Braxton Miller was the Big Ten MVP the past two seasons.
Braxton Miller is tentatively scheduled to have shoulder surgery on Tuesday, a source close to the Ohio State quarterback told The Dispatch today. The injury is to repair a torn labrum. Like the injury sustained in the Orange Bowl, the tear is a partial one, not a complete tear, the source said.
CLEVELAND -- Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 today for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline, a person familiar with the penalty said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public.
Thaddeus Young (21) averaged a career-high 17.9 points last season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves secured the final piece they wanted in a blockbuster trade for Kevin Love. A person with knowledge of the situation said that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the deal that will send Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
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.
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.
Mickey Mitchell, a 6-foot-7 forward from Plano, Texas, who committed to Ohio State a year ago, rescinded that commitment last night via a post on his Twitter account.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.