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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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Courtesty of FC Cincinnati

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.

Courtesy of Thomas More University

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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AP

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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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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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FC Cincinnati is naming a Dutch football executive as its new general manager. The team selected Gerard Nijkamp (pronounced NIE-camp) to run its soccer operations.

Cleveland will host the 2021 NFL Draft, the annual selection of the top players in college football, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell annouced Wednesday.

Goodell also named Kansas City as the host for the 2023 draft. No announcement was made regarding 2022.

Cleveland's draft will follow Las Vegas, which will host the 2020 draft before the Raiders move from Oakland and begin playing in Nevada for the 2020 season.

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Rose Lavelle is set to make her first World Cup appearance at this summer's FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Before joining the U.S. Women's National Team for training, she's visiting with friends and family in Cincinnati and unveiling a mural in her honor.

Courtesy of U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays its first-ever match in Cincinnati on June 9. It's the team's final match ahead of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament featuring 16 teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

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Three-hundred and eighty million people watched eSports in 2018, according to a report from market analytics company Newzoo, which offered details about the $1 billion burgeoning industry. The activity is so popular now that dozens of colleges have launched varsity eSports teams, some with scholarship opportunities, and it is now a sanctioned sport recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A Cincinnati native is heading to France this summer to play in the Women's World Cup. Rose Lavelle is among the 23 women named to the roster for the June tournament.

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This season you may notice Major League Baseball players wearing a patch on their uniforms that reads "MLB 150."

Referees at sporting events are used to being heckled by fans but, sometimes, they are victims of actual assault. A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature to address that problem. 

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