All coaches say they take ’em one game at a time, but long before the games began this season, Ohio State coach Thad Matta scanned the conference schedule from start to finish and took a breath.
Ron Tanner, left, Devan Bogard, middle, and Armani Reeves are moving on from their playing careers.
No football player, not even a star, knows when the bell is going to toll on his career. For Ohio State’s Armani Reeves, Ron Tanner and Devan Bogard, that time has come because of injuries.
Blue Jackets center Marko Dano goes down to the ice under pressure from Devils defenseman Adam Larsson in the third period.
Cory Schneider made 33 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and defenseman Andy Greene scored a first-period goal on Saturday night to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets got some good news yesterday when goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky came off the ice after a morning practice and said he was well enough to return to the bench for a game against the New Jersey Devils at Nationwide Arena. But center Brandon Dubinsky was diagnosed with a concussion after practice on Friday and is out indefinitely, coach Todd Richards said.
Eddie Shore — the late, great Hall of Fame defenseman and longtime owner of the minor-league Springfield Indians — once demanded that a used goal be thrown into a trade so that he would feel better about the return. On Thursday, the Blue Jackets traded a guy who might never play again to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a guy who has a contract that is purported to be the NHL’s worst. Here’s a question: Which side had to throw a used goal into the deal? A few more thoughts on the Nathan Horton-David Clarkson deal: Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1 million contract with the Blue Jackets on July 5, 2013. It was the biggest free-agent deal in Jackets history. The day he signed, I noted in this space that Horton was a terrific acquisition — and that he also was a risk, due to his injury history.
Kyrie Irving's status will next be updated at the team’s shoot-around on Tuesday before the Cavs play host to the Boston Celtics.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second straight game because of a strained left shoulder. Irving suffered the injury in the second half on Thursday in a home win over Golden State. He did not travel with the team for Friday night’s loss at Indiana, and the Cavs said he also will sit out today’s game at Houston.
NEW YORK — Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash. That might not fit some New York stereotypes, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s and made the rugged power forward a beloved bruiser by teammates and fans. Mason died yesterday after recent heart problems at age 48.
Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Bobby Portis of Arkansas wrestle for possession. The Wildcats clinched the SEC regular-season title with the 84-67 win.
Dayton 59, No. 22 Virginia Commonwealth 55: Jordan Sibert scored 19 points yesterday. and Dayton held off a second-half comeback by host VCU. With the victory, the Flyers (22-6, 12-4) remained tied for first place in the Atlantic 10 with Rhode Island and Davidson.
The Ohio State women’s track team won three events on the final day to clinch the Big Ten indoor championships in Berea, Ohio. It’s the Buckeyes’ second conference indoor title; the first was in 2011.
Indiana coach Tom Crean reacts to a call during the Hoosiers’ loss at Northwestern.
No. 1 Kentucky 74, Mississippi State 56: Kentucky fought off a slow start but still cruised to a Southeastern Conference victory over host Mississippi State last night to keep its undefeated season on track.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has reached the final two games of the regular season with the chance to accomplish something that few thought possible in November: earning a double bye for the Big Ten tournament.
The Inglewood (Calif.) City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan late Tuesday backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.