Mike Pollak came to the Bengals last year looking for a shot to show he can still be a productive offensive lineman. He did just that and now the sides have agreed to continue their relationship for a few more years.
Manager Terry Francona knows that the decision on whether Carlos Santana or Lonnie Chisenhall will be the regular third baseman is drawing close, but Francona will let it play out as much as he can over the next couple weeks.
The Browns hoped that putting the transition tag on center Alex Mack would keep him in the fold for not only this year, but the future, as well. However, Mack doesn't sound like his time in Cleveland, if any, might be for more than a year.
Playing the defending Stanley Cup Champions should be an occasion where a team rises to the challenge. Being down 5-1 and having your starting goalie chased less than halfway through the game, does not portend a positive outcome that one has come to expect from a team whose mantra is hard work.
Sean Kilpatrick scored a season-high 34 points in his final home game, and a trio of senior starters steadied No. 15 Cincinnati to a 97-84 victory over No. 20 Memphis on Thursday night that left the American Athletic Conference race tied with a game to go.