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Homer Bailey Might End Reds' Player Development Slump

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Many sports fans, citing the late Ted Williams as the sole authority on the subject, say hitting a baseball is the most difficult act in sports. Williams, whose last professional athletic performa  

How Right Trades Turn Wrong for the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The baseball season, if nothing else, is a drama, and most good drama has a three-act structure. The first act introduces the dramatis personae, the second act sets up and deepens the conflicts be  

Order Is Restored in NBA as Spurs and Pistons Head to Finals

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
The NBA took a year off from its historical arc last season, when Dallas and Miami made their cameos on the NBA Finals stage and thus were certified Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade as important play  

Fair Is Fair, and New NFL Conduct Penalties Are Wrong

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Bengals took their turns in the NFL draft two weeks ago under the cloud of a new player conduct policy that would go so far as to hold the team responsible if their players should persist in g  

Will Clemens Make Middle-Age Mercenaries a Common Sight?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Three decades following the demise of baseball's reviled reserve clause, Roger Clemens has extended the logic of free agency into a new dimension of semi-retired influence, to say nothing of affl  

Bengals Tread Water in NFL Draft While Browns Improve

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2007
The NFL draft approached with a warning shot across the league from the commissioner's office, which didn't need to name the Bengals as a primary target. Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Te  

Grumpy Thom Brennaman One of the Season's Highlights So Far

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Marty Brennaman entered the Reds radio booth in 1974. A son had already been born. Taking their first breaths with Pete Rose's arrival from the West Side in 1963, the child and the Cincinnati bal  

Jackie Robinson Vs. Don Imus: Real Progress Vs. Cheap Talk

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Racism is America's original sin and enduring problem. Of all the races and ethnicities, only African Americans, generally, came here against their will, whereupon they've been put to generation  

Honesty, Trust and College Basketball Coaches

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Whenever a college football or basketball coach tells you the sky is blue, be very careful with the information. Check the sky yourself and see if it looks blue. Ask three or four other people for  

Juggernauts: College Hoops End and Baseball Begins

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
One of the best elements of the college basketball season is that it ends on the same day the Major League Baseball season begins. Thus a moment of finality is really a transition from a lesser ga  

Just Two Real Candidates for UK's Basketball Coach Vacancy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tubby Smith escaped from one of college basketball's premier jobs last week, raising a question as to whether the University of Kentucky position is still so attractive that just about anyone wou  

Xavier's NCAA Loss Is a Moral Victory; UK's Loss Just Sucks

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Life after basketball for the Xavier Musketeers won't include the exciting story about a day they took down the top-ranked team from upstate while eliminating their former coach in the same momen  

Why the NCAA Tournament Matters, and Why It's a Farce

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Among the dopiest elements in discourse about sports, one must count the passion expended on questions that no longer will be operative in three days. But it can hardly be avoided during the first  

Beckham Is Injured, Casting the Fates Against American Soccer

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
It's never too late for professional soccer to become a popular spectator sport in America, though one only says that to the extent he believes the world will never end. A more hard-bitten voice   

No Surprises: Huggins Is Doing Great and UC Is Struggling

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 28, 2007
They held a big high school basketball showcase game Feb. 25 in Manhattan. That's Manhattan, Kansas. Who ever heard of anything so ridiculous? They didn't even hear of it, perhaps, in Manhattan