Bob Hunter commentary | Ohio State football: All we have is speculation until first snap at Navy

As we like to say in the social media business, J.T. Barrett is trending. For those who aren’t plugged into any of a million or so websites where sensible people gobble up, regurgitate, mix, photograph, video and do anything else they can with information about a topic that might be as impactful as a cat who can play the piano, that means that Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback is on everybody’s minds.

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Ohio State football: Lineman perseveres, secures starting job

Eric Albrecht | DISPATCH

Fifth-year senior Darryl Baldwin, rear, came to Ohio State as a defensive lineman.

In the realm of how news is perceived, it’s interesting which bulletins jump off the page and which ones go almost unnoticed.

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Ohio State men's basketball: Mickey Mitchell de-commits

Mickey Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward from Plano, Texas, who committed to Ohio State a year ago, rescinded that commitment last night via a post on his Twitter account.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Braxton Miller’s injury could change Buckeyes' recruiting plans

The ramifications of Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury on the Ohio State recruiting front are intriguing if the quarterback follows through on his vow to return next season.

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Twins 4, Indians 1: Kluber tagged with first loss since June 30

MINNEAPOLIS — It has been a while, but it can still happen. Corey Kluber lost for the first time in nine starts yesterday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Indians 4-1 at Target Field to prevent a three-game sweep. Kluber’s first loss since June 30 ended a six-game winning streak for the right-hander.

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Braves 8, Reds 0: Braves jump on Holmberg early

Al Behrman | Associated Press

Left fielder Skip Schumaker of the Reds leaps but can’t reach a double by the Braves’ Chris Johnson.

CINCINNATI — Skip Schumaker probably won’t get the call next week when the Reds need a fifth starting pitcher, but the utility player put on perhaps the most impressive performance of last night's game.

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Browns: Veterans approve of decision on starting QB

BEREA, Ohio — Browns receiver Nate Burleson came into camp gushing over Johnny Manziel, and he’s still a huge fan even though Manziel has lost the starting quarterback job to Brian Hoyer.

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Bengals: Offense looks to fix mistakes on short-yardage plays

CINCINNATI — The Bengals’ first-team offense has scored points on all four of its drives this preseason, but rather than pointing to what’s been produced, the players and coaches are fixated on the failings.

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Around the NFL: Eagles’ Foles carves up Steelers

Matt Rourke | Associated Press

The Steelers’ Ryan Shazier, left, and Lawrence Timmons tackle the Eagles’ Brent Celek. Shazier, a former Ohio State player, had six tackles while Timmons had a team-high seven.

Eagles 31, Steelers 21: Nick Foles threw for 179 yards and a touchdown to lead Philadelphia over visiting Pittsburgh in an exhibition game last night.

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Soccer: U.S. goalie Howard to take leave from national team

Tim Howard will continue to play for Everton.

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a “ commitment” to his family.

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NHL: Giguere retires after 16 seasons in goal

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere is retiring after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship.

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Colleges: NCAA says it will file appeal of ruling in O’Bannon case

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws.

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