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Appeals court reconsiders death sentence for boy's killing

Dec. 6, 2019 10:49 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has heard arguments about whether a man should be executed for the torture, rape and murder of a 12-year-old Boy Scout. Danny Lee Hill was sentenced for a 1985 attack on Raymond Fife in Warren, near Youngstown. WFMJ-TV reports an attorney argued Thursday to the 6th...

AAC championship at stake in Memphis-Cincinnati rematch

Dec. 6, 2019 10:00 AM EST

For the fourth time ever, teams that met in a regular-season finale will play in a conference championship a week later. That makes Saturday’s Cincinnati-Memphis rematch to determine the American Athletic Conference a bit unusual. They’re returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium just eight days...

Reds, Moustakas complete $64 million, 4-year deal

Dec. 5, 2019 9:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas watched the Reds from the visiting dugout and saw a team on the rise. He decided to become a key part in the franchise's attempt to become a winner again. The All-Star infielder completed a $64 million, four-year contract with Cincinnati on Thursday, the biggest free agent...

Browns enter final stretch with playoff hopes flickering

Dec. 5, 2019 7:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their margin for error is completely gone, and with one more loss, the Cleveland Browns can say goodbye to their playoff hopes as well. They may have already. Another demoralizing setback last week in Pittsburgh has left the Browns with no option but to win their final four games —...

Browns' Mayfield passing in practice, looks good to go

Dec. 5, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. Mayfield's bruised throwing hand remains wrapped, but he zipped passes to Cleveland's running backs and tight ends during the early portion of Thursday's...

Utah, Oklahoma, Baylor need LSU to win SEC championship game

Dec. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LSU will have plenty of fans on the campuses of Oklahoma, Baylor and perhaps Utah this week. If No. 4 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) upsets the top-ranked Tigers (No. 2 CFP) in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday in Atlanta, both are expected to make the four-team College Football Playoff field. That...

Plane diverted to Denver because of disruptive passenger

Dec. 5, 2019 1:18 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A Frontier Airlines plane was diverted to Denver after a passenger became disruptive during the flight, airline officials said Thursday. Law enforcement officers removed the passenger Wednesday evening when the plane traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Las Vegas landed at Denver...

Naji Marshall leads Xavier past Green Bay, 84-71.

Dec. 4, 2019 10:27 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier coach Travis Steele was concerned about his team’s focus for Wednesday’s game against Wisconsin Green Bay with a matchup with crosstown rival Cincinnati coming up next. But the Musketeers were able to overcome a sluggish performance. Naji Marshall scored a season-high...

WR Ross returns from injury, giving Bengals a deep threat

Dec. 4, 2019 5:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross III spent a couple of weeks catching passes from Andy Dalton on the scout team during Bengals practices, something neither of them imagined doing when the season began. Ross was recovering from a shoulder injury. Dalton was banished to backup role while coach Zac Taylor got a...

Browns' Mayfield still slowed by right hand injury

Dec. 4, 2019 5:13 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield isn't going to let a sore, swollen right hand keep him from playing. "Mama didn't raise a wuss," he said Wednesday. Mayfield played the second half of Sunday's 20-13 loss to Pittsburgh with a badly bruised hand sustained after he smashed it on the facemask of Steelers...