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1 killed, at least 1 injured in shooting at Middletown bar

Check out Cardale Jones’ all-time great #TBT

4:18 pm May. 4, 2017

Cardale Jones obviously learned a lot at Ohio State.

That includes how to laugh at himself.

The Buffalo Bills quarterback proved that with a great “Throwback Thursday” in honor of his upcoming graduation from college.

If anyone was planning to bring up his infamous tweet — delivered when he was an otherwise unknown underclassman in Columbus — he beat them to it.

No doubt congratulations are in order, not just for earning that degree

Fare thee well, Frank Deford

9:14 am May. 3, 2017

In honor of legendary sportswriter Frank Deford announcing his weekly segment on NPR will be coming to an end this month, here are my two favorite passages from his amazing memoir, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter, a must-read for anyone in the business.

First, on conversing with a subject for a story:

Grown-up interviewing is basically only what you learned going out on high

Reds masterfully troll Cubs fans with brilliant ‘Bandwagon cam’

6:48 am Apr. 22, 2017

As happens in those relatively rare times over the years when the Chicago Cubs are good, fans of that team are descending on Great American Ball Park this weekend to cheer against the home team in Cincinnati.
Looks like the Reds have decided instead of getting mad, they’ll get even.

Well done, Reds scoreboard operators. 

Well done. 

Of course, it didn’t turn out so well in regards to runs on the scoreboard Friday night,

That’s life: Hybrid bullpen fails Reds in season’s first visit from Cubs

6:16 am Apr. 22, 2017

I come to praise Bryan Price’s management of the Cincinnati Reds bullpen, not to bury it.
But the Reds manager got bit by his hybrid bullpen approach Friday night against Chicago.
With Raisel Iglesias having thrown 33 pitches the night before and Tony Cingrani on the DL, Price went into the night a bit short-handed, at least as far as guys who have pitched in high-leverage situations.
He got what he needed

4 amazing facts about Bronson Arroyo’s first win in his Reds return

9:59 pm Apr. 18, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds pounded the Orioles on Tuesday night, grabbing a 9-3 win at Great American Ball Park. 
Bronson Arroyo got the win for the Reds as his comeback continues. He lost his first two starts this season when he was unable to avoid the big inning. 
Here’s how he made history with the victory Tuesday night: 

Prior to this season, no Red had started a game at 38 years of age or