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Baseball Looks for Evidence to Bounce Bonds

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig, called for an official investigation into steroid use last week, dredging up the usual dull choruses of indignation from experts who've covered the game f  

Pitching? Check. Hitting and Fielding? Errr...

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
What would you say if you look up in June and find that the Reds' problem is their everyday lineup? Would you say you're surprised? Well, don't be. Many clubs have done it faster, but the Reds  

Huggins, UC the Winners in Last Week's Coaching Carousel

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 29, 2006
We wondered back in August if the University of Cincinnati basketball program could take it. And we didn't even know what it was going to take. Now we know, and we knew it all along. Can UC bask  

Still Playing in the NIT beats not Playing in the NCAAs

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Ohio State lost its chance. North Carolina tried defending the national championship but couldn't hold off George Mason. Out. Xavier, Kentucky and Indiana -- gone. Kansas couldn't beat Bradley.   

NCAA Tourney Selection Process Is the Real March Madness

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Two years ago, the Xavier Musketeers taught us that all our most deflationary suspicions about college basketball are true -- the season matters only for the last six weeks and any team that doesn  

Sports: Everyone Into the Pool!

Bracket-picking advice from a non-basketball fan

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 15, 2006
It can be a little daunting. A sheet of paper with 32 teams on two sides placed into brackets that whittle their way down to one center spot for the NCAA men's basketball champion. All across Ameri  

Hicks and Kennedy Brought Order to UC's Tumultuous Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Try remembering the 12 years immediately before Bob Huggins and, if you can't, try to imagine them. On second thought, don't bother. That's probably the best way to remember the University of C  

Did Bode Miller Fail Us or Himself at the Olympics?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 1, 2006
In honor of the ancient Greeks, who originated the Olympics, we're reminded that nature abhors a vacuum. Today, a civilization owes its gratitude to Bode Miller, who extended the ancient wisdom f  

Eddie Sutton Remains Unappreciated, Especially by UK Fans

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
One is tempted at times to say Cincinnati really is in Kentucky, kind of the way Philadelphia really is in New Jersey. That in mind, the Cincinnati, Ky., athletic scene endured two earth-shatteri  

New Reds GM Expected to Make a Pitch for Pitching

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Ignore this, if you'd like. Spring training begins this week, and you know it's hard to be crabby about the Reds at the beginning of spring training, even when one's best judgment is crabby abo  

Finding Satisfaction With the Stones at the Super Bowl

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
The Rolling Stones lasting twenty, thirty years -- what a stupid idea that would be. Nobody lasts that long -- very few novelists; the greatest directors don't turn out classic movies over a fort  

Super Bowl Will Be Super Only If the Steelers Win

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The most remarkable aspect of Super Bowl XL is that no aspect of it, except Jerome Bettis, is especially large. Not even 10 years ago, we couldn't get over the fuss we made about a little ol' fo  

Reds' Castellini Is a Man of the People

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Sketch out the ideal profile for the owner of the Reds, and behold the desire for a local with money to burn and the passion to back it up. After six years of Carl Lindner, who fired the odd silve  

In Palmer's Defense, the Bengals' Defense Cost Them Again

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
So it ends, and the news is worse than expected -- not just a Bengals loss but the loss of their quarterback. And now we enter a worried offseason while Carson Palmer rebuilds his left knee and Ma  

NFL Playoffs Expose Bengals' Weaknesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
It's good news that the Bengals proved they could beat the Pittsburgh Steelers by doing exactly that on Dec. 7. It also seems to have become bad news. Since that day, the Bengals have played fou