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Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos (2) stretches during team baseball practice at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Votto, Reds resume with unsettled feelings as workouts start

Jul. 3, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hitters in bright red shirts slapped batting-practice pitches to all parts of the recently mowed field. A mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated through empty Great American Ball Park for background music. Looked and sounded like baseball, all right. Felt very different in many...

Ohio school district dropping Redskins name for sports teams

Jul. 3, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

ANDERSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins. The Forest Hills Board of Education voted 4-1 on Thursday to “retire” the name and mascot at Anderson High School. A new name has not been chosen, and...

Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, walks down a hallway of the department’s offices in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier in the year, the county’s department was so short-staffed that her duties included overseeing campground and pool inspections, rodent control and sewage programs, while also supervising outbreak preparedness for a community of more than 425,000 people. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Jul. 1, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands on the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. “I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said in December. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Pats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last season

Jun. 28, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team's production crew will not be allowed to...

FILE - This is a Dec. 10, 1992, file photo showing Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott speaks at a news conference in Louisville, Ky. The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, a dozen days after a Catholic high school also decided to remove references to Schott from its facilities. Over the years, UC students, faculty at alumni have objected to Schott's name on school facilities, but no changes were made. (AP Photo/John Goff, File)

U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott's name from stadium

Jun. 23, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move Tuesday, 12 days after a Catholic high school also...

This Nov. 5, 2009 file photo shows the entrance to Fort Hood Army Base in Fort Hood, Texas, near Killeen, Texas. As much as President Donald Trump enjoys talking about winning and winners, the Confederate generals he vows will not have their names removed from U.S. military bases were not only on the losing side of rebellion against the United States, some weren't even considered good generals. Or even good men. The 10 generals include some who made costly battlefield blunders; others mistreated captured Union soldiers, some were slaveholders, and one was linked to the Ku Klux Klan after the war. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett, File)

US base namesakes include slaveholders, failed generals

Jun. 14, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — As much as President Donald Trump enjoys talking about winning and winners, the Confederate generals he vows will not have their names removed from U.S. military bases were not only on the losing side of rebellion against the United States, some weren’t even considered good...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2002 file photo former Cincinnati Reds majority owner Marge Schott signs autographs prior to the final game at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati. Schott was a divisive figure when she owned the Cincinnati Reds, getting suspended and ultimately forced out for her racially offensive language.  The community is debating what to do with facilities named in her memory. (AP Photo/David Kohl, file)

What's in a name? Cincinnati grapples with Marge Schott

Jun. 12, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Marge Schott's slurs and other offensive comments while she owned the Cincinnati Reds have organizations in her hometown reconsidering the use of her name on facilities that benefited from her donations. Schott died in 2004, but her name is still prominent in the community. Most of her...

Lonnie Wheeler, author of more than a dozen books, has died

Jun. 10, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lonnie Wheeler, who wrote or collaborated on more than a dozen sports books, including Hank Aaron's autobiography, has died after years of struggling with conditions related to muscular dystrophy. He was 68. Wheeler's family posted on his Facebook page Wednesday afternoon that he'd been...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. More than half of the 32 NFL teams will not have their coaching staffs back at their facilities Friday. June 5, 2020, even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them. Clubs with coaches in place at their training complexes were Super Bowl champion Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Denver, Dallas and Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

Jun. 5, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have coaching staffs at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them. Clubs with coaches in place at their training complexes were Super Bowl champion Kansas City, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati,...

Supreme Court delays federal prison inmates' release in Ohio

Jun. 5, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the federal government's request to delay the release of medically vulnerable inmates at a federal prison in eastern Ohio where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus. Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the brief order Thursday evening —...