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The Cincinnati Bengals are creating a Ring of Honor to celebrate and commemorate former players, coaches and others who played an important role in the team's history. The first two inductees are Paul Brown and Anthony Muñoz.

John Kiesewetter

For the first time in five decades, there won't be a Brennaman in the broadcast booth for the Reds Opening Day.

Hall of Fame Reds shortstop Barry Larkin debuts as an analyst on the Reds TV team with new play-by-play announcer John Sadak, a CBS Sports Network and Westwood One radio announcer.

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Like so much in 2020, the Cincinnati Reds baseball season was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic: the game schedule was reduced, no fans were permitted at stadiums, and what had been expected to be a big year for the home team turned out to be rather lackluster.

United Bid

The pitch is in, and now we wait. Members of Cincinnati's World Cup bid committee made their case Tuesday to international soccer's governing body, FIFA, about why it should pick the Queen City to host one or more 2026 World Cup soccer matches.

Updated: 4:29 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Cleveland Indians ownership on Monday afternoon confirmed that the process of changing the team name has officially begun.

The New York Times first reported the team’s intent Sunday night, using anonymous sources.

Updated: 11:13 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

The Cleveland Indians will change the baseball team's name, according to a Sunday evening report from the New York Times

The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and the Washington Post quickly followed with additional confirmation, all from anonymous sources.

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The Cincinnati Cyclones on Monday announced the team will opt out of competition for the 2020-2021 season.  The team says it plans to return to play for the 2021-2022 season as part of the ECHL's COVID-19 Voluntary Suspension policy.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing the NCAA to scrap its traditional multi-city Division I Men's basketball tournament format in 2021. Instead, the NCAA plans to host all of March Madness in a single area in the spring, officials announced Monday.

The NCAA said it is holding talks with officials from the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis to host the 68-team tournament in March and early April.

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Aaron Doster / AP

The Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer is the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner. Bauer is the first-ever Cincinnati Reds player to earn the title.

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Aaron Doster / AP

Reds fans can enjoy the best of Trevor Bauer one more time as Fox Sports Ohio repeats four of his best games Nov. 8-10.

MLB.com

Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams is resigning. The team says in a statement he is leaving to "pursue personal interests outside baseball," namely, a position with his family's company, North American Properties.

Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati is joining forces with Germany's TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to develop talent and improve business operations.

Big Ten Will Resume College Football Season In October

Sep 16, 2020

Ohio State football is coming back in October.

In a reversal from last month, the Big Ten presidents voted unanimously to resume the football season starting the weekend of Oct. 23-24, 2020.

Cory Sharber / WVXU

FC Cincinnati's West End Stadium is still on track to be completed by spring 2021, despite the pandemic.

Team President Jeff Berding said the stadium is being built with COVID-19 safety measures in mind and believes the stadium's design will allow for a full opening next season.

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver died from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19 on Monday, the Baseball Hall of Fame and MLB announced.

He was 75.

White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf called Seaver "a consummate professional" and "an artist on the mound."

"He had a fantastic sense of humor that reverberated around the club house

Rupp Arena is named for Adoph Rupp, the famous University of Kentucky basketball coach whose sustained success in the mid-20th century turned the program into the powerhouse it remains today. The arena has borne Rupp's name since it opened in 1976, just a few years after his retirement.

But now at U.K., a list of demands from the school's African-American and Africana Studies faculty has brought new life to an old debate about the name of the school's basketball arena.

Gov. Mike DeWine says work will continue over the weekend to get guidelines in place for high school sports – and he says he’ll announce them on Tuesday. But he had a preview of what to expect.

The Ohio State University might not be playing football this fall after all.

Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

Members of several FC Cincinnati supporters groups got to see inside the team's under-construction stadium in the West End Wednesday. The fans were invited to help install the first row of the section known as "The Bailey."

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

The Republican Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives and multiple others found themselves in federal custody this week in what may be the largest bribery scandal in the state's history.

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Aaron Doster / AP

The Cincinnati Reds will play Opening Day much later than usual, with the COVID-19 pandemic cutting the season short by more than a hundred games and delaying it by three months.

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Patrick Semansky / AP

I can't even begin to tell you how many Independence Days I have spent at ball parks over the years – Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium, Great American Ball Park.

Some were just dusty sandlots where I was playing as a kid or, as a grownup, coaching other kids in Knothole baseball, teaching them to play the greatest game ever invented and how to behave like good sports doing it.

But last Saturday was the saddest of them all.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review, we check in on Ohio news with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and Cincinnati Enquirer State Government reporter Jessie Balmert on Governor Mike DeWine's mandate about masks in some counties, including Hamilton and Butler.

United Bid

International soccer's governing body, FIFA, holds a workshop Tuesday with the 17 U.S. cities vying to host matches during the 2026 World Cup being jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. Cincinnati is among the cities being considered for one of the 10 U.S. slots.

Justin Sheldon / Courtesy Western & Southern Open

The Western & Southern Open will move to New York for this year only because of the pandemic. On Wednesday the tournament announced specifics including how ticket holders can get their money back.

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AP Photo/Scott Heppell

FC Cincinnati is hiring another Dutchman to lead the Orange and Blue. Rumors had been flying the club was tapping Jaap Stam and Thursday it was made official.

Courtesy of Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is making the most of its time during the COVID-19 closure, putting its collection online and uploading instructional videos from current and former players.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

The Red Rifle will no longer wear orange and black on the football field.

Andy Dalton, the Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback for nine seasons, was released from the team on Thursday, days after the organization took heralded LSU quarterback Joe Burrow in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Charlie Neibergall / AP

Thursday night's NFL Draft gifted a long-awaited - and much anticipated - present to fans of the Cincinnati Bengals: the Queen City's long-suffering team picked Heisman Trophy-winning former Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow to join its ranks.

Courtesy Dan Hoard

What does a sports announcer do when there are no sports? Offer his services to voice videos and deliver smiles to all of us cooped up at home.

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