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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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Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Pete Rose's banishment from baseball.

It's a sad, pathetic and often annoying saga that seems like it has been going on for 300 years and, unfortunately, will never end.

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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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River City News

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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The stands at Crosley Field were packed with 28,027 Reds fans on the night of June 24, 1970, the final game in the cozy, quirky ball park that had been the home of the Cincinnati Reds since 1912.

Stargel Stadium Set To Kick Off This Football Season

Jun 19, 2019
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Cincinnati Public School's Stargel Stadium is on schedule to open for the 2019-2020 football season.

If you buy tickets to this year's Western & Southern Open, you will notice there are 18 types of tickets instead of four, as in previous years. CEO Andre Silva pointed out at a media luncheon some are as much as 50% cheaper.

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The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT) arrived in Cincinnati Thursday evening to begin training for its final tune-up match ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The is the team's first-ever match in Cincinnati.

The Ohio House is considering a bill, HB194, that would allow sports betting through the Ohio Lottery Commission, which can open the door to several venues. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the Speaker of the House is voicing his opinion on where sports betting should be allowed.

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