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The athletes competing at the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea have spent years preparing themselves, psychologically as well as physically. Elite athletes experience an intense level of emotional pressure during competitions, must maintain focus during countless hours of training, and be able to let go of setbacks to prepare for the next competition .

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Thanks to FC Cincinnati, our city has turned into a soccer town. The club continues to draw thousands of fans to its matches.

Now soccer fans have a chance to see the U.S. Women's National Team (WNT) in action. The WNT takes on New Zealand tomorrow night at Nippert Stadium. U.S. Women's Team midfielder Rose Lavelle from Cincinnati is on the roster for the match.

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This year marks the 50th season for the Cincinnati Bengals, who got their start in 1968 as part of the West Division of the old American Football League. The team took its name from an earlier Cincinnati Bengals team, which played from 1937-1941.

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During his 39-year career coaching high school and college basketball in Northern Kentucky, Kenney Shields compiled a 766-427 record. He took Northern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team to the NCAA Division II national championship game in 1996 and 1997.

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More than 600 athletes are in Cincinnati this week facing-off in the world's largest wheelchair sports event. The 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are underway at the Duke Energy Convention Center and other venues in the region. The Games, which began Monday, feature more than 18 events, from basketball to table tennis and archery. For the athletes, who are all veterans, it's about more than winning, it's about camaraderie and fun.

Pete Rose Statue Unveiled

Jun 17, 2017
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Pete Rose is a complex man. Cast in bronze in his trademark headfirst slide, Rose is equally complex, as statues go.

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Longtime sports journalist and Golf Digest digital editor Sam Weinman set out to write his new book, "Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains" after seeing how his two young sons struggled with losing.

With interviews and advice from athletes, politicians and others Weinman showcases how our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities.

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A group of local skaters has designed and constructed a skate park under the I-471 bridge near Newport High School. Dubbed the Newport DIY, the park was an all-volunteer effort, years in the making, and not authorized by city officials. Today, the park is frequented by local skaters on almost any dry day.

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Much to the delight of baseball fans, pitchers and catchers started reporting for spring training this weekend, which means Opening Day is just around the corner.

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The Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro for 16 days next month, starting on August 5th.  Not long after that, the Summer Paralympics, a multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities, will be held in Rio from September 7-18.

One of Cincinnati's true sporting traditions is the USTA National Father & Son Clay Court Championship, celebrating its 43rd year this year. 

The Jewish Baseball Museum Is Starting Out Online

Jul 8, 2016

Before a bricks-and-mortar facility can be built, the Jewish Baseball Museum is establishing itself on the internet. 

It's time for a big summer weekend of racing at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. 

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The Kentucky Speedway in Sparta staged its first race event sixteen years ago this month. Since then it has hosted NASCAR, ARCA and other racing events, along with concerts and a variety of special events and racing experiences. 

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Local soccer fans have reason to celebrate this year, there's a new professional soccer team in town bearing the colors orange, blue and white. 

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Reds player William Hoy lost his hearing at age three due to meningitis. He not only grew up to be one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of his time, he changed the way the game was played forever.

Dallas Morning News Theater Critic Nancy Churnin recently published a children's book about the Reds hall of famer: The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game. WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talked with her about the life and career of William "Dummy" Hoy. 

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All children benefit from physical activity and the enjoyment that can come with sports and teamwork. But for those who are disabled, participating in these activities is a bit more challenging. Special needs or adapted sports programming give all kids, regardless of ability, the chance to engage in various forms of physical recreation.

Coming to the Kentucky Speedway on Friday, September 25 is the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 and track spokesman Tim Bray is with Lee Hay with a preview of the race and a look back at the busy summer racing season.

Longtime Cincinnati sports writer Lonnie Wheeler has a new book out with a unique look at our national pastime. Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, as he tells our Howard Wilkinson, comes from years of studying things like the chemistry and culture of teams like the Cincinnati Reds.

The Western & Southern Open is the nation's oldest professional tennis tournament played in its city of origin. And this month fans will once again be able to see some of the greatest players in tennis compete.

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