Here is what's ahead on this edition of Reds Weekly:
- How about players wearing GPS to position themselves on defense? It could happen - Chris Welsh tackles that topic.
- Plus, they were key to the 1990 Reds championship, we'll catch up with the bullpen trio dubbed The Nasty Boys.
- How would you like to play fantasy football with your favorite Reds player? It's possible...
On Friday, July 25th, over 1,000 at-risk Ohio youth attended the 2014 After-School All-Stars Live Fit Challenge at the French Field House on The Ohio State University campus. Children ages 5-14 attended the one-day fitness-centered event. As a partner of After-School All-Stars, FOX Sports Ohio was there as well. The goal of this annual event is to give kids the opportunity...
That didn't take long.
The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation welcome home event at InfoCision Stadium has sold out.
The free tickets for the event were available via Ticketmaster starting at 10am on Monday morning. By 2:35 the website had no more tickets to distribute.
The event takes place Friday, Aug. 8, at 7:15 p.m on Akron's campus.
The purpose of the...
Random thoughts on the Cavaliers' never-ending run of fun and fury:
1. It's been insane. That's really the only way to explain the Cavs' offseason. But when you consider the past four years, and the fact LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, it's been crazy in a good (even great) way.
2. Not long after the season, the Cavs won the NBA Draft lottery -- again...
The Toledo Mud Hens got in the holiday spirit for the Christmas (in July) season.
The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers decided on the festive theme for Saturday's doubleheader against the Louisville Bats -- which featured not one, but two different Christmas-themed jerseys.
The Mud Hens sported these elf-inspired jerseys for the noon game:
For the night cap, The Hens...
Add "Johnny Snickers" to the list of nicknames for Johnny Manziel.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback, who has already filmed commercials for Nissan, McDonald's and Nike, has signed on to be the next face of Snickers candy bars, according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
Manziel will appear in a national television commercial for the brand's "You're Not You When...
Andrew Wiggins is getting a somewhat rude welcome to the business side of the NBA, his name swirling in trade rumors less than a month after he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
But Wiggins clearly isn't allowing all the talk to affect his performance with the Cavaliers' summer-league team in Las Vegas.
Wiggins scored 21 points on just five shots, his...
Second-year Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops was back in Ohio two weeks ago, as he almost always is, for the annual youth camp at his high school alma mater, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.
That one was for fun, but Stoops has been coming back to Ohio on plenty of business trips, too.
Like, as many as the NCAA allows.
Stoops has the very tall task of turning the University of Kentucky...
CLEVELAND -- The last two times the Indians and Tigers have faced off in a series, it has set the tone for both teams for the next 3-4 weeks.
When the Tribe swept the Tigers in May, the Indians went on a run that got them back in the AL Central race while Detroit went in a tailspin. The Tigers though regained their mojo with a three-game sweep at Progressive Field last month that...
Some general thoughts on the Cavaliers and Timberwolves talk:
-- If the reports are true, the Cavs think Andrew Wiggins can be a special player. If the reports are true, the Timberwolves feel Kevin Love already is special. And if the reports are true, you can't blame either side for feeling the way they do.
-- Wiggins is 6-foot-8 and was the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft...
CLEVELAND -- After being swept at Chicago on May 28, the Indians found themselves six games under .500. They then swept the Rockies and Red Sox to get back even. For the past five weeks, they have found themselves from two over to two under the .500 mark.
As the Tribe enjoys the All-Star Break, they are 47-47 and open the second half with an 11-game road trip to Detroit, Minnesota...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brayan Pena's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed another late rally by the Reds, who overcame more injuries on Friday and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to keep their momentum going toward the All-Star break.
Down 5-1 after six innings, the Reds scored twice with the help of third baseman Pedro Alvarez's throwing error in the seventh and added...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Corey Kluber allowed four runs in six innings, and Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the fifth, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Kluber (9-6), left off the AL All-Star team despite a strong first half, wasn't his usual dominant self but pitched well enough to win. The right-hander has won three of his last...
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- David Blatt was running a summer league practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, and the sound of someone shrieking suddenly filled the gym.
"I understood it wasn't because of the weather," Blatt said.
True, but welcome to the eye of the NBA storm, nonetheless.
Blatt will never forget July 11, 2014. It was the day he coached the Cavaliers...
Welcome to Reds Gameday Live!
Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates
Where: Great American Ball Park
TV: FOX Sports Ohio
Starting Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Jeff Locke
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CINCINNATI -- There is no "pity party" going on in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse, not in the manager's office, not in the clubhouse proper, not in the training room, not in the dugout and not on the field.
First-year manager Bryan Price has every right to ask, "Why us?" or to slump in his chair and say, "Oh, woe is us?," but he won't even peer...
What a difference four years makes.
With news of LeBron James' intentions to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers breaking Friday afternoon, the Northeast Ohio Media Group released the front page of its Saturday edition of The Plain Dealer well in advance of publication.
The result is awe-inspiring.
Consider that this was the Plain Dealer's cover following the summer of 2010...
LAS VEGAS -- LeBron James made a second appearance at his basketball camp Thursday afternoon -- and brought along an old friend.
Spotted with James for the first time at the LeBron James Nike Skills Academy was fellow free agent Dwyane Wade.
The close friends and Miami Heat teammates for the last four years arrived at the afternoon session -- the second of three on Thursday -- about...
With football season around the corner, FOXSports.com is providing a thorough analysis of all 32 teams heading into training camp. The offseason may have lacked some hard-hitting action, but franchise-altering moves have been made. Parity is excessive as ever. Every team looks great on paper in July. But it's the development and seasoning of a team that will matter in January...
While the Cincinnati Reds are sending four players to next week's All-Star game, Alfredo Simon somewhat surprisingly isn't one of them.
In his first appearance since getting left off the NL roster, Simon looks to win a sixth consecutive decision Wednesday night against the last-place Chicago Cubs.
Many felt Simon (11-3, 2.78 ERA) was deserving of a nod after putting together...
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Ohio State backup defensive end Tracy Sprinkle was being held at Lorain City Jail on Saturday facing charges of drug possession, failure to disperse and rioting, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
A team spokesperson told the Columbus Dispatch that they were aware of the situation, but no suspension or punishment has yet been determined. However, ElevenWarriors.com originally...
Josh Gordon is in trouble with the law again.
The Browns wide receiver was arrested on a DWI charge in Raleigh, North Carolina, early Saturday morning, according to records from the Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification.
Gordon was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after speeding down a street in Raleigh.
A police spokesman said Gordon was taken into...
Welcome to Reds Gameday Live!
Opponent: Milwaukee Brewers
Where: Great American Ball Park
TV: 4:10 pm, FOX Sports Ohio (Reds Live pregame starts at 3:30 p.m.)
Homer Bailey (8-4, 4.39 ERA) vs. Matt Garza (5-5, 4.10)
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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Ethan Finlay took advantage of a defensive mistake to give the Columbus Crew a 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Friday night.
In the 76th minute, Colorado midfielder Dillon Powers attempted a cross-field back pass to his defense, but Jairo Arrieta stole it and fed the trailing Finlay for a shot that rolled into the far corner.
Immediately after the...