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Ohio State notebook: Raekwon McMillan, Curtis Grant share brothers’ bond

Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell knows how to deal with twins. He and his wife, Amy, welcomed their second set into the world a few weeks ago. It’s similar to the relationship of his two middle linebackers, senior Curtis Grant and freshman Raekwon McMillan.

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Michigan Coach Brady Hoke Fights Back Against Critics

Michigan coach Brady Hoke is coming under fire for putting a player back into a game after he was left with a probably, mild concussion.

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FCC lifts blackout rules, NFL says they will not change

The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to eliminate its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but the NFL said that it doesn't plan to change the way its broadcasts are handled.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

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Michael Phelps

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early today, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

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Ohio State football: Buckeyes will stick to defensive plan

Coach Urban Meyer seemed ready to reassess whether the Buckeyes were ready to implement such an aggressive coverage philosophy on defense. After studying video and working on corrections on Sunday, Meyer was more upbeat as Ohio State prepares for its Big Ten opener against Maryland, which also has a potent passing game.

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Around the NFL: Charles’ 3 TDs lead Chiefs to rout of Patriots

Chiefs 41, Patriots 14: Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns, Tom Brady was picked off twice and host Kansas City beat New England last night to hand Bill Belichick one of his worst losses as coach of the Patriots.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Chaput, D’Amigo make case in win


Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney makes one of his 36 saves in a 3-0 win over the Predators.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michael Chaput played in 17 games with the Blue Jackets last season, which was just enough to get acclimated to the pace of the NHL. And enough to send him into the summer with soaring confidence.

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Blue Jackets: Broken left hand shelves Boone Jenner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The hits keep on coming for the Blue Jackets, and the real games haven’t started yet. Left wing Boone Jenner is expected to miss significant time because of a broken left hand, an injury suffered when he was struck by a puck on Sunday during practice.

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Bob Hunter commentary: Indians, Reds can’t afford to stand pat next year

The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds packed up their seasons and went home Sunday, shut out of postseason play that begins tonight. Both teams made it last year and had expectations of a return trip, but the similarities end there.

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Around college football | Florida State coach adamant: no faked injuries

Jimbo Fisher fired back at North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren after he accused Florida State of faking injuries on defense in order to slow down Saturday’s game.

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Ohio College Football Insider: Bobcats freshman Ouellette excites fans

A.J. Ouellette

In a football sense, 19-year-old A.J. Ouellette has gone viral while playing in just five games for Ohio.

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Rob Oller commentary: Former Buckeye Donnie Nickey finally finds inner light


Donnie Nickey played for Ohio State from 1999 to 2002 and was a team captain his senior season. He played for the Tennessee Titans in the NFL from 2003 to 2010.

Cleveland and Cincinnati fans went through withdrawal yesterday, denied their fix of the Browns and Bengals because of the bye week. Their routine ruined, some turned to other NFL games. Many others were lost about what to do. Donnie Nickey knows the feeling.

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