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Monday: Reds sign reliever, Bengals, Pacers, XU

Monday: Reds sign reliever, Bengals, Pacers, XU


Can you explain to me what Brandon Phillips is doing on the ball hit to Frazier at the 26-second mark of these highlights? If the ball gets through, a run scores. That ball has to be smothered.

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Scott Googins, XU baseball coach
Ryan Hunter-Reay, Indy 500 winner



Hobson: Whitworth on guard again as Pollack settles in
Harvey: OTA's begin
Dehner Jr.: Four things to watch


Carlos Marmol: 31 year old, RHP
2014: 0-3 8.10 in 15 games with Marlins, released May 19.
Career stats: 
117 career saves. 

MIAMI, FL - MAY 02: Carlos Marmol #49 of the Miami Marlins delivers a pitch during the eighth inning of the game Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park on May 02, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Since starting the season 0 for 22, Zack Cozart is hitting .264/.307.
In May, he's hitting .297/.342.
Only 7 ML SS are hitting for a higher average in May (min 70 AB).
His .297 May batting average is 2nd best on Reds, to Brandon Phillips (.302).
His .342 May on-base percentage is 4th best on Reds.

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Tonight: Simon vs Greinke

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Notes/stats/video from another maddeningly frustrating outing for the Reds.

ESPN: Cueto's new claim to fame 

Walt talks Reds's struggles

Down on the Farm
He leads the Bats with HR (11) and RBI (35).
He has not appeared in ML's since 2008.
Ruben Gotay stats



It's Game 6 at US Bank Arena tonight 
The Cyclones are hosting the Greenville Road Warriors at 7:35pm.  In addition to a thrilling night of playoff hockey, fans 21+ can enjoy $2 24-ounce Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian.


    The Bengals today signed two of their early selections from the 2014 NFL draft, HB Jeremy Hill (second round, LSU) and DE Will Clarke (third round, West Virginia).
                Hill posted two stellar seasons at LSU, setting a school career record for yards-per-rush (6.25). He had six rushes of 50 or more yards as a senior. At 233 pounds, he is the biggest RB the Bengals have drafted above the sixth round since 1977, when 248-pound Pete Johnson was chosen in the second round.
Clarke (6-6, 271) was successful both at DE and at DT during his West Virginia career. He switched from weak-side DE to strong-side DT as a senior and absorbed the move with ease, posting career-best totals for sacks (6.0) and tackles-for-loss (17.0). He is the only player in WVU history to win three “Iron Mountaineer” awards for excellence in the weight room.
The Bengals now have signed seven of their eight draft selections. Signed previously were C Russell Bodine (fourth round, North Carolina), QB AJ McCarron (fifth round, Alabama), LB Marquis Flowers (sixth round, Arizona), WR James Wright (seventh round, LSU) and CB Lavelle Westbrooks (seventh round, Georgia Southern).

Cool story on former Bearcat Connor Barwin:
Barwin expects at least a dozen Eagles to attend the event, which will raise between $30,000 and $40,000. That will be matched by Barwin's foundation and go toward a new basketball court, a rain garden, an urban farm, and a new mural for the park.


CINCINNATI – The BIG EAST Champion Xavier Musketeers are seeded fourth in the Nashville regional as chosen by the NCAA selection committee Monday afternoon, where XU is pitted against regional host and No. 1-seed Vanderbilt. No. 2 Oregon takes on No. 3 Clemson in the other half of the region.
Xavier opens its NCAA postseason on Friday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) at Hawkins Field, the home turf of the Commodores. The game will be streamed on ESPN3, a subscription-based programming network.
A watch party was held to view the NCAA Selection Show on ESPNU and celebrations began as Xavier made the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2009 and just the second time in program history.
Xavier earned the automatic bid to the regionals after winning three-straight in the BIG EAST Championship this past weekend, knocking out St. John’s, Seton Hall and finally shutting out Creighton in the title game, 5-0.
The Musketeers last earned a bid in the Houston Region back in 2009 when it took on Kansas State in the first game. XU lost, 16-8, but came back to defeat Sam Houston State, 9-6. The season ended with a 12-5 setback against No. 6 Rice the next day.

Justin Doellman (Ryle HS/Xavier 2003 to 2007) was named MVP of Liga Endesa, the league he is playing in based in Spain. He plays for Valencia Basket Club. 


Eye, eye, eye

This is how Casey's Monday morning started. He collided, head to head, with another student in gym class. He needed 7 stitches. Thanks to Doctor Bracken, Mike and the gang at St Elizabeth for taking care of him.


Jayski: Kentucky Speedway could get repaved soon


The Pacers are in trouble


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