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Crosstown Classic news
Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati will hold a joint press conference at 5:30 p.m. today at the Skyline Chili Restaurant at 254 East 4th Street in Downtown Cincinnati about the future of the XU-UC men’s basketball rivalry.


Video, notes and stats of a huge win for the Reds Sunday.

What do you think?
From emailer Matt:
Comments: I wish you guys would be tougher on covering the reds. These guys are gutless.  Stop making excuses for them.

Down on the Farm
Robert Stephenson has best outing of season

Bovada, (,Twitter: @BovadaLV)

Odds to win the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX 
Seattle Seahawks                                  6/1
Denver Broncos                                    7/1
New England Patriots                            15/2
San Francisco 49ers                              15/2
Green Bay Packers                                12/1
Chicago Bears                                      20/1
Indianapolis Colts                                  20/1
New Orleans Saints                               20/1
Philadelphia Eagles                               22/1
Carolina Panthers                                  28/1
Kansas City Chiefs                                33/1
Pittsburgh Steelers                                33/1
Arizona Cardinals                                  40/1
Atlanta Falcons                                     40/1
Baltimore Ravens                                  40/1
Cincinnati Bengals                                 40/1
Dallas Cowboys                                    40/1
Houston Texans                                    40/1
New York Giants                                   40/1
San Diego Chargers                              40/1
Cleveland Browns                                  50/1
Detroit Lions                                         50/1
Miami Dolphins                                     50/1
Minnesota Vikings                                 50/1
St. Louis Rams                                     50/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers                         50/1
Washington Redskins                            50/1
New York Jets                                       66/1
Buffalo Bills                                          75/1
Tennessee Titans                                   75/1
Jacksonville Jaguars                             100/1
Oakland Raiders                                    100/1

Hall and Oates
Kelly and I saw Hall and Oates at Riverbend Sunday ninght. We had dinner at Beterra Park, did a little gambling, and then walked over to Riverbend. Hall and Oates were excellent. I can't believe Darryl Hall is 67 and John Oates is 65, but they were still strong last night. They played for about 1-hour 45-minutes, playing everything from Rich Girl to Private Eyes. It was well worth $39 a ticket. Somehow, that was my first time at Riverbend for a concert. Cool place. 

Well done
Peyton's soccer team (Kings Hammer Red Hots) held a carwash on Saturday to raise money to cover their tournament entry fees and travel costs. They washed cars from noon-3pm. Big props to the gang at Izzy's in Ft Wright for hosting us. Izzy's even donated 10% of proceeds during that time to the girls. The girls raised $502. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and helped the cause.

Clones go OT to take 3-2 series lead
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Jonathan Hazen potted the game-winning strike just1:46 into overtime to give the Cyclones (7-4) a thrilling 4-3 victory over the Fort Wayne Komets (6-4) in front of 4,716 at Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night in Game 5. The win gave Cincinnati a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series.
The Cyclones will return to U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday, May 13 to battle the Fort Wayne Komets at 7:30pm in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. All fans 21+ can enjoy $2 24-ounce beers all night long! Single game playoff tickets and ticket packages are on sale NOW! Call 513.421.PUCK to reserve your seats! Fans can also get the latest team updates throughout the season on Facebook and Twitter (@CincyCyclones).

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Congrats Dayton Dragons
Dayton, Ohio—The Dayton Dragons consecutive game sell-out streak reached a milestone on Saturday night as the Dragons completed their 1,000th consecutive sold out date at Fifth Third Field.  The Dragons defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 6-4. Saturday night’s attendance of 9,507 was the largest crowd of the year and just 51 short of the all-time Fifth Third Field record of 9,558 set on August 1, 2009.
The Dragons briefly stopped the game at the end of the fifth inning after it had become an official contest.  The team unveiled a permanent banner on the left field fence commemorating the milestone.  The Dragons also celebrated the event with a balloon release as all Dragons players emerged from the dugout and saluted the fans.
The Dragons broke the all-time North American record for consecutive sold-out dates on July 9, 2011 when they reached their 815th straight sell-out, surpassing the previous record of 814 set by the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association from 1977-’95.
Every game in the Dragons 15-year history has been a sell-out at Fifth Third Field, beginning with the Dragons inaugural opening night on April 27, 2000. 

Congrats Thomas More

(Photo courtesy Thomas More)

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Baseball Committee has announced the 56-team tournament field and regional assignment for the 2014 Championship and Thomas More College was placed in the MidEast Regional hosted by Marietta College at Don Schaly Stadium in Marietta, Ohio.
Thomas More, Pool A qualifier (automatic bid), will play Case Western Reserve University, a Pool B qualifier (at-large bid) on Wednesday (May 14, 2014) in a first round game of the double-elimination regional. Game times will be announced later day.
The Saints, the No. 7-seed in the regional, are making their sixth appearance in the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship and fourth in the last five years. Thomas More finished tied for second during the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season and then went 3-0 in the PAC Championship Tournament to win the tournament and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.