>>Four local products put on NFL Practice Squads
(Undated) – After the NFL teams cut down to the 53-man limit over the weekend, four Lima-area products were on the outside looking in as all four failed to make the opening week roster.
The good news is that they have all been named to practice squads.
Of the four, only Kyle Miller (Elida/Mt. Union) ended up switching teams as he spent training camp vying for a tight end spot on the Miami Dolphins roster but yesterday was picked up by the Atlanta Falcons for their practice squad.
Meanwhile, quarterbacks Zac Dysert (Ada/Miami Univ) and Keith Wenning (Coldwater/Ball State) hooked on with Denver and Baltimore, respectively and tight end Jordan Thompson (Parkway/Ohio) is now on the Detroit Lions practice squad.
>>Bengals' Lewis Meets With Media
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis had his weekly Monday press conference yesterday as the regular season is set to begin this weekend. Lewis discussed the 53-man roster and the practice squad Cincinnati decided on over the weekend. The Bengals are prepping for the division-rival Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday.
>>Browns Getting Ready For Steelers
(Berea, OH) -- The Browns are one day closer to their Week One opener against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Cleveland will be starting quarterback Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel. The Browns have lost three straight games to the Steelers.
>>BUCKEYE UPDATE PRESENTED BY STOLLY INSURANCE - OhioState's Meyer Speaks With Media
(Columbus, OH) -- OhioState head coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media yesterday. Meyer discussed his concern about the offensive line as the Buckeyes get ready for their second game against Virginia Tech Saturday night. OSU is 1-and-0 after struggling past Navy last weekend. The Hokies are also 1-and-0 with a victory over William & Mary.
>>Louisville 31, Miami 13
Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dominique Brown rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown as the Louisville Cardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes, 31-13, in a rematch of last season's Russell Athletic Bowl.
Louisville went 12-1 under Charlie Strong last year, including a 36-9 rout of these same Hurricanes in the aforementioned bowl game. Soon after that win, star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater departed for the NFL draft and Strong soon followed him out the door for the Texas coaching job.
The Cardinals decided to bring back a familiar face in former coach Bobby Petrino, who also coached the team from 2003-06. On Monday, Petrino led Louisville to a victory in its ACC debut.
Will Gardner completed 20-of-28 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals (1-0, 1-0 ACC). Gerald Christian caught six passes for 59 yards and a score.
>>Reds At Orioles
(Baltimore, MD) -- The Reds wrap up a six-game road trip starting tonight with the first of three against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Cincinnati is 66-and-71 after dropping two of three to the Pirates. Mat Latos toes the rubber for the Reds opposite Bud Norris.
>>Reds' Bailey Done For The Season
(Baltimore, MD) -- The Reds starting rotation will be without one of its top pitchers for the final month of the regular season. Homer Bailey was placed on the 60-day disabled list to clear out a spot on the 40-man roster. Bailey was put on the DL on August 16th with a flexor mass strain in his right arm. He was 9-and-6 with a 3.71 ERA across 23 starts this season.
>>Reds set to expand the roster
(Baltimore, MD) -- Today the Reds are expected to recall from Class AAA Louisville RHP Carlos Contreras (#53), RHP Daniel Corcino (#64), IF/OF Jake Elmore (#15), LHP David Holmberg (#36), RHP J.J. Hoover (#60), C Tucker Barnhart (#16) and 1B/OF Donald Lutz (#23); recall from Class AA Pensacola OF Yorman Rodriguez (#33); select from Louisville the contracts of OF Jason Bourgeois (#30) and LHP Ryan Dennick (#41); transfer to the 60-day disabled list RHP Homer Bailey.
>>Tigers Rock Indians
(Cleveland, OH) -- Miguel Cabrera's power re-appeared at the right time as he paced the Tigers to a 12-1 win over the Indians in the opener of a four-game series at Progressive Field. Cabrera smacked two home runs with four hits, four runs scored and three RBI. Detroit put four games between them and Cleveland for the second wild card spot with the Mariners between them at one-and-a-half games. Corey Kluber didn't make it out of the third inning giving up five runs and three of the home runs to take the loss. Carlos Santana had the only RBI.
>>Indians Host Tigers
(Cleveland, OH) -- The Indians try to bounce back playing the second of four against the Tigers at Progressive Field tonight. Cleveland is 70-and-65. Carlos Carrasco takes the ball for the Tribe. Carrasco was 3-and-0 with a 1.82 ERA in August. Detroit counters with Kyle Lobstein.
>>Phillies Pitching Staff Combines For No-Hitter
(Atlanta, GA) -- Four Phillies pitchers combined for a no-hitter against the Braves in Atlanta. Cole Hamels walked five before exiting after six innings. Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon completed the 12th no-hitter in team history.
>>Astros Fire Manager Porter
(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Astros are shaking things up with their coaching staff. The team is relieving manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley of their duties. Tom Lawless will serve as the club's interim manager the rest of the season. The Astros went 110-and-190 under Porter.
>>Kirk wins Fed Ex Cup Event at Boston TPC
(Norton, MA) -- Chris Kirk fired a five-under 66 Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship outside Boston for his third career PGA Tour title and second in the last 10 months. Kirk finished at 15-under 269, two shots ahead of Geoff Ogilvy, Billy Horschel and third-round leader Russell Henley.
Kirk won for the second time this season. He went the last 37 holes at the TPC Boston without a bogey. He played the final two rounds with Rory McIlroy and outplayed the No. 1 player in the world. And he closed with a 5-under 66 for a two-shot victory in a FedEx Cup playoff event.