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College football: Urban Meyer, Nick Saban have a healthy respect for each other

Dave Martin | Associated Press

Nick Saban greets Urban Meyer after Alabama crushed Meyer’s Florida team 32-13 in the 2009 Southeastern Conference championship game.

Urban Meyer and Nick Saban may be rivals on the field, but they have a healthy respect for each other and the way they run their top-flight programs.

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Ohio State football notebook: Bourbon Street not on players’ itinerary

NEW ORLEANS — The Ohio State and Alabama football teams will arrive here today, and temptation won’t be far away. The hotel the Buckeyes will be staying at is near the French Quarter, where partying is an almost constant. Not that they will experience it.

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Ohio State men's basketball: Matta likes what he's seeing from zone defense

Jae’Sean Tate didn’t get exactly what he was hoping for on Christmas. “I wanted some home-cooked Christmas dinner,” the Ohio State freshman said, “but my mom kind of burned the turkey.” He settled for some chicken tenders and french fries. Some OSU basketball fans aren’t getting their wish, either.

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Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Buckeyes make late run at recruits for defense

The Ohio State recruiting class for 2015 seems to be headed for a finish line of sorts, with still more than a month left before signing day on Feb. 4. Then again, with Urban Meyer and his staff, it never really seems to be over.

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Blue Jackets: Dalton Prout-Milan Lucic dust-up might lead to fireworks

Chris Russell | Dispatch

Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout and Bruins forward Milan Lucic engaged in a fight Nov. 21 that left a bad taste in the mouths of Boston players and fans.

If tonight’s game between the Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins lives up to its billing, it will be a distinct departure from the spirit of the holiday season. This one has been brewing for a while.

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NBA | Cavaliers 98, Magic 89: LeBron James sparks rally in fourth for Cavs

Stephen M. Dowell | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel

LeBron James of the Cavs looks for an open teammate while being guarded by Tobias Harris.

LeBron James took over when the Cleveland Cavaliers needed a lift in the fourth quarter. James had 29 points, eight assists and five rebounds last night, and Cleveland rallied to beat the host Orlando Magic 98-89.

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Around the NFL: Browns’ Justin Gilbert vows to change his ways

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Browns rookie Justin Gilbert promised his teammates that “I’m going to make it right.”

Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert is ending his rookie season confused, offended and determined. The No. 8 overall pick in the draft, Gilbert has been a major disappointment, so much so that a few of his teammates were publicly critical of him in recent days, saying he had “wasted” his first season.

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Bengals: As playoffs near, run game gets in gear

A.J. Mast | Associated Press

Jeremy Hill gives the Bengals something they have lacked in previous playoffs: a potent running game.

CINCINNATI — The Bengals are back in the playoffs, and many of their fans are wondering already whether they will lose in the first round like usual. A rookie running back is providing hope that things could, at long last, be different.

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Blue Jackets: Four prospects could play in world juniors

The Blue Jackets hope to have four of their prospects playing in this year’s world junior championships, which begin Friday in Toronto and Montreal. Forward Sonny Milano and defenseman Ryan Collins are awaiting final cuts for Team USA. Defenseman Dillon Heatherington is in the mix for Team Canada. Forward Oliver Bjorkstrand is a lock to play for Denmark.

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Around college basketball: Arizona drops stunner at UNLV

UNLV 71, No. 3 Arizona 67: Christian Wood had 24 points and 10 rebounds to help host UNLV pull off one of its biggest victories in recent years by defeating Arizona last night.

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The Ohio State offensive line coach discusses Cardale Jones, his history with Nick Saban, and OSU's opening at the offensive coordinator's position. Oh, and make sure to watch until the end to see Warinner wink. What do you think it means?

Ohio State's co-defensive coordinator previews the Buckeyes upcoming game against Alabama.

The Buckeye quarterback talks about leading the team against Alabama.

In addition to talking about Alabama, Powell amusingly discusses what it's like to be friends and teammates with Cardale Jones.

Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith reflects on his time with the Buckeyes and talks about what it would mean to add a win over Alabama to the list of the team's accomplishments.

The Ohio State defensive lineman shares his thoughts on making the playoffs and facing Alabama.

The Buckeye running back discusses his game and how it was impacted by a wrist injury, as well as previews their upcoming playoff matchup with Alabama.

The Buckeye linebacker takes umbrage with the fact that OSU is an underdog against Alabama and hates fielding questions about "SEC speed."

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