The Ohio Bobcats return to action tonight as they host Eastern Michigan. Ohio is coming off their first loss of the season and are looking for a win to get back on track with just four games remaining in the regular season. Eastern Michigan is just 1-7 on the season, giving up 300 yards on the ground per game, but the Eagles would love to play the role of spoiler. Ohio and Eastern Michigan do battle tonight on the Flagship for the ‘Cats, Power 105. Pregame coverage starts at 4:30 with the Bobcat Insider and kickoff is at 6.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick declined his $5 million option yesterday. The 34-year old hit .276 with 26 homers and 80 RBIs for the Reds after signing a one-year $2.5 million deal. Ludwick would like to resign, but he is looking for more than a one-year deal. However, Reds GM Walt Jocketty is reluctant to offer more than a year because of Ludwick’s age. Jocketty also said that the Reds will look at bringing back free agent relievers Ryan Madson and Jonathan Broxton as well as catcher Dioner Navarro.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona announced yesterday that Sandy Alomar Jr. will return as bench coach. Alomar was in the running for the Cleveland position and after Francona took the job, he was looked at for other managerial openings. Cleveland also announced that they have declined a $13 million option on designated hitter Travis Hafner and a $6 million option on Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona. The Tribe, however did exercise the 2013 option on Ubaldo Jimenez for $5.75 million.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis publicly challenged quarterback Andy Dalton and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga yesterday to be more forceful leaders. The Bengals have struggled lately having lost their last three and are sitting at 3-4 and Lewis said the team has allowed mediocrity. The Bengals look to turn things around on Sunday when they host the 4-3 Denver Broncos. The game can be heard on 970 WATH on Sunday with pregame at 11:30 and kickoff at 1.
In NBA action last night, Utah bested Dallas, 113-94. San Antonio clipped New Orleans, 99-95. Chicago topped Sacramento, 93-87. Houston defeated Detroit, 105-96. Philadelphia ousted Denver, 84-75. Indiana edged Toronto, 90-88 and Golden State outlasted Phoenix, 87-84.
In other NBA news, the Houston Rockets announced the signing of new guard James Harden to a five-year, $80 million contract extension. The Rockets acquired the reigning Sixth Man of the Year in a trade with Oklahoma City earlier this week.
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