The Grandview school board voted 5-0 this week to rename Grandview Heights Middle School as Larry Larson Middle School, after the district's long-time teacher, coach, athletic director and camp counselor .
The Grandview school board voted 5-0 this week to rename Grandview Heights Middle School as Larry Larson Middle School, after the district’s long-time teacher, coach, athletic director and camp counselor. Larson served as a radio reporter for WTVN after he retired.
Two days after Greg Oden had his first 5-on-5 workout with the Miami Heat the former Ohio State star was held out of practice with swelling in his left knee. The injury-plagued star hasn’t played in an NBA game in more than three seasons and the team and Oden has been cautious about bringing him back too quickly. His return to contact work had created optimism that he might play in a preseason game, but the swelling may change that.
"I was hoping it didn't (swell) but it did, but what can I do about it?" Oden said. "Next thing to do is get (the swelling) back down and get out there and figure out what I can do to not let it swell again."
The team’s trainers measures Oden's knees before and after every workout to monitor any swelling.
"This has been three years for me, as long as it's no surgery, it's OK," Oden said. "This is going to be a long season, I'm going to get there."
The critical analysis of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton continued this week, even with his 4-2 team leading the AFC North. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said this week that he believes that some of the comparisons that are made between Dalton and other NFL quarterbacks are unfair.
"There's a couple different comparisons," Lewis said. "Are you comparing Andy to Matt Ryan? Are you comparing Andy to Drew Brees? Aaron Rodgers? It depends on who you want to compare him to. You know what I'm saying? Those latter two are a different time frame. They sat around and watched for three years, four years and then they got an opportunity."
Like Dalton, Ryan started right away when he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. Brees and former Bengals QB Carson Palmer sat the bench when they were rookies and didn't start a game. Rodgers was on the bench three seasons until he finally got an opportunity to start for the Packers.
"So there's a little bit of difference," Lewis said. "We're asking for Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers right now, today."
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay that the team is pretty much out of the running for Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero.
“We scouted him extensively and had a lot of discussions,” Jocketty said. “But I don’t believe anything will happen.”
Guerrero, 26, played shortstop for Cuba, but scouts project him as a second baseman in the majors.
There were reports that he signed a six-year, $32 million deal with the Dodgers in July, but they turned out not to be true. He has since signed with agent Scott Boras.