Cardale Jones, left, and J.T. Barrett clown around during the spring game. Jones is in competition with Barrett and Braxton Miller to be OSU’s starting quarterback.
Cardale Jones never discusses the question that’s on everybody’s mind. Ever since Jones quarterbacked Ohio State to the 2014 national championship after injuries to Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, speculation about who would and should be the 2015 starter has run amok — and sometimes beyond amok.
While playing for the Penguins and three other teams, Jarkko Ruutu, left, was a feared agitator during his 11-year NHL career.
During his 11-year NHL career that began in 2000, Jarkko Ruutu was regarded — is reviled too strong a word? — as one of the league’s most feared agitators.? High hits, low bridges, fines, suspensions — even chomped fingers dot Ruutu’s resume, along with the 652 NHL games he played with Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Anaheim.?
CINCINNATI — Josh Smith at least made his third career big-league start memorable. The Cincinnati Reds rookie right-hander hit four Milwaukee Brewers batters in 41/3 innings on Saturday night, tying the team record set by Jake Weimer in 1907. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on one’s point of view — Smith didn’t have a chance to break the record, as manager Bryan Price ended his night immediately after he hit Carlos Gomez with one out in the fifth inning to load the bases.
Cody Anderson has given up only two runs over three major-league starts, totaling 232/3 innings.
PITTSBURGH — Cody Anderson once again turned in a terrific outing for the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, but he found no offensive support in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Anderson (1-1) threw eight innings, allowed only one run on six hits and struck out four. He has now allowed only two runs and 14 hits in 232/3 innings since being promoted from triple-A.
The Toledo Mud Hens capitalized on three defensive gaffes by the Clippers in the eighth inning to score four runs in a 9-6, come-from-behind win on Saturday night in Huntington Park.
The Crew’s Ethan Finlay, left, tries to control the ball against the Red Bulls’ Kemar Lawrence, center, and Matt Miazga.
This time, it was Kei Kamara’s turn to share the spoils of victory. The Crew SC forward entered Saturday night’s game against the New York Red Bulls atop Major League Soccer with 12 goals, while teammate Ethan Finlay led the league with 10 assists. In a bit of role reversal, Kamara assisted on a pair of goals scored by Finlay in a 2-1 comeback win in front of 14,429 fans at Mapfre Stadium.