Cincinnati Bengals unveil Color Rush uniforms

Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 2:18 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 2:32 PM

Bengals unveil Color Rush jerseys

The Cincinnati Bengals today unveiled the Color Rush uniforms they will wear in their nationally televised Thursday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 29.

Bengals players Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap and Tyler Boyd modeled the uniforms during the unveiling at the Cincinnati Zoo’s white tiger exhibit.

The uniforms resemble the look of the zoo’s famous white tigers with white pants and jerseys accented with black stripes.

“The albino tiger is rare, so this is going to be rare that the Bengals actually change their color combination,” Dunlap said. “We know how they are about sticking to tradition. This is going to be a new tradition, and I like the way the jerseys look.”

Boyd agreed.

“We didn’t have an idea what they were going to look like, but I knew at the end of the day whichever combination they chose I knew they were going to be sweet and we were going to be able to swag with them,” he said.

The NFL began using Color Rush uniforms on a limited basis in four Thursday night games last year, beginning with the New York Jets wearing all three and the Buffalo Bills all red on Nov. 12.

But unlike those teams, whose uniforms matched their helmets, the Bengals will stick with the traditional orange helmets due to logistics.

Three years ago the NFL put in a rule that teams could only have one helmet, and there would be no way to ship off 53 helmets to be painted — both the shells and the stripes — after the Sept. 25 Denver game and get them back in time for the Sept. 29 Miami game.

“That would be pretty dope if the orange was white on this helmet,” Dunlap said. “That would really set it off. But I think it’s still sweet.”

The orange helmets will accent the orange striped ‘B’ logo on the breastplate of the uniform as well as an orange Nike swoosh.

This year all 32 teams will wear a Color Rush scheme for one game. The Dolphins will counter the Bengals’ all-white scheme with an all-orange look.

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U.S. women's hockey team wins Olympic gold

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:22 AM

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22:  The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 22: The United States celebrates after defeating Canada in a shootout to win the Women's Gold Medal Game on day thirteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 22, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The United States has defeated Canada 3-2 to win the gold medal in women’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Cincinnati Reds add another young pitcher

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Cincinnati Reds batting helmets.
Cincinnati Reds batting helmets.

The Cincinnati Reds made a roster move Wednesday, acquiring Miguel Medrano from the Texas Rangers. 

He is a right-handed pitcher who is headed to the Reds’ affiliated in the Dominican Summer League. 

He spent the last two seasons in that league, where 10 of his 15 appearances were starts. 

Medrano went 5-1 last season with a 2.75 ERA. He struck out 61 and walked only seven in 59 innings as a 19-year-old. 

To get him, the Reds sent the Rangers some international bonus pool money. 

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Dayton women win 16th straight game, clinch outright A-10 title

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:08 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:47 PM


            Lauren Cannatelli pushes the ball up the court against George Mason on Wednesday night at UD Arena. John Cummings/CONTRIBUTED
Lauren Cannatelli pushes the ball up the court against George Mason on Wednesday night at UD Arena. John Cummings/CONTRIBUTED

The University of Dayton women’s basketball team made it 16 in a row Wednesday night.

The Flyers (22-4, 15-0) rallied from a controversial end of the third quarter to score a 71-66 victory over George Mason and clinch the outright regular-season Atlantic 10 title.

Dayton’s Jordan Wilmoth tipped in a missed layup by Lauren Cannatelli just before the horn sounded to end the third to give Dayton a 54-53 lead.

The officials, however, conferred and waved the basket off.

Pressed through the first half of the fourth quarter before finally taking the lead for good on back-to-back 3-pointers by Cannatelli and Jenna Burdette for a 60-56 lead.

Dayton expanded the lead from the foul line despite hitting just 3 of 8 down the stretch.

The 16th straight win puts UD two away from the school record of 18 set by the 1980 national championship team.

The Flyers looked like they were going to have no problems early on.

Cannatelli opened with a hot hand, hitting 4 of 5 from three-point range for 13 of Dayton’s 23 opening quarter points for a 23-17 lead.

Dayton led by as many as 13 in the second quarter, but couldn’t hold on as the Colonials cut the deficit to 34-31 at the half, hitting 5 of 8 free throws in the quarter.

George Mason took the lead late in the third quarter prompting the fourth quarter comeback by the Flyers.

Cannatelli scored 20 points while Jayla Scaife finished with 15 and JaVonna Layfield with 12. Burdette, who was saddled with foul problems most of the final three quarters, added 12 points.

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How did 'average' skier Elizabeth Swaney make it to the 2018 Winter Olympics?

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 6:27 AM

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American Elizabeth Swaney, a member of Hungary's team who finished in last place Monday after a qualifying run that Deadspin described as "thoroughly average," apparently was able to game the Olympics' quota system to get to Pyeongchang. She also met another requirement – cracking the top 30 at a World Cup event – because many of those events featured fewer than 30 competitors.

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“The field is not that deep in the women’s pipe, and she went to every World Cup, where there were only 24, 25 or 28 women,” International Ski Federation judge Steele Spence told the Denver Post. “She would compete in them consistently over the last couple years, and sometimes girls would crash so she would not end up dead last."

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The 33-year-old from California was able to snag a spot on Hungary's team instead of the more competitive U.S. team because her grandparents are Hungarian, Deadspin reported. She also skied for Venezuela, where her mother is from, in World Cup events.

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In Pyeongchang, Swaney didn't attempt any fancy tricks and finished last – but she didn't fall.

"It is an honor to compete at the Olympics, and I am really excited to compete among other amazing women from across the world," Swaney said, according to Reuters.

She added: "I hope this can be a platform to inspire others."

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