Bengals Ready, Dalton OK

In yesterday’s final preseason game, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Indianapolis Colts 20-16. Quarterback Andy Dalton was injured during the Bengals’ first drive, as his hand slammed against against a teammate’s facemask. Dalton would be fine. The Bengals took a 10-0 lead, before being outscored 20-6. They finish the preseason 2-2, and open the season against the Baltimore Ravens Monday Night.

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Reds First to 80 Wins

In all of Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds are the first team to accumulate 80 wins. They defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday 6-2, with help from two Chris Heisey home runs. Tonight the Reds play the Houston Astros at 8:05 p.m. in Minute Maid Park. With a record of 80-52, the Reds have the best record in MLB. 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto returns Saturday.

NL Central Standings as of August 30th

Cincinnati 80 52 .606
St. Louis 71 59 .546 8.0
Pittsburgh 70 60 .538 9.0
Milwaukee 62 67 .481 16.5
Chi Cubs 49 80 .380 29.5
Houston 40 90 .308 39.0

Cueto gets 17th Win

Cincinnati Reds defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 last night. The major story is the feat of Johnny Cueto, who became the first Major League pitcher to 17 wins on the season. At 17-6 and an ERA below 2.60, Cueto is making a push for 20 wins, and the Cy Young Award. Not bad, considering he wasn’t apart of the NL All-Star Team.

The Reds have won two in a row and are 7 games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. They play again today in Arizona, at 3:35 p.m.

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The Rocket has Landed

50-year old Roger Clemens has been signed by the Sugarland Skeeters (Independent League). Clemens pitched Saturday and completed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. While Clemens has admitted he is not “Major League Ready,” the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers have expressed interest in signing him.

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Lance Calls it Quits

7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstong is finished fighting the United States Anti-doping agency and their claims of Armstrong using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The famous cyclist said, “enough is enough.” It’s important to note this is not a confession, as he continued to deny any wrongdoing. However, it is a concession to the battle with the USADA. The devastating consequences are a lifetime ban from cycling,¬†and¬†titles being stripped from him.