College football: Coaches rank Ohio State No. 6

Ohio State is ranked sixth in the preseason USA Today coaches poll released last night. The Buckeyes got 1,267 votes, including one first-place vote.

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Around college football: New to Big Ten, Rutgers players say lack of respect motivates them

As Gary Nova sees it, Rutgers is the new kid at school. “We don’t expect to have too much respect,” the quarterback said as the Scarlet Knights players reported for training camp. And they don’t have any.

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Around baseball: A’s, Tigers bolster pitching staffs

The Oakland Athletics acquired an ace starter with a glittering World Series pedigree yesterday, yet it might not have even been the most significant deal of the day.

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Mariners 6, Indians 5: Bryan Shaw allows late homer in Tribe loss

Tony Dejak | Associated Press

The Mariners’ Mike Zunino, left, circles the bases after hitting a homer off reliever Bryan Shaw.

CLEVELAND — Another difficult day on the trade front ended with a disappointing loss for the Cleveland Indians. Mike Zunino clubbed a two-run homer off reliever Bryan Shaw in the eighth inning yesterday night, giving the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over Cleveland.

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Reds 3, Marlins 1: Replay gives Reds needed win

MIAMI — The Cincinnati Reds got the pitching they needed at the start and the finish. Starter Johnny Cueto (12-6) struck out nine and allowed one run in seven innings and Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 24th save as the Reds beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 yesterday night.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Work is set to begin on memorial garden for Chic Harley

The Chic Harley Memorial Garden at 689 S. Champion Ave. will start taking shape on Aug. 11, when Builderscape, a Plain City landscape design company, begins work on sidewalks, brickwork and a retaining wall.

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Bengals: Vontaze Burfict grows into a defensive leader

Al Behrman | Associated Press

Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict made the Pro Bowl last season.

CINCINNATI — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to being the heart of the Cincinnati Bengals defense in only two years.

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Browns: Johnny Manziel is closing gap with Hoyer

Aaron Josefczyk | Associated Press

Browns quarterbacks Johnny Manziel (left) and Brian Hoyer

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he sees the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel as even, despite the fact that Hoyer has been the only one to practice with the first team.

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College football: James Daniels, son of former Ohio State player, chooses Iowa

James Daniels, a center for Warren Harding, announced yesterday that he has committed to Iowa for the 2015 recruiting class. He had narrowed his options to Ohio State and Iowa, where his older brother is a second-year running back, after holding offers from several schools, including Alabama.

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Soccer: Columbus Crew might land U.S. national team player

The Crew will use its top spot in Major League Soccer’s allocation order, and likely soon. That was the message yesterday from coach Gregg Berhalter. With reports in recent days indicating that U.S. national team midfielders Jermaine Jones and Sacha Kljestan are set to return to MLS and sign with Chicago and Los Angeles, respectively, Berhalter said any such deals would have to pass through the Crew first.

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Bats 6, Clippers 2: Columbus Clippers lose in Josh Tomlin’s return

Barbara J. Perenic | Dispatch

Francisco Lindor of the Clippers reacts after being tagged out by Ruben Gotay.

Josh Tomlin returned to Huntington Park on Wednesday after a three-month stretch with the Cleveland Indians and landed in the middle of something special when Clippers teammate Tyler Cloyd pitched a no-hitter against the Louisville Bats.

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Around NFL: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch ends holdout after a week

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost yesterday when running back Marshawn Lynch ended a one-week holdout by reporting to camp at the team’s practice facility.

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Scott Hartnell Joins Bishop and Rothman

Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell has had a busy couple days. First, he arrived in Columbus and held his first ever in-person interview with the local media.

Then he received a further grilling from the hosts of Bishop and Rothman (Bobby Carpenter was filling in for Anthony today) and a couple of 97.1 The Fan's callers!

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 0 Comments

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