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First year manager Bryan Brice and the Cincinnati Reds are off to somewhat of a rocky start. After dropping 2-out-of-3 games in New York over the weekend, the Reds have now lost back-to-back series to begin the 2014 season. Alfredo Simon pitched seven impressive innings yesterday however in his first start in more than two years, helping Cincinnati beat the New York Mets 2-1 to salvage a win in the three-game series. Joey Votto had a sacrifice fly and Ryan Ludwick a tiebreaking single off Jonathon Niese, which allowed Chris Heisey to score the go-ahead run in the top of the 6th inning. Simon gave up just 4 hits, 1 earned run and struck out 6. Many Parra pitched the 8th and 9th to pick up his first ever save. Cincinnati will look to build off Sunday’s win as they travel to St. Louis this afternoon to take on the Cardinals. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pregame set for 3:45 and the first pitch at 4:15. [more...]

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After watching his team endure an injury-riddled spring training, and then be shutout by the Cardinals on opening day, first year manager Bryan Price was finally able to celebrate after the Reds earned a 1-0 victory over St. Louis late last night. Cincinnati had gone 17 straight innings without scoring a run to start the season before Chris Heisey hit a bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the 9th to win the game. Reds starter Tony Cingrani was impressive retiring the first nine batters he faced and threw 7 shutout innings while striking out 9 and walking 2. The game was delayed almost 3 hours due to rain, but it didn’t take long for fans at Great American Ballpark to stand up and cheer. With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, All-star first baseman Joey Votto launched a double to right center field for his 1000th career hit. The Reds offense, however, continued to sputter and had only collected 3 hits heading into the last inning. Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier led off the 9th with back-to-back singles, which set up Heisey’s game winning hit with one out off reliever Carlos Martinez. [more...]

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The Columbus Blue Jackets were not able to pick up a win last night, but they did earn a valuable point in their quest to make the playoffs for just the 2nd time in franchise history. Colorado scored twice; including a power-play goal at 4:27 of overtime and the Avalanche beat the Jackets 3-2 at Nationwide Arena. Columbus, which is hanging on to the second wild-card spot and eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, will travel to Philadelphia Thursday to take on the Flyers. The game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 6:45 and the drop of the puck at 7:00. [more...]

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After a brutal winter of artic blasts and blustery snowstorms, baseball finally got things heated up Monday with its first full slate of games this season. The bats in Cincinnati however remained cold as the Reds were shutout 1-0 by the Cardinals at Great American Ballpark. It was the first time since 1953 Cincinnati failed to score on opening day, ending the second-longest streak of scoring at least one run in season openers in major league history. Cardinal’s starter Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games last year and finished 2nd in the NL Cy-young voting, gave up 3 hits and struck out 9 in 7 innings of work. The Reds threatened in the 8th with runners on 1st and 3rd with nobody out, but back-to-back groundouts by Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick – and a strikeout by Todd Frazier – ended the inning. [more...]

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A number of opening day ceremonies will take place across stadiums and ball parks this afternoon as the 2014 major league baseball season gets underway. The quest for a National League Central title begins for the Reds at 4:10pm in Cincinnati when they welcome rival St. Louis to Great American Ball Park. Because of a rash of Spring Training injuries, the Reds aren’t going to have their intended 25-man roster line up on the field opposite of the Cardinals. They will open the season with eight players on the disabled list, including starter Matt Latos, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco. Veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto will make his 3rd consecutive Opening Day start for the Reds. St. Louis will counter with Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games and finished second in the NL Cy Young voting last season. Today’s game can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM with pre game at 3:40 and the first pitch at 4:10. [more...]

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The No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers are still wearing the glass slipper after upsetting Stanford Thursday night 82-72 to keep their Cinderella story alive in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Jordan Sibert led the Flyers with a team high 18 points and into the Elite Eight for the first time since 1984. They will take on the overall No. 1 seed Florida Gators, who beat UCLA 79-68, tomorrow in the South Regional Final in Memphis. No. 2 seed Wisconsin advanced to the Elite Eight after beating Baylor 69-52. The Badgers will square off against top seeded Arizona in the West Regional Final Saturday in Anaheim. The Wildcats knocked off San Diego State 70-64 Thursday in the round of 16. [more...]

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The Ohio men’s basketball team finally had their season come to an end Wednesday at the Convo after falling to VMI 92-90 in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Senior guard Nick Kellogg knocked down six 3-pointers and poured in a career-high 30 points in his final game as a Bobcat. Junior forward Maurice Ndour hit 12-of-13 field goal attempts, scored 26 points and pulled down a team high seven rebounds. Ohio used a hot start from Ndour to jump out to a 17-point lead with just over seven minutes left in the first half. The junior post player totaled 18 points on 8-of-8 shooting while the `Cats’ defense limited the Keydets to just 32.4% from the field to take a 46-39 lead into the break. But VMI started the second half with a 20-to-13 run, en route to outscoring Ohio 53-44 over the final 20 minutes to earn the 2-point victory. [more...]

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The Ohio men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood tonight and will take on Virginia Military Institute in the quarterfinals round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. The Bobcats (25-11) have never won three games in a single post season tournament, but will be looking to achieve that goal at the Convo after back-to-back 2-point wins over Cleveland State and Wright State. [more...]

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Second-year Ohio University baseball coach Rob Smith saw his team chalk up a first in his tenure over the weekend at Bob Wren Stadium. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, it wasn’t the good kind. Central Michigan wiggled out of a jam in the bottom of the ninth Sunday and finished off a weekend sweep with a 4-2 win over Ohio. The Chippewas (13-10, 3-0 Mid-American Conference) became the first conference foe to sweep the Bobcats in Smith’s two years at the helm. [more...]

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Javarez Willis hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 59.7 seconds remaining and the Ohio men’s basketball team staged a late-game comeback and extended their season with a 56-54 win over Wright State Saturday in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Willis tied a career-high with 21 points and gave the Bobcats (25-11) enough offensive fire power to advance into the quarterfinals of the CIT. With the victory Ohio reached the 25-win plateau for just the third time in program history. The ‘Cats will look for win No. 26 when they take on VMI Wednesday at 7:00pm inside the Convo. [more...]

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