Western and Southern Open field announced HERE 

CINCINNATI (July 14, 2014) – The Western & Southern Open announced today the 2014 Player Field which includes each of the top 10 ranked men’s and women’s players in the world.
Altogether, the top 43 players on the ATP World Tour and top 39-ranked players from the WTA have committed to participate at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason August 9-17.


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6:05, Sports Talk
Mark Sheldon,, covers Red, in Minneapolis for ASG, 7:05
Bill Bray, former Reds reliever, 7:30



Sheldon: Wang opts out of deal at Louisville

Sheldon: Photo gallery from ASG, Minneapolis

Selflessness key to first half success
"I think coming into Spring Training, some of the players would have admitted that it was one of our Achilles' heels as a team, was playing a bit selfishly," Price said.


Poll: Who is the biggest surprise in the first half of the season for the Reds?

This date 1970: All-Star game

The Futures Game
Reds prospects OF Jesse Winker and SP Robert Stephenson participated in Sunday's Futures Game. The US Futures beat the World Futures 3-2. Winker was 1 for 2 with a double, run. Stephenson pitched one inning, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout. Boxscore HERE. Watch Winker play Futures Game correspondent with his teammate.


Todd Frazier at the Home Run Derby tonight
Live 2014 Home Run Derby tracker HERE

Breaking Good
The Reds take 2 of 3 from the Pirates, finish 1st half 51-44, 1.5 games out.
Notes, video, photos and more HERE.  
Watch Kristopher Negron's 1st ML HR.


CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Kristopher Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a three-run home run in the second inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on July 13, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Congrats Alfredo Simon!
Simon becomes the 5th Cincinnati Red selected to the NL All-Star team.
Check out the cool video of how he found out.

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Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports) related interesting comments about the Reds Saturday night. He reported Walt Jocketty expects Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto to return in 5-6 weeks....that Walt is looking to add a 1B and 2B....and Walt indicated moves will be difficult, and would need to be creative, based on payroll issues. Watch HERE. 

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Marlins getting calls about Stanton
Boston Globe
It’s no secret what it’s going to take. Loria knows that Stanton is his big draw. He knows what superstars make. So you’re either willing to do a deal or you’re not.
One would presume the usual suspects called Jennings, such as the Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox, Tigers, Dodgers, Angels, Mariners, Orioles, Blue Jays, Rangers, you name it. Jennings didn’t say how many teams made pitches, but it was more than a few.

UC basketball
Cronin watches Brooklyn shooting guard  

SK in NBA Summer League
Sean Kilpatrick had 20 points in the Philadelphia 76ers 74-70 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. He scored 11 points in the opening quarter, and 16 in the first half.
SK added 3 rebounds, a steal and a block. Boxscore HERE.
He scores at 1:16 mark of these highlights. Watch post game video HERE.



Taylor catch voted most memorable play
We have a winner. The voters selected John Taylor's game-winning TD catch in the 49ers' win over Cincinnati in Super Bowl XXIII as the Bengals' most memorable play and I question their selection. 

22 Jan 1989: Wide receiver John Taylor of the San Francisco 49ers scores a touchdown during Super Bowl XXIII against the Cincinnati Bengals at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida. The 49ers won the game, 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport

Great time!
Thanks to everyone that stopped by St. Rita Fest on Saturday. We had a booth set up as part of our Champion Windows Festival Patrol. We played games, trivia and gave away prizes. Thanks to Shery Rowland and the game for making it happen.
Big props to Herk, from Sons of Italy. He told me I had to try their meatball hoagie.
He prepared one for me for dinner. He was right. Wow!
Photos of the day HERE.

Great meeting listener Jason Stacey (below)
He asked me to sign the vest of his dog Penrose!