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March Madness is right around the corner and Ohioans will be constructing brackets to bet on their favorite teams. But Ohio, unlike some other states, does not have sports betting. Ohio’s Governor says he’s convinced betting on sports will be a reality in the buckeye state soon.

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Editor's note: This Tales from the Trail first appeared on Aug. 23, 2019. We are republishing it now as Rose is back in the news with his recent request to be reinstated.

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Pete Rose is once again asking to be reinstated, a move necessary to be considered for Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. The former Reds player is petitioning baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to have his name taken off the ineligible list.

Lawmakers want to crack down on schools and coaches that force students to participate in only one extra-curricular activity. They say the one-sport rule can hamper a teenager's ability to adapt.

When LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he used his acceptance speech not only to thank his teammates, his family and his coach — but also to highlight the struggles of people in his small hometown in Ohio.

"Coming from Southeast Ohio, it's a very impoverished area," Burrow said, in an emotional address during which he frequently brushed away tears. "The poverty rate is almost two times the national average, and there's so many people there that don't have a lot.

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FC Cincinnati has a new minority owner and it's not a small deal.

California recently passed a law that will allow college athletes to be compensated through endorsement deals beginning in 2023. Some state lawmakers want to pass a similar bill in Ohio. 

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A handful of world-class tennis players who competed in the Western & Southern Open last week made an extra stop at a nearby cryotherapy spa, Arctic Blast Cryo. Some swear by the shocking cold temperatures, ranging from -190 °F to -270 °F, as a way to repair damage down to the cellular level.

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The rivalry soccer fans have been waiting for is finally here. FC Cincinnati travels to Columbus Saturday to take on in-state rival, Columbus Crew SC.

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World No. 1 players Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic are the top seeds for the Western & Southern Open taking place Aug. 10-18 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. 

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New research from scientists at Washington University in St. Louis looks at whether nine, 10 and 11 year olds who play team sports are less likely to become depressed.

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FC Cincinnati has hired Dutch manager Ron Jans as its new head coach, the team announced Sunday. His first training session with the team will be Tuesday, Aug. 6, and his first game on Saturday, Aug. 10 in Columbus.

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Professional and collegiate sports teams have begun to experiment with cryptocurrency. Some have tried it and backed away, while others have strict limits. Some even allow ticket purchases with it.

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Cincinnati native and World Cup Champion Rose Lavelle is being recognized with a key to the city.

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FC Cincinnati owners are unveiling the design of the team's new soccer 12.4-acre stadium.

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Rose Lavelle, midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team, is returning to her hometown of Cincinnati Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, to be honored for her success. 

City Prepares For Florence Freedom To Be Sold

Jul 11, 2019
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Florence city council this week approved an assignment, assumption and third amendment to the lease with the team at the municipally owned UC Health Stadium, where the Freedom play.

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Forward Megan Rapinoe may have dominated the headlines during the U.S. Women's Soccer team's rise to winning the 2019 World Cup, but in Cincinnati, all eyes were on midfielder Rose Lavelle. 

The U.S. women's soccer team is still the world's best after dominating the Netherlands in the Women's World Cup final and winning 2-0. Throughout the tournament, the U.S. brushed aside criticism, complaints of arrogance and calls for the team to tone down their goal celebrations. All the team did was win. All seven World Cup games, in fact.

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Thomas More University is officially back in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, NAIA. The school made the jump to the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III Monday.

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