Bengals extend tender offer to offensive lineman

Published: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 @ 4:55 PM


            CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson #72 and T.J. Johnson #60 of the Cincinnati Bengals work out during a rookie camp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 12: Offensive linemen Tanner Hawkinson #72 and T.J. Johnson #60 of the Cincinnati Bengals work out during a rookie camp at Paul Brown Stadium on May 12, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Bengals on Tuesday extended a tender offer to center T.J. Johnson, whose contract is set to expire Thursday.

The tender to Johnson, a fourth-year NFL player, makes him a restricted free agent. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder can negotiate with other teams, but the Bengals can match any offer. If Johnson does not sign with another team, he can sign a one-year tender with the Bengals or a long-term deal.

Johnson was a seventh-round draft pick in 2013. He played in every game last season and started the season finale at left guard. In 2015, he played in 12 games, including the Wild Card playoff game.

WATCH: Jordan Bell throws alley-oop to himself, leaves Steph Curry in disbelief

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:15 PM

Oregon basketball fans are no stranger to Jordan Bell dunks. Golden State Warriors fans, however, are still a bit new to the 22-year-old rookie. No matter. They can certainly get used to plays like this:

The game, of course, against the Dallas Mavericks, was well in hand by the time Bell decided to put on his own dunk contest. The Warriors were up 119-94 with less than three minutes remaining. No better time to toss one off the glass to yourself.

After three years in Eugene, the final of which featured a Final Four appearance, Bell was taken with the 38th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, which would have put Bell on the Chicago Bulls had the Warriors not traded $3.5 million for the pick.

At the moment, it seems a good fit.

HS Results 10/23: Hollar paces WLS in sectional final

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:10 PM

Gabby Hollar poured in five goals to help West Liberty-Salem earn a sectional title in girls soccer action on Monday.

WLS eliminated Tri-County North with the 5-0 win.

Laine Godwin, Peyton Kerns and Madison Bender each added an assist and keeper Rachel McGill tallied four saves for the shutout.

West Liberty-Salem (16-2) advances to the district tournament to face CHCA on Thursday at Fairmont.

Girls Soccer

Lebanon 2, Sycamore 1: Alyssa McCloud and Joey Stoller each netted a goal to lead Lebanon in this sectional final.

Sidney 2, Troy 1: Sidney scored off a deflection in overtime to move on to the district tournament.

Tippecanoe 4, Bellefontaine 1: Jackie Bashore tallied two goals for Tippecanoe in a sectional final.

Mason 1, Lakota East 0: Lakota East played tough but fell short in the sectional final.

St. Ursula 2, Lakota West 0: SU scored twice in the second half to eliminate Lakota West.

Alter 9, Wilmington 1: Lauren Dietz, Nicoletta Anuci and Lindsey Gross each had multiple goals to help Alter win a sectional title.

Carroll 4, Spg. Shawnee 1: Jess Roberts scored twice and Alaina Casey and Ava Lickliter each added a goal for Carroll in this sectional final.

Bellbrook 1, Fenwick 0: Cassidy Hofacker struck the game-winning goal to help Bellbrook move on in double overtime of a sectional final.

Waynesville 3, Valley View 2: Hannah Gill’s goal broke the tie in double overtime to help Waynesville advance to a district final.

Milton Union 3, Troy Christian 0: Kristen Dickison pushed across all three goals to help Milton Union capture a sectional title.

Anna 7, Brookville 0: Taylor Kauffman poured in five goals for Anna in this sectional final.

Catholic Central 1, Preble Shawnee 0: Josie Krupp scored with 59 seconds to play to help CC take home a sectional title.

Lehman Catholic 5, Urbana 0: Lindsey Magoteaux and Molly Safreed knocked in two goals apiece to help LC claim a sectional title.

Girls Volleyball

Kenton Ridge 3, Greenville 0: KR will face Spg. Shawnee in sectional final play after beating Greenville 25-8, 25-18 and 25-14.

Spg. Shawnee 3, Northwestern 0: Shawnee advanced with scores of 25-21, 26-24 and 25-22.

SCORES LIST

Girls Soccer

Monday’s Results

Sectional Finals

Division I

Beavercreek 1, Centerville 0

Fairfield 1, Mt. Notre Dame 0

Lebanon 2, Sycamore 1

Loveland 3, Anderson 0

Mason 1, Lakota East 0

Sidney 2, Troy 1, OT

Springboro 6, Miamisburg 1

St. Ursula 2, Lakota West 0

Division II

Alter 9, Wilmington 1

Badin 2, McNicholas 1

Bellbrook 1, Fenwick 0, 2OT

Carroll 4, Spg. Shawnee 1

Indian Hill 6, Roger Bacon 0

Mariemont 2, Ross 1, PK

Tippecanoe 4, Bellefontaine 1

Waynesville 3, Valley View 2, 2OT

Division III

Anna 7, Brookville 0

Catholic Central 1, Preble Shawnee 0

CHCA 3, Seven Hills 1

Lehman Catholic 5, Urbana 0

Madeira 8, Deer Park 1

Milton Union 3, Troy Christian 0

Summit Country Day 8, Clark Montessori 0

West Liberty-Salem 5, Tri-County North 0

Girls Volleyball

Monday’s Results

Sectional Tournament

Division II

Spg. Shawnee 3, Northwestern 0

Kenton Ridge 3, Greenville 0

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Eagles LT Jason Peters suffers brutal knee injury against Redskins

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a devastating blow on Monday night when All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the third quarter of their game against the Washington Redskins.

Peters went down grabbing his leg in obvious pain before being fitted with an aircast and ultimately being carted off to the Eagles’ locker room.

In a sign of the possible severity of his injury, nearly every player on the Philadelphia sideline – and Washington left tackle Trent Williams – came on to the field to console Peters while the fans at Lincoln Financial Field chanted the former undrafted free agent’s name.

Peters’ injury came one day after fellow All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns suffered his own season-ending injury.

If Peters’ injury is as serious as it appeared, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection’s career could unfortunately be over. Even if he never plays another down of football, though, Peters has a spot waiting for him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

For the Eagles, replacing Peters will be nearly impossible.

Former Duck Darren Carrington on his return to Autzen: ‘I feel like I’m going to get booed a little bit’

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

Darren Carrington was once a key part of Oregon’s run to the 2014 College Football Playoff final. Two and a half years later, he was off the team and looking for a new school.

The receiver landed at Utah, where he’s made an immediate impact, catching 45 passes for 649 yards and 5 touchdowns in 7 games. The Utes have lost 3 straight games, but they were extremely competitive, dropping 2 of those 3 games by 3 points or less.

Carrington returns to the home of the Ducks — Autzen Stadium — this weekend. He doesn’t expect a warm welcome.

“I feel like I’m going to get booed a little bit,” Carrington said, via the Salt Lake Tribune’s Chris Kamrani. “But I don’t really care. I like when it’s us against the world. I like that feeling.

“It’s going to be a fun game for me.”

Carrington went on to talk about how Oregon was his school of choice growing up, and how it will always be a place he considers home, despite his unceremonious split with the football program.

“I still consider it a home. I graduated from there — just as Utah is my home,” Carrington said. “I don’t think it’s going to be weird. Maybe being back there is going to be weird, but playing, it’s just another day of football, honestly. I’ve played so many times in that stadium, it’s just, let’s go again.”

Oregon coach Willie Taggart, who dismissed Carrington from the Ducks program in July, downplayed Carrington’s effect on Oregon’s approach to the contest on Monday, instead turning the focus on his own players.