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Steelers’ Colon to have Achilles’ tendon surgery

Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH—Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right Achilles’ tendon and is expected to miss the season.

Steelers offensive tackle Willie Colon

Colon was injured while working out on his own at the Steelers practice complex on Monday. The Steelers haven’t officially ruled Colon out for the season, [...]

Bengals RB Cedric Benson arrested in Texas

Associated Press

Cedric Benson was booked into the Travis County jail where he later posted $5,000 bail and was released.

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AUSTIN, Texas —Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson was arrested Tuesday and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching a bar employee in the face nearly a month ago.

Benson was booked into the [...]

Ibanez’s double sends Phillies over Reds 9-6 in 10

Associated Press

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto watches his three-run home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brad Lidge in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 29, 2010, in Cincinnati. Philadelphia won 9-6.

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CINCINNATI — Arthur Rhodes‘ record-tying streak couldn’t survive a determined rally by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Raul Ibanez ended the left-hander’s [...]

Mardy Gilyard Signs Deal With Rams

By M.Bowman / Staff Contributor and Wire Reports

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St. Louis —The St. Louis Rams have signed Mardy Gilyard to a four-year, $2.34 million deal, the National Football Post reports.

It’s a little early to recommend Gilyard in anything but keeper leagues, but beyond Donnie Avery at the top, there’s currently not much clarity regarding the Rams’ [...]

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Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS —Texas-San Antonio athletic director Lynn Hickey is getting ready for her next big balancing act.

Yes, she wants to be the impartial judge and find a workable format for the NCAA’s new 68-team format for the men’s basketball tournament. She also must perform her role as an advocate for schools such as UTSA [...]

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Associated Press

Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died last winter, West Virginia University researchers say.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry suffered from a chronic brain injury that may have influenced his mental state and behavior before he died [...]

Choo’s 2 HRs lead Indians over Reds 5-3

Associated Press

Arroyo struggled Sunday, throwing 94 pitches in five innings, 59 for strikes, allowing six hits, four earned runs, two walks. He struck out three.

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CINCINNATI — Breaking ball? Gone. Changeup? Gone, too. A pair of fastballs? Shin-Soo Choo clobbered those just as well.

The outfielder provided Cleveland‘s few bright moments in an intrastate [...]

Arthur Rhodes ties mark for scoreless outings

By Roger Hudson, Staff and Wire Reports

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CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Reds left-hand relief pitcher, Arthur Rhodes, tied a Major League record Saturday night with his 33rd consecutive appearance without allowing a run.

Arthur Rhodes extends his streak to 33 appearances in a row without giving up a run, tying a single-season Major League record.

Rhodes pitched [...]

Reds send Indians to 7th straight loss, 6-4

Associated Press

Laynce Nix singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning Saturday night.

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CINCINNATI — The shiny Ohio Cup will stay in the southern part of the state for another year — not that Cincinnati really cares all that much.

The first-place Reds have much grander trophies in mind.

Laynce Nix singled home the [...]

Brandon Phillips Arrested in Kentucky

By Roger Hudson, Staff Writer and Wire Reports

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KENTON COUNTY –  Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was arrested and charged with reckless driving in Park Hills Friday night, police said.

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips arrested for reckless driving in Park Hills, Ky.

Phillips was driving his new Audi about 72 mph in a 35-mph [...]