BYU Upsets 2nd-seeded Long Beach State In Volleyball Semis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brenden Sander tied a season high with 15 kills and BYU upset second-seeded Long Beach State 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals. BYU (26-4) also topped Long Beach State (27-4) in the semis last year. The Cougars will face...

Run For The Roses, Cincinnati Style: Hamilton Vs Ross In 40?

CINCINNATI (AP) — Now this could be a Run for the Roses, Cincinnati style. Shortly after racking up his 200th career stolen base, Reds speedster Billy Hamilton says he’d be willing to race recently drafted Bengals blazer John Ross in a 40-yard dash for charity. Ross, a wide...

Former Acting Chief Of Staff At Cincinnati VA Indicted

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former acting chief of staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center on three felony charges of distributing a controlled substance. WCPO-TV in Cincinnati ( ) reports the indictment alleges Dr. Barbara Temeck illegally distributed...

AG Rejects Initial Summary For Ohio Redistricting Issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Initial summary language for a ballot proposal that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has been rejected. Attorney General Mike DeWine determined Thursday what the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio...

Woman Found In Pit Says Suspect Said He Loved Her

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who authorities found trapped in a small pit in a neighbor’s shed testified in court Thursday that the man told her he loved her as he closed the shed door. The woman testified at a hearing for Dennis Dunn in Clinton County Municipal...

Ohio Bill Would Ban Common 2nd-trimester Abortion Method

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a “dismemberment abortion” has been introduced in the Ohio Senate. The bill would prohibit doctors from using forceps or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in...

NBA Point Guards, Beware: The Injuries Are Piling Up

San Antonio’s Tony Parker needs surgery to fix his left leg and won’t play again until next season. Toronto’s Kyle Lowry is dealing with a nasty sprained ankle. Utah’s George Hill is sitting out with a bad toe. Be careful out there, NBA starting point...

Reds 4, Pirates 2

DP_Pittsburgh 2. LOB_Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 6. 2B_J.Bell (3), Cervelli (7), Ngoepe (1), Votto 2 (7), Schebler (6). 3B_Duvall (1). SB_Hamilton (16), Alcantara (1). CS_Suarez (1). Umpires_Home, Mark Ripperger; First, Phil Cuzzi; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, Tom Hallion. T_2:40....

Votto, Adleman Lead Reds Over Pirates 4-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, leading Tim Adleman and the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. Adam Duvall drove in Votto both times as the Reds won for the fourth time in five games. Cincinnati is 6-1...
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Jay Z is on the music festival circuit; will perform at ACL

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z is in a festival state of mind. Austin City Limits organizers announced Thursday that the rapper will perform at the festival in October. Jay Z will also perform during his Made in America festival in Philadelphia over Memorial Day...