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Cards clinch playoff spot despite loss to Reds

Cards clinch playoff spot despite loss to Reds

ESPN.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
The Cardinals clinched baseball's final postseason berth Tuesday night when the Dodgers lost to San Francisco.
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  • Bengals get extension to try to sell out Sunday’s game

    Bengals get extension to try to sell out Sunday’s game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Bengals are 3-1 and playing at home on Sunday, but they haven’t been able to sell enough tickets to avoid a television blackout just yet. The team announced Tuesday that they have received an extension from the league in hopes of selling enough of t
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  • Cueto, Arroyo, Latos to start first three of NLDS

    Cueto, Arroyo, Latos to start first three of NLDS

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Reds don't yet have an opponent for the National League Division Series, but they have a rotation set. Not surprising is that Johnny Cueto will start Game 1, followed by Bronson Arroyo in Game 2 and Mat Latos in Game 3.
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  • First look at Bengals' Week 5 opponent: Miami

    First look at Bengals' Week 5 opponent: Miami

    cincinnati.com Oct 2, 2012
    Joe Reedy examines the Bengals' Week 5 opponent: Miami.
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  • Burfict up for Rookie of the Week honors

    Burfict up for Rookie of the Week honors

    In his Daily Read, Joe Reedy points out that linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who led the Bengals with eight tackles and got his first NFL sack in last Sunday's 27-10 win over Jacksonville, is one of the five nominees for Pepsi Max Rookie of the Week Award.
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  • Five Keys:  Week Four Postmortem

    Five Keys: Week Four Postmortem

    whodeyfans.com Oct 2, 2012
    Sunday’s win in Jacksonville was the most convincing yet for the Bengals, and to me it showed a great deal of growth for the club.  Despite being down four cornerbacks and facing perhaps the best running back in football, the Bengals completely shut do
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  • AFC North quarterback report card

    AFC North quarterback report card

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    A look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 4: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Stats: 20-for-31 (64.5 percent) for 244 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Comment: Dalton would've had a third interception returned for a touc…
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  • NFL grants sellout extension for Miami game

    NFL grants sellout extension for Miami game

    bengals.com Oct 2, 2012
    Updated: 4:40 p.m. In light of strong ticket sales, the Bengals said in a press release Tuesday that they have secured a sellout extension from the NFL for the deadline governing this Sunda...
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  • The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    An analysis of preseason picks from 133 baseball writers at 19 publications and sites reveals that not a single writer predicted the A's or the Orioles to make the playoffs.
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  • AFC North Game Balls: Week 4

    AFC North Game Balls: Week 4

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    We're handing out game balls after Week 4 and this is who's getting them: OFFENSE: A.J. Green, Bengals. The wide receiver caught six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown. The amazing part is that Green didn't make his first catch until there was 1:53 …
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  • Quinn re-signed; Lewis-Harris waived

    Quinn re-signed; Lewis-Harris waived

    bengals.com Oct 2, 2012
    Quinn Lewis-Harris The Bengals on Tuesday made the following roster moves:Re-signed tight end Richard Quinn, who was on the Bengals roster for Games 1-3 of this season (inactive) and was waiv...
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  • Atkins rushes to stardom

    Atkins rushes to stardom

    bengals.com Oct 2, 2012
    Geno Atkins The last guy to ask about Geno Atkins is Geno Atkins. On Monday, a day after he roared into the NFL sack lead for interior players with two more after single-handedly rearranging the Ja...
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  • Nationals ready regardless of opponent

    Nationals ready regardless of opponent

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    If the Nats end up with the best record in baseball, they could start on Sunday against the Wild Card team -- either the Braves or Cardinals. If they have the second-best record, behind the Reds, they'll start on Saturday, against the Giants.
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  • Video - Reds Hold Off Cardinals 00:32

    Reds Hold Off Cardinals

    Oct 2
    Scott Rolen homered off Chris Carpenter, helping the Reds keep the Cardinals' postseason plans on hold.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.