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It’s time again for the Kentucky Speedway to host the Quaker State 400 Sprint Cup Race at the track in Sparta. With a preview of what race fans can expect during the entire race weekend, both on and off the track, Lee Hay welcomes in Tim Bray, director of communications for the Speedway.

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While the U.S. is still primarily a baseball and football country, over the last three decades what we call soccer (and the world calls football) has become extremely popular here on the youth, college and professional levels. And it will be easy to spot U.S. soccer fans once the World Cup gets underway June 12.

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Flying Pig Takes Off This Weekend

Apr 29, 2014
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  This Sunday is the 16th running of the Flying Pig Marathon. But since its inaugural run in 1999, the Pig has grown and evolved into a full weekend of races, events and just plain fun, as runners, walkers, spectators, even pets, “get their oink on. We talk about this year’s Flying Pig, some history, and what the race means to the local economy, with Flying Pig Marathon Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush.

Cincinnati Rollergirls Ready to Hit the Rink

Mar 28, 2014
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The Cincinnati Rollergirls have their first game of the season Saturday night at The Cincinnati Gardens. If you’ve never seen them, this is NOT your father’s roller derby, that staple of late-night weekend television. Played on a flat track, the action is up-close, fast, and fun. Team members Sydney Greathouse, player name Big Ugly, Jennifer Damron, Sailor Scary to her teammates, and Amanda Wilson, aka Mama Crass, join us.

2014 Opening Day Playlist

Mar 25, 2014

Opening Day in Cincinnati is like no other.  With the help of the Cincinnati Reds, we have curated a special Opening Day Spotfiy playlist to help get you fired up for the 2014 season.  These are the songs you'll hear at Great American Ballpark when your favorite players come up to bat.

Go Reds!

Play Ball!

Mar 25, 2014
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  With a seemingly never-ending winter it’s hard to believe opening day is less than a week away, but the people are more than ready for our city’s unofficial holiday and the first game of the season.

Curling, on the Button

Feb 12, 2014

  Curling has been described as a mixture of bowling and shuffleboard, with a hint of bocce, on ice, and has become a sensation of the Winter Olympics. But how much do you know about the sport? Cincinnati Curling Club members Jonathan Penney and Stephanie Simpson join us to explain curling, and why its popularity is growing in the US.

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  With snow on the ground and temperatures well below freezing, it seems as if Opening Day is a long way off.

A Winter's Walk in the the Woods

Dec 11, 2013

Bengals Lead AFC North, For Now

Nov 20, 2013

Despite being one of the winningest professional sports franchises in the Greater Cincinnati area lately, The Cincinnati Cyclones do some of their hardest work off the ice.

The Cyclones, our ECHL representatives and affiliate with both the Nashville Predators and the Florida Panthers, pride themselves on providing a fun, affordable and family-friendly atmosphere for all of their home games.

Sean Lynn, director of marketing and PR for the Cyclones gave me a preview of some of the upcoming events and attractions that the 2013 season will bring, including Star Wars Night, Super Hero Night (featuring Capn' America team jerseys and an appearance by Iron Man), Kids Eat Free Nights and much more.

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Here's what the Reds had to say about Dusty Baker leaving the team:

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty has announced the team will make a managerial change heading into the 2014 season.

The new manager will replace Dusty Baker, who went 509-463 in his 6 seasons in Cincinnati. There was no announcement regarding changes on the coaching staff.       

Brennaman signs extension with Reds

Sep 19, 2013

The Cincinnati Reds have signed Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season to serve as the play-by-play voice of the Reds on Radio Network.  The 71-year-old Brennaman has been the lead voice of the Reds radio team since 1974.  He shared the booth for 31 years with Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Joe Nuxhall. 

Reds honor Joe Morgan this weekend

Sep 6, 2013
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All the Reds players who made up the Great Eight will be taking part in the dedication ceremonies for the new Joe Morgan statue at Great American Ball Park this weekend. 

Reds Hall of Fame executive director Rick Walls says Morgan was one of the last players to join the famed starting eight on the Big Red Machine of the 1970's.

"Joe was one of the final pieces that came in '72 in the trade with Cesar Geronimo," said Walls.  "So the last two starting members came in, that kind of solidified that group, and when that group of eight played together it was so special."

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The NFL is suspending Cincinnati Bengal DeQuin Evans for the first eight games of the season. The league says Evans violated its policy on performance enhancing substances.

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Tennis for everyone

Of the 176,000 visitors to the Western & Southern Open last year, all 50 states were represented and so were 20 countries. Organizers say the tournament goes out of its way to make international visitors feel welcome with special greeters at CVG and information booths staffed by multilingual volunteers.

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has announced the five former players nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame, and it’s time for fans to cast their votes. Howard Wilkinson welcomes Rick Walls from the Hall into the studio to talk about the voting process and this year’s nominees: Jeff Brantley, John Franco, Danny Graves, Ken Griffey Jr., and Reggie Sanders.

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Flying Pig Marathon organizers are hoping the "Road to Rio Runs through Cincinnati." That's the slogan for their bid to host the 2016 Olympic marathon trials.

Ryan Hall won the 2008 trials and placed 10th in Beijing. He's helping with the bid and race course design. Hall says Cincinnati has great energy.

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