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Dalton avoids disaster to lead Bengals to trouncing of Titans

The gusty winds swirling around Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday were nothing compared to the rush of air created by the collective gasp of 56,743 fans who saw quarterback Andy Dalton looking like a sitting duck as he waited for the pass from wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.Tennessee Titans cornerback Blidi ...

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for the game, warms up before FSU's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Jameis Winston attends warmups, cheers on FSU in win vs. Clemson

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher had a surprise waiting for him when he walked onto the field Saturday for warmups. Throwing the football and in full uniform was suspended quarterback Jameis Winston. Fisher, looking not too pleased, said something to Winston who then headed for the locker room, reappearing later ...

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 20:  John Greco #77 of the Cleveland Browns stands on the sidelines before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Browns 31-13.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Greco, O-line to be tested by Ravens

The Cleveland Browns’ offense is starting to keep pace with the team’s dominant defense. While not what you would call a juggernaut yet, the offense has shown a methodical approach to producing points and is ranked No. 13 in the NFL in total yards and No. 6 in scoring. It’s ...

Bengals-Titans stats

Titans-Bengals 2014 NFL Rankings Titans;BengalsScoring (Average Points)Points Scored;T-25th (18.0); T-11th(23.5)Points Allowed T-8th (18.0); 3rd (13.0)Net Offense (Average Yards)Total;11th (359.5);4th (426.0)Rushing; 15th (122.0); 14th (124.5)Passing; 14th (237.5); 3rd (301.5)Net Defense (Average Yards)Total; 8th (306.5); 25th (366.0)Rushing; 24th (143.5); 11th (95.5)Passing; 1st (163.0); 26th (270.5)TurnoversDifferential; T-8th (plus-2); T-2nd (plus-5)

High School Football highlights for Week 4

Alter 35, Fenwick 13: Alter’s Dusty Hayes ran 15 times for 174 yards and two touchdowns. He completed one of his two pass attempts, connecting with Thomas Alig for an 85-yard score in the fourth quarter. Bellefontaine 42, Indian Lake 6: Dorion Hughes was Bellefontaine’s leading rusher with 132 yards ...

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 20, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals defeated the Reds 8-4. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Hal: Reds can’t even play spoiler

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers hoped the Cincinnati Reds would give them some comfort and aid by beating the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds, of course, can’t even help themselves these days. They lost their sixth straight game Saturday night in Busch Stadium, 8-4 to the ...

UC hands Miami 20th consecutive loss

Cincinnati linebacker Leviticus Payne laid a big hurt on Miami quarterback Andrew Hendrix while helping preserve a Bearcats’ win Saturday night.Payne sacked Hendrix for a 9-yard loss on third-and-goal from the Cincinnati 4-yard line, and the Bearcats went on to run their winning streak in the series to nine games ...

Thoughts: Reds need to count on their stars

Congratulations to everyone who finished the U.S. Air Force Marathon on Saturday. I skipped it to participate in a college football viewing marathon. Sounds easy, I know, but you do have to carbo-load and hydrate to pull this off. And listening to Mark May is as painful as running that ...

Wittenberg running back Sean Gary stretches the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter against DePauw on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Edwards-Maurer Field in Springfield. David Jablonski/Staff

Wittenberg rallies in second half to beat DePauw

Victor Banjo got beat, made up for it and, in the process, made sure Wittenberg didn’t get beat Saturday night at Edwards-Maurer Field. The senior cornerback and two-time All-American sprinter from Sugarland, Texas, made the pivotal play in a 34-17 victory over DePauw.Late in the third quarter, with Wittenberg leading ...

Learning curve steep, new Miami coach finds

Of the many challenges faced by Chuck Martin in his first season as Miami’s coach, the largest has been education, from getting his players on the same page in the playbook to helping them learn that, yes, they can play with the big boys.They are getting there, he swears, but ...

Ken Bestine of Clymer, NY, was the winner of the wheeled marathon race in the United States Air Force Marathon Saturday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Clymer is congratulated by bicycle escort David Cox of Team Dayton Cycling. Over 15,000 athletes participated in the event. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Arch: Wheelchair winner takes back his life

As it turned out, he wasn’t able to fully see the scope of things until he finally laid back on a carbon-fiber handcycle, which looks something like a top fuel dragster and had him resting just a few inches off the ground. That’s where Ken Bestine was Saturday, just a ...

Team effort fuels CJ’s tennis rise

Facing her toughest opponent this season in a critical match, it was a battle for Chaminade Julienne’s Natalie Allen, but one she welcomed.Despite being down a set and trailing 4-3 in the second, the Eagles junior kept her composure. Allen fought back, rattling off the next three games and evening ...

Flyers safety Zach Elias heads into Robert Morris territory after intercepting a pass yesterday against the Colonials. Dayton’s defense picked off 3 passes and recovered a fumble in a 31-7 win. Mike Hartsock/WHIO-TV

Flyers ease past Robert Morris

Will Bardo marched the Dayton Flyers 77 yards on their first possession, capped by his own 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown, as the Flyers took a lead that was never threatened Saturday in a 31-7 win over Robert Morris at Welcome Stadium.When the Colonials went three-and-out on their ensuing ...

Dayton guard Vee Sanford acknowledges the crowd’s cheers as he leaves the game for the final time on Senior Night on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

Former Flyer Sanford will play pro basketball in Iceland

Vee Sanford majored in history at Dayton. He knows Iceland is a Nordic country. He’s about to learn a lot more.The former Flyers guard signed with Thor Thorl of the Domino’s League in Thorlakshofn, Iceland, on Friday, becoming the third of the three seniors who helped lead the Flyers to ...

Tips for catching crappies in the fall

Michael Walters, a crappie fishing champion from West Milton, has some fall crappie-catching tips to offer.Walters is the winner of 38 Crappie USA and Crappie Masters tournaments, including two national points championships and six regional championships. As a crappie team, he and Rick Solomon of Piqua have won seven Ranger ...

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