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Reds Side with Knee-Jerk Fans by Cutting Graves

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 1, 2005
See now the Reds, the people's ball club, changing their roster as if by talk show referendum. Next time Carl Lindner decides to save money on a general manager, the Reds would be a natural for I  

United They Stand, but Is England's Model Soccer Club Due for a Fall?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Manchester United ended an empty season of dreadful reconstituence May 21, losing England's FA Cup final to hated rival Arsenal despite mostly dominating the game. No one scored in regulation time,   

Thuggish Basketball Program Bogs Down UC's Larger Mission

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Fairly or not, the general knock against Bob Huggins is that he doesn't recruit bright kids. So he finally brings in Roy Bright, and look what happens. If this kid has anything in his head, it'  

Numbers Don't Lie, Except When They Do

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Danny Graves complained last week about fans in their home digs booing the Reds. Funny, but Reds management must have disagreed and were grateful for anyone who showed up. In addition to not hittin  

Cincinnati's NBA Connections Are Gone and Mostly Forgotten

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Cincinnati isn't fated for professional basketball, which is to say big league basketball as opposed to the minor league stuff. Big league basketball history uncovers a curious pattern of neglect  

Bengals' Top Draft Picks Position Them for Wins in the Fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2005
In every major league town reside a fair number of professionals in other fields who are weekend warriors in the sports journalism trade. Generally, they're credentialed through small radio stati  

NFL Draft Forecasting Is Almost Impossible This Year

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2005
For all the underclassmen available in the NFL draft, which still artificially suppresses opportunity for young athletes, this year's event is said to be so deep and even, while the first teams t  

Season's First Week Shows Reds Have a Chance to Win

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2005
HOUSTON -- The first week of a baseball season generally tells us little, but it counts. And it says what it says loud and clear. You wondered how the Reds would look without Barry Larkin at shor  

Reds' Motto for Success: Names Make Headlines, but Plays Make Wins

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
The magic of Opening Day is never far from the imagination. But seldom is it so close to reality as on April 4, when the revitalized Reds gave their fans one of the happiest days in years. The da  

Illinois Story Brings New Meaning to 'March Madness'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
The four or five hours we've taken to drive from Cincinnati to Nashville, Knoxville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit or Chicago is half a day's work, but the destination doesn't seem worlds away  

Redhawks Red-Faced: Miami Screwed Again by the NCAA

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2005
For reasons that are unknown and still understandable, the NCAA men's basketball tournament selection committee refuses to release its Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) to the public. After all, the  

A-10 Tourney One of Few Compelling NCAA Stories This Weekend

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
It's the time of year in college basketball when freshmen no longer are freshmen, sophomores no longer are sophomores and, of course, conference champions no longer are conference champions. It  

Spurs a Team for the Ages, Though This NBA Age Is Reviled

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2005
The epithets aimed at the NBA in the past couple of decades might be summarized by saying it was once about competition and now it's about entertainment. But that's spectator sports in a nutshel  

At Last, a Spring of Real Hope for the Reds

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2005
A little more than a year ago, this space noted that no year has ever transpired in which the Bengals played a complete winning season while the Reds endured a losing season. It was predicted, wit  

As Season Winds Down, UC Is OK and Xavier Needs Help

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Between college basketball's bottom-heavy emphasis on the NCAA Tournament and the NBA's call to the best schoolboy basketball players, the relevance of college basketball now roughly coincides w