Noah Spence (8) once was a five-star prospect out of Harrisburg, Pa., one of the prizes of Urban Meyer’s first recruiting class at Ohio State in 2012.
Eastern Kentucky coach Dean Hood noticed in the spring that transfer defensive end Noah Spence was going to present management challenges. Spence arrived in January from Ohio State after being declared ineligible by the Big Ten after two positive tests for the street drug Ecstasy. That was something Hood and his staff could monitor through testing, and the coach said there has been no problem.
The annual July recruiting period is when college basketball coaches check the skyline each morning to figure out what city they’re in. Ohio State coach Thad Matta’s itinerary for those days, beginning Wednesday, sounds like it was drawn up by a circus.
Sonny Milano said he has gained strength and speed since the Blue Jackets made him the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
Sonny Milano has played just 10 games of professional hockey, but that fact hasn’t changed his goal of making the NHL this season with the Blue Jackets. Milano, a 19-year old left wing from Massapequa, N.Y., was Columbus’ first-round draft choice (No. 16 overall) in 2014. He began last season with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, racking up 22 goals and 46 assists in 50 games.
Cincinnati shortstop Eugenio Suarez, left, celebrates with second baseman Brandon Phillips.
WASHINGTON — Eugenio Suarez could only watch and hope as the baseball headed toward the left-field foul pole. “My first reaction was that I popped it up,” he said. “I hit it in front. I didn’t hit it well."
CLEVELAND — An anticipated pitching duel between Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco and Houston’s Dallas Keuchel — chosen for the American League All-Star team earlier Monday — never materialized.
At the pinnacle of golf, two names stand above all others: Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. They own the top two spots, respectively, in the world rankings, as well as the sport’s past four major titles. Some 10 days from now, they were to square off in the British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews, with McIlroy seeking to defend the Claret Jug and Spieth gunning for the third leg of golf’s elusive Grand Slam.
Austin Dillon’s car rips into the catchfence after going airborne following a multicar crash at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon and a few fans suffered only minor injuries.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he suddenly was sent on the ride of his life.
U.S. coach Jill Ellis, right, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after defeating Japan in the World Cup final.
The questions began soon after the United States’ women’s soccer team raised its count of major championships to seven with its dominating win over Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday: What’s next for the Americans? And who will lead them?