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Felicia DeRosa leads a group of protesters in chanting outside the Ohio Statehouse.

Ohio House Democrats slam language in trans athlete ban as ‘state-sanctioned sexual abuse’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Democratic lawmakers in Ohio are blasting language in a proposed House bill that would require a student athlete to get an invasive exam if someone lodges a complaint questioning their sex. The bill, HB151, was amended to include a ban on transgender athletes from participating in women sports both… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

In late night, last minute move, Ohio House passes ban on transgender athletes in girls sports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — It was after 11 p.m. Wednesday when members of the Ohio House of Representatives voted to attach an unrelated, controversial amendment to a bill that provided resources and mentorship opportunities for new teachers. That education bill had bipartisan support until the amendment, which would prevent trans athletes from participating… Read More

Senior infielder Caroline Spacek (2) and senior outfielder Tori Walker (8) are embraced by teammates and family on the center of the diamond for senior day before OU's game against Northern Illinois on April 24, 2022.

Ohio Softball avoids series sweep with senior day victory

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB)– It was senior day for Ohio University Softball as the Bobcats (20-21) looked to avoid a sweep against the Northern Illinois Huskies (13-23). Before the game, seniors Caroline Spacek, Tori Walker, Caitlyn Fogue, and Mackensie Kohl were all honored for their careers on the diamond.  And they were looking to go out… Read More

Ohio Softball huddles pregame as they prepare to take on Northern Illinois in a double header.

Ohio Softball comes up winless in doubleheader against Northern Illinois

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB)– It was a perfect day for softball, as the Northern Illinois Huskies (13-22) came into town to take on the Ohio Bobcats (19-21).  In game one, the Bobcats jumped out to a one run lead as they loaded the bases early in the first inning. Then to follow that up, in the… Read More

San Diego Padres left fielder Allen Cordoba passes a logo for Play Ball, an initiative from Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in 2017 in San Diego.

MLB and players agree to a new labor contract, paving the way to a full 2022 season

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Updated March 10, 2022 at 4:48 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reached a tentative agreement Thursday on a new collective bargaining agreement — paving the way for baseball’s return on April 7. The new collective bargaining agreement must be approved by both sides before it… Read More

Huntington Park in Columbus from the outside of a gate

No Opening Day at Ohio’s MLB ballparks, but the minor leagues will still play ball

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — While the major leagues won’t be playing ball on Opening Day March 31 because talks have broken down between the MLB and the players association, there is some good news for baseball fans. There will be baseball in Ohio in the early spring. Gov. Mike DeWine is a longtime… Read More

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The U.S. national women’s soccer team wins $24 million in equal pay settlement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Women’s National Soccer team has reached a proposed settlement in its class action equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. “We are pleased to announce that, contingent on the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, we will have resolved our longstanding dispute over equal pay and proudly… Read More

The Rams' Cooper Kupp makes a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The touchdown put Los Angeles back on top over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Burrow and the Bengals fall short in Super Bowl LVI loss to Los Angeles Rams

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Updated February 13, 2022 at 10:27 PM ET LOS ANGELES (NPR) — The Los Angeles Rams won’t have to travel far to enjoy a celebratory Super Bowl victory parade. The Rams rallied for a late touchdown to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 23-20, marking the second straight year a team won the Super Bowl… Read More

The Super Bowl LVI logo sit in front of a screen that has the Rams logo on the left and the Bengals logo on the right

Athens County’s own Joe Burrow, the Bengals and the city of Cincinnati gear up for Super Bowl LVI

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 WOUB Digital · Joe Burrow, the Bengals and the city of Cincinnati gear up for the Super Bowl ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It’s been a long, weary road for fans of the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl after 33 years. But whether they can believe it or not, they are just days away… Read More

Burrow Oak State Park sign in honor of Joe Burrow

Ohio parks get temporary new names to honor Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WVXU) — The governor and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are having a little fun leading up to the Super Bowl. They’re renaming three state parks in honor of the Cincinnati Bengals. The names are just temporary, of course. Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s a fun way to honor the orange and… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Bengals hope a Burrow-Chase connection produces a Super Bowl win

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase made history together at LSU, now they’re trying to win the Super Bowl for the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the two became teammates in 2018 at LSU, they have played in seven postseason games and won every one, breaking NCAA and NFL records along the way…. Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and the Bengals hold on to finally win in playoffs, 26-19 over Raiders

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow led an efficient offense that scored on six drives, including two of his touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals as the Cincinnati Bengals finally advanced in the playoffs with a 26-19 win over Las Vegas in Saturday’s wild-card game. It was a victory three decades in… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

AFC North champ Bengals will rest Burrow in regular season finale

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals won’t play quarterback Joe Burrow this week to make sure he is healthy for the first round of the playoffs. Burrow is nursing aches and pains, including his right knee and sore pinky finger but said he could have played Sunday at Cleveland had it been… Read More

Ohio Men's Basketball

Boals earns his 100th career head coaching win as the Bobcats down Akron

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jeff Boals now has 100 head coaching wins under his belt after a close win over Akron. The Bobcats earned a 69-63 win over the Zips Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena. Congrats to Ohio’s @JeffBoals on his 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣th career head coaching victory!#OUohyeah | #MACtion… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and the Bengals clinch the AFC North title after rallying past the Chiefs 34-31

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard field goal as time ran out, and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their first AFC North title and postseason appearance in six years with a wild 34-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie Ja’Marr Chase had a franchise-record and NFL rookie record 266 yards receiving and three… Read More

Erica Johnson eyes the basket before launching a ball toward the rim, baby

Ohio Women’s Basketball wraps up FIU Holiday Hoops Showdown with a win over Binghamton

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MIAMI, Fla. (WOUB) — Ohio Women’s Basketball (6-3) held off a late rally from Binghamton (4-6) for a  76-67 win in their second game of the FIU Holiday Hoops Showdown. Senior guard Cece Hooks led the Bobcats in scoring with 20 points on 9-18 shooting, followed closely by redshirt junior guard Erica Johnson who added… Read More

Cece Hooks dribbles the ball

Ohio Women’s Basketball knocks off UMass Lowell in first game of FIU Holiday Hoops Showdown

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MIAMI, Fla. (WOUB) — A strong second quarter helped Ohio Women’s Basketball (5-3) to an eventual 74-60 win over UMass Lowell (3-6) in the first game of the FIU Holiday Hoops Showdown. Cece Hooks led the Bobcats with 25 points. The senior guard became the all-time leader for Ohio Basketball in field goals scored after… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and Bengals back in the win column after defensive effort in 15-10 win at Denver

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DENVER (AP) — Khalid Kareem snatched the ball from backup quarterback Drew Lock on second-and-goal and the Cincinnati Bengals seized a first-place tie with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North with a 15-10 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Another football was waiting for Kareem in the visitor’s locker room after his fourth-quarter heroics with… Read More

Fans look on as a security guard on the field wears a mask during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Los Angeles Chargers at FedExField

As COVID cases surge, pro sports leagues reevaluate their safety protocols

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The next few Calgary Flames games are on hold after 27 players and staff were sidelined due to COVID exposure. The Brooklyn Nets had only eight players available for Tuesday night’s game after nearly half the team had to enter the league’s COVID protocols – two of them just an hour… Read More

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The Columbus Blue Jackets invite first-time participants, boys and girls ages 5 to 9, to try hockey for free through the Get Out And Learn program. Participants will learn the basics of hockey in a fun and safe atmosphere. 60 minutes of instruction FREE stick, jersey and knit gloves FREE skate rental Advanced registration is… Read More

The new Cleveland Guardians logo is displayed on a screen next to art work, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Will Play Its Last Home Baseball Game Under The Current Name

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CLEVELAND (NPR) — Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will take home field for the last time under its current name this afternoon. The team has been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915 but announced in 2020 that it would drop that name, which Indigenous activists fought for years to change. The team plays six… Read More

Ohio University women's soccer defends a free kick against Northern Kentucky University on Thursday

Ohio Women’s Soccer Falls To Northern Kentucky

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – After a hot start to the season, the Ohio women’s soccer team lost their second match in a row Thursday to Northern Kentucky. Ohio dominated possession and created a flurry of chances early on. Sophomore midfielder Isabella Ginocchi got multiple looks at goal from the top of the box but failed… Read More