6/26 #Reds lineup vs. Giants: Hamilton CF Frazier 3B Votto 1B Mesoraco C Phillips 2B Bruce RF Ludwick LF Cozart SS Leake P— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) June 26, 2014
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 9: Tony Cingrani #52 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on June 9, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
6:05, Sports Talk, 700 WLW
9:05, Inside Pitch, 700 WLW
World Cup: Did you follow USA-Germany? How did you do it?
Cincinnati Business Courier: It just got tougher, and pricier to buy Reds tickets downtown.
Looks like Jay Bruce is rounding back into form.
HERE are notes and stats from Wednesday's win over Cubs.
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 25: Jay Bruce #32 of the Cincinnati Reds hits an RBI double, scoring Todd Frazier during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Second Annual “I Do’s on the Diamond” at GABP – Aug. 22
CINCINNATI (June 25, 2014) — Step up to the plate for your dream wedding at Great American Ball Park for the second annual “I Do’s On The Diamond” on Friday, August 22.
Couples will say their vows on the field in front of thousands of fans before the Reds vs. Atlanta Braves game at 7:10 p.m. An officiant licensed by the State of Ohio will conduct the ceremony.
Following the pregame ceremony, couples will join 12 of their closest family and friends to cheer on the Reds and party the night away like a VIP in an exclusive reception featuring an upscale dinner and open bar.
The night will be capped off with unparalleled views of the post-game Rozzi’s fireworks show.
The “I Do’s On The Diamond” wedding package also includes a congratulatory scoreboard message, exclusive Reds favors and decor and photo opportunities with the Reds mascots.
Also available is a package that includes the on-field ceremony and two Field Box tickets to the Reds vs. Braves game. (Reception not included, additional game tickets for friends and family can be purchased.)
For complete details, visit reds.com/wedding or contact the Reds Special Events Department at (513) 765-7065 or email@example.com.
USA-Germany, noon: Will you be following today?
Listen on ESPN 1530
Coverage begins at 11:30am
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: Fans in Grant Park celebrate a goal by the U.S. against Portugal in a Group G World Cup soccer match on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NPR: How popular is soccer in the US?
Awful Announcing: What massive World Cup ratings really mean
NY Times: While not near the totals scored by the N.F.L. playoffs or, certainly, the Super Bowl, the American audience for the World Cup game on Sunday easily eclipsed the N.B.A. finals this year, which averaged 15.5 million viewers, as well as the 2013 World Series, which averaged 14.9 million viewers. The N.H.L. playoffs are not even remotely as popular as the World Cup, having averaged only five million viewers this season.
America's favorite pastime: Hating soccer
I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay.
Covington Blue Sox
Face of the Franchise: AFC North
Who did NFL.com pick for the Bengals?
Emmanuel Lamur drawing raves from Bengals
Hoard: Don't forget about Sean Porter
Fearing memory loss, former Bengals TE pens letter to family
CFL 2014 - Who will win the Most Outstanding Player Award
Ricky Ray (TOR) 13/4
Zach Collaros (HAM) 16/1
Troy Smith (MTL) 16/1
Chad Johnson (MTL) 25/1
College World Series
Vanderbilt beat Virginia 3-2 to win the College World Series. Reds 1st round draft pick Nick Howard took the loss. He served up a tie-breaking home run in the 8th inning on a 97 mph fastball.
College basketball coach draft
Who would you draft to lead your team?
1. John Calipari
2. Rick Pitino
4. Sean Miller
12. Thad Matta
24. Archie Miller
I watched Danny Graves last night on the debut of 120 Sports.
It's an interesting concept.