palmer before Tuesday's NFL trading deadline. As the team's first huge personnel move since the passing of ow...

Trade Proof of Jackson's Control

As has become Jackson’s MO, the Raiders went further than most people would have expected by reportedly giving up a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional first-roun...

Possible Big 12 Expansion Targets

1. Brigham Young Pluses: Large fan base, a good tradition and, as a football independent, are most readily available Minuses: 900 miles from Lubbock, the nearest Big 12 school; T...

Pot Found at WR Simpson's House

CRESTVIEW HILLS – Authorities swooped in on a house owned by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson after a package containing 2.5 pounds of California marijuana was...

Bengals Expect QB Dalton to Start

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said after Thursday's practice he expects Andy Dalton to be the quarterback for Sunday's game at Denver. After being limited to handoffs in Wednesday's...

Dalton, Defense Struggle for Bengals

For those looking for some measure of sunlight after a stormy Bengals offseason, Friday’s preseason opener at Ford Field against the Lions saw more fire and rain. Andy Dalt...

Bengals Sign Donte Whitner

It might have been a roller coaster week for Donte Whitner, but the Bengals have agreed to terms with the former Bills safety on a two-year deal. Whitner was drafted by the Bills...

Heisey Hits 3 HRs; Reds, Yanks Split

Chris Heisey homered three times and Johnny Cueto was masterful on the mound, as the Reds pounded the Yankees 10-2 in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday. Heisey t...

Benson Hopes to Stick With Bengals

As an unrestricted free agent, Cedric Benson was not expected to be in Cincinnati for the two weeks of Bengals workouts. However as reporters watched Wednesday’s combined s...

Bengals Should Trade Palmer

Several quarterback-needy teams would love to have Palmer under center this year and would be willing to give up solid value. Cincinnati should be able to get at least a second-ro...

Phillies Prevail Over Reds in 19th

The second pitch Wilson Valdez threw to the reigning National League MVP was a 90-m.p.h. fastball popped foul. Third baseman Carlos Ruiz chased the ball until he flipped over the...

La Russa Fires Back at Broadcaster

Choosing his words carefully to avoid a back-and-back forth with Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennman, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa offered a compliment with a c...

5 Teams That Could Pursue Reyes

Jose Reyes will be a free agent after the 2011 season. Reyes, 27, is in his prime and finally healthy again. He has an OPS of .812 to go along with a .315 batting average, 11 st...

Leake Helps Reds End Skid

“I was glad for him,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I was proud of him. And we needed it badly. That’s as big a win as we’ve had since Opening Day...

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